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This summer we hosted two STEM in Motion camps for middle schoolers to get them excited about engineering. The girls above are building water rockets.

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

Upcoming Events:

Mommy, Me & SWE

Registration is now closed as the event is FULL.

A hands-on engineering event for girls in grades 1-3.

Saturday, November 10 from 10-12
UMD Swenson Civil Engineering Building, Room 265

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at UMD is hosting an event for girls in grades 1-3 and their moms or other female guardian or family member.

This event provides young girls with an opportunity to learn about engineering through hands-on activities. Through the course of the event, girls and moms will have the opportunity to engineer projects together.

We'll also take time to allow the girls to work on a project together while the adults learn about ways to encourage and grow young girls' interests in STEM through their later elementary and middle school years.

Contact umdswe@d.umn.edu for more information.

Lake Superior Youth Symposium

May 16-19, 2019

UMD is hosting this biennial event and will invite youth in grades 8-12 to participate. The purpose of the event is to bring together students to experience the science, art, culture and challenges of protecting one of the greatest bodies of freshwater on the planet - Lake Superior. For more details, check out the LSYS webpage

Registration for the event will open in January of 2019.