The Santa Clara Valley section is very active in community outreach. We have 3 annual, large scale events including GetSET, our week-long engineering program for high school girls.

outreach1SWE outreach events such as WOW! That’s Engineering!, Designing Women, and GetSET all aim to give girls that first introduction to engineering. Through engineering activities, lab and company tours, and just being around real life female engineers, we open the eyes of otherwise unbeknownst girls and give them that first taste of engineering.

Below are short descriptions of our annual outreach events. For more information on a specific event, please visit the links on the right.


Description: week-long program where girls stay in a University dorm and participate in engineering workshops, engineering olympics, and graduation ceremony. Students commit to this program for all 4 years of high school

Target Audience: high school girls of under-represented ethnic backgrounds

Duration: one week

Date: July 31 - August 4, 2016

Main website: http://www.getset.org