Student-led Crowdfunding Campaign Looks to Boost Outreach Event

The UAB chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host its annual Kids in Engineering event during two days in February. This year, SWE members have launched a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of reducing costs and improving the experience for participants.

Kids in Engineering Day 2018

Where: UAB Business-Engineering Complex

When: February 18 or February 25

How You Can Help: Click on the logo below to visit the SWE's crowdfunding site. Donations of any amount will help meet this year's goal.

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Over the next 15 days, School of Engineering students are asking alumni and community stakeholders to help support the event by sending donations through the event's crowdfunding page. As of January 1, the students had already raised more than 75 percent of their $2,000 goal.

The event will be held over two weekends in February for students in grades 4-6. Participants can choose either February 18 or February 25 to attend a full day of fun and educational STEM activities.

New to the event this year, will be a parent/educator workshop. "We are inviting parents and educators to come for a one-and-half hour workshop where we’ll discuss ways they can encourage young students to get them excited about opportunities through STEM,” says SWE President Emma Latham, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering. “This will include a panel of engineers and educators. We hope this will give our event a bigger impact, since they’ll leave with ideas and tools they need to encourage STEM education throughout the year.”