By – Sophia Zhang, SWE High School Conference Co-chair
The Society of Women Engineers at Texas A&M coordinates an annual High School Conference to expose high school students from across Texas to engineering and Texas A&M. The 2015 High School Conference took place January 30- 31. We were delighted to have over 100 participants on campus for the two-day conference including 95 students and 17 teachers and parents
This year’s conference was Lego-themed, inspired by the 2014 LEGO MOVIE. On Friday, participants toured campus, met Miss Reveille, attended engineering courses, competed in design challenges, engaged in Q&A sessions with students, explored the college fair, engaged in a company session, and attended our evening banquet with guest and keynote speaker. Students had the opportunity to spend the night in dorms hosted by our Aggie engineering students.
On Saturday, attendees participated in lab tours, yells with our junior yell leaders, a company luncheon, and the final design challenge.
Through the activities and tours, each conference attendee learned about the culture and traditions of Aggieland, the opportunities to pursue engineering at Texas A&M, and the importance of their career choice.
We look forward to continuing this tradition within the Society of Women Engineers at Texas A&M and hope you enjoy watching the video summarizing the conference: