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Explore Engineering at Sweet Briar College

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Academic Level:
High School Students

Explore Engineering is a series of immersive engineering design courses for high school sophomore, junior, and senior girls. Weekend events are offered in the spring and fall, and a weeklong pre-college, for-credit course is offered in the summer.

Working in teams with Sweet Briar engineering faculty and college students, high schoolers work on creative and fun design projects that are perfect for both experienced students and those completely new to engineering. You?ll learn the design process from brainstorming to testing and revising prototypes, experience problem-solving as an engineer, and make your design a reality! Outside of class, you?ll stay in one of our historic residence halls with engineering student mentors, explore the many amenities of our beautiful campus, and get a taste of life as a college student.

Information about upcoming events is here:

Since 2008, more than 500 students have attended one or more Explore Engineering events, where they have designed and built such things as:

*Computer-controlled smart wearables

*Automated musical devices

*Sustainable building materials

*Automatically refilling pet bowls

*Electromechanical drawing machines

*Optical bass guitars

Interested in getting updates on our Explore Engineering events? Sign up here:

Program Dates: 6/18/2017 - 6/23/2017

Participating Institution(s):
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Sweet Briar College (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
movie  Program Video

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Sensor Science & Engineering
STEM Fields

Energy Efficiency
Environmental Ethics
Mechanical Engineering
Water Quality

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 3/22/2017
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