Region C Conference Reminder

A Reminder from our awesome Region C Conference Chair: Alexis LaMott:

Early Bird Registration for Region C Conference ends December 31st!!!

The conference theme is “Inspiring People, Products, and Possibilities”

Conference Dates: Feb. 5-7th

Conference Location: Embassy Suites

Early Bird Cost is $60 for Collegiates.

For information on Region C Conference please go to regionc2016.wordpress.com and email sweregioncconf@gmail.com. To register for conference please go to sweregionc2016.eventbrite.com.

Mentoring Committee – Call for Volunteers

The SWE Region C Mentoring Committee is seeking dynamic volunteers to participate in developing an FY16 program to stimulate our leadership pipeline and develop select candidates for regional and society level leadership positions. This opportunity is open to both collegiate and professional members.

​For those interested in being committee members please contact Mentoring Committee Co-Chairs Julia Clarke (julia.p.clarke@gmail.com) and Nelia Mazula (nelia_mazula@yahoo.com).

Region Awards are OPEN!

Region AWards

Is your section doing awesome, innovative things? Are you advancing and advocating for women in engineering in dynamic ways? Have your section’s leaders improved your organization and do you want to recognize them for it?

Region awards are open!

For Collegiate Sections:

  1. Outstanding Collegiate Section Award
  2. Collegiate Innovative New Program Award
  3. Outstanding Collegiate Section Participation Award

For Collegiate Leaders:

  1. Collegiate Member Award

Awards recipients will be recognized at the Region C conference in Rogers, Arkansas! Click Here for the Awards List, Awards Program Instructions, and the Awards Nomination Form.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at rcce-c@swe.org.

Check out Scrappy C Turtle

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UNT’s president Bria Miles and member Michelle Gilbert.

UNT SWE has been up to some fabulous things.

Meet Scrappy C Turtle. He’s a new member of UNT from the Region C meeting today. Shout out to Shelley Stacener for making these awesome little guys.  You can follow him on Twitter at @ScrappyCturtle.


Are YOU ready for WE15?

With less than a day to WE15 in Nashville, TN, I hope all of you are pumped for conference. With great workshops, professional development opportunities, ample networking, job/intern hunting, and social fun times to be had, I wanted to do a quick overview of the opportunities you should take advantage of.

  1. Have you downloaded the WE15 AP yet? Not only does it have a comprehensive schedule, but it has speakers, a program, and a QR code scanner that let’s you collect points and makes you eligible for prizes.  Not sure how you’re going to organize your time during conference? Use the app’s schedule builder.
  2. SWE Career Fair – Over 290 companies are coming to hire you! Bring your padfolio, print out your resume (maybe have a copy on your flashdrive as well), do some research on the companies and go to info sessions on Thursday. There will be interviews during conference! Remember to upload your resume to the career center here.
  3. Dress for Success: 
  4. Workshops – There are so many of them! Go to interesting current event- related workshops, resume building and networking workshops, and go to ones that help you with outreach and other section related ones as well!
  5. SME Bowl – Exxon Mobil’s Subject Matter Expert Bowl. Region C got 3rd Place last year, and we expect to do even better this Saturday! If you are interested stop by the Exxon Mobile booth on Friday.
  6. Nashville: If you have some free time outside of conference. Go out and visit this historic city! Here’s a list of places to explore! grand-ole-opry

Region C Conference Registration is OPEN!

We at the University of Arkansas are so excited to be hosting this year’s Regional Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Inspiring People, Products, and Possibilities.” With this theme we are striving to bring a diverse network of companies to a diverse group of people and we can’t wait for you to join us February 5th-7th, 2016!

Sitting atop the Ozark Mountains, Northwest Arkansas includes the cities of Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, and Fayetteville. Northwest Arkansas is a flourishing area that has a lot to offer. Named the 19th “Best Places for Business and Careers” in 2012 Forbes magazine, Northwest Arkansas is an up and coming business community. It is home of three Fortune 500 companies; Walmart, Tyson Foods, and JB Hunt. Other companies in the area include Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Conway, AR; Kraft Foods in Fort Smith, AR; and L’Oreal in North Little Rock, AR. With its quaint downtowns and breathtaking views, Northwest Arkansas can be a relaxing weekend destination to get away from congested, metropolitan areas.

Arkansas is the Natural State and we would like to preserve all of Arkansas’ natural beauty. This year we will be working with the University of Arkansas’ Sustainability Office to make this conference more sustainable through recycling and using ecofriendly options as well as bringing up the conversation of sustainability in our workshops and speakers

The conference will be held at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, Arkansas. The conference center offers 80,000 square feet of event space with multiple breakout rooms that will perfectly facilitate our workshops and other breakout sessions. The official lodging for the conference will be at the Rogers’ Embassy Suites, conveniently connected to The John Q. Hammons Center. SWE has reserved a select block of rooms available first come first serve for $120.00 per night with the reservation Group Code “SWE”.  Individuals (one per room and must stay minimum of 2 nights) will be reimbursed up to $120 for the room as funds allow.  Details for reimbursement will be posted on the webpage.  The Embassy Suites features a variety of spacious suites, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and evening reception, and on-site Spa Botanica, offering relaxing and nurturing spa services. For more information on the John Q. Hammons Center and the Embassy Suites visit their website here:
http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arkansas/embassy-suites-northwest-arkansas-hotel-spa-and-convention-center-XNAESES/index.html

Conference registration will open October 5th on our website,regionc2016.wordpress.com. Registration rates are as follows:
Early Bird SWE Member Rates (Oct 5 through Dec 31, 2015): $90 for Professionals, $60 for Collegiates
Regular SWE Member Rates (Jan 1, 2016 through Feb 1, 2016): $105 for Professionals, $75 for Collegiates
Non-Member and On-Site Registration Rates: $110 for Professionals, $85 for Collegiates
Career Fair Only: $25

Professional Attendees: please complete this survey concerning Professional Track Workshop Options:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GP3GYJS

We can’t wait to see you there!

Warm Regards,

Region C Conference Team 2016
regioncconf@gmail.com

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