Tulane University Outstanding Member: Bridget Daugherty


Bridget is a sophomore at Tulane University pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering.

As outreach chair, Bridget has energized Tulane SWE to reach out to the girls in the community through activities like “GiST” (Girls in STEM at Tulane) and other programs. She played a huge role in the revitalization of Tulane’s SWE section by helping plan every meeting and activity and helping members find a voice in SWE as members of the outreach committee.

She is a Tulane scholar and is currently assisting in ultrasound research at the Biomedical Acoustics lab at Tulane. She is also an active member of the Bridge College Ministry and tutors at a local New Orleans high school. Aside from school, she is an avid hiker and enjoys photography. Tulane SWE would like to thank Bridget for the all the time, hard work, and enthusiasm she contributes to their chapter.


Outstanding Member Spotlight: UT Austin

Dsenior-2-2elaney Domino is a freshman Chemical Engineering major at the University of Texas at Austin and is currently involved with UT SWE as our Awards and Recognition Chair, where she prepares the regional/society awards for our section and helps our members apply for additional SWE awards or scholarships. In addition she has started the initiative expose our members to Society and Region SWE by giving bi-weekly SWEekend Updates at our general meetings. Delaney is passionate and dedicated to SWE and often thinks of great ideas on how we can improve the UT SWE section. Other than being involved with SWE, Delaney also followed another one of her other passions of swimming by being the founder and president of the Longhorn Swim Club. Delaney is a fun, loving, and passionate person who always brings new and innovative ideas to the UT-SWE section!

University of North Texas Outstanding Member Spotlight: Samantha Zellner

SammySamantha (Sammy) Zellner, is an active member and officer in the Society of Women Engineers. Sammy is a junior pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering. She is currently the Event Coordinator for UNT SWE and organizes most of the events UNT SWE puts on, including but definitely not limited to, the One Busy Girl workshop series and the Brain STEM After School Program. 

Sammy got involved with UNT SWE at the Freshman Orientation Organization fair. When she attended her first SWE meeting of the semester she was hooked and became a SWE-ster! Her first year in SWE she was a member and she attended as many events as she could. Her efforts paid off because she was then elected Event Coordinator for the 2015-2016 school year.

As Event Coordinator, Sammy took the initiative to increase UNT SWE’s outreach at UNT and in the Denton Texas Community, and provide quality events for UNT SWE-sters! She has improved the One Busy Girl Workshop series, started the “Brain STEM’s” After School Program with Denton Public Library, and started the Denton High School tutoring. She’s also organized a host of other activities, including the award-winning Power Week, a 3-day recruitment event! She is also the Student Lead for the award-winning joint outreach event, Design Your World STEM Conference, with UNT and Dallas SWE in April. She also had a major contribution to UNT SWE being one of the most active collegiate sections in Region C.

Outside of SWE, is doing excellent in her studies and is a Peer Mentor and Supplemental Instructor for the school. In these positions she actively helps students with class work and runs supplemental instruction groups for classes. She is also currently working in a Friction Stir Processing research lab at UNT. She assists the graduate students with their research projects. This summer Sammy is going to Warren Michigan to work as a Vehicle Engineer Intern for General Motors.

Sammy is an integral part of what makes UNT SWE great, with a great personality, a passion and drive for what she believes, Sammy will do achieve things. Thank you for being an active member and an amazing officer, Samantha.

UNT SWE: Appreciate-A-Woman-Engineering Reception

Join UNT SWE for Appreciate-A-Woman-Engineer Reception after their Design Your World STEM Conference with Dallas SWE Professional section. They are inviting all students and professionals to join this event and dinner!

Who: All engineering students and professionals in the DFW. Does not need to be a SWE member!

When: April 2, 2016 from 5:30- 8:00 PM

Where: Discovery Park, 3940 North Elm St, Denton, TX 76207
Agenda: Dinner, networking activities, speaker, and awards

Parking: Available in any spots, meters will not be running
Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/appreciate-a-woman-engineer-reception-tickets-22658684736

Planning on volunteering? Volunteers who sign up through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-registration-design-your-world-stem-conference-for-girls-spring-2016-tickets-21043013219 AND reach out tohaley.barnes33@gmail.com will receive a discount code for 100% off. Volunteers who do this must sign in at registration the morning of DYW.

Contact for questions, comments, and concerns: haley.barnes33@gmail.com OR untswe@gmail.com

Texas Tech: Energize to Globalize

The Society of Women Engineers at Texas Tech University are launching their first ever international outreach event in San Jose, Costa Rica on March 18th! They are very excited and thrilled for this opportunity. They have a great line up of activities for all the participants involved, but need your help to ensure their success! Please take a look at our GoFundMe account for more information and to donate to the cause! Any and all help goes a long way! Thanks.


Hit the Ground Running With SWE

With the semester just starting, a lot of students are getting  back into the groove of classes and orgs. We start this semester by saying it’s going to go better than the last, we’ll get better grades, be more involved, eat better, sleep better, and workout more. So I hope all of you have some SWE goals for this semester, as well! It can range from getting involved in a committee, applying for a chair position, or even running for a position this semester. For those very involved members, maybe it’s participating in an aspect of SWE you had not previously taken advantage like the region mentorship program. Share them with others to keep you accountable! In that spirit, here are some of my SWE related goals for the semester:

  • Write a blog post once every week
  • Help my section win against other UT orgs in E-Week
  • Get involved in a Society level committee

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