Prairie View A&M University recently held a volunteering event; a highway clean up! Pictures to follow.
This week, the RCT covered a lot of things during the conference calls, so here is a quick summary of deadlines coming up.
Region C Conference Bid Packet
Bid to host region conference next year! The conference bid packet can be found here and is due to Lt. Governor (slwilliams@transystems), Sherry, by January 31, 2014.
Join the Region C Collegiate Team
The positions available for FY15 are Region Collegiate Representatives (2), Region Collegiate Senator, and Region Collegiate Communications Editor. All positions are open to all SWE members! Nominations are due February 1, 2014 and applications due February 8, 2014. If you have any questions or would like to know more about each position feel free to contact me or the RCRs, email@example.com.
The second president’s report is due on January 31, 2014. The report template can also be found here. For any questions email RCRs.
Have a great evening!
The Society of Women Engineers section at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) participated and hosted great events this semester! Here are a few:
UTEP’s Open House to welcome incoming freshmen.
During Discover E-Week, SWE-UTEP members gave high school students engineering department tours to encourage them to consider majoring in engineering.
UTEP also held a few fundraising events to help pay for Region C’s Conference coming up. It was also an opportunity to meet and bond with fellow SWEesters!
To give back to the community, SWE-UTEP had a Canned Food Drive. All the canned goods were donated to the Child Crisis Center, a center dedicated to prevent and treat child abuse.
One of the last events SWE-UTEP participated in was the Latinitas: Aim High Conference. The Aim High Conference is a K-12 outreach event geared towards encouraging girls to aim high by setting goals for themselves, achieving academic realms, exploring future career fields, and connecting with professional role models. SWE-UTEP discussed what engineering is, the different fields within engineering.
It looks like it was a great semester for SWE at UTEP! For more about UTEP’s SWE section visit their Facebook page here!
I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving Break! Region C Conference is approaching and we are very excited! This is just a reminder to please apply for Region C awards. Winners will be announced during the conference.
The deadline is December 20, 2013.
Some of the collegiate awards available are the following:
Distinguished Service Award
Emerging Leader Award
Outstanding Section Participation
Outstanding/Innovative (Existing) SWE Program or Activity
Outstanding/Innovative New SWE Program or Activity
Check your email for more information. Make sure to apply and we wish you the best of luck!
Region Collegiate Team
Every summer, SWE at Texas A&M hosts a one week long Summer Camp for middle school girls from 7th and 8th grade. The goal of the camp is to encourage girls to pursue engineering, but more importantly for them to understand what engineering really is through a variety of design competitions, laboratory tours, and guest speakers.
2012 Summer Camp Video
I am Paola Betancourt and I am FY14 Region Collegiate Communications Editor. I am a senior Civil Engineering student at Texas A&M University. I am very excited about my new position and will do my best to keep all of you well informed at both the regional level and national level. Please follow the blog, as many opportunities for all of our SWE members will be posted here. Also, join our Region C Facebook group here!
And now, meet our new Region C Collegiate Team:
I am Mayra Magana, a senior Mechanical Engineering student at Texas A&M University, a former Region Collegiate Representative, and currently serve as the SWE FY14 Region Collegiate Senator. I decided to pursue engineering because I have always loved math, physics, and science. I really love what SWE fosters, encourages, and that we promote STEM careers for all the youth. I feel that together we are strong and we are making a real impact, and a big difference! One of my goals within SWE is to be able to touch the lives of many engineers, and inspire them to aspire amazing careers in engineering because everything is possible with perseverance.
My name is Sarah Motes and I am currently serving as one of the Region Collegiate Representatives for Region C. I am studying Ocean Engineering; an intense interest in math and science originally led me to pursue engineering. The Society of Women Engineers is my favorite organization because it promotes professionalism and has helped me to grow in countless ways throughout my college career. With the rise of women in engineering I feel that the expansion of SWE is imperative. As Region C’s RCR I would like to help upcoming sections working together in order to make this growth most effective.
My name is Paige Johnson and I am one of the Region Collegiate Representatives. I am majoring in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. What I mostly enjoy about the Society of Women engineers is that everyone is friendly and eager to be involved and make positive changes. I am hoping to make a difference in the lives of many.
My name is Sangeetha Mylvaganam and I am one of Region C’s SWEFL (SWE Future Leader). I am majoring in mechanical engineering. I got inspired to do engineering from a physics camp I went to in high school. I got to meet a lot of accomplished women engineers in the industry that showed me that engineering was more than just math and science. My favorite part about SWE is the community. No matter where I’ve been, I always see a really supportive and inspiring group of women that motivate me not only to be a better engineer but a better leader as well.
I am Emily Ghastin, one of the SWEFLs! I am a Mechanical engineering and Mathematics Dual Major with a Civil Engineering Minor at Southern Methodist University (SMU) entering my junior year. I chose to do engineering with support and encouragement from a family friend and mentor who is a female engineer. The thing I love the most about SWE is the connections that organization fosters between students and professionals. For me, SWE has been the best networking organization I have been a part of for finding job opportunities, mentors, and advice from women in industry who want to help students succeed.