Explore Engineering for High School Women

Explore Engineering events are a series of weekend and residential summer engineering design courses for high school women, supported by our sponsor AREVA Inc.

Over the last eight years, more than 400 high school girls have attended our Explore Engineering events. Built around hands-on design projects that emphasize creativity, no experience is needed to participate.

Explore Engineering events are a great, fun way to see what engineering is all about — and to experience college life on Sweet Briar's stunning 3,250-acre campus. During camp, students stay with college mentors.

Want to see a little more about our events? Check out the 2016 coverage from WSET and WDBJ7.

 What do participants like most about Explore Engineering?

  • "Making friends and having people be interested in the same things as me."

  • "Coming up with creative plans/ideas."

  • "I really enjoyed the staff and other campers. We all had a great time getting to know each other with our late night chats. SBC students helped to answer a lot of my questions about the school."

  • "This week was amazing and it really cemented what I want to do in the future."

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Recent design projects have included- computer controlled smart wearables, automated musical devices, sustainable building materials, light following halloween mini-car, music actuated LED devices, automatic refillable pet bowl, electromechanical drawing machine, and optical bass guitar.  

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

  • Summer 2016 Explore Engineering Design Weeklong Course: July 24-29, 2016
    Supported by AREVA Inc.
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  • Spring 2016 Explore Engineering Weekend: March 25-26, 2016
    Supported by AREVA Inc.
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  • Fall 2015 Explore Engineering Weekend: October 16-17, 2015
    Supported by AREVA Inc.
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AREVAExplore Engineering events are supported by AREVA Inc. Past Explorer events have been supported by the National Science Foundation through the S-STEM program (award #0850092) and through its STEP program (award # 0525388).