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Sweet Briar College EXPLORE Events

Coming Up

July 19-24, 2020
Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

October 23-24, 2020
Fall Explore Engineering Weekend

March 26-27, 2021
Spring Explore Engineering Weekend

July 18–23, 2021
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:


Summer Explore Engineering Design Course | July 19–24, 2020

July 19–24, 2020

The summer course is offered for college credit.

Cost

The $950 course fee includes tuition, room and board, snacks, course supplies and a T-shirt. A non-refundable $200 deposit is due at registration, with the remaining balance due by May 15, 2020.

A limited number of scholarships are available for students interested in participating in the Summer Explore Engineering Design Course but who have significant financial need. Scholarships are awarded at $475. Click here to apply.

Registration

Register here by March 1 for highest priority. Space is limited. 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 June 1, 2020, will be refunded in full minus the deposit. Cancellations received on or after June 1, 2020, will not be refunded.

Questions

Rebecca Girten
P | 434-381-6447
E | rgirten@sbc.edu

Schedule

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Check In
4 – 5:30 p.m.

Campus Tour
Optional
4:30 p.m.

Dinner
Program Begins
5:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, 2020

Classes and Group Work
Tour a local engineering company; interact with successful women engineers; relax at the campus lake and pool
Main project: Design, build and test your own smart clothing device. See an example here.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Course Overview and Project Exhibition (families invited)
You’ll show your family and friends your design work.
10:30 a.m. – Noon

Lunch (families invited)
Noon – 1 p.m.

Check Out
1 – 1:30 p.m.

Fall Explore Engineering Weekend | October 23-24, 2020

Cost

Cost is $65 and includes room and board, snacks, supplies and a T-shirt.

Registration

Register here by Sept. 15, 2020 for highest priority. Space is limited and registration occurs on a rolling basis until the course fills.

Cancellations received before Oct. 1, 2020 will be refunded in full. Cancellations received on or after Oct. 1, 2020 will not be refunded.

Questions

Please contact:

Rebecca Girten
P | 434-381-6447
E | rgirten@sbc.edu

Friday, October 23, 2020

Campus Tour
Optional
4 p.m.

Dinner
Event Introduction
5 p.m.

Overnight Stay with Sweet Briar student mentors

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Group Work
Work in teams with Sweet Briar professors and students to create a computer-controlled, interactive, Halloween-themed device. No experience needed!
All Day

Project Exhibition
You’ll show your family and friends your work.
5 p.m.

Spring Explore Engineering Weekend | March 26-27, 2021

Cost

Cost is $65 and includes room and board, snacks, supplies and a T-shirt.

Registration

Register here by Feb. 15, 2021 for highest priority. Space is limited and registration occurs on a rolling basis until the event fills.

Cancellations received before Feb. 25, 2021 will be refunded in full. Cancellations received on or after Feb. 25, 2021 will not be refunded.

Questions

Please contact:

Rebecca Girten
P | 434-381-6447
E | rgirten@sbc.edu

Friday, March 26, 2021

Campus Tour
Optional
4 p.m.

Dinner
Event Introduction
5 p.m.

Overnight Stay with Sweet Briar student mentors

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Group Work
Work in teams with Sweet Briar professors and students on a creative, hands-on design project. No experience needed!
All Day

Project Exhibition
You’ll show your family and friends your work.
5 p.m.

Summer Explore Engineering Design Course | July 18–23, 2021

The summer course is offered for college credit.

Cost

The $950 course fee includes tuition, room and board, snacks, course supplies and a T-shirt. A non-refundable $200 deposit is due at registration, with the remaining balance due by May 15, 2021.

A limited number of scholarships are available for students interested in participating in the Summer Explore Engineering Design Course but who have significant financial need. Scholarships are awarded at $475. Click here to apply.

Registration

Register here by March 1, 2021 for highest priority. Space is limited 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 June 1, 2021, will be refunded in full minus the deposit. Cancellations received on or after June 1, 2021, will not be refunded.

Questions

Please contact:

Rebecca Girten
P | 434-381-6447
E | rgirten@sbc.edu

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Check In
4 – 5:30 p.m.

Campus Tour
Optional
4:30 p.m.

Dinner
Program Begins
5:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, July 19-22, 2021

Classes and Group Work
Tour a local engineering company, interact with successful women engineers, and relax at the campus lake and pool. Main project: Design, build and test your own computer-controlled musical instrument. See an example here.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Course Overview and Project Exhibition (families invited)
You’ll show your family and friends your design work.
10:30 a.m. – Noon

Lunch (families invited)
Noon – 1 p.m.

Check Out
1 – 1:30 p.m.