Coming Up

Oct. 7-8, 2022
Fall Explore Engineering

Sweet Briar College EXPLORE Events
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 | Oct. 7-8


Participation is free, but advanced registration is required as space is limited.


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


Please contact:

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


Friday, October 7, 2022

Check In
3:30 – 5 p.m.

Campus Tour
4 p.m.

Program Begins
5:15 p.m.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

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.

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