Linked In and Resume Workshop 🗓

The world has gone digital.  One of the largest digital tools for career networking is LinkedIn. Join us for a working session to improve our use of LinkedIn.  We’ll focus on optimizing the areas on our profiles that are searched by online recruiters.  We will also cover the ways you can use LinkedIn to find potential jobs and find companies that hire your skill set.

Join us on October 16th at Watermark Books for a presentation followed by time to review and share your resume or profile.  Feel free to bring your laptop to work on your information live at the meeting.

Please RSVP here.

Posted in Section News, Upcoming Events

October Newsletter

October is a busy month for SWE!  Here is our October Newsletter to summarize the calendar of events and SWE news you should know about.  I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.  Don’t forget to RSVP!

 

Sincerely,

Hannah Morris
Wichita Section President
Society of Women Engineers
Posted in From the president, Member News, Member Spotlight, Other meetings, Outreach, Section News, SWE news, Upcoming Events

Bergmann Corn Maze 🗓

On Friday October 20th, a group of us will be going to Bergmann Corn Maze.  If you are interested in joining us, please sign-up here.

We will be meeting at the Corn Maze at 7:30pm. It is located at 8401 S. Meridian, Haysville, KS  67060. The cost is $10 per adult.  If we have a group of 15 or more we can get a group discount.  Please note SWE will not be paying, it will be paid for by the individuals and they only accept cash or check.  No credit cards.  Want to know more information about the Maze, you can find it at http://bergmanncornmaze.com/

Things to be prepared for:

  1. Bring a flashlight.  Phone batteries run out and then you have no light.
  2. Wear closed toe shoes.  Suggest tennis shoes as we will be walking through a field.
  3. Bring a jacket as it gets chilly.

 

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Engineering Expo Planning Meeting 🗓

This month’s Expo planning meeting will be held at 5:30pm at Milkfloat (https://www.milkfloat.com/ located in the Delano district). Only committee members are required to attend, but if you are interested in learning more about Expo or how to volunteer to be a part of the planning, feel free to join us.

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Rock Painting in the Pop Up Park 🗓

Join us in the Pop Up Park to paint rocks with an engineering theme on November 2nd from 6 to 8.  The rocks can be spread around the community or kept closer to home, such as your garden.  This is a fun way to spread a message around town!  Come be creative and network with our members.    If the weather is forecasted to be poor, we will move the event.

Cost: $5/member, $10/non-member – Tickets can be purchased through our store here. You will be required to enter you confirmation number into your sign-up, so please save it after your purchase your ticket.

This event will be capped at 20 participants to maintain a manageable size and amount of supplies.  The slots will be given to the first 20 paid RSVP’s.  A waiting list will be made for any attendees beyond the first 20.  You can RSVP for the event here.

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October General Meeting 🗓

Come join us to discuss our section business.  This month we will be talking about our goals for the year, merchandise sales, the plan for WE17 and much more.  Come join us, everyone is welcome.

Posted in Other meetings, Section News, Upcoming Events

WE17 Attendees – Call for Contact Information

Are you attending Society Conference in Austin, Texas this October?  If so, we invite you to share your contact information with others from the Wichita SWE Section who will also be attending.  This allows for communication between members while out of town for networking, coordination and worse case, for an emergency contact.  If you are planning to attend WE17, please fill out the Google Form linked below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei8JqVxN4nbqGrg7sVokM_c6AITBWiwigyOURfC4ZSWjEm3Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Posted in Conference blog, Member News, Upcoming Events

Expanding Your Horizons – Volunteer Opportunity 🗓

On Saturday, October 28th, there will be a volunteer opportunity to present a 45-50 minute hands-on workshop to middle school girls at the 5th Annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference held at Wichita State University. The aim of this conference is to provide young women with opportunities to meet and interact with positive women role models who are active in STEM careers and increase their interest in STEM by providing exciting and fun hands-on learning experiences. There will be two activities: Paper Rockets and Penny Bridges (see below for descriptions). We will need 4-6 volunteers per timeslot; 8-15 girls will be in each workshop timeslot for 1-3 timeslots (number of slots TBD).

If you are interested in volunteering to help set up, tear down or run an activity, you can sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4ca4ad2aa5fc1-activity.  For questions, contact Elisa Acosta at julie-elisa.s.acosta@spiritaero.com.

–       Paper Rockets (individual activity): Patterns will be given to the girls to cut out and tape together; it makes a tube, a cone, and fins. After taping their rocket parts together (and decorating it), they mount it on a PVC launcher connected to a bike pump. Volunteers will pump up the bike pump to create pressure. With the rocket on launcher, the volunteer will release the valve and shoot the rocket. The goal is to make an aerodynamic rocket with a good seal between the cone and tube. They can make adjustments to their rocket design if time permits. The rocket that reaches the farthest distance wins.

–       Penny Bridges (team activity; 3-4 girls/team): Teams will be given 1 piece of paper & 1 piece of 3″ long tape to make a bridge spanning a 9.5 inch gap. Pennies will be added by volunteers one at a time until the bridge collapses. The team that can hold the most pennies wins.

Posted in Outreach, Section News, Upcoming Events, WSU

Conference Merchandise Pre-Sales

The Professional Section is ordering merchandise for the National Conference. We are offering these to our local members prior to conference.  You can purchase through the Wichita SWE store. Paid members of the Wichita SWE section will receive $5 off of each item (except for the cardigan, we are already selling it at cost). In order to receive your discount code, please email your membership number to wichitaswetreasurer@gmail.com to confirm.

All items will have the SWE logo in the left hand pocket location. Items offered are Polo ($30), Fleece ($40), Soft Shell Jacket ($45), and Cardigan ($48,only offered to the section and must have a minimum order of 6 as we are selling these at cost).

To view the items sizes and color information, please check out this presentation.

Orders will be closed on Friday September 22nd.

If you have any questions, please email wichitaswetreasurer@gmail.com

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Trivia Night With WSU SWE Section 🗓

The Wichita Professional SWE Section is having a joint event with the WSU SWE Section on September 20th.  Come play trivia while meeting some of the members of our local collegiate section.   This is a great opportunity to network and share any tips and tricks for new engineers!  The event will start at 6 PM and will be held in the brand new Experimental Engineering Building on the WSU Campus off 17th street.  This is a great time to preview the beautiful facility if you have not yet seen it.  See the map below for location and parking information.

Please RSVP and send any questions to our Collegiate Outreach Chair, Nicole at NicoleAStahl@gmail.com.

 

Posted in Outreach, Trivia, Upcoming Events, WSU

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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
WichitasweTreasurer@gmail.com

Section Representative:
Sara Campbell
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:

 
MakeICT
Watermark Books & Café
Wichita Water Center