Conferences & Summits / Outreach

Invent It. Build It.

A word from our Outreach Manager, Randy Freedman.

Hello SWE Outreach Community!

We hope you can stay through Saturday at WE12 and act as a role model to 400 middle school girls at the third annual Invent It. Build It. this year.  To participate in Invent It. Build It. simply opt in as part of the regular conference registration at  You will see the opt in on the “Registration Type” page.  See screen shot below.    If you have already registered for conference and did not opt in, you can go back to the registration site and edit your registration.  Please contact me with any questions.

Additional Details:

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Girl Scouts of the USA, WGBH’s Design Squad Nation, and the ExxonMobil Foundation have teamed up for the third annual Invent It. Build It. event to be held at the SWE annual conference.

Invent It. Build It. is a hands-on, engineering experience for middle school girls with a parallel program for parents and educators. Our theme this year is Days of Energy.

The girls will work with SWE members from around the world on Design Squad Nation activities and meet Design Squad Nation host, Judy Lee.

Parents and educators will have a chance to network, participate in a panel discussion with select SWE members and outreach experts, and complete a hands-on activity.

Adults and students will have the opportunity to walk through Invent It. Build It. – Next Steps to learn about engineering clubs, camps, after-school programs and local competitions.

This event is designed to showcase the importance of women in engineering and encourage girls to consider pursuing a career in the field.

The event will take place on Saturday, November 10th from 10am -3:30pm and will be held next to the Houston convention center at


Hilton Americas- Houston
1600 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77010

Our registration site for girls, parents and educators is  Contact me if you would like a copy of our promotional flyer.

See you in Houston!


Randy Freedman, M.Ed

Outreach Manager

Society of Women Engineers

203 N La Salle Street, Suite 1675

Chicago, IL 60601

D: 312.596.5232


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