The University’s Society of Women Engineers group is a finalist in the third annual Newman’s Own Foundation Campus Community Service Challenge.
The Society of Women Engineers will compete for a $25,000 grant against a student group from each of the America East Conference’s eight other schools. A total of $80,000 will be awarded to the nonprofit finalists during the America East Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship, which will be held on campus from March 1-4.
The group members were nominated for SWEET Day (Society of Women Engineers Educating for Tomorrow), an annual event that brings high school students to campus to engage in engineering activities and demonstrations. They plan to use grant money to increase the number of students they invite to participate.
The University of Hartford’s Best Buddies chapter received a $15,000 grant in the 2010 Challenge. The Habitat for Humanity chapter won a $7,500 grant last year