SWE – Invent It. Build It.


The 2015 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Annual Convention will be held this year in Nashville, TN. As a FIRST Strategic Alliance partner, SWE has invited FIRST girls in grades 6-8 to participate in a special outreach event called Invent It. Build It. which will be held on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 9-3:30pm. Pre-registration is required and parents are welcome to attend.

Invent It. Build It. is an experience designed to encourage girls to choose a career in engineering. This is achieved through a three-pronged approach:

1. SWE Girls Program
2. Parent Educator Program (PEP)

All girls registered for the SWE Girls Program will participate in a hands-on engineering experience with members of the Society of Women Engineers. While the girls are having fun building and inventing, parents and educators will learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission and resources.

Both groups will learn about engineering clubs, camps, after-school programs and competitions from a wide variety of exhibitors at the Invent It. Build It. EXPO. After the SWE Girls and Parent Educator Program have walked through the EXPO we will open the doors to everyone else.

Start 10/24/2015 9:00 am
End 10/24/2015 3:30 pm
Cost $7.00/student; $5.00/parents; Fee includes lunch and t-shirt (student)
Address 201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Organizer Name Society of Women Engineers, Girls Scouts of Middle TN, WGBH, Techbridge, ExxonMobil
Registration http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/invent-it-build-it

Registrations is limited so please encourage everyone to register early. As a further incentive, anyone who is registered by September 30 will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

When asked during registration how you heard about the event, please use the drop down box to highlight FIRST!

FIRST will have a booth onsite and we hope to meet you there!


Did you know that FIRST girls can join SWE for FREE? Student membership, call SWENext, is available for girls and boys who wish to help advocate for girls in STEM. (flyer)

In addition, SWE is pleased to offer membership to full-time K-12 educators. SWE’s mission includes encouraging more women to become engineers, and teachers can support that mission by helping reach girls. A SWE membership provides valuable K-12 outreach tools and support for you including:

Access to SWE K-12 outreach resources and activities locally, nationally and internationally

  • SWE’s monthly e-newsletter, All Together
  • Award-winning SWE Magazine
  • Reduced registration fees for SWE’s Annual Conference which includes:
    • K-12 Outreach Track
    • K-12 Outreach Expo
    • Career Fair
  • Support of SWE’s mission
  • Access to SWE’s outreach community
  • Discounted K-12 outreach merchandise via the SWE Store
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with SWE members: Collegiate, professional and corporate members
  • K-12 outreach webinars

A special reduced membership rate of $20 is available to full-time K-12 educators. Take advantage of it today!

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