June 2, 2022

‘Empower the next generation of leaders’


The NDSU Society of Women Engineers hosts the Dads and Daughters Do Science event on campus.

Student organizations at NDSU connect students to the local community through outreach and education opportunities.

The Society of Women Engineers at NDSU is teaching the next wave of female scientists at outreach events throughout the year. One event, Dads and Daughters Do Science, invites elementary age girls and their dads to engage in different activities that showcase engineering.

“The Society of Women Engineers mission is to empower women to achieve their full potential as engineers and leaders,” said Sabrina Kase, president of the organization and a senior mechanical engineering student. “Outreach is a core part of our mission. By hosting outreach events like DADDS, we hope to empower the next generation of leaders through STEM education.”

At the event, girls completed experiments that showcased different types of engineering, including mechanical, civil, electrical and chemical. Members of NDSU’s chapter of the society explained how engineering concepts related to the activities during active experiments.

“Getting the opportunity to learn about science and engineering in a fun way from women in engineering is so impactful for young girls,” Kase said. “It not only shows them that STEM is fun, but that one day they can be an engineer if they want to.”

Other events hosted by the organization include Mommy, Me and SWE, Tech Girls and Tech Teens.

Students who volunteer at events hosted by the society gain important skills and reconnect with their passion for engineering.

“I always look forward to these events because they bring me back to when I was a kid playing with Legos and bottle rockets,” Kase said. “It reminds me that engineering can be fun. And, to top it off, seeing the joy our events bring to the kids is unmatched and can brighten any bad day.”

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