SWEekly: Week of March 7th

 

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Committee Meetings:

Recruitment -
March 10Thursdays 6:00 PM @ 243 MEB

Community Service- 
March 10, Tuesdays 6:00 PM

Fundraising -
March 9, Wednesdays 6:00 PM

Professional Liaison -
March 9, Wedsdays 6:00 PM

Outreach
March 8, Tuesdays 5:00 PM @ 106B1 EH

Membership Enrichment & Social 
March 9, Wednesdays 5:00 PM

Team Tech
March 8Tuesdays 6:00 PM at 106B3 EH

Info & Marketing
March 17, Thursdays 8:00 PM @ 106B6 EH

GradSWE

SWEekly
Monday, March 7th, 2016


Upfront and Center
Big Sister Sign-Up for Little Sisters Weekend (1 Point)
Little Sisters Weekend is right around the corner! This year it will be Thursday, April 14th - Saturday, April 16th! If you'd like to be a big sister this year please fill out this sign-up here. We'd love to have you to help show prospective students why Illinois is the place to be and why they should choose Engineering at Illinois! If you have any questions about what being a big sister entails, please contact Cassie Jensen at crjense2@illinois.edu

Outreach - EOH Weekend  (1 point per hour Points)
Friday, March 11 |  at 2001 MEL
Do you want to be a part of Engineering Open House 2016? Come represent SWE and make an impact on hundreds of attendees by volunteering at SWE’s exhibits on EOH weekend! Volunteers are needed throughout the day on Friday 3/11 and Saturday 3/12, so please fill out this form here with the times you are available. Contact Ashley May at acmay2@illinois.edu.

Community Service Committee - CPR Certificate Workshop (2.5 Points)
Monday, March 28 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM at Transportation Building 203 and 204
Would you like to save a life in the future? Sign up here for the CPR certificate workshop given by Illinois Emergency Medical Service (IEMS)! You will learn first aid, CPR and AED skills, practice these skills on training manikins and get a CPR certificate from American Heart Association. The signing up deadline is March 21st. We got a big discount from IEMS so you will only need to pay $25 instead of $55 to get this certificate! Contact Xiaodan Wang at xwang167@illinois.edu.

SWEet Events 
Outreach - CU Special Rec (1 Point)
Monday, March 7 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM at CU Special Recreation Center
We are volunteering at the C-U Special Recreation Center once per month to do science demos and activities with special needs students of all ages. We need a volunteer with a car, so PLEASE consider joining us if you can drive! Contact Rachel Burroughs at rmburro2@illinois.edu.

Professional Liaison - Grad School Coffee Chat (1 Point)
Monday, March 7 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM at 112 Engineering Hall
Come talk to members from GradSWE about graduate school! The event is come and go so stop by if you have any questions. Coffee will be provided :) Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - Benefit Night at Latea!
Tuesday, March 8 | at  601 S 6th St #105, Champaign, IL 61820 (under Campus Center)
Come join SWE at Latea for bubble tea and fries! Make sure you say you're from SWE when you're paying. Contact Jennifer Kwon  at jhkwon4@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Relay for Life (last meeting) (0.5 Point)
Wednesday, March 9 | 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM at Engineering Hall 106B3
Join the SWE Relay for Life team as they hold their last meeting before the event. If interested in purchasing this year's Relay for Life team shirt, bring $10.25 to the meeting! Contact Lauren Kovanko or Matthew Sim at kovanko2@illinois.edu or marsim2@outlook.com.
 
Outreach - Science Olympiad (1 Point)
Thursday, March 10 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Edison Middle School
This semester, we will be volunteering with the Science Olympiad team at Edison Middle School to help them prepare for their competitions! We will be helping with the following events: Wind Power, Meteorology, Dynamic Planet, Food Science and Green Generation. Contact Elizabeth Lee at eslee6@illinois.edu.

Outreach - FKO (For Kids Only) (1 Point)
Friday, March 11 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Leal Elementary School
Each week, we go to Leal Elementary to do an engineering lesson and activity with a kindergarten class! FKO will be occurring on Fridays this semester. Contact Molly McGiles and Megan Fox at mcgiles2@illinois.edu and mmfox2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Relay for Life (1 point/hour for up to 4 hours; after that, 0.5 points/hour)
Saturday, March 12 | 6:00 PM - 6:00 AM at UIUC armory
Join SWE as we attend Relay for Life to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. Relay For Life teams will camp out overnight and take turns walking around a track. Please sign up to be on the SWE Relay for Life team if interested in participating! Contact Lauren Kovanko or Matthew Sim at kovanko2@illinois.edu or marsim2@outlook.com.

Community Service - Wesley Food Pantry Volunteering (3 Points)
Thursday, March 17 | 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM at Wesley Food Pantry
Come help give food to those in need at Wesley Food Pantry! First part will be an orientation (required) and the second part will be distributing the food. Please sign up here and sign up for the "Volunteer Orientation: 2:30-3:15pm" and "Food Distribution 3:15-5:30pm" on 03/17/2016. Must sign up for both! Also please complete this form as well! Contact Emily Delacruz  at edelacr2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Boys & Girls Club Volunteering (1 Point)
Friday, March 18 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Don Moyer's Boys and Girls Club
Community Service will be volunteering at the Don Moyer's Boys and Girls Club! If you would like to join us, an orientation is required; contact Lydia Tanner at lxtanne2@illinois.edu for more information. Contact Lydia Tanner at lxtanne2@illinois.edu.
Community Service - Green Street Road Clean-Up (2 Points)
Sunday, April 3 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Green Street(Meet at SWE Office)
Help keep our community clean! Join SWE as we hike down Green St. to take care of our downtown area. Free donuts and drinks are provided! Sign up here. If you have any question, contact Xinhang Li at xli160@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - SWEet 5K
Sunday, April 10 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at Main Quad
Failed your New Year Resolution to recommit to a fitness life? No worries! We've got your back!
> The ladies of Society of Women Engineers proudly present our annual SWEet 5K Run fundraiser which is to be held on April 10th, 2016. Come and hangout with your friends and families around U of I campus while challenge yourself with a 5K race! Sign up here. Contact Shreya Santhanam at smsanth2@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - Mental Health Series: Tell Me About Your Day Workshop (1 Point)
Friday, April 29 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at 119 MSEB
The Membership Enrichment Committee will be kicking off our Mental Health Workshop Series with a Tell Me About Your Day workshop. TMAYD is a movement started by college students to promote open conversation about mental health issues. Want to learn more? Contact Katerina Economou for more information at keconom2@illinois.edu.
Committee Meetings
Outreach - Outreach Committee Meeting (0.5 Point)
Tuesday, March 8 | 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM at 106B1 Engineering Hall
Do you like working with kids? Want to share your passion for engineering with others? Come to the Outreach Committee meeting and learn about ways to get involved with outreach events this year!  Contact Ashley May and Lara Flasch at acmay2@illinois.edu and lflasch2@illinois.edu.

General Surveys
SWE Illinois Member Survey (1 Point)
Please complete this survey here to help SWE Illinois know more about our members. The responses will be aggregated and presented in charts on the SWE website and to corporate sponsors. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.

Intramurals Survey (0.5 Point)
Spring II Intramurals will be starting up the week of April 3rd! Please let me know which sports you would like to play by filling out this survey here by Tuesday, March 15th. Questions? Contact Gina Pfister at gmpfist2@illinois.edu for more information.

Professional Liaison Spring Mentoring Program Sign-Up
Professional Liaison mentoring program aims to connect current students with professional alums so that current students can gain valuable guidance regarding academics and career. If you're currently confused as to how you can reach your future goals, join the mentoring program now here!  Contact Shrey Maheshwari, Damaris Vera at smahes7@illinois.edu, dvera3@illinois.edu.

Join the Relay for Life Team
It's time to get excited; the Relay for Life event is approaching! It's not too late to join the team and be apart of this great experience. All proceeds raised go to the American Cancer Society! Sign up here. Contact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.

Pi Day Potluck
Come celebrate Pi Day with your sweetest SWEsters! Fill out this form here for preferred times. Contact Farzana Haque at fhaque3@illinois.edu
 
Professional Liaison Spring Mentoring Program Sign-Up
Professional Liaison mentoring program aims to connect current students with professional alums so that current students can gain valuable guidance regarding academics and career. If you're currently confused as to how you can reach your future goals, join the mentoring program now!  Contact Shrey Maheshwari, Damaris Vera at smahes7@illinois.edudvera3@illinois.edu.

SWE Leadership Certificate Application
This certificate was created to recognize outstanding members for their contributions to the organization and their participation in many of the main areas of SWE. Eligibility is based on attendance at a variety of SWE events and completion of the application form (due by April 15, 2016). For a list of the required events, see the attached flyer here. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.

Marketing - Like us on Social Media!
Are you on social media (specifically Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr)? Then like SWE Illinois to get updates and see what's been happening in our section! Just search SWE Illinois on the sites listed above! Also, don't forget to friend Beatrice Swester on Facebook to be invited to SWE events! Contact Lucy Dunderman at dunderm2@illinois.edu.

SWEekly Profile
Professional Liasion - SWEekly Profile: Amanda Luebbers
Amanda Luebbers is a Continuous Improvement Engineer at Mondelez International’s Chicago area plant. In this position, Amanda works with several departments to identify productivity and/or financial losses within the plant as well as to develop a plan for preventing future losses. Data analysis plays a large role in investigating the cause of a loss. Amanda enjoys the team atmosphere at of her department as well as having the opportunity to work with multiple functions other than her own.
Amanda graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in general engineering. As a student, she was involved in SWE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Hoeft Technology and Management Program. She recommends being involved with an extracurricular that mimics what you want to do after graduation. For instance, Amanda knew she wanted to go into project management so she led a Team Tech project. She found the T&M program beneficial because the business courses introduced her to skills she uses in her job.
Contact Katy Walters at kswltrs2@illinois.edu.



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SWEekly: Week of February 7th

 

Highlights of SWE:

SWE Officer Candidate Feedback Form
Due by Monday, February 15th at 11:59pm
Please provide feedback (both praise and constructive criticism) using this form for each candidate that you have interacted with. Because members of the nominating committee may not have personally interacted with all applicants, outside feedbackis important in order to fully evaluate each candidate. We are especially interested in evaluating the areas of skills, key leadership characteristics, and accomplishments as they relate to the SWE officer position. Please note that all responses are confidential. Contact the Nominating Committee at SWENomCom2016@gmail.com.
Become a SWE National Member!
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Committee Meetings:

Recruitment -
February 11Thursdays 6:00 PM @ 305 MSEB

Community Service- 
February 9Tuesdays 5:00 PM

Fundraising -
February 17, Wednesdays 7:00 PM

Professional Liaison -
February 16, Tuesdays 4:00 PM

Outreach
February 9, Tuesdays 5:00 PM @ 106B1 EH

Membership Enrichment & Social 
February 10, Wednesdays 5:00 PM

Team Tech
February 9Tuesdays 6:00 PM

Info & Marketing
February 18, Thursdays 8:00PM @ 106B6 EH

GradSWE

SWEekly
Monday, February 8th, 2016


Upfront and Center
Professional Liaison - MBA Programs Workshop and Panel (1 Points)
Monday, February 8 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at TBA
Come join us for a presentation about the UIUC MBA program! You can learn about how an engineer can further their career by receiving an MBA and listen to why businesses love hiring MBA students with an engineering background. There will also be a panel of current students to answer any questions you may have.  Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.
 
Professional Liaison - Night of Networking (3 Points)
Wednesday, February 10 | 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM at ARC Multipurpose Room 6
Check-in will start in the ARC at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6. Please don't forget that the dress code is business professional and bring your networking skills! Registration was required so please contact Alex if you're not sure if you registered.  Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.

Outreach - Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (3 Points)
Saturday, February 20 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Loomis
Come join us at the biggest outreach event of the year! This event allows high school girls from all over the state of Illinois to learn about engineering and its many amazing applications. This year our theme is "There is a Little Bit of Engineer in Every Girl" - come inspire girls with your passion for engineering and build their confidence that they can be engineers too! Sign up here Contact Abbie Gerth & Rebecca Ficht at agerth2@illinois.edu & ficht2@illinois.edu.
 
SWEet Events
Fundraising  - Teddy Bear Sale
Monday, February 8 |  at SWOffice
Pick out a loveable teddy bear to decorate and give to someone special in your life! We will be selling bears in the SWOffice the week before Valentine’s Day (Feb. 8 - 12) for $5 / bear.
Contact Vivian Li at vwli3@illinois.edu.


