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 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            

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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 ( by Monday January 29
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January Newsletter

January Newsletter


We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

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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

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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 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

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.


Posted in Upcoming Events

December General Meeting 🗓

Come join us on December 4th to discuss our SWE business and upcoming events including our Holiday party!  Everyone is welcome to come take part.  It will start at 6 pm at Make ICT.

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SWE Holiday Party 🗓

Join us for our Holiday Party! Hosted in the home of SWE member Jess Stitt. This event is potluck style however SWE will be providing the ham for the dinner. We will be having a white elephant gift exchange. Please spend no more than $25 on your gift.

Please RSVP through this link. We ask that you list what you will bring as your side when you sign up. With your RSVP you will receive her address. This event is open to SWE paid and non-paid members as well as their guest.

Posted in Section News

Volunteer Opportunity – Design Build Fly Exhibit

Exploration Place is seeking aviation enthusiasts to help with the opening of their new Design Build Fly exhibit.  Volunteer shifts are flexible and are available from November 14th through December 3rd.  There are many different opportunities ranging from greeter to exhibit repair to hands-on activity facilitators.  See the linked documentation for additional information.  For any further questions or to sign up, contact Dee Wright.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Dates of Participation

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Wichita Alternative Gift Market 🗓

Wichita SWE is hosting a booth at this year’s Wichita’s Alternative Gift Market where we will be selling ornaments to support Indian women in purchasing sewing machines to launch their own businesses and get out of poverty.  Come help us with the booth or come just to shop for a good cause and get in the holiday spirit!  The market is free to enter and is located at the University Congregational Church (9209 E 29th St. N).  It will be open from 10am to 4pm.  If you are interested in helping with the booth, contact Kim at

The Facebook event is here and includes additional information:

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

Hannah Morris

Rachel Battershaw

Kim Burton

Jessica Stitt

Section Representative:
Sara Campbell


Special Thanks

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

Watermark Books & Café
Wichita Water Center