SWE Upcoming Meetings/Events

Hi fellow SWE members!
I hope that you have been having a wonderful second semester!
Here is an upcoming list of events that will be happening second semester 2011:
February 24th: E-Week celebration- Ice cream making with AIChE
-This event will be located in PH 108 @12:50 PM
March 8th: General Body Meeting- Going Green Conference Sessions and SWE ELECTIONS
-This event will be located in E1 124 @12:50 PM
Tentative 2011 upcoming events:
March 24th: SWE Social event!
We’ve come up with social event ideas such as: seeing anIMAX movie or going to the Sears Tower.  If you have any good ideas for a SWE event, post a comment:)
April 12th: SWE General Body Meeting w/ a guest speaker
At this point, we haven’t decided upon a guest speaker and if you know someone who would love to speak to SWE members, make sure to post a comment:)
-location for this event is E1 124 @12:50 PM
End of Year SWE Banquet
– the location and date haven’t been set yet
I’ll make sure to keep posting upcoming events/news and the details of the tentative events.



April News

Congratulations to our new officers:

President:  Jill Ishii

Vice President:  Katie Lazicki

Secretary:  Biancha Schoonhoven

Treasurer:  Beth Nielsen

Publicity Char:  Lisa Nielsen

General Body Meeting on April 28th:

Come join us for SWEet Jeopardy and a taste of SWEet pie! Want to make your own pie? Materials will be reimbursed up to $5.

Don’t forget to RSVP for the SWE Professional Dinner!

Collegiate, professional, SWE members, and IIT alumni are welcome to attend this networking dinner at the Pritzker Club on May 1st at 5:45 pm. Betty Shanahan will be speaking! Send your RSVP to sweiitrsvp@gmail.com with your request for chicken, fish, or vegetarian dinner.

Good Luck on your finals!

End of the Semester Crunch!

Hi SWEeties, here are the list of scheduled events for March:

*SWE Women’s Month Celebration Tea!*

THIS THURSDAY!  (March 18th) 2:00-3:00 pm in Harmann Hall Alumni Lounge

Join us for Afternoon Tea featuring Professor Catherine Bronson as our guest speaker!  Tea, fruit kabobs, macaroons, and assorted cookies will be served.  This event is co-sponsored by Women’s Services, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Kappa Phi Delta and SAF.  This is going to be a really fun event and also a good opportunity to hang out with other girls on campus, network with faculty, and listen to a really good speaker!  Please stop by!  If you are planning on running for an officer or directorship position I highly encourage you to stop by!

SWE March General Body Meeting

March 24th, 12:50-1:40 in E1 103.

We will be doing elections!  (See below).  Also, Region H Conference attendees will be giving short presentations on what they learned in info sessions.  Topics include student to work transition, leadership types and new technology.


Elections will take place at the March General Body Meeting on March 24th, E1 103, 12:50-1:40

Officer Positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer are elected, and will be voted in at the March meeting.  All other positions are Directorship positions, these you can apply for, they are not voted in.  Please consider participating in SWE at a leadership level next year.  This looks great on your resume, offers valuable experience, and is an easy way to make a big impact on campus!

If you plan to run for an Officer position notification to swe@iit.edu is due by Monday, March 22nd and have a short (a few minutes) speech prepared for the General Body Meeting on March 24th including why you are running and what you plan to do to benefit the organization, also write up your speech and email that to swe@iit.edu to be used in online voting.  Directorship applications are due March 31st.  If you run for an Officer position and are not elected, you are welcome (and encouraged!) to apply for a directorship.

HINT: If you plan to run for a position you are highly encouraged to attend upcoming events such as the Women’s Month Celebration Tea to get to know members and gain exposure!

Pi Mile Run to aid Haiti!
Engineers Without Borders and Haiti Outreach is partnering with the Society of Women Engineers to bring IIT a “Pi Mile” Run for Disaster Relief. This run is part of the Pi Week celebrations with SWE. There will be a minimum $5 donation, with all of the proceeds going towards Haiti Outreach, an NGO who’s goal is to help develop Haiti. They are currently allotting much of their resources to the earthquake relief from January.
The run, which is a little over a 5k, will be held Saturday, April 3rd, beginning at 3:14 pm. The race will be starting at 31st Street Beach, with snacks and refreshments served after the race is over. There will be gift card prizes for the male and female with the fastest times, and also for the person or team that raises the most money.
Come out, bring your friends, have a good reason to get in shape for summer, and enjoy the nice weather that Chicago is going to be having soon. Sign up the day of the race, or there will be a sign up on the MTCC bridge during meals starting next week. The entry fees will be collected the day of the race so there will be extra time to collect donations!

Microsoft Campus Visit – March 24th, 3:30pm to 5:00pm, MTCC Auditorium

‘Innovations @ Microsoft’: Come learn about the various innovations at Microsoft and in the tech industry where we shall talk about the future of computing including the ‘3 screens and cloud’ strategy by demonstrating the power of the Cloud and Big Data combined with the advances in Natural User Interfaces with projects like the Surface, Natal and the future of Human Computer Interaction. We shall examine the pervasiveness of computing by looking at the Ford Sync project and end with an overview of the interviewing and hiring process at Microsoft. Bring your résumés if you want it to be forwarded to the Microsoft recruiter for IIT.

SHPE-IIT Tech Talks

Come join us Friday March 26th as SHPE brings Google to the Illinois Institute of Technology! Google Inc. is a multinational public cloud computing and internet search technologies corporation. They have a high reputation with providing award winning internet-based services and products. Having such a prestigious foundation, Google looks for bright and creative “Google Engineers” to employ.

