Outreach Pillar

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. 

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. 

Outreach Committee

This committee helps to support all of the outreach that PSWE does throughout the year, and they have fun while doing it. The OC meets twice a month to help plan, test, and lead interactive activities to teach K-12 students about engineering. 

SWEekend

SWEekend is an opportunity for high school seniors who have applied or been accepted to Purdue to learn more about the university and interact with our PSWE members. The high school participants learn about engineering student organizations, participate in engineering activities, and socialize with other seniors and PSWE members. Last year, we had over 200 high school seniors throughout the country in attendance. Companies wishing to sponsor SWEekend will receive recognition on literature distributed, can participate in the engineering activity, and can select a representative to deliver the keynote address