Girls engineering event coming to Milwaukee March 10th


SWENext DesignLab is coming to Milwaukee, and they want to inspire girls to design, create and engineer. The program is for girls in grades 6th-8th, their families, and educators. It's designed to show girls the creative and innovative facets of engineering.

SWENext DesignLab will take place Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Wisconsin Center as part of WE Local Milwaukee, the Society of Women Engineers’ local conference and career fair.

The event is is divided into two parts: the Middle School Girls Program (grades 6-8) and the Parent /Educator Program (PEP). At the Middle School Girls Program, attendees will engage in STEM activities, meet women engineers and learn what they do. They will hear more about the different types of engineering jobs and how they can make a difference in the world as an engineer. At the PEP program, parents and educators will also engage in engineering activities and learn how they can further encourage their girls and students to pursue their interests in STEM. All attendees will receive local resources including information on camps, competitions, scholarships, and more. The cost of the girls’ programs is $7, and the cost of the PEP program is $5.