SWENext DesignLab is a half-day event on Saturday, January 27, for middle schoolers in grades 6-8 who want to experience the creative and innovative facets of engineering. At SWENext DesignLab Tulsa, middle schoolers will participate in hands-on engineering activities led by women engineers and learn what it's like to be an engineer.
There will also be a special event for parents and educators to learn more about engaging children in STEM, exposing them to engineering and guiding the along the path to becoming an engineer.
There will be two awards opportunities at the event for girls who demonstrate an aptitude and interest in engineering. The SWENext Local Innovator Awards are given to juniors and seniors in high school who have built a solid foundation toward a future in engineering; and the SWENext Northrop Grumman Community Award is given to freshman through senior high schoolers who have made a positive impact on their community through engineering concepts.
SWENext DesignLab is part of the Society of Women Engineers' conference, WE Local Tulsa.