What does a Chapter President do?
Chapter Presidents work to organize a STEM Night in their local community. Chapter Presidents will attend monthly meetings with our Directors of Communications to plan their STEM Night. Our team will provide sample templates and materials to help you contact organizations, sponsors, and volunteers. Please click
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What are the benefits of becoming a Chapter President?
There are many benefits that come with becoming a Chapter President including gaining leadership experience, learning how to lead and organize an initiative, and more! Please click
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Can I apply to be a Chapter President?
Yes! All students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply for our Chapter President role. For more information and to apply, please click
How many Chapters are there?
We currently have 21 chapters! Click
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Can there be more than one Chapter President from the same community?
Yes! You can choose to work together on one STEM Night with the other Chapter President as Co-Presidents or work individually on organizing two STEM Nights at different elementary schools in your area.
Do I need to start a club to become a Chapter President?
There are two ways to become a Chapter President. One of them is to start a High School Chapter of SWB, which would entail starting a club at the student's high school. The other way is to start a Community Chapter, which would require the student to partner with a local community organization (ex. youth associations, libraries, etc.). The Community Chapter membership will be open to all high schoolers of the Chapter President's city as opposed to the High School Chapter which is only to open to the students at that high school. Both these routes set up a sustainable pipeline to continue SWB even after the original creator has graduated. Ultimately, High School and Community Chapters are dedicated to organizing and hosting STEM Nights for K-6 students in and around the community in order to raise awareness and appreciation for STEM fields and careers.
What are the expectations and requirements for being a Chapter President?
In addition to the establishment of either a High School or a Community Chapter, the SWB team also looks for strong, dedicated, and passionate STEM leaders to take on the role of a Chapter President. All Prospective Chapter Presidents are required to go through 2-4 weeks of training and interviews during which a select number will be allowed to advance and become Chapter Presidents. The SWB team also highly emphasizes effective communication within all its members. For this reason, the Chapter President is required to respond to SWB within 48 hours and maintain consistent communication with their assigned mentor (Director of Communication).
How will STEM Nights work due to COVID-19?
Chapter Presidents can decide if they would like their STEM Night to be held virtually, or in-person in 2021 if possible. You will work with your Director of Communications to come up with the best possible plan for you and your community.
How long does each Chapter President cycle last?
A cycle lasts about 4 to 5 months.
Can you be a Chapter President for more than one term?
Yes! You can continue with your role as a Chapter President. If a Chapter President doesn’t want to continue, they are responsible for finding another Chapter President to replace them. We do this to ensure we have sustainable SWB Chapters.
How can students find a local Chapter and get in contact with them?
You can visit our Chapter President's page on our website linked here! To get involved with the Chapters, this page include social media handles and registration links.
When can I apply to become a Chapter President?
Chapter President applications will re-open soon, stay tuned!