The only way to keep our club going, both at WSU and nationally, is to keep encouraging young women to pursue degrees in math, science, and engineering. We help out by speaking to math and science classes in local middle schools, as well as putting on a Kids Engineering Day for local elementary schools. This year we hope to reach out to high schools as well and encourage teens to pursue scientific and technical majors in college. Time permitting; we would like to expand this program to local schools in the Spokane and Tri-Cities area. This brings a lot of interest towards engineering and to Washington State University.
One of the biggest challenges facing women in technical majors is that they are often overwhelmed, intimidated, and under-supported in their studies. By joining SWE, young women meet friends, form study groups, recommend professors, and make important connections with staff, faculty, and professionals. SWE is here to offer support and help bridge these valuable connections.