Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Girl Scout Day

SWE members assisted local girl scout troops on building resourceful battery operated cars...but they really did not need that much help. Maybe we just got a smarty-pants group of girl scouts, but after organizing this event, SWE members believe the future is looking bright for women engineers.
(Above) Girl scouts fuel up and get their brain food.
Designers flocked to the materials' desk, gathering supplies for their cars.
Back to the drawing board!

A battle for the best gears commences!

Some girls got festive.
Designers hard at work assembling the wheels.
All eyes on them! The girls celebrate their working car by decorating themselves as well.
 Some mothers get in on the action.

Sweet, sweet success.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Members of SWE gathered for the General Body Meeting this past Wednesday to recap their successful year by running activities such as Girl Scout Day and organizing an inspirational talk with women in the nuclear engineering field. They went over great volunteer opportunities for students to tutor young girls, as well as made plans for the rest of the semester which will include another Girl Scout Day featuring solar panel cars. Then they all participated in a little "March Mudness," a much needed destresser.
 The president and vice president join in on the fun (above).
 Some girls decided to get right to planting.
 Others showed off their artistic abilities and crafted beautiful designs (these are some of my favorites) (above and below).

It was great to get together and SWE is excited to continue their great work through the rest of the semester.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Girl Scout Day

SWE members taught girl scouts how to solder, build circuits, and code this past weekend, helping to strengthen girls' interests in engineering... and it was a ton of fun.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

First General Body Meeting of Fall 2016!

The first general body meeting of the 2016-17 school year was a success!
A great turnout eager to eat pizza in the engineering quad.
President Erin gets ready to address the group about SWE's mission and the upcoming events planned.

President Erin addressing the group after an ice breaker.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sunny and Successful: The Annual Girl Scout Day

We introduce the girls to sustainable energy and they get a chance to showcase their creativity through building their own solar powered cars with recycled materials!
 Here is our wonderful adviser assisting with the car creation!
 Emma measures the base of the car,
 Alyssa and her team thinking,
 and Erin helping out!

Finally completed!

 Proud little engineer

 Cars tested with solar power outside in sunny weather!