Fundraising - Valentine’s Day Chocolate Roses Sale!
Monday, February 8 | at SWOffice & Engineering Hall
Buy your BF/GF/Crush/Friends/Yourself roses for Valentine’s Day!! Shower them with love! 1 for $1, 6 for $5, and a dozen for $10. February 8- February 12. Contact Jasmine Kwon at  jhkwon3@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - Penny Wars!
Monday, February 8 | at SWOffice
Get ready for committee penny wars! Save up your change and get your game on! The committee with the most change will receive a prize! February 8 thru February 29 Contact Jennifer Kwon at jhkwon4@illinois.edu.

Facebook Bagel Break (1 Points)
Tuesday, February 9 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Engineering Hall 112
Come network with Facebook representatives over coffee and bagels! Stop by for as long as you want! Contact Grace Pakeltis at swe-evp@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - Intramurals - Women's Bowling (2 Points)
Tuesday, February 9 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Illini Union Rec Room
We have 3 spots left for Women's Bowling! It will be Tuesdays from 8pm-9pm at the Union, starting tomorrow! Please sign up here if you want to participate.  After you sign up you will be contacted with information on how to register.  You will also need to turn in a $10 deposit to the SWOffice which will be returned after each game. Contact Gina Pfister at gmpfist2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Pancake Dinner!! (1.5 Points)
Thursday, February 11 | 4:00 PM - 7:59 PM at Wesley Student Center at UIUC
Tired of dorm food or cooking for yourself? Come on out to the Wesley Foundation for $5 unlimited pancakes! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and your $5 donation will go directly to your Relay For Life team (SWE!)! Not signed up for Relay yet? Sign up at the event ($10) and you'll receive pancakes for free!! Comfort food, no work, and a great cause? Nothing could be better!
Contact Lauren Zelaya at 
zelaya2@illinois.edu.

InfoMark - InfoMark Workshop! (1 Points)
Thursday, February 11 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mark your calendars! February 11th at 5pm, Dr. Mike Yao from the College of Media will be hosting a workshop discussing the psychology behind social media and advertising. Refreshments will be served! Contact Lucy Dunderman at dunderm2@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - Join SWE's E-Week Team! (3 Points)
Friday, February 12
Sign up here  for an awesome week of everything from karaoke to photo scavenger hunts to donating to charity. That’s right, E-week is here once again! Both noncompetitive and competitive team members should sign up using this form here by February 12th. Contact Carly Staser at cstaser2@illinois.edu for more information. 

Outreach - FKO (For Kids Only) (1 Points)
Friday, February 12 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Leal Elementary School
Each week, we go to Leal Elementary to do an engineering lesson and activity with a kindergarten class! FKO will be occurring on Fridays this semester. Contact Molly McGiles at mcgiles2@illinois.edu.

Social - Crush Party (2 Points)
Friday, February 12 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Upstairs Firehaus!
Bring your crush to meet your favorite SWEsters and have some pre-Valentine’s Day fun! Alternatively, come scope out the cuties present and find a new crush to take out on Sunday ;) There will be FREEE snacks and pop! All ages are encouraged to come (: Contact Katie Peck at kepeck2@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - Meet and Eat with Shreya Santhanam (1 Points)
Monday, February 15 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at EH 106B1
Need dinner plans? Come chat with Shreya as she presents about her trip to Cuba this winter break! POTBELLY's will be provided! RSVP here, first-come, first-served. Contact Katerina Economou at keconom2@illinois.edu for more information.

Community Service - Boys & Girls Club Volunteer Orientation (1 Points)
Tuesday, February 16 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Eng Hall 106# (TBD)
Required orientation to attend all future volunteer trips to the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, and the only orientation offered on campus! See how you can help create a fun environment for the children who utilize this organization! Contact Lydia Tanner at lxtanne2@illinois.edu for more information.

Professional Liaison - Grad School Info Session (1 Points)
Tuesday, February 16 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM at 106B8 Engineering Hall
Come listen to members from GradSWE talk about what grad school is and all the different options that can be open to you after grad school! It will be an informal session so feel free to come at any time and ask your questions!  Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - E-Week Team Meeting (1 Points)
Tuesday, February 16 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM at TBD
Come to our first E-Week Team Meeting! We will be going over the schedule of events and details including which events we are hosting, and how to ensure victory for Team SWE! Haven't signed up to be on the team yet? Register here to be a part of the most eventful week of the year. Contact Carly Staser at cstaser2@illinois.edu for more information. 

Medline: Interview Tactics (1 Points)
Wednesday, February 17 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at TBA
Thinking about job and internship applications? Have job and internship interviews coming up? Come learn about behavioral interviews and interviewing tactics from an engineer working at Medline. If you have any questions, or want to know how to better present yourself at interviews, or just want to learn more, this is the event for you!
Contact Katherine Chung at katkeichung@gmail.com.


Professional Liaison - Grad School Coffee Chat (1 Points)
Thursday, February 18 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at 112 Engineering Hall
Come talk to our current grad students about their experiences in grad school and get your questions answered! This is a casual session so come and go as you please. Coffee will be provided!  Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - E-Week Triwizard Tournament (2 Points)
Friday, February 19 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM at ARC Auditorium Room
Eternal glory! That's what awaits the student who wins the Engineering Triwizard Tournament, but to do this, that student must survive three tasks in 2016 E-Week. Compete in three extremely thrilling tasks of Harry Potter Trivia, House Talent, and Engineering Challenge! First, second, and third place winners will receive gift cards, all remaining proceeds will go to UIUC Relay for Life fundraiser to support cancer research with the American Cancer Society. (This event was called Top Engineer or Mr. Engineer in previous years. Click the link here for more details.)
Sign up to be a challenger here!! Not much for competition? Come out to support your favorite engineering wizard, purchase your tickets to see the show for $5 in the SWE Office!
Deadline for challenger application: Feb 13th, Saturday 11:59pm. Contact Xiaodan Wang  at xwang167@illinois.edu and Lauren Zelaya at zelaya2@illinois.edu.


Recruitment - Leadership Buddy Program February Workshop (1 Points)
Wednesday, February 24 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at TBD
The Leadership Buddy Program's February Workshop is just around the corner.  Join us on Wednesday, February 24 at 7PM as we discuss this month's topics of Courage and Communication.  We'll be discussing all things career fair and networking.  Anyone is welcome to attend! Contact Andrea Lucas at ablucas2@illinois.edu.

Recruitment - International Taste of SWE (1 Points)
Thursday, February 25 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Celebrate cultural diversity in Engineering with SWE at International Taste of SWE! Students are invited to represent their cultural identity by bringing a dish from their countries. Additional information about the food and other supplementary artifacts, posters, and pictures are also welcome. Come share your own culture and celebrate others! Fill out this form to commit to providing a dish to share.  RSVP for the event here. Contact Nicole Vail at nvail2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Engineering Spelling Bee (2.5 Points)
Thursday, March 3 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
Are you a spelling BEAST? Join us in the first UIUC Engineering Spelling Bee! This is a fundraising event to raise money for UIUC Suicide Prevention and a Scholarship Fund all in honor of Rebekah Schiff-Berger, a former SWEster here at the UIUC. Sign up here! Know a great professor you would like to see judge - or better yet - participate in the spelling bee? Nominate your favorite professors here! Contact Lauren Zelaya at zelaya2@illinois.edu.

Committee Meetings
Outreach - Outreach Committee Meeting (0.5 Points)
Tuesday, February 9 | 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM at 106B1 Engineering Hall
Do you like working with kids? Want to share your passion for engineering with others? Come to the Outreach Committee meeting and learn about ways to get involved with outreach events this year!  Contact Ashley May and Lara Flasch at acmay2@illinois.edu and lflasch2@illinois.edu.


Professional Liaison - Professional Liaison Committee Meeting (0.5 Points)
Tuesday, February 16 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Come help us plan events to help improve professional development skills. Everyone is welcome :) Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.
General Surveys
EOH Interest Survey
The Outreach committee is starting to prepare for Engineering Open House in March! Our exhibits this year will be Girls' Club, Pinball Machine, and Air Hockey Table. If you're interested in helping to build some awesome science/engineering projects, please fill out this form here! Contact Jennifer Zupancic at zupanci2@illinois.edu.
 
SWE Bonding Event Survey (0.5 Points)
Let us know what you want to do for a SWE-wide bonding event! Please fill out this form here! Contact Farzana Haque at fhaque3@illinois.edu.

Professional Liaison Spring Mentoring Program Sign-Up
Professional Liaison mentoring program aims to connect current students with professional alums so that current students can gain valuable guidance regarding academics and career. If you're currently confused as to how you can reach your future goals, join the mentoring program now!  Contact Shrey Maheshwari, Damaris Vera at smahes7@illinois.edu, dvera3@illinois.edu.

SWE Illinois Member Survey (2 Points)
Please complete this survey here to help SWE Illinois know more about our members. The responses will be aggregated and presented in charts on the SWE website and to corporate sponsors. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.

SWE Leadership Certificate Application
This certificate was created to recognize outstanding members for their contributions to the organization and their participation in many of the main areas of SWE. Eligibility is based on attendance at a variety of SWE events and completion of the application form (due by April 15, 2016). For a list of the required events, see the attached flyer here. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.
Marketing - Like us on Social Media!
Are you on social media (specifically Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr)? Then like SWE Illinois to get updates and see what's been happening in our section! Just search SWE Illinois on the sites listed above! Also, don't forget to friend Beatrice Swester on Facebook to be invited to SWE events! Contact Lucy Dunderman at dunderm2@illinois.edu.

External Announcements
Please check our External Announcement Page for external announcements.
 
Copyright © 2016 SWE Illinois, All rights reserved.

 

SWEekly: Week of February 1st

 

Highlights of SWE:

2016-2017 SWE Officer Board Application is now OPEN
Application closes today!
Want to gain leadership experience, build your network, make friends, and be a role model? Apply to be on the 2016-2017 SWE Officer Board! The first step is to fill out the online application by February 1st. We can't wait to see the impact YOU will have on SWE UIUC. Questions? Contact swenomcom2016@gmail.com
Become a SWE National Member!
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Website
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Instagram
Check out the SWE Calendar!
Committee Meetings:

Recruitment -
February 4Thursdays 6:00PM @ 305 MSEB

Community Service- 
February 2Tuesdays 5:00PM

Fundraising -
February 3, Wednesdays 6:00PM

Professional Liaison -
February 3, Wednesdays 6:00PM

Outreach
February 2, Tuesdays 5:00PM @ 106B1 EH

Membership Enrichment & Social 
February 3, Wednesdays 5:00PM

Team Tech
February 2Tuesdays 6:00PM

Info & Marketing
February 4, Thursdays 8:00PM @ 106B6 EH

GradSWE

SWEekly
Monday, February 1st, 2016


Upfront and Center
unity Service - Cadette Girl Scout Workshop (2 Points)
Saturday, February 6 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Loomis Laboratory
We are looking for volunteers to guide local Cadette Girl Scouts in earning their Special Agent badge. If you want to come spend a few hours leading fun activities in fingerprinting and DNA extraction from bananas you can sign up here! Contact Laura Briney at brineylr@gmail.com.

 Professional Liaison - Night of Networking (3 Points)|
Wednesday, February 10 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM in the ARC Multipurpose Rooms 6 and 7
Come join us for our first professional dinner and networking opportunity of the semester! Please register here by February 1st and turn in your $5 deposit by February 3. IF YOU DO NOT TURN IN YOUR DEPOSIT, YOU WILL NOT BE ORDERED A DINNER so please be sure to turn it into the SWOffice as soon as possible! If you are not a national member of SWE, Theta Tau, or NOBE, then the cost of the event is $20.  Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.

Outreach - Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (3 Points)
Saturday, February 20 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Loomis
Come join us at the biggest outreach event of the year! This event allows high school girls from all over the state of Illinois to learn about engineering and its many amazing applications. This year our theme is "There is a Little Bit of Engineer in Every Girl" - come inspire girls with your passion for engineering and build their confidence that they can be engineers too! Sign up here Contact Abbie Gerth & Rebecca Ficht at agerth2@illinois.edu & ficht2@illinois.edu.
 
SWEet Events
Professional Liaison - Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research Info Session (1 Points)
Monday, February 1 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at 106B1 Engineering Hall
Interested in getting involved with undergraduate research and learning how to present your work to the community? Come learn more about the Illinois Scholars Undergraduate Research (ISUR) program! There will also be current students to answer your questions.  Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.
Fundraising - Penny Wars!
Wednesday, February 3 | at SWOffice
Get ready for committee penny wars! Save up your change and get your game on! The committee with the most change will receive a prize!  Contact Jennifer Kwon at jhkwon4@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - E-Week Info Session (1 Points)
Thursday, February 4 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at TBD
Come learn about engineers week with SWE! If you have no idea what E-week is come learn about this  fun week of competition between engineering societies and how to be part of it. If you’ve participated before, come learn about some changes to the show. Either way come spend some time with us, ask your questions, and get excited for the best (and craziest) week of the year! Contact Katerina Economou at keconom2@illinois.edu or Carly Stater at cstaser2@illinois.edu for more information.

