From the President – September

Welcome to September!  We are now getting into the heart of our SWE year.  That didn’t stop us from being incredibly busy this August!  On August 8th and 9th we were able to attend the Society Installation of FY20 President Cindy Hoover.  On the 9th we hosted the Installation Party.  We had over 160 people from SWE in attendance, one of the largest gatherings they have had.  It was very exciting to hear everyone talk about how amazing Wichita was and that they didn’t realize it was so great.  Congratulations Cindy and we look forward to your year as president.

On August 19th we kicked off the planning for Engineering Expo 2020 with a welcome night by this year’s co-chairs Sarah Niles and Hannah Morris.  They are actively looking for more members of the Expo Committee.  If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to them.  Expo meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at Picasso’s Pizzeria in the Delano District.

We ended the month by helping WSPE with their 2nd annual BBQ Bingo on August 23rd.  We were able to donate $8000 to Exploration Place to use for their STEM activities and camps. If you are interested in helping plan next year’s event, please send me a message.


As we move forward into September, we have a few events planned with the collegiate members.  This Thursday September 5th, we are doing a Resume Review and Interview/Elevator Pitch Practice Workshop. The event will be from 5:30-7:30 at the WSU Campus.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Alexis Fitzpatrick or Madeline Mueller.

On Wednesday September 25th we are hosting the kick-off to the year with a joint event with the collegiate section at Shocker Lanes.  We will have bowling and snacks.  The event will start at 6PM.  If you are interested in helping to plan more of the details, please contact Shaina Shapiro. This event is open to both current SWE members and potential new members.



9/5/19 Resume Workshop at WSU Contact: Alexis Fitzpatrick or Madeline Mueller

9/9/19 General Meeting Contact: Jess Stitt

9/16/19 Expo Planning Meeting Contact: Sarah Niles and Hannah Morris

9/25/19 Bowling at Shocker Lanes Contact: Shaina Shapiro


If there is anything I’m missing or other information for the section to know, please don’t hesitate to send an email to the president’s account.


Jessica Stitt
FY20 Wichita Section President

Society of Women Engineers


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Wichita Area Section
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Jess Stitt

Shaina Shapiro

Madeline Mueller

Rachael Schwantes


Special Thanks

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

Watermark Books & Café
Wichita Water Center