Upcoming Events

See our upcoming events and learn how you can take part!

Introduce a Girl To Engineering Day (IGED)

  • Oct. 27th, 2018
  • Grades 9 – 12
  • 10 am to 4 pm

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) is an annual event put on by the Society of Women Engineers. Through hands on activities as well as interaction with current engineering students and professors, this event is uniquely designed to help high school girls understand what a career in engineering might entail. This year, we will be exploring the stranger things about engineering and learning more about the world we live in!

If you’re interested in more information, please contact our IGED chairs at uiuc.swe.iged2018@gmail.com. 



Engineering at Home

Engineering and creativity are not bound to the classroom. Try out some of these super cool experiments.

Marbled Milk Paper

Subjects: chemistry


Dancing Oobleck

Subjects: material science, physics


Shamrock Sprouts

Subjects: biology, agricultural engineering


Borax Crystals

Subject: material science


Fake Lung

Subject: Bioengineering


Pizza Box Solar Oven

Subjects: electrical engineering, renewable energy and environmental engineering


DIY Water Filtration System

Subject: environmental engineering


Lemon Battery

Subject: physics, electrical engineering


Still looking for more fun science to do at home? Check out PBS Kids Design SquadPBS Kids ZOOM ActivitiesCS Unplugged, and Scratch MIT!