SWEet! – Women in STEM event

SWEet! – Women in STEM event

On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022, FIRST California and SWE Orange County joined forces to share stories about how being a SWE member could help you reach your full potential along your STEM journey.

Attendees heard from a current FIRST student and FIRST alumnae who are SWE members – each at a different phase in their STEM journey: high school, college, and professional. They shared their engineering journeys, how they got involved with SWE and valuable resources like scholarship opportunities.

From high school to engineering professional, SWE has the resources for you!

Resources from the event:

Apply for SWE Scholarship – Orange County

Apply for SWE Scholarship – Global

 Join or Start a SWEnext Section

 SWE OC LinkedIn

SWE OC Instagram – @sweoc

 SWE UCI socials

Women in STEM Pre-Regional Rally

Women in STEM Pre-Regional Rally

On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022, a virtual Pre-Regional rally was held for FIRST students planning to attend the San Diego Regional.

It featured an inspiring conversion with Amy Kaur, the co-founder of EngineeringGals, Civil Engineer and model. She discussed the importance of community and being unapologetic in paving our own path.

Watch below video for Amy’s presentation.

Students also had a chance to connect with each other and alumna in small breakout groups so that they had a chance to get to know each other before the upcoming Regional.

To encourage girls to connect with their peers and women engineers in the SWE community, Madalyn Nguyen (FIRST Dean’s List Winner 2020) shared about SWE and the benefits of a SWENext Club.

To add more excitement to the event, there were raffle prizes from UCSD School of Engineering, Maketory, Midway Museum and SWE.


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