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Invention Convention needs SWE's
help! All of their
judging has moved online for this year's U.S. Nationals competition. They
need ~1000 judges.
58% of their young inventors are girls and they want to excite them towards taking part in SWENext programs. So there is a lot to be said for SWE members engaging locally as well as nationally. Invention Convention's existing partnership info with SWE can be found here: https://inventionconvention.org/swe
The time commitment is ~2 hours of judging and a 90 minute required training session before judging begins. There are 4 choices of training sessions from May 4th to May 30th.
Their website for info and signing up is here:
All judges will be asked to judge a minimum of eight inventions between June 3rd and June 14th which equates to approximately 2 hours or less of a time commitment. You may choose to judge more than 8 inventions if you have more time available.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – 11a-12:30p
Just because we can’t physically meet doesn’t mean you can’t stop learning! Compiled are some resources (mostly free) that will let you learn virtually.
Who: SWE Advance
Learning – for career and life online learning
When: Anytime, MANY training sessions and tracts to choose from
When: Fridays starting on May 1, 2020 from 12:00 PM EDT
What: Chats with Change Makers - Learn more and register here
Who: Smith Executive Education
When: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
What: Operating at Your Peak: Practices to Improve Resilience - Learn more and register here
When: Sunday-Friday, June 21-26, 2020
What: SCAD Educator Forum (still in-person plan right now, might go virtual) - Learn more and register here
Other Virtual Resources:
- SWE magazine (past issues): https://swe.org/about-swe/swe-magazine/
- K-12 SWE Next Stories & Newsletters: https://alltogether.swe.org/category/k-12-outreach/ https://swe.org/k-12-outreach/swenext/swenext-newsletters/
- Some SWE Podcasts if you prefer to just listen: https://soundcloud.com/swepodcasts
- Want to learn how others started their own business, consider these Podcasts: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this
- Want to donate your time to help local students, or need tutoring for your student: https://www.taays.org/tutoring-services
Whether virtual or in-person we are still planning to support the local GA Tech summer camp and looking for your help to make this happen! GA Tech is allowing us to have our own SWE camp with the help of their staff! See below for specifics where we could use your support:
What: GA Tech STEM summer camp for middle school GT girls – June 22-26 – All Virtual
6/22 – 90-minute virtual session
6/23 – 90-minute virtual session
6/24 – 90-minute virtual session
6/25 – 90-minute virtual session
6/26 – 90-minute virtual session