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Sense of Wonder

Our outreach program aims to inspire and we do that by offering hands-on STEM learning in our community and on campus.

Connecting with Our Community

We do outreach at Swenson College in a big way. Our students, faculty and staff engage with local students in the surrounding Minnesota and Wisconsin communities to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Our Vision

To support and promote more informed and engaged citizens and inspire the next generation of STEM workers.

Our Mission

To provide engaging STEM experiences for 6th-12th grade students, prioritizing connections with underserved students.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, November 16 - Mommy, Me and SWE

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The UMD Society of Women Engineers (SWE) would like to invite you to their upcoming free event - Mommy, Me and SWE! 

Who is invited? Female-identifying 1st-3rd graders and their moms (or other female guardian/family member)

When: Saturday, November 16th from 10am to 12pm

Where: UMD, Swenson Civil Engineering Building, Room 231 (free parking available)

What: Join us for this fun opportunity to learn about engineering through hands-on activities. Girls and moms will engineer projects together. For a portion of the event, the girls will work on a project together with the SWE members while moms learn more about ways to encourage and grow their daughter’s interests in STEM.

Activities include: Making lip gloss, fluffy slime, and snack mix

Register now at this link

Barr Engineering is sponsoring this FREE event!