Exploring Engineers: Society of Women Engineers Post

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Part of Engineering Week, Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day is celebrated today!  It seemed only fitting to kick off our look at local Explorer Posts by focusing on this amazing group dedicated to budding young female engineers!

The SWEet Explorer Group

The SWEet Explorer Group

For the 2014-2015 term the Rochester Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) wanted to help enrich the minds of young high school women who were interested in engineering fields.

We did this by hosting a once a month explorer post at a local engineering facility in Rochester. This program is called “Engineering is SWEet”.  So far the 21 young women have been able to tour SPX, Wegmans, NY Battery Lab, Bergmann Associates, Xerox, and in March they will tour Harris Corporation.

Since February 26th is National Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day a second event was added this month for the young women participating in the Engineering is SWEet Explorer Post. Today during “Shadow an Engineer Day”, girls will shadow an engineer for a portion of the day.  The young women will be visiting RIT, Bergmann Associates, Harris Corp, and Exelis.  The Engineering is SWEet Explorer Post will conclude in April for this year’s term.  We at SWE are hoping that this is just the first year of a long running Explorer Post and that we will be able to have different companies and more interested young women wanting to participate.

Exploring Engineers during a monthly visit.

Exploring Engineers during a monthly visit.

For more information on the Society of Women Engineers, check out their website!  For more information on their Explorer Program for young women, please contact Casey Daggett at (585)245-2909 or ccdaggett@gmail.com.

Casey Daggett is the Outreach Chair for the Rochester Section of the Society of Women Engineers.  Meet Casey and other SWEet Engineers on the SWE Member Highlights page

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