It’s a brand new SWE year filled with new initiatives, new leaders,  and new possibilities. The Region Collegiate Team, in charge of representing collegiate interests at both the region and the society level, is very excited for this upcoming year. Your Region Collegiate Representatives are Ingrid Arambula and Liberty Shmidt, your Region Collegiate Senator is Leslie Zhang, your 2 SWEfls are Bita Behgooy and Haley Barnes, and your RGR is Amy Powless. I’ll post introductions to them throughout the semester. My name is Raj Ranganathan and I am a sophomore Chemical Engineer at UT Austin and I serve as the Region Collegiate Communication Editor and manage this blog. I encourage all of you to contact me, and let me know what your section is doing: I’d love to talk about it on the blog. Do you have any ideas and would you like to post on this blog? You can do that as well. If you’re reading this blog for the first time, there are at least ten others who don’t even know it exists: share with them.

Connect with us through Instagram and Twitter @SWERegionC, or on Facebook by searching “SWE Region C”.  There will be biweekly updates to the blog: from introductions to Region C Leaders to video blogs from RCT. I’ll continue to share best practices, professional development tips, and information on how to get involved at the region Society levels.

Look out for more information about the Region C Leadership Summit which will be hosted in Houston on Sept. 12th. We are looking forward to Society Conference in Nashville, TN (it’s not too late to register) and Region Conference at the University of Arkansas.  On behalf of the Region Collegiate Team and the Region C Board, it is a privilege to welcome you to FY16.

Footnote: If you’re a returning member, please RENEW, or if you aren’t a member yet…JOIN

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