Frequently Asked Questions
Is IGEW still happening this year?
Yes! IGEW will still be happening this year, however it will be held virtually. Students will receive a bag filled with all of the supplies needed for each of the modules. Paper instructions will be included in the bag, and video instructions will be released on the day of IGEW.
How will we get the supplies?
Parents will be able to big up the bag of supplies a week before IGEW, on February 20th. Pick up will be held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and will be a drive-through pick-up.
Who runs this event? Why?
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University hosts this event annually to show young girls all the possibilities of Engineering. This team of Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical Engineering, Business and Unmanned Aircraft Systems majors created this event to show attendees that STEM is a fun field they can pursue.
Who can participate?
3rd to 5th grade girls are allowed to participate in IGEW. There is a parent session later in the day, close to pickup hours, for which parent participation is encouraged, otherwise participation is limited to the girls signed up for the event.