As a brand new official section of SWE, the St. Ambrose SWE Collegiate Interest Group focuses on professional development for all students as well as outreach events to educate youth.
For example, members present at area high schools to inform students of the numerous opportunities that exist in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Night is the biggest outreach event and continues to grow exponentially each year. In the spring of 2017, over 500 girls - the biggest gathering yet! - ages 3-13 attended the event at St. Ambrose University to participate in several activities designed to teach them about engineering.
Members are encouraged to attend the Region-H SWE Conference each spring. The weekend-long event brings members from across the region, students and professionals, together in one place to educate, develop skills, and network.