CHICAGO– The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has chosen seventh grader, Angel Chukwudi-Denis from Abuja, Nigeria as the winner of a comic book contest; the prize being transformed into an original character in the story. The comic book is the second installment of the series, Constance and Nano – Engineering Adventure! which uses superhero-like characters to solve problems with science, technology, engineering and math.
Chukwudi-Denis entered the contest by building a paper airplane that can carry cargo (coins) and glide more than ten feet. She submitted a video demonstrating her technique and impressive STEM-savvy. The contest is part of SWENext, SWE’s free program for students under age 18 who are interested in learning more about becoming an engineer, and getting connected with mentors and resources to help them along their path.
“The comic book contest was a way to engage students interested in STEM and challenge them to discover new solutions to everyday problems,” said Randy Freedman, Director of Student Programs at SWE. “SWENext is all about empowering our future generation of engineers. Competitions like the comic book contest are a great way for students to practice what they’ve learned and get excited about engineering.”
Constance and Nano’s next adventure is going to be all about aerospace engineering and will be released this fall. The first engineering adventure was about weather affecting traffic patterns and how engineers design solutions. The first issue can be downloaded for free.
For more information about Constance and Nano’s Engineering Adventure! visit http://constanceandnano.swe.org/. For more information about SWE, visit swe.org.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, the Society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. For more information about the Society, please visit www.swe.org or call 312.596.5223.