Community Outreach

What makes Cornell University one of the best places to be? The surrounding Ithaca community that supports this wonderful institution and Cornell SWE tries give back! SWE Outreach engages with the community in various ways to raise awareness and more.

Community Outreach Liaisons
The Cornell community is truly a wonderful and diverse place with varying interest groups and many engaging minds. What better way is there then working together and sharing expertise to make a great impact on the community?

Community Outreach Program Chairs
This section of the Outreach directorship works to make a lasting impression through recurring events. Some of these programs include the Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program (STOMP), Habitat for Humanity Women Builds, Lights Off Cornell!, and a new series of outreach podcasts which we hope to pilot this year.

Community Outreach Event Chairs
What better way to incite diverse and unique tastes than with a variety of different activities? The Event Chairs work to organize various one-day events where the community can engage in science and engineering. The Event Chairs organize an annual trip to the Ithaca Sciencenter.

Girl Scout Outreach

With our Junior Girl Scout and Brownie Girl Scout committees, SWE Outreach hopes to incite young girl scouts in the Ithaca area by bringing them to campus for a fun filled day. Through different hands on activities, the girls earn a “Try-It” or Jr. badge and explore problem solving and engineering. It’s a great way to interact with each other and work on team building. There is even a segment of the program designed for the parents with our local professional Twin Tiers Sections comes and speaks with the parents.

School Outreach

At school, we not only learn about American history and adverbs but interact with others and mature. SWE Outreach hopes to further this personal growth by helping students find what they might like to do in the future. With our enthusiasm about engineering, we want to encourage students to pursue further education in science, math, and engineering.

Elementary School
Reaching out to our youngest audience, we hope to pique their interest at a young age in fun and exciting activities. We hope to visit them and teach them all about science without them even knowing! We visit their classrooms and bring hands on activities.

High School
High School is the place where decisions are made and we hope to positively interact with students in class rooms to encourage them to move break up the lectures and book studies with hands on activities.



WIE Day: October 17-18 (WIE Day Chairs and Overnight Outreach Coordinators)
Cornell Science and Engineering Fair: October 23 (Community Outreach Liaisons)
Middle School Outreach: November 5 (Middle School Outreach)
Sciencenter: November 13 or 14 (Community Event Chairs)
Event with AIChE: November TBD (Community Outreach Liaisons)
Habitat for Humanity: ongoing, as builds are scheduled (Community Program Chairs)
STOMP: ongoing TBA (Community Program Chairs)
Lights Off Cornell: ongoing TBA (Community Program Chairs)
Elementary Outreach: Fall Study Week December 3-8 (Elementary Outreach)


Junior FIRST Lego League: January 29 (Community Event Chairs)
Engineering Day at the Mall: February 20 (Community Outreach Liaisons)
Sister2Sister: March 5 or 6 (Community Event Chairs)
Junior Girl Scout Day: Spring TBA (Junior Girl Scout Day Chairs)
Brownie Girl Scout Day: Spring TBA (Brownie Girl Scout Day Chairs)
CBE Women's Graduate Group Outreach Event: TBA (Community Outreach Liaisons)
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH): April 16 (Community Outreach Liaisons)
Physics of Rock Climbing: TBA (Physics of Rock Climbing)
Prospective Candidates Weekend (PCW): TBA - April 14-16? (PCW Chairs OOC)
High School Outreach: Spring Study Week May 8-11 (High School Outreach)