December Cookie Decorating Party

Come join Wichita SWE for an afternoon of holiday and cheer! We will be decorating cookies and adorning some leftover Festival of Trees for
donation. The indoor pool will be open for anyone who wants to take a dip

Date: Sunday, December 11th

Time: drop in any time from 2-6 PM

Location: Barb’s house (will email directions)

Cost: $1 per cookie, $10 per dozen. Includes pre-baked sugar cookies, icing, sprinkles, etc. Please bring your own tray/container to transport cookies home

RSVP by noon on Wednesday, December 7th : http://bit.do/swecookies

Family and friends are welcome too, just be sure to RSVP for all so we can have an idea of how many to expect!

Feel free to email Michelle with any questions.

swe-cookies

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November Professional Development event

What: SWE Leadership Coach Discusses Raising SWE Awareness

When: Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30pm

Where: SCS Engineers – 11120 East 26th Street North, Suite 1100

Details: Our LCC, Abigail Wendt, will be discussing how to talk about our SWE stories in our community so that others understand what SWE is about. She will also be elaborating on parent educator programs, including successful examples from other sections. This event is BYOB – snacks will be provided.  Please RSVP to NFranken@scsengineers.com

 

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November General Meeting

Our November General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 8th from 6-7pm at Watermark Books.  Our general meetings are open to everyone; we would love to see you there!

What: November General Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 8th 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

 

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October General Meeting

Our October General Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13th from 6-7pm at Watermark Books.  Our general meetings are open to everyone; we would love to see you there!

What: October General Meeting
When: Thursday, October 13th 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

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SWE Conference Sales Chair

We are in need of someone to organize volunteers for the SWE Boutique this year at the National Conference. Katie Henderson has graciously offered to order the tumblers and stemless wine glasses for our section to sell. However, we need someone to volunteer to set up/clean-up the items at our booth, organize volunteers/shifts, and make sure that we have volunteers at the booth at all times. If we do not have a volunteer to do this, we will not be able to sell items this year at conference. Please email wichitaswe@gmail.com by Monday, Oct 3rd if you are interested in being the Conference Sales Chair.

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iCON17 – St. Louis, MO

The region i conference, iCON17, will be hosted in St. Louis this year February 24-26, 2017.

The Annual Region i Conference supports diversity in STEM, offers networking opportunities, and provides personal, professional, and SWE development. The 2017 conference theme is “Engineer like a Girl”. We want to support the conversation of women in engineering, and discuss the obstacles that women face in the workplace. Recognizing unconscious biases and managing culture change from all levels is a difficult task, but iCON17 strives to give participants the tools to be successful, to provide answers to the hard questions, and to educate the work force about the challenges minorities face in engineering. We will provide the conference attendees with the ability to combat biases and stereotypes, and the confidence to say “I can engineer like a girl”.

For more information and registration refer to the conference website:

http://stl.swe.org/icon17.html

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Region i Conference – Call For Speakers Deadline

If you’d like to speak at this year’s region i SWE conference in St. Louis, submit your presentation abstract by October 29th:

http://stl.swe.org/icon17-speaker-abstract-submission.html

The region i conference, icon17, will be hosted in St. Louis this year February 24-26, 2017.

http://stl.swe.org/icon17.html

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WE16 Conference

WE16 conference is rapidly approaching! This year, it will be held October 27th-29th in Philadelphia, PA. If you’re planning to attend, please email Rachel so that we can start compiling a list of section members who are going.

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Supporting your SWE Section

Did you know that you can support your Wichita SWE chapter through shopping at Dillon’s and Amazon Smile? They donate a percentage of the amount that you spend back to Wichita SWE! Even if you have registered your Dillon’s card in the past, you will need to re-register it every year.

Instructions are below:

Amazon Smile:

Any time you’re shopping through Amazon, be sure to support SWE through Amazon Smile! You will have to re-visit this page each time you plan to shop, your selection is not stored with your choice forever. If multiple entries for our section come up, it doesn’t matter which one you pick.

Dillon’s Rewards:

Register your Dillons card at dillons.com/communityrewards Our NPO number is 53305 or you can search for Society of Women Engineers Wichita Section so your rewards support our section.

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Wine and Webinar

Hi Everyone!

Our first social/professional development event will be coming up this month. On Thursday, September 29th at 6:30pm, we will network and watch a SWE webinar at Shaina’s house. This will also be a potluck, so please bring a dish to share and whatever wine that you would like to drink. RSVP to Shaina at smshapiro1@gmail.com if you are planning to attend. Then, she will send out further information.

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Society of Women Engineers
Wichita Area Section
I005 PO Box 1096
Wichita, KS 67201
316-361-6793
Wichitaswe@gmail.com

President:
Barbara Davis
wichitaswe@gmail.com

Vice-President:
Ally Hall
WichitasweVP@gmail.com

Secretary:
Rachel Battershaw
WichitasweSecretary@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Lynette Kithinji
WichitasweTreasurer@gmail.com

Section Representative:
Nicole Franken
WichitasweRep@gmail.com

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Special Thanks

We would like to thank the following establishments for providing a location to hold our meetings:

t. - A Tea Bar
Watermark Books & Café
Wichita Water Center