Welcome

Sweet Briar College EXPLORE Events

Coming Up

Oct. 26-27, 2018
Explore Entrepreneurship Weekend

Oct. 26-27, 2018
Fall Explore Engineering Weekend

March 22-23, 2019
Spring Explore Engineering Weekend

June 22-23, 2019
Summer Explore Environmental Engineering Weekend

July 21-26, 2019
Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE is a series of immersive pre-college, residential events for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events for various disciplines are offered in the fall and spring, and a weeklong for-credit engineering course is offered in the summer.

The EXPLORE series offers high school girls opportunities to investigate different fields of study in a small-class setting. Working in teams with Sweet Briar faculty and undergraduate students, high-schoolers work on creative and fun projects — whether they’re collecting carbon storage data from the forests on our campus or designing and building a wearable electronic device in one of our engineering labs. No prior experience or knowledge is required — it’s a chance to EXPLORE!

Outside of class, you’ll stay in one of our historic residence halls with Sweet Briar student mentors, experience the amenities on our beautiful campus, and get a taste of life as a college student.

Upcoming EXPLORE events include:


Explore Entrepreneurship Weekend | Oct. 26-27, 2018

Explore Entrepreneurship WeekendCome and explore the possibilities of entrepreneurship with Sweet Briar business faculty and other like-minded high schoolers in a hands-on, fun-filled environment. You’ll brainstorm entrepreneurial ideas, analyze the feasibility of those ideas, develop a viable business model, and then prepare and perform a pitch.

This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

Click here to learn more about the event and to register.

Fall Explore Engineering Weekend | Oct. 26-27, 2018

Explore Engineering Weekend for High School GirlsWorking in teams with Sweet Briar engineering faculty and undergraduate engineering students, high schoolers work on creative and fun design projects that are perfect for both experienced students and those completely new to engineering. You’ll learn the design process from brainstorming to testing and revising prototypes, experience problem-solving as an engineer, and make your design a reality!

This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

Click here to view photos from the spring 2018 event.

Click here to learn more about the event and to register.

Spring Explore Engineering Weekend | March 22-23, 2019

Explore Engineering Weekend for High School GirlsWorking in teams with Sweet Briar engineering faculty and undergraduate engineering students, high schoolers work on creative and fun design projects that are perfect for both experienced students and those completely new to engineering. You’ll learn the design process from brainstorming to testing and revising prototypes, experience problem-solving as an engineer, and make your design a reality!

This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

Click here to view photos from the spring 2018 event.

Click here to learn more about the event and to register.

Summer Explore Environmental Engineering Weekend | June 22-23, 2019

Explore Engineering Weekend for High School GirlsWorking in teams with Sweet Briar engineering faculty and undergraduate engineering students, high schoolers work on creative and fun design projects that are perfect for both experienced students and those completely new to engineering. You’ll learn the design process from brainstorming to testing and revising prototypes, experience problem-solving as an engineer, and make your design a reality!

This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

Click here to view photos from the spring 2018 event.

Click here to learn more about the event and to register.

Summer Explore Engineering Design Course | July 21-26, 2019

Summer Explore Engineering Design Course for High School GirlsSummer Explore Engineering Design Course attendees work in teams with Sweet Briar professors and students to brainstorm, design and bring to life a fun, creative project that has real-world significance. Recent design projects include computer-controlled smart wearables, sustainable building materials, an automatically refilling pet bowl, and an electromechanical drawing machine. This weeklong for-credit course is hands-on and ideal for both experienced students and those new to engineering. This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

This event is open to high school girls in their sophomore, junior and senior years.

Click here to view photos from the summer 2018 event.

Click here to learn more about the event and to register.


Visit each event’s page for more details or to register.