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Outreach Events

Outreach is the largest section of MIT SWE, where we work to create programming that helps inspire over 800 students per year to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and careers.

See below to to find a listing of all of our outreach programming, to join our mailing list (if you are MIT-affiliated), and to find where to direct your questions!


What do we do?

  • Encourage students, especially young women and girls, to pursue STEM education in order to promote learning, spark curiosity, position themselves for future success, and build confidence in their abilities
  • Develop and host free, high quality recurring and one time programming for students PreK-12 through both physical and virtual connections
  • Promote STEM as a driving force for solutions to the community and world�s challenges
  • Give MIT students the opportunity to inspire another generation and learn coaching, communication, and organizational skills

Please find a list of our current programming below.

Why should I get involved (MIT student)?
  • Pass along your passion for STEM to bright, excited kids!
  • Give back to the community by volunteering with our programs to educate and provide opportunities to underserved students
  • Take advantage of our resources to run fantastic programs without worrying about how to fund them
  • Gain invaluable teaching and organizing experience that you can use for your whole life
  • Meet a community of phenomenal, passionate, and driven women to share MIT with
  • Enjoy lots of free food and great company :)



Why should I get my child involved (parent)?
  • Our programs are run by MIT students that are passionate enough about STEM outreach to volunteer their skills, time, and energy
  • We believe that learning should be fun and never boring
  • MIT provides us with amazing connections to see world class research and meet inspiring students, professors, and alumni
  • STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17.0 percent from 2008 to 2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations and workers command 26% higher wages than non-STEM peers (US Dept. of Commerce, �STEM: Good Jobs Now and For Future, 2011)
  • It's free!



Current Outreach Programs

High School

College Connection All Year
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) All Year
Beaverdash Mystery Engineering Challenge April
Careers in STEM Workshop October
Exploring Science and Engineering Essay Contest October

Middle School

Keys to Empowering Youth (KEYs) All Year
Discovery UnliMITed All Year
Design Squad Spring

Elementary School

Girl Scouts Brownie Days Fall
Girl Scouts Junior Day Spring
Mason Magellan All Year
Science Saturdays Spring

Special Events

Craft a Kalimba
Chemistry & Colors
Build-A-Gadget
Laser Designing

Contact MIT SWE Outreach

  For all of MIT SWE Outreach

  For the VP of Outreach

  For the KEYs Program

  For the WiSE Program