Design Your World – STEM Conference for Girls
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Dallas Section is pleased to announce that our Design Your World STEM Conference for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Girls at Legacy Prep Academy in Plano was a great success! Stay tuned for a full recap post and details about our spring event planning.
If you or your employer would like to donate to this event, sponsor an activity, or contribute materials / give-aways, please visit our Sponsor page. Thanks for helping make Design Your World an award-winning outreach event for girls and adults alike! Please review the sponsorship letter and form and follow the instructions.
Check out the video from our Spring 2017 Design Your World Conference at SMU to see what the day-long experience is like.
Although great progress is being made, only 5% of women who enter college end up graduating with engineering degrees. In “Generation STEM”, the Girl Scout Research Institute found that:
“About half of girls polled believe STEM is not a typical career path for girls”
“Girls are interested in making a difference in the world and need more STEM exposure, education, and experience with the help of key adults in their lives in order to see how STEM fields can achieve their goals now and in the future”
The report concludes by charging “educators, parents, and mentors” to “encourage girls to solve problems, ask questions, and to engage in creative and hands-on activities”.
For this purpose, Dallas Society of Women Engineers come together with the local college sections and corporate sponsors to present our award winning:
DESIGN YOUR WORLD – STEM CONFERENCE FOR GIRLS!