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


GEMS at UW-Fox Valley

When: October 21 2017
Where: Menasha
RSVP:  Contact Betty Leonhard if you are interested in assisting (BetzLuvzVetz@yahoo.com) or call 920-344-2344 for details or to volunteer.

Join us in presenting Fancy Feet, a shoe design activity, to the middle school girls at Girls Engineering Math & Science (GEMS) in UW-Fox Valley in Menasha. If you went into engineering so you could afford your your shoe collection, this outreach event is for you. But if you are like me and shoes aren't on top your list, that's ok too; come share your design knowledge and personal career insights with the girls. What better way to have fun on a Saturday morning in October?

STEM Expo-Milwaukee Area

When: 9 am October 21 2017
Where: MSOE's Kern Center
RSVP:  Sign up here. Contact Heidi Balestrieri if you are interested in assisting (hbison01@yahoo.com) for details or to volunteer.

Please join us as a volunteer at the 2017 STEM Expo at MSOE's Kern Center and help bring awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers to local students (K-12).The 2017 STEM Expo will be held from 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM on Saturday October 21, 2017. Set-up will begin at 9:00 AM and tear down will commence immediately after the Expo. Lunch will be provided for volunteers. We hope you can make it!

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.