Sweet Briar College EXPLORE Events

Coming Up

October 29–30, 2021
Fall Explore Engineering Overnight

COVID-19 Update

Due to logistical constraints imposed by the pandemic, we have canceled our Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Explore Engineering events.

At this time, we are planning to offer the 2021 summer course in person and on campus as usual. Registration is now open for that event, and you can find more information about it below. In the event a cancellation becomes necessary, registered families will be notified and issued full refunds, including the non-refundable deposit.

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:

Fall Explore Engineering Overnight | October 29–30, 2021


The fee for this event is $65 and includes room and board, snacks, course supplies and a T-shirt.


Please register here. Space is limited to sixteen participants and registration occurs on a rolling basis until the course fills.

Only fully paid course registrations reserve your student’s seat. Unpaid registrations are put on a waiting list until payment is received.

Cancellations received before October 1, 2021, will be refunded in full. Cancellations received on or after October 1, 2021 will not be refunded.


Please contact:
Erin Geiersbach
P | 434-381-6357
E | egeiersbach@sbc.edu

Friday, October 29, 2021

Check In
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Campus Tour
4:00 p.m.

Program Begins
5:15 p.m.

Courses and Group Work
Take classes, interact with current students, and relax in the dorms. Main project: Design, build and test your own mechatronic Halloween decorations. See an example here.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Course Overview and Project Exhibition (families invited)
You’ll show your family and friends your design work.
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Check Out
5:45 p.m.