Welcome to the beginning of FY17. We have plans for another great year!
For those of you who don’t know me, I am a Life Member of SWE. I have held several positions for Wichita SWE, but my passion is Outreach. I am retired from Cessna Aircraft, now Textron Aviation, and like to hang out with technical people. Because of that, I am also very involved with MakeICT, the Wichita Maker Space.
Be looking for the SWE interest surveys that we send out through email, or hand out at meetings. Please be sure to answer them, so that we can tailor the year to your needs and desires. Remember that all members are welcome to attend the monthly General Meetings.
The big change to our calendar will be the Engineering EXPO. It will be held April 29, 2017 instead of in February 2017. Century II had a mix-up on available dates. This will be an opportunity to try some new things, so stay tuned.
Looking forward to meet you all,
The WSU collegiate section has invited us to join them at their first meeting of this semester on Wednesday, August 31st at 7:00pm at the Beggs Hall Lobby (WSU campus). They will be providing food, and we are invited to join them in tie dying SWE t-shirts! Since this is at 7pm, most of the campus parking lots should be open parking.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has recognized our very own Allison Wright for her impact on the Society as well as the engineering community with the SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award. Allison will accept the award at SWE’s annual conference, WE16, in Philadelphia, Penn. on Oct. 28, 2016 during the formal awards banquet. The Distinguished New Engineer Awards recognizes Allison for her outstanding technical performance, as well as leadership in professional organizations (SWE) and the community. The award also recognizes Allison Wright’s continuing dedication to SWE’s mission – striving to highlight the impact and importance of women in engineering across the globe, leading by example, and demonstrating that a career in engineering can be a fulfilling, rewarding pursuit for women of any background. “The individuals acknowledged in this year’s awards program have made a significant impact on their community as well as the engineering and technology community as a whole,” said Jessica Rannow, president of SWE. “These leaders are who make it possible to remain a catalyst for change as we work together to empower women in STEM and close the gender gap in engineering.”
SWE has four great webinars for first-timers at WE16, the world’s largest conference of women engineers. Registration is available at the following links:
Webinars are free for SWE members. And don’t forget to register for WE16, Oct. 27-29 in Philadelphia, PA.
Ad Astra Kansas Foundation is sponsoring our Galaxy Forum 2016 at the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson on Saturday, August 13, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. It is free and open to all. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Penny Warren, a K-State alum. Her topic is “Kepler: A Search for Habitable Planets.” Hope to see you there!
We will be sending out a survey this week asking for volunteers for our committee chairs. If you already know what committees you are interested in, please let Barb know! You can also talk to her at our first general meeting this Thursday, August 11, 2016. Hope to see you there!
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Our August General Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 11th from 6-7pm at Watermark Books. Our general meetings are open to everyone; we would love to see you there!
What: August General Meeting
When: Thursday, August 11th from 6-7pm
Where: Watermark Books, 4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218
**Watermark Books will not charge us for using a room as long as $25 is purchased from the cafe. If you make a purchase from the cafe, please let them know that you are with the Society of Women Engineers.
Come to Exploration Place this weekend for the 2nd Wichita Mini Maker Faire! There will be projects and demonstrations going on both days and volunteers are needed!
To learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/234793700227607/
Sign up to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4bafa72fa0fe3-exploration