Outreach - FKO (For Kids Only) (1 Points)
Friday, February 5 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Leal Elementary School
Each week, we go to Leal Elementary to do an engineering lesson and activity with a kindergarten class! FKO will be occurring on Fridays this semester. Contact Molly McGiles at mcgiles2@illinois.edu.

Fundraising  - Teddy Bear Sale
Monday, February 8 |  at SWOffice
Pick out a loveable teddy bear to decorate and give to someone special in your life! We will be selling bears in the SWOffice the week before Valentine’s Day (Feb. 8 - 12) for $5 / bear.
Contact Vivian Li at vwli3@illinois.edu.


Professional Liaison - MBA Programs Workshop and Panel (1 Points)
Monday, February 8 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at TBA
Come join us for a presentation about the UIUC MBA program! You can learn about how an engineer can further their career by receiving an MBA and listen to why businesses love hiring MBA students with an engineering background. There will also be a panel of current students to answer any questions you may have.  Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.

Facebook Bagel Break (1 Points)
Tuesday, February 9 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Engineering Hall 112
Come network with Facebook representatives over coffee and bagels! Stop by for as long as you want! Contact Grace Pakeltis at swe-evp@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - Intramurals - Women's Bowling (1.5 Points)
Tuesday, February 9 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Intramurals are here! We are doing Women's Bowling! Please sign up here. If you want to participate. Due to roster limits, we can only accept five players on a first-come, first-served basis. The first five people to sign up will be contacted with information on how to register. You will also need to turn in a $10 deposit to the SWOffice which will be returned after each game. Everyone else will be put on a waiting list.
Questions? Contact Gina Pfister at 
gmpfist2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Pancake Dinner!! (1.5 Points)
Thursday, February 11 | 4:00 PM - 7:59 PM at Wesley Student Center at UIUC
Tired of dorm food or cooking for yourself? Come on out to the Wesley Foundation for $5 unlimited pancakes! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and your $5 donation will go directly to your Relay For Life team (SWE!)! Not signed up for Relay yet? Sign up at the event ($10) and you'll receive pancakes for free!! Comfort food, no work, and a great cause? Nothing could be better!
Contact Lauren Zelaya at 
zelaya2@illinois.edu.

InfoMark - InfoMark Workshop! (1 Points)
Thursday, February 11 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mark your calendars! February 11th at 5pm, Dr. Mike Yao from the College of Media will be hosting a workshop discussing the psychology behind social media and advertising. Refreshments will be served! Contact Lucy Dunderman at dunderm2@illinois.edu.

Social - Crush Party (2 Points)
Friday, February 12 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Upstairs Firehaus!
Bring your crush to meet your favorite SWEsters and have some pre-Valentine’s Day fun! Alternatively, come scope out the cuties present and find a new crush to take out on Sunday ;) There will be FREEE snacks and pop! All ages are encouraged to come (:
Contact Katie Peck at 
kepeck2@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - Meet and Eat with Shreya Santhanam (1 Points)
Monday, February 15 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Need dinner plans? Come chat with Shreya as she presents about her trip to Cuba this winter break! POTBELLY's will be provided! RSVP here, first-come, first-served. Contact Katerina Economou at keconom2@illinois.edu for more information.

Community Service - Boys & Girls Club Volunteer Orientation (1 Points)
Tuesday, February 16 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Eng Hall 106# (TBD)
Required orientation to attend all future volunteer trips to the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club, and the only orientation offered on campus! See how you can help create a fun environment for the children who utilize this organization! Contact Lydia Tanner at lxtanne2@illinois.edu for more information.

Recruitment - International Taste of SWE (1 Points)
Thursday, February 25 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Celebrate cultural diversity in Engineering with SWE at International Taste of SWE! Students are invited to represent their cultural identity by bringing a dish from their countries. Additional information about the food and other supplementary artifacts, posters, and pictures are also welcome. Come share your own culture and celebrate others! Fill out this form to commit to providing a dish to share.  RSVP for the event here. Contact Nicole Vail at nvail2@illinois.edu.

Committee Meetings
Outreach - Outreach Committee Meeting (0.5 Points)
Tuesday, February 2 | 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM at 106B1 Engineering Hall
Do you like working with kids? Want to share your passion for engineering with others? Come to the Outreach Committee meeting and learn about ways to get involved with outreach events this year!  Contact Ashley May and Lara Flasch at acmay2@illinois.edu and lflasch2@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment & Social - Membership Enrichment and Social Committee Meeting (1 Points)
Wednesday, February 3 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at TBD
Join us and learn what ME/S is all about! We plan a wide array of events all year, ranging from workshops to semi-formal! All ideas are welcome, and we would love to have you. Contact Katerina Economou at keconom2@illinois.edu or Katie Peck at kepeck2@illinois.edu for more information. 
General Surveys
Science Olympiad Availability
This semester, we will be volunteering with the Science Olympiad team at Edison Middle School to help them prepare for their competitions! If you’re interested in making a difference for these students, please fill out this survey here to let us know what days most volunteers are available. Contact Elizabeth Lee at eslee6@illinois.edu.

EOH Interest Survey
The Outreach committee is starting to prepare for Engineering Open House in March! Our exhibits this year will be Girls' Club, Pinball Machine, and Air Hockey Table. If you're interested in helping to build some awesome science/engineering projects, please fill out this form here! Contact Jennifer Zupancic at zupanci2@illinois.edu.
 
SWE Bonding Event Survey (0.5 Points)
Let us know what you want to do for a SWE-wide bonding event! Please fill out this form here! Contact Farzana Haque at fhaque3@illinois.edu.

SWE Leadership Certificate
The SWE Student Leader Certificate was created to recognize outstanding members for their contributions to the organization and their participation in many of the main areas of SWE.

Eligibility for the SWE Student Leader Certificate is based on attendance at a variety of SWE events and completion of the application form (sent out in Spring 2016). For a list of the required events, see the attached flyer 
here. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.
Marketing - Like us on Social Media!
Are you on social media (specifically Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr)? Then like SWE Illinois to get updates and see what's been happening in our section! Just search SWE Illinois on the sites listed above! Also, don't forget to friend Beatrice Swester on Facebook to be invited to SWE events! Contact Lucy Dunderman at dunderm2@illinois.edu.

External Announcements
Please check our External Announcement Page for external announcements.
 
Copyright © 2016 SWE Illinois, All rights reserved.

 

SWEekly: Week of January 18th

 

Highlights of SWE:

Information on EC Awards/Scholarships
Become a SWE National Member!
Facebook
Website
Twitter
Instagram
Check out the SWE Calendar!
Committee Meetings:

Recruitment -

Community Service- 

Fundraising -


Professional Liaison -

Outreach

Membership Enrichment & Social 

Team Tech
January 26Tuesday 6:00PM
Info & Marketing

GradSWE

SWEekly
Monday, January 18th, 2015


Upfront and Center
January General Meeting (1 Point)
Thursday, January 21 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM at MSEB 100
Welcome back SWEesters! Come see what is SWE will be doing this spring semester.  There are new leadership positions and new events for you to get involved in!! Contact Grace Pakeltis at swe-evp@illinois.edu.

Bagel Break (0.5 Points)
Friday, January 22 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at EH 110A
Start off the year right with delicious bagels and juice with other SWE members! Contact Ashley Williams at awill35@illinois.edu.

Minority Town Hall (1 Points)
Thursday, January 28 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at MSEB 100
Want to know what other minority-interest organizations are all about? Interested in the goals and perspectives of the organizations? Wondering how to get more interested in the groups? Please come to the Minority Town Hall, co-hosted with NSBE, SHPE, and other organizations! Refreshments will be served! Contact Ashley Williams at awill35@illinois.edu.
 
2016-2017 SWE Officer Board Application is now OPEN
Application closes February 1st!
Want to gain leadership experience, build your network, make friends, and be a role model? Apply to be on the 2016-2017 SWE Officer Board! The first step is to fill out the online application by February 1st. We can't wait to see the impact YOU will have on SWE UIUC. Questions? Contact swenomcom2016@gmail.com
 
Region H Collegiate Leadership Team Application - Due by February 5th
Interested in being involved with SWE on a larger scale? Want to network with SWEsters all throughout the Midwest? Apply to be on the Region H Collegiate Leadership Team! Application can be found here. Please note if you are placed on the ballot, you will be required to give a brief speech at the 2016 Region H Conference. Questions? Contact Emily at matijev2@illinois.edu.

Spring Committee Chair Application
Missed the first semester application round for chair positions? Are you a new member who wants to get involved with SWE? Apply here for open chair positions here! Applications close on Friday, January 29th at 11:59pm. Contact Ashley Williams at awill35@illinois.edu.

Leadership Buddy Program Sign Up (1 Point)
Fill out this form here. The SWE Leadership Buddy Program is back for its second year! This mentoring system was started last year for members within SWE to learn more about how to be more involved and succeed in SWE and how to obtain and maintain leadership roles within SWE. Mentees, which include freshmen, sophomores, and anyone else interested in becoming more involved, will be paired up with a mentor, such as a juniors or senior who has been active in SWE, served as an officer, and / or has been on the Exec Board. This program is highly encouraged for underclassmen who would like to learn how to get more involved in SWE, especially with leadership positions! Our first event will be at the end of January, so stay posted for more information to come! Contact Andrea Lucas at ablucas2@illinois.edu

Marketing - Like us on Social Media!
Are you on social media (specifically Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr)? Then like SWE Illinois to get updates and see what's been happening in our section! Just search SWE Illinois on the sites listed above! Also, don't forget to friend Beatrice Swester on Facebook to be invited to SWE events! Contact Lucy Dunderman at dunderm2@illinois.edu.
 
SWEet Events
Tea with SWE
January 24th 1-3pm, John Deer Pavillion (second floor of Mechanical Engineering Lab)
If you are applying for a SWE Officer Board position, the nominating committee would like to invite you to "Tea with SWE"! Past officers will be available to discuss their positions and review the opportunities and responsibilities of being a SWOfficer. This is a great opportunity to network and enjoy tea and cookies! Questions? Contact swenomcom2016@gmail.com

Outreach - Committee Chairs Needed
The Outreach committee is in need of 3 new chairs for next semester! We are looking for SWEsters to fill the following positions: CU Special Rec, FKO, and Project Development. Keep an eye out for the committee chair application in the first SWEekly of next semester, and let us know if you have any questions in the meantime! Contact Ashley May & Lara Flasch at ashleycmay@gmail.com & lflasch2@illinois.edu.

Outreach - Step Up (1 Points)
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM at St. Matthew School
Want to inspire young students to pursue engineering? Then volunteer for Step Up! Step Up is a monthly Outreach event for 8th graders at St. Matthew School. We will do activities to teach students about the different engineering disciplines! Our first event will occur the week of 1/25/16. Please fill out this availability form here if you’d like to help so we can determine a date! Contact Katherine Kiang at kathk15@gmail.com.

Committee Meetings
Fundraising - Fundraising Committee Meeting (0.5 Points)
Wednesday, January 20 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come learn about how you can help raise money for SWE! Contact Shreya Santhanam at smsanth2@illinois.edu.

General Surveys
Alumni Database

If you are graduating this semester but want to stay in touch with SWE, sign up here to be a part of our Professional and Alumni Database! You will be invited to events such as the Alumni Brunch and various lunches and networking events. Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu

SWE Meet & Eat Interest Survey (1 Point)
We want to get to know YOU! Have an interesting hobby or passion? Let us know about it at the next Meet & Eat! Fill out this survey here by January 31st and let us know what you're interested in. Contact Katerina Economou at keconom2@illinois.edu for more information.

Science Olympiad Availability
This semester, we will be volunteering with the Science Olympiad team at Edison Middle School to help them prepare for their competitions! If you’re interested in making a difference for these students, please fill out this survey here to let us know what days most volunteers are available. Contact Elizabeth Lee at eslee6@illinois.edu.

EOH Interest Survey
The Outreach committee is starting to prepare for Engineering Open House in March! Our exhibits this year will be Girls' Club, Pinball Machine, and Air Hockey Table. If you're interested in helping to build some awesome science/engineering projects, please fill out this form here! Contact Jennifer Zupancic at zupanci2@illinois.edu.

