Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

High School Visitation

Every fall and spring, high school girls from all over Virginia visit to experience what it's like to be an engineering student at UVA. They spend the day at various planned activities such as a majors fair, design activity, and a professional panel. These events help the girls decide on if they wish to pursue STEM. 

 

This event is catered for juniors and seniors who have begun to think about the college admissions process and are interested in pursuing engineering as a career. Interested students may also be given the opportunity to stay overnight in a UVA dorm with a SWE member, though spots are limited due to space constraints.

 

HSV is on Saturday, November 18th for the Fall

 

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If you have further questions, please contact us at uvaswehsv@gmail.com.

 

Girl Scouts Event

Every fall SWE conducts an outreach event with local girl scouts troops to spark an interest in STEM. The scouts participate in several hands on activities and an extended design challenge that combined multiple engineering principles. Each scout is awarded with a Science in Everyday Life and Making it Matter badge. If you have further questions, please contact us at uvasweoutreach@gmail.com.

Middle School Visitation

Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade spend an afternoon gaining an insight into science and engineering with students currently studying various engineering disciplines. They get to perform a hands on design activity as well as demonstrations that represent various science principles in addition to a tour of the engineering school. The students get to have lunch with current engineering students to learn more about their thoughts on engineering as a potential career.

Learn more here!

If you have further questions, please contact us at uvasweoutreach@gmail.com.