UC Berkeley's SWE Outreach is committed to helping kids develop a passion for science and engineering. We hold events for students in grades K through 12. Read more below to find out how you can participate or volunteer.
Mini University is an event for Bay Area high school students to experience a day in the life of a Berkeley Engineering student. Participants explore careers in STEM through lab tours, hands-on engineering activities, professor and student talks, and student panels.
HSEP is a 10-week long program that introduces female high school
students to the principles and applications of engineering. Students participate
engaging lessons and are mentored in small teams to carry out an involved engineering project.
SWE Science Saturdays [Grades 4-5] and SWE Science Scholars [Grades 6-8] are free, monthly programs conducted by UC Berkeley STEM students geared towards teaching young students the fundamentals of science and engineering through hands-on activities and experiments supplemented by presentations and workshops on scientific concepts.
OHP gives female and non-binary identifying admits to the College of Engineering and Chemical Engineering major a chance to taste the Berkeley Engineering experience through activities like campus tours, professor panels, and student presentations, day in the life of experience, and our pen pal program.
SWE++ is a 10 week course that aims to provide introductory programming skills to 30 local middle girls. The first 9 weeks covers an interactive curriculum in Scratch and Python that our teachers and volunteers create and teach. The final week of the course is a full day of coding and engineer workshops called Tech Day.
SWENext aims to encourage high school females to explore STEM and consider a STEM career by helping them establish SWENext clubs at their high schools. We provide students with resources to help them navigate high school, college, and career planning. We also have a mentorship program that connects high schoolers with undergraduate mentors to advise, support, and inspire them to pursue their interests in STEM. Join SWENext committee to be part of a community that works with youth to increase representation in STEM fields!