As the flagship event for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Wichita Professional Section, the FREE Engineering Expo has been igniting the imaginations of girls and boys via a spectrum of STEM-related concepts and hands-on activities since 1998. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. We focus on enabling the next generation to explore STEM as an avenue to understand the world around them and explore the art of the possible.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Wichita section was chartered in 1982 by a dynamic group of eight women, and has since grown to over 50 members. SWE is a non-profit organization made up of both men and women who are dedicated to making known the need for women engineers and encouraging young women to consider an engineering education. The local section strives to create a balanced environment that blends members’ personal and professional lives. By sharing the mission and goals of the Society of Women Engineers, additional opportunities are created for the local section to help make a difference.