Do you know a young high school woman who enjoys engineering and could serve as an inspiring role model for other girls?
Encourage her to become an EngineerGirl Ambassador for the 2018/19 school year!
Ambassadors design, develop, and implement a project in their local community to encourage younger girls – particularly those with little access to engineering role models – to think about engineering careers and give them practical experience in engineering design. They receive training and support from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) through the EngineerGirl website, and work with local sponsors and receive guidance and support from EngineerGirl staff.
Projects fall into two broad categories. Ambassadors can facilitate an engineering experience for younger students, such as supporting a local Girl Scout troop earning badges for programming. Or they can create something that promotes engineering and engineering careers to younger students. Examples include developing a video series about engineering in your community that could be used to introduce engineering lessons in elementary classrooms or developing an engineering scavenger hunt for after-school programs.
Each Ambassador receives:
- An all-expenses-paid trip for the student and a chaperone to the SWE national conference. (October 18-20, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN)
- Project funding of up to $250.
- Leadership development and membership in a community of like-minded young women from around the country.
- The opportunity to be considered for a $1000 scholarship.
- A certificate and letter of recognition from the National Academy of Engineering that may be sent with college applications.
- A free one year SWE membership upon acceptance to a university engineering program.
- Alumni Ambassadors may continue to participate in the private community and may be invited to participate in other activities over time.