SWE Outreach

SWE Inspire

SWE Inspire is a program for elementary students where SWE members travel to local elementary schools to perform science demonstrations and engage in experiments with students. SWE members also help facilitate friendly engineering competitions among the elementary school groups. The purpose of this program is to foster an early interest in STEM fields and inspire elementary school students to pursue engineering. 

SWE Engage

SWE Engage allows SWE members to volunteer at local middle schools in the College Station area to teach students about coding logic and the different engineering disciplines. Each session will involve middle school students getting hands on experience with the Lego Mindstorm EV3 sets and performing various challenging tasks. The purpose of this program is for middle school students to engage and foster interest in coding and engineering.


Texas A&M University

SWENext is a program which targets high school students looking to explore various engineering fields for their next steps in life. SWE members will have the opportunity to work closely with high school students to foster an environment of learning and mentorship. In SWENext, high school students will learn about the different engineering disciplines, hear about different industries, and participate in hands-on activities!


Alexis DeGraaff

Howdy! My name is Alexis DeGraaff and I’m a chemical engineering major from Temple, Texas, but most importantly, I am the loudest and proudest member of the fightin Texas Aggie class of 2022. I am so excited to serve as one of the Outreach Co-Chairs, specifically in charge of SWE Inspire. My SWE involvement started Freshman year with SWElites and the PR committee. Outside of SWE, I am a tour guide, a Terry Scholar, and the Director of Professional Development for Alpha Omega Epsilon. I love Friends, the Office, Marvel movies, and Netflix TV shows. I enjoy hanging out with friends, trying new things, and traveling. I’m really looking forward to this upcoming year and can’t wait to see all we achieve together.

Gabi Hernandez

Howdy! My name is Gabriela Hernandez and I am a junior chemical engineering major from Sugar Land, Texas! I am so excited to be the co-chair for the SWEOutreach program, where I am specifically responsible for SWE Engage! SWE has always been close to my heart since freshman year when I joined SWElites as part of the STEMfest committee. Since then, I have been involved with SWE Inspire and had the honor of being FLAME chair last year! Outside of SWE, I have the privilege of being part of the Zachry Leadership Program, and I thoroughly enjoy trying new food places, crafting, traveling, and watching tv shows with friends!

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