SWENext Ambassador Application
National SWE recently started a program for students 18 and under called SWENext. Our 2,500 SWENexters tend to be juniors and seniors in high school and are most interested in scholarships, meeting women engineers and engineering students. SWE is seeking SWE college students to act as ambassadors on the Facebook page. As an ambassador, you would be responsible for posting content on the SWENext Facebook page at least once a week. You would also be required to engage and respond to conversations started by other ambassadors or SWENexters. We are starting the page with a focus on scholarships and the college application process, but as the page grows, SWE hopes it can become a forum for many other topics. If you are interested in being part of this growing community, please take three minutes to apply here! Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.

External Announcements
Please check our SWE at UIUC Website for external announcements.
 
Copyright © 2016 SWE Illinois, All rights reserved.

 

 

Highlights of SWE:

Information on EC Awards/Scholarships
Become a SWE National Member!
Facebook
Website
Twitter
Instagram
Check out the SWE Calendar!
Committee Meetings:

Recruitment -

Community Service- 

Fundraising -


Professional Liaison -

Outreach

Membership Enrichment & Social 

Team Tech
January 26Tuesday 6:00PM
Info & Marketing

GradSWE

SWEekly
Monday, January 18th, 2015


Upfront and Center
January General Meeting (1 Point)
Thursday, January 21 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM at MSEB 100
Welcome back SWEesters! Come see what is SWE will be doing this spring semester.  There are new leadership positions and new events for you to get involved in!! Contact Grace Pakeltis at swe-evp@illinois.edu.

Bagel Break (0.5 Points)
Friday, January 22 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at EH 110A
Start off the year right with delicious bagels and juice with other SWE members! Contact Ashley Williams at awill35@illinois.edu.

Minority Town Hall (1 Points)
Thursday, January 28 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at MSEB 100
Want to know what other minority-interest organizations are all about? Interested in the goals and perspectives of the organizations? Wondering how to get more interested in the groups? Please come to the Minority Town Hall, co-hosted with NSBE, SHPE, and other organizations! Refreshments will be served! Contact Ashley Williams at awill35@illinois.edu.
 
2016-2017 SWE Officer Board Application is now OPEN
Application closes February 1st!
Want to gain leadership experience, build your network, make friends, and be a role model? Apply to be on the 2016-2017 SWE Officer Board! The first step is to fill out the online application by February 1st. We can't wait to see the impact YOU will have on SWE UIUC. Questions? Contact swenomcom2016@gmail.com
 
Region H Collegiate Leadership Team Application - Due by February 5th
Interested in being involved with SWE on a larger scale? Want to network with SWEsters all throughout the Midwest? Apply to be on the Region H Collegiate Leadership Team! Application can be found here. Please note if you are placed on the ballot, you will be required to give a brief speech at the 2016 Region H Conference. Questions? Contact Emily at matijev2@illinois.edu.

Spring Committee Chair Application
Missed the first semester application round for chair positions? Are you a new member who wants to get involved with SWE? Apply here for open chair positions here! Applications close on Friday, January 29th at 11:59pm. Contact Ashley Williams at awill35@illinois.edu.

Leadership Buddy Program Sign Up (1 Point)
Fill out this form here. The SWE Leadership Buddy Program is back for its second year! This mentoring system was started last year for members within SWE to learn more about how to be more involved and succeed in SWE and how to obtain and maintain leadership roles within SWE. Mentees, which include freshmen, sophomores, and anyone else interested in becoming more involved, will be paired up with a mentor, such as a juniors or senior who has been active in SWE, served as an officer, and / or has been on the Exec Board. This program is highly encouraged for underclassmen who would like to learn how to get more involved in SWE, especially with leadership positions! Our first event will be at the end of January, so stay posted for more information to come! Contact Andrea Lucas at ablucas2@illinois.edu

Marketing - Like us on Social Media!
Are you on social media (specifically Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr)? Then like SWE Illinois to get updates and see what's been happening in our section! Just search SWE Illinois on the sites listed above! Also, don't forget to friend Beatrice Swester on Facebook to be invited to SWE events! Contact Lucy Dunderman at dunderm2@illinois.edu.
 
SWEet Events
Tea with SWE
January 24th 1-3pm, John Deer Pavillion (second floor of Mechanical Engineering Lab)
If you are applying for a SWE Officer Board position, the nominating committee would like to invite you to "Tea with SWE"! Past officers will be available to discuss their positions and review the opportunities and responsibilities of being a SWOfficer. This is a great opportunity to network and enjoy tea and cookies! Questions? Contact swenomcom2016@gmail.com

Outreach - Committee Chairs Needed
The Outreach committee is in need of 3 new chairs for next semester! We are looking for SWEsters to fill the following positions: CU Special Rec, FKO, and Project Development. Keep an eye out for the committee chair application in the first SWEekly of next semester, and let us know if you have any questions in the meantime! Contact Ashley May & Lara Flasch at ashleycmay@gmail.com & lflasch2@illinois.edu.

Outreach - Step Up (1 Points)
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM at St. Matthew School
Want to inspire young students to pursue engineering? Then volunteer for Step Up! Step Up is a monthly Outreach event for 8th graders at St. Matthew School. We will do activities to teach students about the different engineering disciplines! Our first event will occur the week of 1/25/16. Please fill out this availability form here if you’d like to help so we can determine a date! Contact Katherine Kiang at kathk15@gmail.com.

Committee Meetings
Fundraising - Fundraising Committee Meeting (0.5 Points)
Wednesday, January 20 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come learn about how you can help raise money for SWE! Contact Shreya Santhanam at smsanth2@illinois.edu.

General Surveys
Alumni Database

If you are graduating this semester but want to stay in touch with SWE, sign up here to be a part of our Professional and Alumni Database! You will be invited to events such as the Alumni Brunch and various lunches and networking events. Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu

SWE Meet & Eat Interest Survey (1 Point)
We want to get to know YOU! Have an interesting hobby or passion? Let us know about it at the next Meet & Eat! Fill out this survey here by January 31st and let us know what you're interested in. Contact Katerina Economou at keconom2@illinois.edu for more information.

Science Olympiad Availability
This semester, we will be volunteering with the Science Olympiad team at Edison Middle School to help them prepare for their competitions! If you’re interested in making a difference for these students, please fill out this survey here to let us know what days most volunteers are available. Contact Elizabeth Lee at eslee6@illinois.edu.

EOH Interest Survey
The Outreach committee is starting to prepare for Engineering Open House in March! Our exhibits this year will be Girls' Club, Pinball Machine, and Air Hockey Table. If you're interested in helping to build some awesome science/engineering projects, please fill out this form here! Contact Jennifer Zupancic at zupanci2@illinois.edu.

SWENext Ambassador Application
National SWE recently started a program for students 18 and under called SWENext. Our 2,500 SWENexters tend to be juniors and seniors in high school and are most interested in scholarships, meeting women engineers and engineering students. SWE is seeking SWE college students to act as ambassadors on the Facebook page. As an ambassador, you would be responsible for posting content on the SWENext Facebook page at least once a week. You would also be required to engage and respond to conversations started by other ambassadors or SWENexters. We are starting the page with a focus on scholarships and the college application process, but as the page grows, SWE hopes it can become a forum for many other topics. If you are interested in being part of this growing community, please take three minutes to apply here! Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.

External Announcements
Please check our SWE at UIUC Website for external announcements.
 

 

Sweekly: Week of December 7th

 

 

Features of the SWEek:

Spirit Jersey Sales

SWOffice
SWE's got spirit, how about you? 
SWE's got spirit, so should you!
Come buy a spirit jersey to show off your swe-rit!
$40!
Contact Katie Garibaldi at garibal2@illinois.edu.
Leadership Buddy Program Sign Up
Fill out this form here. Contact Andrea Lucas at ablucas2@illinois.edu
Become a SWE National Member!
Facebook
Website
Twitter
Instagram
Check out the SWE Calendar!
Committee Meetings:

Recruitment -

Community Service- 

Fundraising -

Professional Liaison -

Outreach

Membership Enrichment & Social 

Team Tech
December 8Tuesday 5:00PM @ 106B1 EH

Info & Marketing

GradSWE

SWEekly
Monday, December 7th, 2015


Upfront and Center
Leadership Buddy Program Sign Up (1 Point)
Fill out this form here. The SWE Leadership Buddy Program is back for its second year! This mentoring system was started last year for members within SWE to learn more about how to be more involved and succeed in SWE and how to obtain and maintain leadership roles within SWE. Mentees, which include freshmen, sophomores, and anyone else interested in becoming more involved, will be paired up with a mentor, such as a juniors or senior who has been active in SWE, served as an officer, and / or has been on the Exec Board. This program is highly encouraged for underclassmen who would like to learn how to get more involved in SWE, especially with leadership positions! Our first event will be at the end of January, so stay posted for more information to come! Contact Andrea Lucas at ablucas2@illinois.edu

Officer Position Interest Form
Interested in being on the officer board next year? Fill out this short interest form to let the nominating committee know! Questions? Contact swenomcom2016@gmail.com

Fundraising - Spirit Jersey Sales
SWOffice
SWE's got spirit, how about you? 
SWE's got spirit, so should you!
Come buy a spirit jersey to show off your swe-rit!
$40!
Contact Katie Garibaldi at garibal2@illinois.edu.


SWE Resume Database
Companies are searching for talented women in STEM. Submit your resume to the SWE resume database so employers can find you! If you have any questions, contact Anjolika Bhadra-Dave at  bhadrad2@illinois.edu.

SWE Leadership Certificate
The SWE Student Leader Certificate was created to recognize outstanding members for their contributions to the organization and their participation in many of the main areas of SWE.

Eligibility for the SWE Student Leader Certificate is based on attendance at a variety of SWE events and completion of the application form (sent out in Spring 2016). For a list of the required events, see the attached flyer here. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.
 

SWEet Events
Community Service - Relay for Life Team (3 Points)
SWE is taking action to help eliminate cancer. For the Relay event, we will raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in their lifesaving mission. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, one dollar at a time. Join our team here. Contact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.

Outreach - EOH Interest Meeting (1 Points)
Tuesday, December 8 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM at 243 MEB
The Outreach committee is starting to prepare for Engineering Open House in March! Our exhibits this year will be Girls' Club, Pinball Machine, and Air Hockey Table. If you're interested in building some awesome science/engineering projects when spring semester starts, please come to this informational meeting to learn more about how you can help. If you're unable to come but still want to help out, submit your contact info on this form here. Contact Abby Pakeltis at pakelts2@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - Gingerbread House Decorating Competition (2 Points)
Wednesday, December 9 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at TBD 
Destress before finals! Sign up here in teams up to three. $10 for registration. If your team wins first place each participant will will a $5 gift card. Honorable mention and participants favorites will also win a prize. Contact Shreya Santhanam at smsanth2@illinois.edu.

Recruitment - Study Break (1 Points)
Thursday, December 10 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at SWE Office
Studying for finals got you down?  Come hang out in the SWOffice to take a break from studying, eat some yummy snacks, and hang out with other SWEsters! Contact Andrea Lucas at ablucas2@illinois.edu.

Outreach - FKO (For Kids Only) (1 Points)
Wednesday, December 9 | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM at Leal Elementary School
Each week, we go to Leal Elementary to do an engineering lesson and activity with a kindergarten class! FKO will be occurring on Wednesdays this semester. Contact Molly McGiles and Caitlin Haisler at mcgiles2@illinois.edu and haisler2@illinois.edu.

GradSWE - weSTEM 2016 Conference
Saturday, February 6 | Illini Union
Registration to attend weSTEM 2016 is now open. Join us for weSTEM 2016 on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Illini Union. The Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference, GradSWE's flagship initiative, provides graduate students with access to current and future STEM leaders, lending insight into diverse career paths stemming from a graduate degree. This one day conference will help you beINSPIRED, stayMOTIVATED, and growPASSIONATE. Visit here for more information. Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot! Contact Jin Kim at hkim257@illinois.edu.

Committee Meetings
Team Tech Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 8 | 5:00 PM in 106B1 EH
Last Fall Semester Team Tech Committee Meeting!
HEY~ Come out to Team Tech's last committee meeting this Tuesday at 5pm! It's never to late to join. All engineering majors welcome and needed. Contacuiucteamtech@gmail.com.

General Surveys
International Taste of SWE Interest Form (0.5 Points)

Celebrate cultural diversity in Engineering with SWE at International Taste of SWE! Students are invited to represent their cultural identity by bringing a dish from their countries. By filling out this form here, you are not committed to bringing a dish yet, but we would like to get an idea of how many people would be willing to cook something for the event. Contact Nicole Vail at nvail2@illinois.edu

Science Olympiad Availability
Next semester, we will be volunteering with the Science Olympiad team at Edison Middle School to help them prepare for their competitions! If you’re interested in making a difference for these students, please fill out this survey here to let us know what days most volunteers are available. Make sure to fill out NEXT semester’s availability. Contact Elizabeth Lee at eslee6@illinois.edu.

