SWE Fall 2022 Outreach Programs - Overview

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👋 #HelloWorld

#HelloWorld is a web design program to teach middle school girls the basics of web design (including HTML, CSS, and Javascript), as well as to explore new, exciting STEM topics in an independent manner, using multimedia resources from other websites, online journals, videos, and books, and help from MIT student mentors. They will create and design their own website, learning to integrate and present new ideas and information in a web-based format, as well as get support from MIT SWE mentors.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at swe-helloworld@mit.edu!

📚 College Connection

The College Connection initiative hosts an e-mentoring program for female high school students looking to connect with inspiring MIT students who can provide insight into the college application process, answer any college-related questions, and give advice. Mentees are given the opportunity to meet weekly in small groups with their mentors and to attend virtual social activities where they can mingle with other groups.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at swe-college-connections@mit.edu!

Apply to be a mentee here by October 21st, 2022!

⚙️ Engineering Activity Kits Program

The SWE Engineering Activity Kits program aims to increase interest in STEM through the distribution of free science and engineering kits to students of grade levels 3rd-8th, especially for those from lower income backgrounds. This initiative hopes to reach students across the nation and empower them to engage in science and technology, especially during these virtual times. We will be additionally sending out a digital SWE Science magazine or other free resources with compiled experiments and fun, hands-on activities students can perform easily at home.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at swe-engineering-kits@mit.edu!

🎡 Festival

Festival aims to bring MIT SWE to science festivals and other large-scale events. This year, we are participating in the Cambridge Science Festival! More information can be found here: https://cambridgesciencefestival.org/.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at swe-festival@mit.edu!

🔭 Outreach Seminar Series

Seminar Series is an initiative that plans seminar-style events for elementary through high school students. Panelists, including MIT students, faculty, and industry professionals, are brought in to discuss the STEM fields, major/career options, research areas, college application process, and more!

We will be hosting our second seminar: College Application Seminar on December 3rd from 12:00pm-1:00pm. This will be a hybrid, panelist-styled event where students can hear from current MIT students about what they did during high school, how they prepared their college applications, and what advice they have for you all! Additionally, you'll be able to ask the MIT student panelists questions! There will be options to attend in-person on campus at MIT, or via Zoom.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at swe-outreach-seminar@mit.edu!

🧪 STEAM Saturdays

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Saturday is an experimental, hands-on initiative for elementary students (specifically for students who attend Prospect Hill Academy). The STEAM board members will develop four hour-long different curriculums per semester that will encapsulate different fields of STEAM. Past examples of experiments include making spaghetti bridges, paper origami, lava lamp, and catapult.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at swe-steam-saturdays@mit.edu!

📖 SWE-Course

SWE-Course is a new in-person course that will allow students to learn fun STEM content on MIT's campus! This year’s topic will focus on the building blocks of life, such as DNA, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Students will participate in fun, interactive experiments involving DNA extraction, using PyMOL, and building a lava lamp!

We plan to run one 3 hour session from 1-4pm on Saturday, November 5th. Content will be crafted for students in 4th-6th grade. We will cap the class at 20 students (first come first serve)!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at swe-course@mit.edu!

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✨Looking to work with MIT SWE Outreach on a collaboration or your own program? Feel free to reach out to us at swe-vp-outreach@mit.edu! We have members who can help organize events that are 1-2 sessions long and bring in members of the MIT community to help teach STEM to K-12 students.

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