-1:00-2:00 Discussion with Google Engineers (specifically for CS majors) – interactive workshop
-2:30-3:30 Google Tech Talks (For all majors) – find out more about google, working for google

FEB Government and Career Information Fair, April 1st, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Hermann Hall

Come and meet representatives from the city, state, and federal levels.  Bring resumes and dress to impress.  Free for IIT students.

SWE Professional Networking Dinner!

Start getting excited, the SWE Professional Networking Dinner is set!  The dinner will be on May 1st at the Pritzker Club.  Attendees will include Professional SWE members from the Chicago Area, National SWE Executive Committee Board Members, SWE Alumni, faculty, and students, making this a great place to network and learn about different opportunities in your field!  Betty Shanahan, Executive Director of National SWE will be our key note speaker!  More information to come.  If you are interested in helping plan the event–sending invitations, contacting alumni etc. please email swersvp@gmail.com.

Engineering Week

Happy E-Week! We have a lot of events planned for this week, so be sure to attend our various engineering related competitions and activities.

First off, we have an Airplane Building Competition TODAY at lunch. Can you make the plane that flies the farthest?

E-Week Airplane Making

February 15, 2010


Room: E1 102

On Wednesday, we have Electronics Accessory making. You can make a necklace out of resistors, earings out of capacitors, and even snazzy cuff links!

E-Week Electronic Accessory Making

February 17, 2010


MTCC Welcome Center (Next to the P-Club)

Finally, ice cream making is on Thursday. Make ice cream using nothing but fresh ingredients, ice, and some zip-lock baggies. What’s our secret? Come and find out!

E-Week Ice Cream Making

February 18, 2010


Room: Perlstein 108

Medallion Found!

Congrats to Zach Crane and Stephen Conover for finding the medallion at the base of a bench under snow, inside a tea bag at Crown Field outside of Siegel hall!

Clue Explanation:

“Cold Outside” referring to the treasure being hidden outdoors, “to play” and “teams who play here” referring to the field where students typically play football, “might sit or walk by” hidden next at base of bench by sidewalk, “king, bird, sort of worm” referring to Crown Hall, Siegel Hall and the Library (book worm) all nearby, “look at that big chunk of ice” referring to the snow mound in front of Crown Hall, “warm up with a beverage” refers to the medallion being hidden in a Tazo Tea bag, “how old organization” SWE is 60 years old, 60 steps from the snow mound and you are where it is hidden. Lastly, the randomly capitalized words if unscrambled spell “Crown Field”.

Thank you for hunting!

Welcome Back SWE members!

The spring semester has just started again, and here is a list of upcoming SWE events:

Medallion Hunt – Jan 19-27:
This is a scavenger hunt with a $100 Target Gift Card if you are the first to find the medallion.  Clues will be in the newspaper and keep checking the blog to find out if the medallion has been found yet.
General Body Meeting – Jan 20:
Come and join us for a SWE meeting!  If you haven’t joined yet, it is not too late.
Ice Skating – Jan 22
Slumber Party – Jan 20 (after Org fair)
There will be more info on these events and others coming soon.  🙂

Things to Know in October

Upcoming Events:

National Conference, Oct 14-18, Long Beach, CA

Post-Conference Workshops! tentatively Nov. 18, 12:50-1:40PM

Science Fair  Judging!

-Young Women’s  Leadership Charter School

-Wednesday, October 21st, from 8-11:30 am

-Please reply as soon as possible if you can go! (swe@iit.edu)

-For more information visit http://www.ywlcs.org/learning/specproj.html

Speed Reading Workshop

You’ll Learn:

-How Fast You Read

-How to Read Faster

-Comprehension Tips

Register  online at: www.irisreading.com/chicago

Mole Day Celebration

-Friday, October  23rd

-Chips and GuacaMOLE

-Time and location TBA

-Guess the number of moles of candy in a jar and win a prize!

-Co-Sponsored with Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

-An easy way to get a star…!

National Student  Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness:  Bring your canned goods to the next meeting, we will be holding a food drive.

2009  Resolve to Solve Hunger  Conference at Loyola University

-November 5-8

-Goal: Reach out to 500 students

-Free room and board



-Registration fees

-$80 before 9/25

-$100 before 10/16

-$125 after 10/16

-All proceeds go to benefit this cause

-For every 5 people, 6th is free (on same payment)

Care Packages  for Injured Soldiers and Soldiers in Combat  Abroad

-Items will be  sent to soliders in Iraq, Afghanistan  and the Landstuhl Hospital in Germany

-Please deliver items to the bridge Nov. 9th-13th

To see the list of what to bring or more info visit http://www.landstuhlhospitalcareproject.org/HowToHelp.htm

PBS Video  and Fundraiser

-Thursday November  19th at 6pm to 8pm Location: TBA

-WIDE ANGLE offers a glimpse into the lives of seven extraordinary children who are struggling to get what nearly all American kids take for granted: a basic education

-Donations will be given to: (barefootcollege.org)

-Barefoot College in India
Operating on the principle that “solutions to rural problem lie within the community,” the organization seeks to improve, girls’ education, health & sanitation, rural unemployment, and environmental issues.

The November meeting will be on Wednesday, November 18th during lunch.  It will be the last meeting of the semester.  Location TBA.

Start collecting new/unused t-shirts and toiletry items for our Veteran’s Day drive coming up in November! We will be collecting these items to send to the soldiers overseas and making cards on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, mark your calendar!

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