Saturday, October 23, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Indiana Convention Center
100 S. Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Invent it. Build it. (IIBI) is SWE’s annual event for girls in grades 9-12. At IIBI, girls participate in hands-on engineering activities and learn about how engineers help people and make a difference in the world. They’ll also have an opportunity to talk to real women engineers about their careers.
The event includes a parent’s and educator’s program for information on engineering careers and scholarships, as well as an EXPO featuring engineering clubs, engineering camps, competitions, after-school programs, and more from the local community.
Despite performing at similar levels as their male counterparts, girls’ confidence and interest in engineering and math experience a decline during school. This is largely due to a lack of support and a lack of resources/programs available to girls that encourage their interest in STEM.
Invent it. Build it. (IIBI) is an experience designed to encourage girls to choose a career in engineering and technology. This is achieved through a three-pronged approach:
- SWE Girls Program for high school students
- Parent Educator Program (PEP)
All girls registered for the SWE Girls Program will participate in a hands-on engineering experience with members of the Society of Women Engineers. While the girls are having fun building and inventing, parents and educators will learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission, and resources.
Both groups will learn about engineering clubs, camps, afterschool programs, and competitions from a wide variety of exhibitors at the Invent it. Build it. EXPO.
Invent it. Build it. is made possible through a generous grant from ExxonMobil.
IIBI Health & Safety Requirements:
SWE is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination and/or a test within 72 hours of IIBI & PEP for all attendees spending the day at the event.
- IIBI High School attendees must bring and show an original or copy of their COVID-19 vaccination record (images on a smartphone will be accepted) or a printed or electronic negative COVID-19 test taken on or after 10/20/21 to security at time of entrance. Participants will receive a wristband and will then be allowed to pick-up their registration badge.
- Parents and educators attending the Parent Educator Program and SWE volunteers/exhibitors should show their green Clear Health Pass at time of entrance. Details are here.
SWE will not collect, store, or use any personal or health data associated with this requirement.