Upcoming Events

Outreach Programs

Outreach activities are one of the most important aspects of the mission of the Society of Women Engineers. These programs inspire the upcoming generations of women engineers. Our goal is to engage girls and young women in a wide variety of ways to cater to the wide variety of personalities of younger generations. SWE Wisconsin participates in a variety of Outreach activities throughout each year ranging from an hour long presentation to full days of workshops. It is our hopes to inspire young girls and provide quality role models for them.

Each year, SWE-WI volunteers participate in several outreach activities, including:

SWE Volunteers

Ready to get involved in outreach with SWE? Check out our active volunteer opportunities!

Do you need volunteers for your Outreach Event?

SWE-WI is constantly seeking new opportunities to get our volunteers involved. If you have an event you think you would be a great fit for SWE-WI, please fill out this form.


Upcoming Outreach Opportunities


Future City WI Regional Competition, Jan. 13, 2018


Volunteers needed for general help starting at 8am to noon. No previous experience is needed. Can't make the in-person judging? There is also virtual judging for SimCity! Recommended minimum 6 volunteer judges. Special SWE-WI award judging for “Best Use of Recycled Materials”. The Public Spaces Essay online judging is from 12/21/17-1/13/17 and anyone can register on http://futurecity.org/register and select "Essay Judge" as the involvement role. Contact Heidi at swewioutreach@swe.org if you have any questions. If interested in being a judge or volunteer please fill out the form using the button here by January 13th.

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National Engineers Week Activities, Feb. 19-25th 2017


Interested in sharing your love of engineering, science, or math with students? Participate in or lead an E-Week activity! Ideas for individual activities are at the link above. Contact Livia Motz at swewioutreach@swe.org if interested or for ways to get involved.


STEM Exploration Days – for Girls, Feb. 17th 2017


Volunteers needed for event escorts and workshop helpers at UW-Stevens Point event. Contact Livia Motz at swewioutreach@swe.org if interested. Registration closes on January 20, 2017.


Rube Goldberg Competition, March 3, 2017


We need 2-3 volunteers to judge our SWE-WI Special Award - Best Technical Writing of Machine Steps. There are 15 teams to judge & it should take a couple hours. Questions can be sent to swewioutreach@swe.org   

          When: March 3, 2017 @ 9AM 

          Where: WCTC - Waukesha County Technical College, 800 Main St, Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072 [Building S] 

          RSVP: Please sign-up on Volunteer Spot by using this link: http://vols.pt/MeRrZJ


2017 Engineering Design Competition is looking for Virtual Judges! 

When: TBA
Where: Wherever you choose
RSVP: Please contact Patricia J Deibert (deibertp@msoe.edu) for details or to volunteer.

More about the competition: This year 108 registrants representing 16 Wisconsin schools will be participating in 2017 Engineering Design Competition. Teams of 1-3 students submit their design solution into a Portfolio in the Innovation Portal - https://www.innovationportal.org/. The documentation process is guided by A-M elements. Each of the elements are aligned to a rubric to which students have access. 

Virtual judges use the same rubric to score the student portfolios. All portfolio reviews take place virtually during the judging window – in June TBA – and in July TBA. The goal is to have each portfolio review by three to five judges. The scores are then averaged with the top ten teams being recognized at an awards banquet. The top three teams receive cash awards and feasibility studies by the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center.