Local SWENext Clubs

This is a list of local K-12 SWE Clubs in the Boston area, also known as SWENext.

Boston University Academy SWENext Club

Grades: 9th – 12th

Location: Boston

For it’s inaugural year, Boston University Academy’s SWENext Club plans to focus on 1) promoting STEM awareness for BUA women, 2) maximizing BU engineering resources available to our high school club, 3) connecting with the SWE Boston community. Our goals include: inviting and engaging women speakers to expose our club to a variety of STEM fields, establishing SWE area contacts at BU and the Boston community, and establishing a network for STEM related internships.

For more information, email perronev@bu.edu


Grades: K to 8th

Location: Maynard, Acton-Boxborough, Littleton

Our SWENext Club consists of students in grades 5-7, with the goal to support students through 12th grade. We conduct engineering activities for girls and will establish a mentoring program and with local women engineers.

For more information, email joviattrothman@abschools.org

Ms. Einstein

Grades: 6th to 8th , 9th to 12th

Location: Walpole

My goal with “Ms. Einstein” is to excite younger girls about the sciences and technology in a comprehensible and fun way. As girls surpass the age of ten, their interest in technology drastically diminishes. The lack of female mentors and gender inequality in the field are some of the primary factors responsible for this trend. Through this program, we hope to show the girls the endless possibilities engineering has to offer by conducting simple hands-on activities fit for their age level. For example, we will explore the subject of chemistry through magnetic slime, dip our feet into coding through lego blocks, and learn about the engineering design through homemade catapults.

For more information, email umavelu2005@yahoo.com

North Attleborough High School Science Club

Grades: 9th to 12th

Location: North Attleborough

Our SWENext will be a part of North Attleboro High School’s Science Club. The Science Club’s focus is to provide the school’s students with the opportunity to learn more about STEM outside of school curriculum. We hope to foster an interest in the STEM fields with students to help them learn skills that will give students an advantage in the future.

For more information, email ahatzberger@naschools.net

Oliver Ames High School Society of Women Engineers

Grades: 9th to 12th

Location: Easton

The OA chapter of the Society of Women Engineers club (or SWENext) is dedicated to promoting women in engineering. Women are an underrepresented minority in all STEM fields, but particularly in Engineering. As a club, we will work to learn about engineering, spread engineering and STEM to the community, and inspire more women to become interested in engineering. During the year, we will work together to enter engineering challenges and competitions, such as the Conrad Challenge. We will also dedicate a lot of our time to community outreach, for example, helping put on an engineering exploration class for young children at the local library.

For more information, email kwalker1@easton.k12.ma.us

SWE with WHS

Grades: 9th to 12th

Location: Wellesley

The club meets about every one and half weeks over lunch to either meet with local women involved in STEM or discuss issues related to women in science. We also plan to do other science related activities.

For more information, email finnb@wellesleyps.org