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Invent It. Build It. 2017 in Austin

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Austin Convention Center

500 E Cesar Chavez Street

Austin, TX 78701

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Girl Scouts, WGBH's Design Squad Global, Techbridge, and the ExxonMobil Foundation have teamed up for the 8th annual Invent It. Build It. event.

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There are four ways to participate in Invent It. Build It.:

  1. A hands-on engineering experience for girls in 6-8th grade
  2. A deeper dive into engineering for girls in 9-12th grade
  3. An informational and hands-on program for families and educators
  4. An EXPO to explore engineering in your community

1. During our hands-on, engineering experience for girls in grades 6-8. The girls will...

  • Work with SWE members from around the world on hands-on engineering activities
  • Meet real engineers and learn what they do
  • Make new friends
  • Explore the Invent It. Build It. EXPO during exclusive hours
  • Get an Invent It. Build It. t-shirt, bag and lots of other goodies
  • Be eligible to win raffle prizes
  • Have lunch with the SWE engineers (lunch provided)

2. Our program for girls in grades 9-12 offers students a chance to...

  • Meet real engineers and learn what they do
  • Participate in conversations with SWE members from around the world about how to navigate a career in a male dominated field, how to select a the right college, where to find scholarships, and how to be a successful engineer
  • Work on hands-on engineering activities
  • Make new friends
  • Explore the Invent It. Build It. EXPO during exclusive hours
  • Get an Invent It. Build It. t-shirt, bag and lots of other goodies
  • Be eligible to win raffle prizes
  • Have lunch with the SWE engineers (lunch provided)

3. Parent/Educator Program (PEP): parents and educators will...

  • Learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission and resources
  • Network with SWE members as well as other parents and educators
  • Participate in a panel discussion with select SWE members and outreach experts
  • Complete a hands-on activity and learn best practices for doing engineering with girls
  • Explore the Invent It. Build It. EXPO during exclusive hours
  • Have lunch with the SWE engineers (lunch provided)
  • Get an Invent It. Build It. t-shirt

PLEASE NOTE: The parent/ educator program is separate from the events for girls. Parents/educators will only be permitted to work with the students during Exclusive EXPO hours, or if a child has special needs.

4. EXPO: Learn about engineering clubs, camps, after-school programs, competitions from a wide variety of exhibitors.

The Invent It. Build It. Expo has two tracks:

  • Track 1: Exclusive EXPO Hours (9am - 11am) open only to those with a GIRLS IN GRADES 6-8 Ticket, GIRLS IN GRADES 9-12 Ticket or a PARENT/EDUCATOR Ticket. PLEASE NOTE: If you have one of these tickets you DO NOT need an GENERAL PUBLIC EXPO Ticket.
  • Track 2: General Public EXPO Hours (11:15am - 2pm) open to girls, boys and adults of all ages. You must have a GENERAL PUBLIC EXPO Ticket to attend during this time.
    • Those attending the General Public EXPO from 11:15am -2pm may do so at no cost, but registration is required through this system.
    • Lunch, an Invent It. Build It. t-shirt, prizes and other goodies are included for paid girls (grades 6-8), (grades 9-12), and Parent/Educator participants only.

Tickets for girls (grades 6-8) and (grades 9-12) are $7 each (non-refundable).

Parent/Educator (PEP)Tickets are $5 each (non-refundable).


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