SWE Phoenix members are involved in a number of outreach activities, focused on both K-12 and collegiate students.
There are a variety of programs and opportunities to work with and mentor college students pursing STEM fields. Some of these are listed below:
Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) is a social entrepreneurship program housed in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Students of diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and interests work in teams to solve context-specific engineering problems with partnering community organizations.
SWE PHX supports the EPICS program by judging project presentations and by recruiting Academic Associates who help mentor students throughout the program.
K-12 STEM Programs
There are many K-12 STEM organizations in Arizona. Below are a selection of groups in the area (note groups are not always related to or sponsored by SWE Phoenix).
SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student through the age of 18. Become part of SWE and #BeThatEngineer! More information for students, parents, and educators can be found here. There are multiple SWENext Clubs in the Phoenix Area serving different age groups and interests. Please see events page for specific events with the SWE-Phoenix Section.
SWE Phoenix is proud to sponsor the Most Innovative Design Award for the Arizona Future City Competition. “Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future.” The competition is looking for volunteers, including judges and mentors. Find more information at www.futurecityarizona.org. More information on the program can also be found at www.futurecity.org
FIRST Robotics programs include Lego League, Tech Challenge, and Robotics Competition with different levels for K-12. More information on FIRST and Arizona contacts can be found at www.firstinspires.org.