College Mentors for Kids
Throughout the year, PSWE partners with an on-campus mentoring program to engage elementary-aged students and their college student mentors. The activities expose students to multidisciplinary engineering problems focused on real-world challenges, encouraging their creativity while giving them valuable teamwork experience.
Senior Sneak-Peak is an opportunity for high school seniors who have applied or been accepted to Purdue to explore the university and shadow female engineering students. Participants spend Friday attending classes with hostesses. In the evening, participants learn about engineering student organizations, participate in an engineering activity, and socialize with other seniors and PSWE members. The event concludes with a brunch and speaker the following morning for seniors, PSWE members, and parents.
Girl Scout Day
Each semester, we invite local Girl Scout Troops and their parents to campus to have a fun and educational day at Purdue. The troops rotate through different activities, which represent different engineering disciplines. Past activities have included Play-Doh tensile tests and CD balloon hoverboards. The Girl Scouts leave with a renewed interest in engineering.