Outreach Events – Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Members partake in various outreach events each year. Below are some of the events we have organized in the past. If there is an event that you are interested in, we would love to schedule it for a time that is convenient for your company’s representatives to attend.

GLEE Day GLEE Day stands for Girls Learning and Experiencing Engineering Day. Girls between the ages
of 3rd-8th grade are brought to campus to participate in science and engineering activities. The girls also listen to a presentation led by another engineering club on campus. This 5- to 6-hour event is held once each semester. (Cost to sponsor is $500)
Girl Scout Day Girls between the ages of 1st-6th grade are brought to campus to participate in science and engineering activities led by members of SWE. This 3-hour event is held once each semester. (Cost to sponsor is $250)
After School Program SWE’s outreach team goes to Fellows Elementary School weekly to facilitate fun events for the kids! These events span a broad range of engineering and science activities, from making ice
cream to dissecting floppy discs, all with the purpose of exposing younger children to engineering. (Cost to sponsor is $150)
Fall Festival SWE facilitates interaction between Iowa State University’s engineering clubs and local elementary school students (K-5). Elementary school students are invited to campus for an afternoon with their parents to experience 10-15 minute science-related, kid-friendly activities or demonstrations prepared by engineering clubs. Children wander from activity to activity in an open-house fashion, getting a stamp or check-off sheet with each completed station and are awarded with prizes at the end based on the number of stations they attended. The event normally lasts approximately 3 hours and is held in the afternoon. Because Fall Festival occurs around Halloween, children are encouraged to wear costumes to the event.
SWE University (SWE-U) Formerly known as High School Senior Sleepover, SWE has partnered up with Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) to create SWE University. SWE-U invites high school seniors and juniors to stay the night at ISU’s campus and spend time with current ISU SWE members, learning about different groups and departments in the College of Engineering. Occurs every year at the end of January.
School Visits Members visit daycare and elementary through high schools and provide hands-on science and engineering activities such as bridge building, making “slime”, learning about aerodynamics with paper airplanes and ping-pong balls, and many more.
STEM Talks Members visit middle or high school math and science classrooms to talk about what engineering is, why it is so exciting and interesting, and what students need to do to prepare for any major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field.
Halloween Village Elementary students and their families partake in a safe, fun, and educational Halloween event hosted by engineering organizations. Clubs and organizations provide simple engineering or science activities and a treat for the children.


Current Outreach Funding Opportunities are listed below:

SWE University Price: $500-$1000
Location: Iowa State University Campus
Attendees: 30-40 female high school seniors
Dates: TBA

The SWE sleepover is an outreach event in which female high school seniors who have been offered admission to Iowa State have the chance to experience the university culture. At this event, seniors attend college engineering/science related classes and participate in hands on engineering activities from all engineering fields. High school seniors are also paired up with SWE members as mentors. This event comes to an close with a banquet involving high school seniors, their families, SWE members, academic advisers, professors, and women currently working as engineers in industry. ISU SWE is also looking for a keynote presenter. Sponsored funds are applied to the cost of the banquet.

SWE University T-Shirts Price: $500
Quantity: 30 T-Shirts
Dates: TBA

Each January SWE invites 30 high school seniors to campus for an overnight visit. These girls have been accepted into the college of engineering at Iowa State and are considering attending the following fall. During this event the girls get a glimpse of both campus life and engineering. As a way to remember the things they learn, the fun they have, and the friends they meet, the girls are given SWE Sleepover t-shirts. Your company’s logo will be placed on the t-shirt, which will provide your company with publicity and name recognition.