Needed: Scholarship Judges

The Wichita SWE Section has an endowed fund at Wichita State University from which we award an annual scholarship to a deserving student.  We have received the applications and are looking for judges to review the applications.  This role has a minimal time commitment and can be done on your own time.  If you are interested, please contact our scholarship chair Jennifer Marshall ASAP.   The chosen application must be submitted by March 2nd.  The recipient will receive an invitation to join us at our annual banquet in May.

 

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WCES Banquet

WCES 2018 Flyer

See the attached flyer for information on Wichita Council of Engineering Society for their annual Engineers Week Banquet.  Tickets must be purchased by Monday, February 12 by noon.  Contact Vicki Johnson with questions.

Place: Marriott, 9100 E Corporate Hills Dr, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Times: 5:30 p.m. — Social (Cash Bar) & Engineering Mini-Fair
6:30 p.m. — Dinner
7:30 p.m. – Program
Tickets: $40.00 + $2.63 transaction fee ($42.63 total).
Go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-wces-annual-banquet-tickets-41402573211

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February Newsletter

The new year is off to a good start for Wichita SWE.  See our February Newsletter for past event highlights, upcoming event details, and member news.  We look forward to seeing you at a SWE event soon!

Posted in Member News, Member Spotlight, Other meetings, Outreach, Section News, SWE news, Upcoming Events

February General Meeting 🗓

Come join us to discuss upcoming events and section business.  This month we will review WE Local as well as plan for upcoming events.  Everyone is welcome to join!  Meetings take place at Make ICT (1500 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214) from 6-7 PM the first Monday of each month.  This month’s meting is on February 5th.  Hope to see you there!

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Engineering Expo Volunteer Opportunity and Flyer

Engineering Expo is looking for volunteers to help with our event on both Friday and Saturday.  We have grown the size of our event this year and will need 200+ volunteers to make our event a success.  If you would like to sign up to volunteer, please click here.

If you would like to share the event with your local schools and groups, you can share the flyer about the event.  You can find the pdf version of the flyer here.

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Volunteer Opportunity – Derby Robo Challenge 🗓

The Robo Challenge is a joint effort of Derby High School and Derby Middle Schools Robotics. It is a sanctioned event and is need of ten (10) volunteers. Kansas has only 2 sanctioned robotics meets this season so come and volunteer for this one.

Needed are referees, judges, runners, etc. to help assist for the day, morning or afternoon.

Doors Open at 8:00am and the Tournament Concludes and Award Ceremony begins at 4:45pm.  (lunch is from 12:15pm—1:00pm – not provided)

No experience is necessary.

Contact mmorgan@usd260.com for questions or to sign up!

Time: Saturday January 27th,  8:00 a.m.— 5:30 p.m.
Location:  Derby High School Gymnasium,
 920 Rock Road, Derby KS 67037            

Posted in Outreach, Upcoming Events

Metro-Boulevard Alternative School Tour 🗓

Come tour the Metro-Boulevard Alternative School, a high school built in the 1940s that’s in the process of being converted to artist studios and multi-use space. Learn about mid-century architecture, steam boilers, FEMA shelter additions, and most importantly the care and tending of old buildings by the new owner Logan Pajunen who is very passionate about this project. It’s a clean place where you can wear work clothes if that’s what you’re in, or wear sturdy jeans to crawl through a steam tunnel if you’re adventurous.
Where: 751 George Washington Blvd – northwest of Lincoln and Grove
When: Wednesday, January 31st at 6 pm
Afterwards we’ll have dinner at Margarita’s (Douglas & Hillside)
RSVP to Kim Burton (ksbswe@gmail.com) by Monday January 29
Posted in Member News, Other meetings, Section News, Upcoming Events

January Newsletter

January Newsletter

 

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Posted in Member News, Member Spotlight, Other meetings, Outreach, Section News, SWE news, Upcoming Events

January General Meeting 🗓

Due to the holiday, our January meeting is pushed to the second Monday of the month.  It will be held on January 8th at 6 pm.  There is also a change of location this month due to the date shift and a full schedule at Make ICT.  We will be meeting at Picasso’s Pizza on Douglas in Delano. Join us to discuss section business for the upcoming year! Everyone is welcome.

 

Date: January 8th
Time: 6pm
Location: Picasso’s Pizza, 621 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67213

Posted in Member News, Other meetings, Upcoming Events

WE Local Tulsa 🗓

WE Local Tulsa (replacing SWE’s regional conferences) is an opportunity for both collegiates and professionals to learn and connect through program sessions, outreach activities, and networking events. More information can be found here https://welocal.swe.org/tulsa/ If you are planning to attend and wish to share your contact information to potentially coordinate carpooling or accommodations with other SWE members, please send an email to wichitaswe@gmail.com

WHEN & WHERE:  All day January 26th-27th (Friday and Saturday) in Tulsa, OK. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center.

REGISTRATION AND HOTEL INFORMATION:  Registration is $160 for SWE members and $190 for non-members. The deadline to register is 2 weeks prior to the conference. For hotel reservations, the block registration dates have been extended to January 6th.  If you mention “Society of Women Engineers” or “WE Local Tulsa”, you are eligible for the preferred conference rate of $119/night.

 

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

President:
Hannah Morris
wichitaswe@gmail.com

Vice-President:
Rachel Battershaw
WichitasweVP@gmail.com

Secretary:
Kim Burton
WichitasweSecretary@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Jessica Stitt
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Section Representative:
Sara Campbell
WichitasweRep@gmail.com

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

 
MakeICT
Watermark Books & Café
Wichita Water Center