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 6-12. 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 middle 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 middle school and 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.