EngineerGirl Ambassadors

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:

  1. An all-expenses-paid trip for the student and a chaperone to the SWE national conference. (October 18-20, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN)
  2. Project funding of up to $250.
  3. Leadership development and membership in a community of like-minded young women from around the country.
  4. The opportunity to be considered for a $1000 scholarship.
  5. A certificate and letter of recognition from the National Academy of Engineering that may be sent with college applications.
  6. A free one year SWE membership upon acceptance to a university engineering program.
  7. Alumni Ambassadors may continue to participate in the private community and may be invited to participate in other activities over time.

Application is due May 31, 2018, and includes a detailed project proposal and supporting documents. Click HERE for the rules.

Direct from School Project Entry to MSSEF

Did you know that you can send additional students to the statewide high school science fair at MIT at no cost?

Here’s How!

All high schools in Massachusetts may send up to two projects (as space allows) -- either individual or team projects -- to the State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF). These projects are known as  Direct Entry projects (DE).

Special Note: DE projects are in addition to any others by students from your school that placed high enough in your regional fair, and therefore received an invitation to move up to the MA State Science & Engineering Fair competition at MIT.

It is your choice which Direct Entry projects you select to participate. However, MSSEF recommends you collaborate with your “science fair coordinator” to determine which projects would be most appropriate and which students would benefit the most. 

There is no cost to your school or to your students.

To meet registration criteria, students must have followed the guidelines, rules, regulations and have had their research plans approved before they began experimentation.  

For complete information:

If you have students who would like to participate, please send all information to your regional director immediately following your regional fair, but no later than March 15th Contact information can be found here:

MSSEF will send an invitation to your students who qualify, and they will need to be State approved by the State SRC using our online system, and then register for the Fair.


High School Summer Pre-College Program

Frontiers is a 2 week residential summer program for rising juniors and seniors to explore a multitude of disciplines in STEM with current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems. Students will be utilizing state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances, and tournaments. Applications are open! Learn more and apply...