Volunteers Needed for Engineering Expo

The 2017 SWE Engineering Expo will be held on Saturday, April 29.  We have volunteer needs on Friday the 28th starting at 4:00PM and all day the 29th starting at 7:30AM. Volunteer positions include but are not limited to, set-up, booth volunteer, floater, welcome table, and workshop registration.

This event is a yearly success because of our fantastic volunteers. Last year we had over 1200 kids attend the Expo and this year we need all the help we can get! If you are interested in helping this year, please follow this link to sign up.

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March General Meeting

Our March General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14th from 6:30-7:30pm at the Wichita Girl Scout Office. Our general meetings are open to everyone; we would love to see you there!

What: March General Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 14th from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: 360 S Lexington Rd, Wichita, KS 67218

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Volunteer for Shocker MINDSTORMS

Volunteers are needed Feb. 18th and March 11th to support Shocker MINDSTORMS. Teams of students, in grades 3-8, or ages 8-14, will have the opportunity to compete on courses designed by Shocker Mindstorms coaches and demonstrate what they have learned to industry professionals and WSU representatives in Presentations, Displays, and Notebooks. Several types of volunteer positions are available with varying levels of time commitment.
When: Feb. 18th and March 11th
Where: Wichita State University Heskett Center

To view more information or sign up to volunteer, visit http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=mindstorms&p=/challenge/2017/2017volunteersignup/

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WSU’s National Women in Engineering Day Program

Wichita State’s College of Engineering will be hosting a program in honor of National Women in Engineering Day and they are currently looking for speakers or panelists to give their testimony. The confirmation deadline for speaker positions is Tuesday, February 14th at 12 pm.   

Date and Time: Thursday, February 23rd from 11 am – 1pm

Location: Harvest Room, RSC (Wichita State University campus)

Speaking Time: Flexible

Feel free to contact wichitastate.swe@gmail.com if you have any questions. 


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February General Meeting

Our February General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 7th from 6-7pm at Braum’s on N. Rock Rd.  Our general meetings are open to everyone; we would love to see you there!

What: February General Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 7th from 6-7pm
Where: 3641 N Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67226


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Wichita ASCE STEM Grant

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Wichita Branch is proud to offer a $500 grant supporting innovative K-12 STEM education projects or activities that inspire the next generation. The award supports the enrichment of students pursuing programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The grant may be used for any STEM activity and/or program that directly benefits students or student activities promoting the enrichment of student learning in a STEM related field. Focus on engineering and real-world applications is preferred.

Click here for more details and the application. Applications must be submitted by mail or email (email is preferred) by Friday, February 10, 2017. Applications must be typed. No hand-written applications will be accepted. For more information, please contact Chad Banka at (316) 303-3022.

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Volunteers Needed: Science Fair Judges

Exploration Place is searching for judges for the 2017 Wichita Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

This year’s fair will be held on Friday, February 17 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. A judges lunch will be served. Judges are welcome to stay for the awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m.

The fair hosts students from Sedgwick and many surrounding counties in grades 4 – 12. Most students are in grades 4 – 8. A good number of the students from the Wichita Regional advance to the Kansas State Science & Engineering Fair held in March.

They can visit our website at this link to register as a judge! http://exploration.org/programs/science-fair/science-fair-judges-form/

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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.


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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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Society of Women Engineers
Wichita Area Section
I005 PO Box 1096
Wichita, KS 67201

Barbara Davis

Ally Hall

Rachel Battershaw

Lynette Kithinji

Section Representative:
Nicole Franken


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