Sweet Briar College Explore
Explore Engineering is a series of immersive engineering design courses for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events are offered in the spring and fall, and a weeklong pre-college, for-credit course is offered in the summer.
Working in teams with Sweet Briar engineering faculty and undergraduate engineering students, high schoolers work on creative and fun design projects that are perfect for both experienced students and those completely new to engineering. You’ll learn the design process from brainstorming to testing and revising prototypes, experience problem-solving as an engineer, and make your design a reality! Outside of class, you’ll stay in one of our historic residence halls with engineering student mentors, explore the many amenities of our beautiful campus, and get a taste of life as a college student.
Over the past 10 years, more than 500 students have attended an Explore Engineering event, designing and building such things as:
● Computer-controlled smart wearables
● Automated musical devices
● Sustainable building materials
● Automatically refilling pet bowls
● Electromechanical drawing machines
● Optical bass guitars