Important Event Day Information


It’s almost here! We’re ready to welcome you to Southern Methodist University on April 1, 2017 for our spring Design Your World – STEM Conference for 6th-8th Grade Girls. But first, some housekeeping items for you all to make sure you join us in the right place and on time!

First, if you bought your tickets weeks ago and are now unable to join us, please let us know via email or through your Eventbrite email confirmation. Although we cannot offer refunds at this time (t-shirts and activity materials have already been purchased!) your cancellation information will allow us to welcome another student to attend in your place!

Heads up for this weekend: DNT WILL BE CLOSED so prepare a different route to SMU Saturday! 

Registration (starting at 9am), our opening / closing sessions, and all parent / educator sessions will be held in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center at 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX 75205. Student activity sessions will take place in the nearby Caruth, Embry, and Junkins Engineering Buildings. We have secured free parking in a lot just northeast of these buildings (see photo below). There will be signs directing you from the parking lot to check in. Please carpool if you can: this lot is open season on the weekends and we’d really like to have everyone park for free if possible! If we run out of parking in that lot, your backup plan will be to park in one of several paid parking garages on SMU campus: Moody and Binkley are the closest to our DYW buildings, to the southeast along Binkley Ave and Airline Rd. Click here to see a full map of campus.

Students will be given room assignments at registration and a Group Leader will help escort them from room to room. Everyone (students and adults) will eat lunch and enjoy our opening and closing sessions together. Check out the Event Day Schedule page for more details on the day’s sessions.

Sandwich box lunches from McAlister’s Deli will be provided for students, adults, and volunteers. If you have dietary restrictions other than selecting the vegetarian option during registration, please pack and bring your own sack lunch.

The great majority of volunteers for this event are engineers, so be sure you and your students interact with them throughout the day.  Be sure to like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for live updates during the event!  If you take photos, please share them with us on social media or email them to us at

We look forward to seeing you next Saturday, April 1! Bring your smiles and enthusiasm for this exciting day of STEM learning and fun!

Attendee Registration Closes This Saturday, 3/25!


The deadline for Student and Adult Attendees to register for our spring event at SMU is Saturday, March 25 at NOON! We still have quite a few spots left but they’re going fast so don’t delay!

Visit the Registration page for details and a link to the Eventbrite ticket sales. Please read about this fall’s event and make your selections carefully. Email us at if you have questions or to request financial assistance.

Volunteers must register and complete training by March 27.  Visit our Volunteer Info page to join!

Volunteer Registration is Open!


VolunteerDallas SWE is a not-for-profit all-volunteer organization: we need YOUR help to make the Design Your World STEM Conference a success! Step up and inspire students to foster their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics!

We need volunteers to prepare materials before the day of the event, process registration, run activities with the students and adults, and help guide attendees to where they need to be! A big part of this event is interacting with students as engineers and as role models. If you want to help make Design Your World happen, click below to register as a volunteer for our next event, scheduled for April 1, 2017 at SMU! You must register and complete training by March 27 to attend this event as a volunteer in ANY capacity.
Eventbrite - Volunteer Registration - Design Your World - STEM Conference for Girls - Spring 2017

FREE lunch and a light breakfast is included for ALL volunteers!
You have three registration options:

  • Receive a free t-shirt from a previous year’s conference,
  • Help us offset costs by buying a new t-shirt for this event.
  • If you can’t be with us on April 1, be a “virtual volunteer” and submit a donation!

Thank you for your support of Design Your World: STEM Conference for Girls. We look forward to a great event this fall!

Spring Design Your World – Call for Volunteers


The next Design Your World STEM Conference for Girls hosted by Dallas SWE will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Southern Methodist University (SMU).

Design Your World is a STEM-based conference for girls in grades K-12. The conference is held twice a year (Fall and Spring). The Chairperson coordinates the planning and execution of the conference and recruit and organize committee members and leads. Leads are needed for registration, media, parent/educator session, student activities, logistics, volunteers, opening/closing ceremony and food/t-shirt orders.

If you are interested in being part of the planning committee please let us know by emailing