Why is SWE Atlanta organizing a summer camp?
The demand for tech-savvy entrants in the workplace is growing three times faster than all other occupations, while enrollment in colleges of engineering is declining, particularly among women.
In an effort to change the current perception of engineering and technology fields among girls, SWE Atlanta is hosting a summer camp for high school juniors & seniors for a week long exposure to prominent Atlanta companies. The camp will take place during the week of June 17-21, 2012 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm daily.
Which companies are hosting the high school students?
SWE Atlanta is currently coordinating with several Atlanta companies to give high school girls an opportunity to meet women engineers and technologists and hear first-hand about their exciting career paths in these large Atlanta companies. These women will lead activities and the girls will be able to experience the creativity and innovation that goes on in the field of engineering first hand. The companies the students will visit are:
Wednesday: Kimberly Clark-Roswell
Thursday: Georgia Power-Downtown
Each day of the week, the participants will go to a different company, shadow female engineers in their work environment, do hands on projects related to that particular field, and learn about a different industry. By the end of the week, they will have a good understanding of these businesses. SWE Summer Camp will look great on college applications!
Register on the SWE Atlanta Website (http://www.sweatlanta.org) by May 27th to reserve a spot! Space is limited to the first 20 participants.
Attire for each day is business casual, unless otherwise noted in the details for each location.
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from each location of the SWE Summer Camp.
Directions to all locations along with examples of business casual attire will be provided no later that one week prior to the event.
Lunch will be provided daily by each sponsoring company.