Alumni Database
If you are graduating this semester but want to stay in touch with SWE, sign up here to be a part of our Professional and Alumni Database! You will be invited to events such as the Alumni Brunch and various lunches and networking events. Contact Alex Palasz at palasz2@illinois.edu.
 
EOH Interest Survey (0.5 Points)
The Outreach committee is starting to prepare for Engineering Open House in March! Our exhibits this year will be Girls' Club, Pinball Machine, and Air Hockey Table. If you're interested in helping to build some awesome science/engineering projects when spring semester starts, please fill out this form here! We will be holding an information session soon (TBD) to tell you more about our project plans. Contact Quyen Nguyen at qnguye@illinois.edu.

World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Interest Form (0.5 Point)
Please fill out this interest form here. This is a form to see who would be interested in participating in this chocolate bar fundraiser. Contact Jasmine Kwon at jazkwon95@gmail.com.

External Announcements
Please check our SWE at UIUC Website for external announcements.
 
Copyright © 2015 SWE Illinois, All rights reserved.

SWEekly : Week of November 30th

 


Become a SWE National Member!
Facebook
Website
Twitter
Instagram
Check out the SWE Calendar!
Committee Meetings:

Recruitment -
December 3, Thursdays 6:30 pm @ 106B3 EH

Community Service- 
December 6, Sundays, 3:00 pm @ SWOffice

Fundraising -

December 1, Tuesdays, 7:30 pm @ EH

Professional Liaison -
December 1, Tuesdays, 8:00 pm  @106B1 EH

Outreach
December 1, Tuesdays, 7:30 pm @ 243 MEB


Membership Enrichment & Social 

Team Tech
December 1, Tuesdays 5:00PM @ 106B EH

Info & Marketing
December 3, Thursdays, 5:00 pm @ SWOffice

GradSWE
Upcoming Events:

Recruitment
LGBTQ Ally Training

Community Service
Relay for Life Bake Sale on the Quad

Fundraising
Gingerbread House Decorating Competition

Professional Liaison
♦ T&M Minor Info Session and Panel

Outreach
CU Special Rec

Membership Enrichment & Social
Self Defense Workshop

Team Tech


Information & Marketing
♦ 

Grad SWE
♦ weSTEM 2016 Conference

SWEekly

Monday, November 30th, 2015


Upfront and Center
2016 Region H Conference Application
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
The 2016 SWE Region H Conference will be held February 26-28, 2016 at University of Wisconsin in Platteville, WI. SWE will be organizing transportation to and from the conference for selected attendees. This is a great opportunity to see what SWE conferences are like, attend fascinating workshops, network with other collegiate SWE members and professionals, and bond with amazing UIUC SWEsters! Apply here. The application closes on Sunday, December 6th at 11:59pm. NO late applications accepted! Contact Ashley Williams at awill35@illinois.edu.

December General Meeting (1 Points)
Wednesday, December 2 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM at Altgeld Hall 314
Come see the upcoming events for the semester as well as hear from John Deere. Contact Grace Pakeltis at swe-evp@illinois.edu.

Bagel Break (0.5 Points)
Thursday, December 3 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at SWOffice (EH 110A)
Come eat free Panera delicious bagels and drink juice with other SWEsters in the morning! Contact Ashley Williams at awill35@illinois.edu.
 
Leadership Buddy Program Sign Up (1 Point)
Fill out this form here. The SWE Leadership Buddy Program is back for its second year! This mentoring system was started last year for members within SWE to learn more about how to be more involved and succeed in SWE and how to obtain and maintain leadership roles within SWE. Mentees, which include freshmen, sophomores, and anyone else interested in becoming more involved, will be paired up with a mentor, such as a juniors or senior who has been active in SWE, served as an officer, and / or has been on the Exec Board. This program is highly encouraged for underclassmen who would like to learn how to get more involved in SWE, especially with leadership positions! Our first event will be at the end of January, so stay posted for more information to come! Contact Andrea Lucas at ablucas2@illinois.edu

Professional and Alumni Brunch RSVP
Saturday, December 5 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Illini Union
Come join us for an opportunity to network with professionals and alumni from various companies! The event will be held in the Illini Union from 11AM-1PM on Saturday, December 5. There will be a brunch served. Please RSVP here by Tuesday, December 1. There will be a $5 deposit for national SWE members which will be given back at the end of the event. If you are not a national member, then there is a $5 fee that you will not get back. Contact Sherry Yu and Alli LaHood at smyu2@illinois.edu and alahood2@illinois.edu.

SWE Coffee Mug Interest Form
Fill out this interest form here to commit to buying a SWE coffee mug! You can buy as many as you want! The design is at the bottom of the form, and won’t change too much, if at all, when we order the mugs! Let me know if you have any questions! Contact Katie Garibaldi at garibal2@illinois.edu.

Officer Position Interest Form
Interested in being on the officer board next year? Fill out this short interest form to let the nominating committee know! Questions? Contact swenomcom2016@gmail.com

Fundraising - Spirit Jersey Sales
SWOffice
SWE's got spirit, how about you?
SWE's got spirit, so should you!
Come buy a spirit jersey to show off your swe-rit!
$40!
Contact Katie Garibaldi at garibal2@illinois.edu.


SWE Resume Database
Companies are searching for talented women in STEM. Submit your resume to the SWE resume database so employers can find you! If you have any questions, contact Anjolika Bhadra-Dave at  bhadrad2@illinois.edu .


SWE Leadership Certificate
The SWE Student Leader Certificate was created to recognize outstanding members for their contributions to the organization and their participation in many of the main areas of SWE.

Eligibility for the SWE Student Leader Certificate is based on attendance at a variety of SWE events and completion of the application form (sent out in Spring 2016). For a list of the required events, see the attached flyer
here. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.
 
SWEet Events
Community Service - EC Food Drive (0.25 point/donated item Points)
SWOffice
The Service Society Food Drive has started! RSOs compete to see who can donate the most food by December 4th. All proceeds go to the Central Illinois Food Bank. Boxes are labelled in the Swoffice, and whichever RSO donates the most gets a prize! Community Service will also be collecting cash donations which will be used to purchase canned foods. Let's win!!
Contact Lillian Roderick Buescher at lilyrbuescher@gmail.com.


Community Service - Relay for Life Team (3 Points)
SWE is taking action to help eliminate cancer. For the Relay event, we will raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in their lifesaving mission. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, one dollar at a time. Join our team here. Contact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Relay for Life Bake Sale on the Quad (1 Point/Hour)
Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM On the Quad
SWE is looking for volunteers to sign-up to sell baked goods on the Quad on Monday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 1st from 12pm-4pm. Even one hour of your time would be a great help. All proceeds go to the Relay for Life fundraiser to support the American Cancer Society. Sign-up today hereContact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.

T&M Minor Info Session and Panel (1 Point)
Monday, November 30 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM in 106B6 Engineering Hall
Interested in the Technology and Management Program? Come learn more about applying for the T&M Minor and the opportunities it offers students. Following the informational presentation, we will have a panel of T&M students to answer questions! Contact Ambika Dubey, Geethi Loganathan at adubey3@illinois.edu, geethi.loganathan@gmail.com

Membership Enrichment - Self Defense Workshop (2 Points)

Monday, November 30 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at ARC Multipurpose Room 5
Come learn the basics of self defense with your fellow SWEsters from the University of Illinois Police Department in this interactive two hour session! This training will be targeted at female students, but anyone who feels that they may benefit from attending is welcome to attend. Contact Tonisha Thacker at tthacke2@illinois.edu.


Recruitment and Membership Enrichment - Diversity Event: LGBTQ Ally Training (1 Points)

Thursday, December 3 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM at 106B8 Engineering Hall
The Recruitment and Membership Enrichment Committees are teaming up to present a workshop about how you can be an ally for the LGBTQ community on campus and in the workplace. Tara Cullerton and Tonisha Thacker will be presenting "The Future of Inclusion: How Millennial Allies Can Make a Difference for LGBTQA+ Inclusion on Campus and in the Workplace," a workshop that was presented this year at WE15. Contact Nicole Vail at nvail2@illinois.edu.

Outreach - CU Special Rec (1 Points)
Friday, December 4 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM at CU Special Recreation Center
We are volunteering at the C-U Special Recreation Center once per month to do science demos and activities with special needs students of all ages! We NEED a driver for this event, so please let us know if you would be willing to drive. Contact Blake Banks at jbbanks2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Relay for Life Movie Night (film: Elf) (2 Points)
Friday, December 4 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at 1310 DCL
Join in the fight against cancer by coming to watch everybody's favorite holiday film, Elf! Refreshments and tissues will be sold; $2 entrance fee goes towards SWE's Relay for Life team and the event in March. Contact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - Gingerbread House Decorating Competition (2 Points)
Wednesday, December 9 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at TBD
Destress before finals! Sign up here in teams up to three. $10 for registration. If your team wins first place each participant will will a $5 gift card. Honorable mention and participants favorites will also win a prize. Contact Shreya Santhanam at smsanth2@illinois.edu.

GradSWE - weSTEM 2016 Conference
Saturday, February 6 | Illini Union
Registration to attend weSTEM 2016 is now open. Join us for weSTEM 2016 on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Illini Union. The Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference, GradSWE's flagship initiative, provides graduate students with access to current and future STEM leaders, lending insight into diverse career paths stemming from a graduate degree. This one day conference will help you beINSPIRED, stayMOTIVATED, and growPASSIONATE. Visit here for more information. Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot! Contact Jin Kim at hkim257@illinois.edu.


General Surveys
EOH Interest Survey (0.5 Points)
The Outreach committee is starting to prepare for Engineering Open House in March! Our exhibits this year will be Girls' Club, Pinball Machine, and Air Hockey Table. If you're interested in helping to build some awesome science/engineering projects when spring semester starts, please fill out this form here! We will be holding an information session soon (TBD) to tell you more about our project plans. Contact Quyen Nguyen at qnguye@illinois.edu.

World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Interest Form (0.5 Points)
Please fill out this interest form here. This is a form to see who would be interested in participating in this chocolate bar fundraiser. Contact Jasmine Kwon at jazkwon95@gmail.com.

Safety New Product Survey
Want to provide some input for a potential product for a real company? Complete this survey here to provide feedback on a safety product that is targeted for women ages 18-24. Contact Nick Binkus at nickbinkus@gmail.com

IGED Professors Survey (0.5 Point)

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) is a major Outreach event in the spring for high school girls. We need your help to find some awesome female engineering professors to be design challenge judges for this event! We are also looking for labs that the attendees could tour. Fill out this form here to let us know about any professor(s) you would recommend, or if you work in a research lab that would be fun for the girls to tour. Contact Abbie Gerth and Rebecca Ficht at agerth2@illinois.edu and ficht2@illinois.edu.

Meet and Eat Interest Survey (0.5 Point)
Passionate about a subject or topic that makes you unique? Help us get to know you by presenting the November Meet & Eat! Fill out this survey here if you are at all interested in presenting. Contact Katerina Economou at keconom2@illinois.edu for more information! 

External Announcements

Volunteers needed for the FIRST Lego League (FLL) Tournament
FLL is a Lego robotics competition for middle school students. They build and program a robot, research a solution to a real world problem, and develop their teamwork skills. It's truly inspiring to watch these kids at work!

The tournament runs from about 8-4, in addition to setup the night before. The positions we need people for are:  table resetter and hallway monitor (8-3), practice table monitor (7:30-12 or 11-3), Timer/Music AM/PM (8-12 or 12-4). This year the tournament will be located at Parkland College: there are buses that go there and we can set up some carpooling. Email nothof2@illinois.edu with any questions. Register here.

Global Opportunities for Engineers
Thursday, December 3 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | 1310 DCL
Are you interested in putting your engineering degree to use outside the US? There are plenty of opportunities for you while you are still an undergrad and after you graduate! Join various RSOs, get scholarships, or participate in school-sanctioned programs to send you abroad on adventurous engineering tasks.

We’ll be bringing in Engineers Without Borders, one of the premier RSOs on campus designed to get engineers involved with international engineering projects; the National and International Scholarships Program, a UIUC office designed to publicize scholarships and help applicants write their applications; IPENG, the program through the university to send students abroad for a semester or over the summer; and LINC, introducing an opportunity to get involved with the Global Health Initiative on campus!

We’ll have free food while you learn about great opportunities to make a difference outside the US.


ISAWWA Safe Water Scholarship Program
The ISAWWA Safe Water Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students pursuing degrees or certifications related to the water industry.  Our goal is to encourage more people to consider career paths in the water industry, which is critical to preserving public health and our most important natural resource – clean, safe drinking water.  In 2015, we distributed $5,000 in scholarships among five very deserving winners.
 
Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted into a water-related secondary or continuing education program for the 2016-2017 academic year (including summer term 2016) by the application deadline of January 31, 2016.  Applicable secondary education programs include water-related operator training programs, technical school, community college, four-year college, masters, doctoral, and business/management degree programs. 
 
The application form is available online at 
http://www.isawwa.org/?ScholarshipApp.  At the top of the page you’ll find a link to a recorded webcast that provides tips for completing your scholarship application.
 
Applications must be submitted online by January 31, 2016.  Recommendation letters, transcripts, and anything else mailed separately must bepost-marked by January 31, 2016.  Good luck!


Summer Internship opportunities for Geotechnical Engineering Master’s students
SME is offering special Summer Internship opportunities for Geotechnical Engineering Master’s students.  Students must have already completed one semester of their Master’s program to qualify for consideration.  The Summer Internship lasts from May 2016 through August 2016 with the possibility of part-time employment thereafter. We offer competitive wages and a $500 per month housing allowance to those selected to participate in our program.
 

Here is a job posting we would like you to share with your Master’s-level students.  Thank you for forwarding this information to them.  We look forward to hearing from your students. Contact Jennifer L. Davis at davis@sme-usa.com.

Copyright © 2015 SWE Illinois, All rights reserved.

SWEekly : Week of November 16th


Become a SWE National Member!
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Committee Meetings:

Recruitment -
November 19, Thursdays 6:30 pm @ 106B3 EH

Community Service- 
November 29, Sundays, 3:00 pm @ SWOffice

Fundraising -
November 17, Tuesdays, 7:30 pm @ EH

Professional Liaison -
November 17, Tuesdays, 8:00 pm  @106B1 EH

Outreach
November 17, Tuesdays, 7:30 pm @ 243 MEB

Membership Enrichment & Social 
November 29, Sundays, 7:00 pm @ 106B8 EH

Team Tech
November 17, Tuesdays 5:00PM @ 106B EH

Info & Marketing
December 3, Thursdays, 5:00 pm @ SWOffice

GradSWE
Upcoming Events:

Recruitment


Community Service
Relay for Life Movie Night

Fundraising
Benefit Night at Mia Za's

Professional Liaison
♦ Grad School Coffee Chat

Outreach
FKO

Membership Enrichment & Social
Intramural Volleyball

Team Tech


Information & Marketing
♦ 

Grad SWE
♦ weSTEM 2016 Conference

SWEekly

Monday, November 16th, 2015


Upfront and Center
Officer Position Interest Form
Interested in being on the officer board next year? Fill out this short interest form to let the nominating committee know! Questions? Contact swenomcom2016@gmail.com

Fundraising - Spirit Jersey Sales
SWOffice
SWE's got spirit, how about you?
SWE's got spirit, so should you!
Come buy a spirit jersey to show off your swe-rit!
$40!
Contact Katie Garibaldi at garibal2@illinois.edu.


SWE Resume Database
Companies are searching for talented women in STEM. Submit your resume to the SWE resume database so employers can find you! If you have any questions, contact Anjolika Bhadra-Dave at  bhadrad2@illinois.edu .


New Faces of Engineering - College Edition Application
Apply here for the New Faces of Engineering - College Edition! This award recognizes the best and brightest whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact. You must be part of a participating organization to apply (SWE is one of them). Winners receive a $500 scholarship, and will receive recognition nationally through College Edition as well as locally through the College of Engineering. Deadline to apply online is 11/20. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.

SWE Leadership Certificate
The SWE Student Leader Certificate was created to recognize outstanding members for their contributions to the organization and their participation in many of the main areas of SWE.

Eligibility for the SWE Student Leader Certificate is based on attendance at a variety of SWE events and completion of the application form (sent out in Spring 2016). For a list of the required events, see the attached flyer
here. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.
 
SWEet Events
Community Service - EC Food Drive (0.25 point/donated item Points)
SWOffice
The Service Society Food Drive has started! RSOs compete to see who can donate the most food by December 4th. All proceeds go to the Central Illinois Food Bank. Boxes are labelled in the Swoffice, and whichever RSO donates the most gets a prize! Community Service will also be collecting cash donations which will be used to purchase canned foods. Let's win!!
Contact Lillian Roderick Buescher at lilyrbuescher@gmail.com.


Community Service - Relay for Life Team (3 Points)

SWE is taking action to help eliminate cancer. For the Relay event, we will raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in their lifesaving mission. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, one dollar at a time. Join our team here. Contact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.

Outreach - FKO (For Kids Only) (1 Point)
Wednesday, November 18 | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM at Leal Elementary School
Each week, we go to Leal Elementary to do an engineering lesson and activity with a kindergarten class! FKO will be occurring on Wednesdays this semester. Contact Molly McGiles and Caitlin Haisler at mcgiles2@illinois.edu and haisler2@illinois.edu.


Professional Liaison - Grad School Coffee Chat (1 Point)

Wednesday, November 18| 4:00 - 5:00 pm at Location TBA
Monthly coffee chat with grad students or may be invited guest speakers for catching up with grad school application progress. Plus exploring more about the transition from engineering undergrads to other grad schools such as med school, business school or even law school. :-) Contact Supatcha Chavalvechakul at chavalv2@illinois.edu.
 

Fundraising - Benefit Night at Mia Za's
Wednesday, November 18 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Mia Za's on Green Street
Come enjoy delicious food and help raise money for SWE! Make sure to show them the flyer here before purchasing your food. Contact Jennifer Kwon & Mallory Wall at jkwon.h.122@gmail.com.

Membership Enrichment - Intramural Volleyball (1 Point)
Wednesday, November 18 | 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM at ARC
The SWE intramural volleyball team will play Wednesday nights from 9-10 at the ARC!  To join the team, create an account on the link here. Use your UIN for the participant number.  Once you're signed in, click on Join a Team and select SWE from the drop-down menu under "Team."  The password is swolleyball.  Accept the terms and conditions and click "join."  You must do this before 2pm the day before a game to play in that game, so join the team by 2pm on Tuesday if you want to play this Wednesday!  Hope to see you there! Contact Gina Pfister at gmpfist2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Relay for Life Movie Night (film: My Sister's Keeper) (2 Points)
Thursday, November 19 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM at 1310 DCL
Join in the fight against cancer by coming to watch the hit film My Sister's Keeper! Refreshments and tissues will be sold; $2 entrance fee goes towards SWE's Relay for Life team and the event in March. Contact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.
 

Membership Enrichment - Self Defense Workshop (2 Points)
Monday, November 30 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at ARC Multipurpose Room 5
Come learn the basics of self defense with your fellow SWEsters from the University of Illinois Police Department in this interactive two hour session! This training will be targeted at female students, but anyone who feels that they may benefit from attending is welcome to attend. Contact Tonisha Thacker at tthacke2@illinois.edu.


Recruitment and Membership Enrichment - Diversity Event: LGBTQ Ally Training (1 Points)
Thursday, December 3 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM at Engineering Hall
The Recruitment and Membership Enrichment Committees are teaming up to present a workshop about how you can be an ally for the LGBTQ community on campus and in the workplace. Tara Cullerton and Tonisha Thacker will be presenting "The Future of Inclusion: How Millennial Allies Can Make a Difference for LGBTQA+ Inclusion on Campus and in the Workplace," a workshop that was presented this year at WE15. Contact Nicole Vail at nvail2@illinois.edu.

Professional and Alumni Brunch RSVP
Saturday, December 5 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Illini Union
Come join us for an opportunity to network with professionals and alumni from various companies! The event will be held in the Illini Union from 11AM-1PM on Saturday, December 5. There will be a brunch served. Please RSVP here by Tuesday, December 1. There will be a $5 deposit for national SWE members which will be given back at the end of the event. If you are not a national member, then there is a $5 fee that you will not get back. Contact Sherry Yu and Alli LaHood at smyu2@illinois.edu and alahood2@illinois.edu.

GradSWE - weSTEM 2016 Conference
Saturday, February 6 | Illini Union
Registration to attend weSTEM 2016 is now open. Join us for weSTEM 2016 on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Illini Union. The Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference, GradSWE's flagship initiative, provides graduate students with access to current and future STEM leaders, lending insight into diverse career paths stemming from a graduate degree. This one day conference will help you beINSPIRED, stayMOTIVATED, and growPASSIONATE. Visit here for more information. Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot! Contact Jin Kim at hkim257@illinois.edu.


Committee Meetings
Study Abroad Workshop
Monday, November 16 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM at 165 Everitt Lab (1 Point)
Come learn about opportunities for engineering students to study abroad with representatives from IPENG. There will also be a panel of students who have studied, interned and volunteered abroad in the past to share some of their experiences and answer your questions! Check out here for more information. Contact Geethi Loganathan at geethi.loganathan@gmail.com.

Outreach - Outreach Committee Meeting (0.5 Point)
Tuesday, November 17 | 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM at 243 MEB
Do you like working with kids? Want to share your passion for engineering with others? Come to the Outreach Committee meeting and learn about ways to get involved with outreach events this year! Contact Ashley May and Lara Flasch at acmay2@illinois.edu and lflasch2@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - Fundraising Committee Meeting (0.5 Point)
Tuesday, November 17 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Engineering Hall
Come learn about Fundraising Committee and all the cool events we are currently working on :) Contact Shreya Santhanam at smsanth2@illinois.edu.

General Surveys
Safety New Product Survey
Want to provide some input for a potential product for a real company? Complete this survey here to provide feedback on a safety product that is targeted for women ages 18-24. Contact Nick Binkus at nickbinkus@gmail.com

SWE Coffee Mug Interest Form
Fill out this interest form here to commit to buying a SWE coffee mug! You can buy as many as you want! The design is at the bottom of the form, and won’t change too much, if at all, when we order the mugs! Let me know if you have any questions! Contact Katie Garibaldi at garibal2@illinois.edu.

IGED Professors Survey (0.5 Point)
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) is a major Outreach event in the spring for high school girls. We need your help to find some awesome female engineering professors to be design challenge judges for this event! We are also looking for labs that the attendees could tour. Fill out this form here to let us know about any professor(s) you would recommend, or if you work in a research lab that would be fun for the girls to tour. Contact Abbie Gerth and Rebecca Ficht at agerth2@illinois.edu and ficht2@illinois.edu.

Meet and Eat Interest Survey (0.5 Point)
Passionate about a subject or topic that makes you unique? Help us get to know you by presenting the November Meet & Eat! Fill out this survey here if you are at all interested in presenting. Contact Katerina Economou at keconom2@illinois.edu for more information! 

Office Food Survey (0.5 Point)
This is an office food survey that will help me figure out what food SWE members want/like so that I can purchase them for the food cabinet for them to snack on during office hours. Fill out the survey here. Contact Jasmine Kwon at jazkwon95@gmail.com.

Little Sisters Weekend Testimonial (0.5 Point)
Did you participate in Little Sisters Weekend 2015 as either a Big or Little Sister? Tell us about your experience so we can improve the event this year and use your quotes to advertise for LSW 2016! Fill out the survey here. Contact Tatiana Schaffer at tschaff2@illinois.edu.

External Announcements

MASC Bucket List
Attention MechSE students! 

The end of the semester is approaching fast! Upperclassmen, you've taken all your classes, completed all your requirements (hopefully), and participated in your RSOs, but what about everything else? Or maybe you're still new to campus and looking for ways to kick start your involvement in our department!

The MechSE Advancement Student Committee is proud to host the second annual departmental Bucket List Challenge! Participants will be competing in teams of four for some exclusive MechSE prizes and memorabilia. The steps to participate are simple. First fill out the Google form at the bottom of the page, join the official "MechSE Bucket List 2015!" facebook group, and keep your eyes posted for the official challenge list!

Sign up before Thursday, November 12th so your team will get the most out of the competition week! Sign-up will be extended until Wednesday, November 18th, though, for those who want to sign up in the middle of the week.
Keep in mind that your team will earn more points if you show age diversity (i.e. a team consisting of seniors and freshmen rather than just seniors or just freshmen).
Got a team of four already? Sign up using the provided link. Don't have a team? That's okay - sign up and we'll arrange a team for you! The competition will be happening November 13th-November 20th. If you have any questions, send an email to 
kcruse2@illinois.edu. Get ready to show 'em what you're made of!
Team Registration Form:
 Sign-Up Here!

Summer Internship opportunities for Geotechnical Engineering Master’s students
SME is offering special Summer Internship opportunities for Geotechnical Engineering Master’s students.  Students must have already completed one semester of their Master’s program to qualify for consideration.  The Summer Internship lasts from May 2016 through August 2016 with the possibility of part-time employment thereafter. We offer competitive wages and a $500 per month housing allowance to those selected to participate in our program.
 

