Explore Engineering for High School Girls

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July 24-29
Summer Explore Engineering


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“This week was amazing and it really cemented what I want to do in the future.”

Imagine, design and create things that matter!

Explore Engineering is a series of immersive engineering design courses for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events are offered in the spring a

nd fall, and a weeklong pre-college, for-credit course is offered in the summer.

Working 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! Outside of class, you’ll stay in one of our historic residence halls with engineering student mentors, explore the many amenities of our beautiful campus, and get a taste of life as a college student.

Over the past 10 years, more than 500 students have attended an Explore Engineering event, designing and building such things as:

  • Computer-controlled smart wearables
  • Automated musical devices
  • Sustainable building materials
  • Automatically refilling pet bowls
  • Electromechanical drawing machines
  • Optical bass guitars
Summer Explore Engineering | July 24-29

This 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 prior to the start of the program.

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 to apply.

Registration

Register here. Space is limited to 20 participants and registration occurs on a rolling basis until the course is full. Only fully paid course registrations reserve your student’s seat. Unpaid registrations are placed on a waiting list until payment is received. Cancellations received before July 1, 2022, will be refunded without the deposit. Cancellations received on or after July 1, 2022, will not be refunded.

Questions

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

Schedule

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Check In
4 – 5:30 p.m.

Campus Tour
Optional
4:30 p.m.

Dinner
Program Begins
5:30 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, July 25-28, 2022

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 wearable tech. See example of previous projects See examples of previous projects here.

Friday, July 29, 2022

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.


Past Explore Engineering events have been supported by AREVA and the National Science Foundation — through its S-STEM (award #0850092) and STEP (award # 0525388) programs.