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

If you aren’t already linked to Region C’s multiple social media platforms, subscribe, like, and follow us right now! Feel free to tweet at us, and we’ll tweet you right back.I can’t wait to see all of you at Region C conference! Tell us about your exciting road trips and flights, and take your own tiny Region C turtle home and send us plenty of pictures.

Volunteers Needed: More New Year’s Updates

Mentoring Program: Volunteers Needed

The Region C Mentoring Program is seeking volunteers with substantial SWE knowledge and experience to become mentors. Our kickoff webinar is scheduled for Thursday, January 14, 2016 (12-1PM CST) which will provide an overview of program. Individuals interested in becoming potential mentors are encourage to join the webinar at12:30PM CST. Please register for the webinar by Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Webinar registration link:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/156427890825179393

FY17 Region Conference Bid Packet Deadline

Reminder: Sections/MALs interested in hosting FY17 Region Conference must submit their completed Conference Bid Packets to Region Lt. Governor Sherry Williams (ltgovernor-regionC@swe.org) by Sunday, January 17. Completed bids will be presented to attendees of the FY16 Region C Conference in Rogers, AR Feb 5-7. Contactregionc.rcr@gmail.com to request a copy of the packet materials.

FY17 Region Leadership Nomination Deadlines

Several major corrections have been made to the FY17 Leadership Nomination Process based on dates outlined in the SWE Region C Bylaws. Nomination deadlines are as follows:

Society Ballot:

  • Nominations for Professional Senator must be submitted by 11:59pm Friday, January 15.
  • Nominations for Collegiate Senator, Region Collegiate Representatives (2), and Region Collegiate Communications Editor must be submitted by 11:59pm Monday, February 8.

Region Ballot:

  • Nominations for Lt. Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, Region Nominating Committee Chair, and Region Rep to the Society’s Nominating Committee must be submitted by 11:59pm Friday, April 1.

All submission should be sent to Region C Nominating Committee Chair Carrie Ballester atcarrie_ballester@yahoo.com. Please visit the Region C Leadership Nomination website for more information on these leadership positions and updated nomination format templates.

Region C Nomination Committee: Volunteers Needed

We still need volunteers to participate on the Region Nominating Committee. The only required qualification is that you are a Society member in good standing. All Professional Sections/MALs/Reps must provide a member for the committee and the collegiate sections will collectively provide two or three members to represent collegiate interests on the committee.  The time commitment is between five and 10 hours over the next 2-3 months, depending on how many candidates will be vetted.  If a quorum does not exist from volunteers by Monday, January 11th, all Professional section Presidents will be required to serve the nominating committee. Please contact Carrie Ballester, Region Nominating Committee Chair at carrie_ballester@yahoo.com with any questions.

Look out for these deadlines in 2016

Reminders and Announcements

Upperclassmen Scholarship Applications Open
The scholarship application for sophomores through Ph.D. candidates is now open.  Students can apply now for Society of Women Engineers scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.  The application will be open throughFebruary 15, 2016.

Second Section Report Deadline Upcoming
The second section report for SWE collegiate sections is due on February 1, 2016.  If your section has questions about the section reporting requirements, they should contact their RCR at rcr-c@swe.org (where “x” is your Region).

Become a Region Leader
Opportunities for SWE collegiate members to become region leaders in FY17 are now open.  Region Nominating Committees are now accepting nominations for Region Collegiate Senator (RCS), Region Collegiate Representative (RCR), and Region Collegiate Communications Editor (RCCE) positions.  Interested candidates can contact their Region Nominating Committee or find more information in the collegiate leadership quick overview:

Other Region- and Society-level leadership opportunities available for collegiate members include the Leadership Coaching Committee (LCC) and the Collegiate Director position on the Board of Directors. 

Dates and Deadlines
January 15: Boeing Team Tech competition deadline
February 1: Second section report due
February 15: Upperclassmen scholarship application deadline
February – April: Region Conferences

Counselor and Faculty Advisor Spotlight
Do you have advice, ideas, or successes that you would like featured in next month’s spotlight?  Send an email to ellen.mcisaac@swe.org.


ACTION NEEDED: Early Bird Collegiate Conference Registration closes today

Happy New Year’s EVE! I hope all of y’all have had a fabulous SWEtastic year. Early Bird Collegiate registration closes tonight. Avoid the price hike by signing up🙂 I can’t wait to see all of y’all in the new year, and send all of your event fliers, posters, and reflections my way🙂.

Registration Link: https://regionc2016.wordpress.com/

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.


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