Here is a job posting we would like you to share with your Master’s-level students.  Thank you for forwarding this information to them.  We look forward to hearing from your students. Contact Jennifer L. Davis at davis@sme-usa.com.

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SWEekly : November 9th - November 16th

 


Become a SWE National Member!
Facebook
Website
Twitter
Instagram
Check out the SWE Calendar!
Committee Meetings:

Recruitment -
November 12, Thursdays 6:30 pm @ 106B3 EH

Community Service- 
November 15, Sundays, 3:00 pm @ SWOffice

Fundraising -

November 10, Wednesdays, 7:00 pm @ SWOffice

Professional Liaison -
November 10, Tuesdays, 8:00 pm  @106B1 EH

Outreach
November 10, Tuesdays, 7:30 pm @ 241 Everitt


Membership Enrichment & Social 
November 15, Sundays, 7:00 pm @SWOffice

Team Tech
November 10, Tuesdays 5:00PM @ 106B EH

Info & Marketing
November 12, Thursdays, 5:00 pm @ SWOffice

GradSWE
Upcoming Events:

Recruitment


Community Service
Relay for Life Info Session

Fundraising
Melted Crayon Pumpkin Decorating

Professional Liaison
♦ Bread Company on Goodwin

Outreach
FKO

Membership Enrichment & Social
Women in STEM Bar Crawl

Team Tech


Information & Marketing
♦ 

Grad SWE
♦ weSTEM 2016 Conference

SWEekly

Monday, November 9th, 2015


Upfront and Center
November General Meeting (1 Point)
Tuesday, November 10 | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM at MSEB 100
Come see the upcoming events for the semester as well as hear from John Deere. Contact Grace Pakeltis at swe-evp@illinois.edu.

Bagel Break (0.5 Point)
Wednesday, November 11 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at SWOffice (EH 110A)
Come have delicious bagels and juice in the SWOffice with old and new friends! Contact Ashley Williams at awill35@illinois.edu.

Officer Position Interest Form
Interested in being on the officer board next year? Fill out this short interest form to let the nominating committee know! Questions? Contact swenomcom2016@gmail.com

Fundraising - Spirit Jersey Sales
SWOffice
SWE's got spirit, how about you?
SWE's got spirit, so should you!
Come buy a spirit jersey to show off your swe-rit!
$40!
Contact Katie Garibaldi at garibal2@illinois.edu.


SWE Resume Database
Companies are searching for talented women in STEM. Submit your resume to the SWE resume database so employers can find you! If you have any questions, contact Anjolika Bhadra-Dave at  bhadrad2@illinois.edu .

SWE Leadership Certificate
The SWE Student Leader Certificate was created to recognize outstanding members for their contributions to the organization and their participation in many of the main areas of SWE.

Eligibility for the SWE Student Leader Certificate is based on attendance at a variety of SWE events and completion of the application form (sent out in Spring 2016). For a list of the required events, see the attached flyer
here. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.
 
SWEet Events
Community Service - EC Food Drive (0.25 point/donated item Points)
SWOffice
The Service Society Food Drive has started! RSOs compete to see who can donate the most food by December 4th. All proceeds go to the Central Illinois Food Bank. Boxes are labelled in the Swoffice, and whichever RSO donates the most gets a prize! Community Service will also be collecting cash donations which will be used to purchase canned foods. Let's win!!
Contact Lillian Roderick Buescher at lilyrbuescher@gmail.com.


Community Service - Middle School Science Olympiad Mentor (1 point/hour Points)
Franklin Middle School
Interested in working with young STEM lovers? Franklin Middle School in Champaign is looking for university volunteers to be pared up with middle school student groups for the competition. Want more details, or would like to sign-up? Click hereContact Lauren Zelaya at zelaya2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Relay for Life Team (3 Points)

SWE is taking action to help eliminate cancer. For the Relay event, we will raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in their lifesaving mission. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, one dollar at a time. Join our team here. Contact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.

Outreach - FKO (For Kids Only) (1 Point)
Wednesday, November 11 | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM at Leal Elementary School
Each week, we go to Leal Elementary to do an engineering lesson and activity with a kindergarten class! FKO will be occurring on Wednesdays this semester. Contact Molly McGiles and Caitlin Haisler at mcgiles2@illinois.edu and haisler2@illinois.edu.


Powerful Lessons Learned from WE15 Annual SWE Conference Lunch
Wednesday, November 11th | 12:00 - 1:00 PM at 3020 ECE Bldg
Curious about the benefits of attending the SWE annual conference? Come join us for lunch and learn powerful lessons attendees took away from this years conference. We will be sharing tips and insight acquired from attending the conference so that you may benefit from them in your academic and professional career! Please RSVP here for lunch! Contact Lana Stekovic at stekovi2@illinois.edu.

Community Service - Relay for Life Info Session (1.5 Points)
Wednesday, November 11 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM at Engineering Hall
Curious about how you can get involved with raising money for cancer research? Join SWE's Relay for Life committee to learn about all the ways you can help out and fundraise for the American Cancer Society at the Relay for Life Info Session. Contact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.

Social - Women in STEM Bar Crawl (2 Points)
Wednesday, November 11 | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM at Green Street!

Come blow off some steam with Women in STEM! Line-up will be Bros, Firehaus, White Horse, KAMs(: Shirts for sale in the SWOffice or at THIS link!!! Join the Facebook Event for updates! Contact Katie Peck at kepeck2@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - Intramural Volleyball (1 Point)
Wednesday, November 11 | 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM at ARC
The SWE intramural volleyball team will play Wednesday nights from 9-10 at the ARC!  To join the team, create an account on the link here. Use your UIN for the participant number.  Once you're signed in, click on Join a Team and select SWE from the drop-down menu under "Team."  The password is swolleyball.  Accept the terms and conditions and click "join."  You must do this before 2pm the day before a game to play in that game, so join the team by 2pm on Tuesday if you want to play this Wednesday!  Hope to see you there! Contact Gina Pfister atgmpfist2@illinois.edu.

Professional Liaison - Bread Company on Goodwin (1 Point)
Thursday, November 12 | 11:30 am - 12:30 PM at Engineering Hall
Join us at the Bread Company on Goodwin for a networking opportunity with local professionals and tasty food! You do not have to stay for the whole time.

Fundraising - Melted Crayon Pumpkin Decorating (1 Point)
Thursday, November 12 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Engineering Hall
Come decorate pumpkins for $4 with SWE on November 12! Stop by anytime between 5:30-7PM. We'll be combining the best of crayon melting art and fall decorations. Crayons and pumpkins will be supplied.  Sign up here to reserve a pumpkin. Check out the example here. Contact Vivian Li at vwli3@illinois.edu     .

Outreach - CU Special Rec (1 Point)
Friday, November 13 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM at CU Special Recreation Center
We are volunteering at the C-U Special Recreation Center once per month to do science demos and activities with special needs students of all ages! We NEED a driver for this event, so please let us know if you would be willing to drive! Contact Blake Banks at jbbanks2@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - Football Concessions (4 Points)
Saturday, November 14 | at Memorial Stadium
Come join us to sell football concessions! Sign up here. Contact  Katherine Yun at
myun7@illinois.edu.

Social - Dad's Weekend Tailgate (2 Points)
Saturday, November 14 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Grange Grove
This is a super awesome tailgate for the Football game against Ohio!! It will start in the morning (possibly 9, depending on TBD game time), until whenever everyone is too cold to be out there anymore!! There will be tents set up, bags to play, and most importantly FOOD to eat!! We will also be having the burger cook off again, which was a huge hit last year! Tickets will be $8 regular or $6 if you make a King Dad nomination! There will be soda/water there, but feel free to bring your own cooler... Don't miss out on all of the fun!!! See you there! Tickets for sale in the SWOffice. Contact Natalie Hamilton at
nmhamil2@illinois.edu.


Professional Liaison - Grad School Coffee Chat (1 Point)
Wednesday, November 18| 4:00 - 5:00 pm at Location TBA
Monthly coffee chat with grad students or may be invited guest speakers for catching up with grad school application progress. Plus exploring more about the transition from engineering undergrads to other grad schools such as med school, business school or even law school. :-) Contact Supatcha Chavalvechakul at chavalv2@illinois.edu.
 
Community Service - Relay for Life Movie Night (film: My Sister's Keeper) (2 Points)
Thursday, November 19 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM at 1310 DCL
Join in the fight against cancer by coming to watch the hit film My Sister's Keeper! Refreshments and tissues will be sold; $2 entrance fee goes towards SWE's Relay for Life team and the event in March. Contact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.
 

Membership Enrichment - Self Defense Workshop (2 Points)
Monday, November 30 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at ARC Multipurpose Room 5
Come learn the basics of self defense with your fellow SWEsters from the University of Illinois Police Department in this interactive two hour session! This training will be targeted at female students, but anyone who feels that they may benefit from attending is welcome to attend. Contact Tonisha Thacker at tthacke2@illinois.edu.

GradSWE - weSTEM 2016 Conference
Saturday, February 6 | Illini Union
Registration to attend weSTEM 2016 is now open. Join us for weSTEM 2016 on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Illini Union. The Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference, GradSWE's flagship initiative, provides graduate students with access to current and future STEM leaders, lending insight into diverse career paths stemming from a graduate degree. This one day conference will help you beINSPIRED, stayMOTIVATED, and growPASSIONATE. Visit here for more information. Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot! Contact Jin Kim at hkim257@illinois.edu.


Committee Meetings
Outreach - Outreach Committee Meeting (0.5 Point)
Tuesday, November 10 | 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM at 241 Everitt
Do you like working with kids? Want to share your passion for engineering with others? Come to the Outreach Committee meeting and learn about ways to get involved with outreach events this year! Contact Ashley May and Lara Flasch at acmay2@illinois.edu and lflasch2@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - Fundraising Committee Meeting (0.5 Point)
Wednesday, November 10 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at SWOffice
Come learn about Fundraising Committee and all the cool events we are currently working on :) Contact Shreya Santhanam at smsanth2@illinois.edu.

General Surveys

IGED Professors Survey (0.5 Point)
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) is a major Outreach event in the spring for high school girls. We need your help to find some awesome female engineering professors to be design challenge judges for this event! We are also looking for labs that the attendees could tour. Fill out this form here to let us know about any professor(s) you would recommend, or if you work in a research lab that would be fun for the girls to tour. Contact Abbie Gerth and Rebecca Ficht at agerth2@illinois.edu and ficht2@illinois.edu.

Meet and Eat Interest Survey (0.5 Point)
Passionate about a subject or topic that makes you unique? Help us get to know you by presenting the November Meet & Eat! Fill out this survey here if you are at all interested in presenting. Contact Katerina Economou at keconom2@illinois.edu for more information! 

Office Food Survey (0.5 Point)
This is an office food survey that will help me figure out what food SWE members want/like so that I can purchase them for the food cabinet for them to snack on during office hours. Fill out the survey here. Contact Jasmine Kwon at jazkwon95@gmail.com.

Little Sisters Weekend Testimonial (0.5 Point)
Did you participate in Little Sisters Weekend 2015 as either a Big or Little Sister? Tell us about your experience so we can improve the event this year and use your quotes to advertise for LSW 2016! Fill out the survey here. Contact Tatiana Schaffer at tschaff2@illinois.edu.

External Announcements

MASC Bucket List
Attention MechSE students! 

The end of the semester is approaching fast! Upperclassmen, you've taken all your classes, completed all your requirements (hopefully), and participated in your RSOs, but what about everything else? Or maybe you're still new to campus and looking for ways to kick start your involvement in our department!

The MechSE Advancement Student Committee is proud to host the second annual departmental Bucket List Challenge! Participants will be competing in teams of four for some exclusive MechSE prizes and memorabilia. The steps to participate are simple. First fill out the Google form at the bottom of the page, join the official "MechSE Bucket List 2015!" facebook group, and keep your eyes posted for the official challenge list!

Sign up before Thursday, November 12th so your team will get the most out of the competition week! Sign-up will be extended until Wednesday, November 18th, though, for those who want to sign up in the middle of the week.
Keep in mind that your team will earn more points if you show age diversity (i.e. a team consisting of seniors and freshmen rather than just seniors or just freshmen).
Got a team of four already? Sign up using the provided link. Don't have a team? That's okay - sign up and we'll arrange a team for you! The competition will be happening November 13th-November 20th. If you have any questions, send an email to 
kcruse2@illinois.edu. Get ready to show 'em what you're made of!
Team Registration Form:
 Sign-Up Here!

Summer Internship opportunities for Geotechnical Engineering Master’s students
SME is offering special Summer Internship opportunities for Geotechnical Engineering Master’s students.  Students must have already completed one semester of their Master’s program to qualify for consideration.  The Summer Internship lasts from May 2016 through August 2016 with the possibility of part-time employment thereafter. We offer competitive wages and a $500 per month housing allowance to those selected to participate in our program.
 

Here is a job posting we would like you to share with your Master’s-level students.  Thank you for forwarding this information to them.  We look forward to hearing from your students. Contact Jennifer L. Davis at davis@sme-usa.com.

Illinois Business Consulting (IBC) 

Check out their flyer about the IBC Open House here.

The University YMCA Scholarships

The University YMCA is offering two scholarships, one for students who are traveling for international projects and the other for students interning with non-profit and public agencies.

FRED S. BAILEY INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERS
The Fred S. Bailey International Travel Scholarship program will fund up to 75% of the total cost of international travel with a service component.  Awards range from $600-$1800.  Eligible applicants must have been involved in the program (academic or extracurricular) for a minimum of one semester before traveling. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to the project/program, long-term career goals in international development or related fields, the trip's potential impact on the student's learning and professional development, potential for positive impact on the host community and financial need.
 
 
APPLICATION PERIODS
Application Period 1 (For trips that occur between December 20, 2015 – August 30, 2016
Applications Open: October 14
Application Deadline: November 13
 
Application Period 2 (For trips that occur between May 1, 2016 - January 17, 2017
Applications Open: February 15
Application Deadline: April 18

 
FRED S. BAILEY INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERS

Are you interested in an unpaid internship but are concerned about the financial hardship it may cause? The Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders offers undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who receives an unpaid internship with a public service agency or not-for profit organization is eligible to apply. Awards are $1,000 for a part-time internship or $2,500 for a full-time internship and are given directly to the student.
 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
 
APPLICATION PERIODS

Spring 2016 (For internships that occur between January 1, 2016 - May 15, 2016)
Applications Open: October 14 
Application Deadline: November 13 

Summer 2016/Fall 2016 (For internships that occur between May 16, 2016 - December 31, 2016)
Applications Open: February 15 
Application Deadline: 
April 18
Chicago
The UIUC College of Engineering, in collaboration with the UIUC College of Education, is starting a program this year to work with students in the Chicago Public School (CPS) system. We are planning to send engineering student volunteers to Chicago on three Saturdays during the semester to help teach 7th graders in a pre-algebra and physics curriculum, and get them excited about STEM fields. This is an incredible opportunity to make a difference for students who really need it! Food, t-shirts, and transportation to Chicago will be provided free of charge to volunteers. If you’re interesting in helping out or would like to learn more, contact Sahid Rosado Lausell at srosado2@illinois.edu.

Earn your Master's Degree & a Career with Sandia National Laboratories
Are you finishing up your undergrad degree in CS, CE, Cybersecurity, EE, ME or Mathematics and planning to enroll in a Master's program next fall?If you have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, and are interested in a career in national security, then check out Sandia National Labs Critical Skills Master's Program, or our Master's Fellowship Program for underrepresented minorities.

Positions are available at our Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA (Bay Area) locations. If selected for one of these prestigious programs, you will be hired by Sandia and enter graduate school full time to pursue your technical discipline master’s degree. Sandia pays for your tuition and a stipend while in school. Following degree completion, you return to Sandia and start your life changing science or engineering career.

About Us:
Sandia does national security work that is beyond the scope or means of most private organizations, pushing frontiers at the edge of science and engineering.

And what we do matters. Our technologies—which make our nation safer, improve human and environmental health, and even boost the competitiveness of U.S. industry—can truly change the world.

That’s why we can offer you a career that has the power to change your life. Working here, you’ll join some of the top minds in the country in solving difficult challenges in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, and cyber security.

In addition to working at the forefront of technology on problems of real significance, you can expect competitive pay, top-notch benefits, and a work-life balance that gives you time to enjoy family, friends, and the rich cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities that surround our sites in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA.

Take your chance to change the world—and experience the changes in your life.

Sound interesting? Please apply online at www.sandia.gov/careers. Under “Job Family”, select “Special Degree Program” or do a keyword search using CSMP or MFP.

If this is not the right program for you, check out our regular positions, internships and post doc jobs at www.sandia.gov.

Make an Impact with Saha Global

Have you wanted an international experience, but don't have time in your schedule for study abroad? Apply to be a field representative for Saha Global in Ghana this winter, December 28th to January 18th. You will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on a rural community in Ghana by offering clean water or solar electricity. If you want more information check out their website here! Applications are due by October 30th! Questions? Contact Cassie Arenz at arenz2@illinois.edu

Sage Corps - Intern with Startups Abroad
Learn what it's like to work at a startup and to live abroad by checking out Sage Corps at the study abroad fair. We send college students abroad to intern at startups in London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Paris, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, and more. This is not your typical internship. You will not be pushing paper, getting coffee, or copying files. You will be helping a startup grow by coding, developing, designing, building hardware, selling products, creating business strategy or attracting investors. Sage Corps will build your resume and you will come back to the states with real skills. Our past students have leveraged their internships for top jobs in tech, consulting, investment banking, engineering and more. Details can be found hereFeel free to email campusrelations@sagecorps.com with any questions.

Counseling Center
Check out the Suicide Prevention materials here, and the Trauma Response resources on campus here.

TekSpark
Interested in being a mentor for high school students interested in STEM fields? Alumna Shobana Radhakrishnan has founded TekSpark, a company geared toward inspiring and empowering students in STEM. Details about the mentor program can be found here. Companies are always looking for people who take initiative, have leadership skills, and are willing to lend a hand to others. Take advantage of this opportunity to help a future engineering student! If you are interested in signing up for the program you can do that here! Questions? Contact Robin Ennis or Angie Wolters at wie@illinois.edu

Safety Shoe Survey
Fill out  the Safety Shoe Survey! The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes.  We are entering people who complete the survey a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Contact Emily Lafferty at ekl5029@gmail.com.
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Committee Meetings:

Recruitment -
November 5, Thursdays 6:30 pm @ 106B3 EH

Community Service- 
November 8, Sundays, 3:00 pm @ SWOffice

Fundraising -

November 4, Wednesdays, 7:00 pm @ SWOffice

Professional Liaison -
November 3, Tuesdays, 8:00 pm  @106B1 EH

Outreach
November 3, Tuesdays, 7:30 pm @ 241 Everitt


Membership Enrichment & Social 
November 8, Sundays, 7:00 pm @SWOffice

Team Tech
November 3, Tuesdays 5:00PM @ 206 Everitt

Info & Marketing
November 12, Thursdays, 5:00 pm @ SWOffice

GradSWE
Upcoming Events:

Recruitment


Community Service
Relay for Life Movie Night

Fundraising
Pumpkin Spice Cookie and Hot Cider Sale

Professional Liaison
♦ Grad School Coffee Chat

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FKO

Membership Enrichment & Social
Intramural Volleyball

Team Tech


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SWEekly

Monday, November 2nd, 2015


Upfront and Center
Fundraising - Community Coupon Mall Fundraiser (2.5 Points)
November 7 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm at Market Place Shopping Center
Come spend time at the mall by selling Community Coupons to fundraise for SWE! Sign up at
here. Contact Akshaya Thananjeyan at thnnjyn2@illinois.edu
 
SWE Leadership Certificate
The SWE Student Leader Certificate was created to recognize outstanding members for their contributions to the organization and their participation in many of the main areas of SWE.

Eligibility for the SWE Student Leader Certificate is based on attendance at a variety of SWE events and completion of the application form (sent out in Spring 2016). For a list of the required events, see the attached flyer
here. Contact Chamila Amithirigala at amithir2@illinois.edu.
 
SWEet Events
Community Service - Relay for Life Team (3 Points)

SWE is taking action to help eliminate cancer. For the Relay event, we will raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in their lifesaving mission. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, one dollar at a time. Join our team here. Contact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.

Fundraising -  Community Coupon On Campus Fundraiser (0.25 Points per book sold)
Help SWE raise money by selling coupon books on campus. Pick up booklets at the SWE office! Make sure to give your netID and write down the number of books you take and return the ones you don’t sell or you may be charged. This is running from October 14 onward. Contact Akshaya Thananjeyan at thnnjyn2@illinois.edu.
 
Fundraising - Pumpkin Spice Cookie and Hot Cider Sale
Tuesday, November 3  to Wednesday, November 4 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Engineering Hall
Come decorate your own cookie and sip some hot cider on November 3rd and 4th! Contact Jennifer Kwon at jkwon.h.122@gmail.com

Outreach - FKO (For Kids Only) (1 Points)
Wednesday, November 4 | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM at Leal Elementary School
Each week, we go to Leal Elementary to do an engineering lesson and activity with a kindergarten class! FKO will be occurring on Wednesdays this semester. Contact Molly McGiles and Caitlin Haisler at mcgiles2@illinois.edu and haisler2@illinois.edu.

Membership Enrichment - Intramural Volleyball (1 Points)
Wednesday, November 4 | 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM at ARC
The SWE intramural volleyball team will play Wednesday nights from 9-10 at the ARC, starting this Wednesday, November 4th!  To join the team, create an account on the link here. Use your UIN for the participant number.  Once you're signed in, click on Join a Team and select SWE from the drop-down menu under "Team."  The password is swolleyball.  Accept the terms and conditions and click "join."  You must do this before 2pm the day before a game to play in that game, so join the team by 2pm on Tuesday if you want to play this Wednesday!  Hope to see you there! Contact Gina Pfister at gmpfist2@illinois.edu.

Social - Happy Hour (1 Points)
Friday, November 6 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM at Firehaus
Come hang out with some SWEsters and eat free Haus fries!!! Contact Katie Peck at kepeck2@illinois.edu.

Outreach - Mommy, Me, and SWE (3 Points)
Saturday, November 7,  | 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM at John Deere Pavilion
Mommy, Me, and SWE is an exciting day of hands-on engineering activities for 4th-6th grade girls and their mothers. Come help us show girls that engineering is fun and meaningful, and that they can be engineers, too! Sign up here. Contact Rebecca Boehning & Liz Gacek at boehnin2@illinois.edu egacek2@illinois.edu
 

Social - Women in STEM Bar Crawl (2 Points)
Wednesday, November 11 | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM at Green Street!
Come blow off some steam with Women in STEM! Line-up will be Bros, Firehaus, White Horse, KAMs(: Contact Katie Peck at kepeck2@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - Melted Crayon Pumpkin Decorating (1 Points)
Thursday, November 12 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Engineering Hall
Come decorate pumpkins for $4 with SWE on November 12! Stop by anytime between 5:30-7PM. We'll be combining the best of crayon melting art and fall decorations. Crayons and pumpkins will be supplied.  Sign up here to reserve a pumpkin. Check out the example here. Contact Vivian Li at vwli3@illinois.edu     .

Outreach - CU Special Rec (1 Points)
Friday, November 13 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM at CU Special Recreation Center
We are volunteering at the C-U Special Recreation Center once per month to do science demos and activities with special needs students of all ages!  Contact Blake Banks at jbbanks2@illinois.edu.

Fundraising - Football Concessions (4 Points)
Saturday, November 14 | at Memorial Stadium
Come join us to sell football concessions! Sign up here. Contact  Katherine Yun at myun7@illinois.edu.

Professional Liaison - Grad School Coffee Chat (1 Point)

Wednesday, November 18| 4:00 - 5:00 pm at Location TBA
Monthly coffee chat with grad students or may be invited guest speakers for catching up with grad school application progress. Plus exploring more about the transition from engineering undergrads to other grad schools such as med school, business school or even law school. :-) Contact Supatcha Chavalvechakul at chavalv2@illinois.edu.
 
Community Service - Relay for Life Movie Night (film: My Sister's Keeper) (2 Points)
Thursday, November 19 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM at
Join in the fight against cancer by coming to watch the hit film My Sister's Keeper! Refreshments and tissues will be sold; $2 entrance fee goes towards SWE's Relay for Life team and the event in March. Contact Matthew Sim at marysim2@illinois.edu.
 

Membership Enrichment - Self Defense Workshop (2 Points)
Monday, November 30 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at TBA
Come learn the basics of self defense with your fellow SWEsters from the University of Illinois Police Department in this interactive two hour session! This training will be targeted at female students, but anyone who feels that they may benefit from attending is welcome to attend. Contact Tonisha Thacker at tthacke2@illinois.edu.

GradSWE - weSTEM 2016 Conference
Saturday, February 6 | Illini Union
Registration to attend weSTEM 2016 is now open. Join us for weSTEM 2016 on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Illini Union. The Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference, GradSWE's flagship initiative, provides graduate students with access to current and future STEM leaders, lending insight into diverse career paths stemming from a graduate degree. This one day conference will help you beINSPIRED, stayMOTIVATED, and growPASSIONATE. Visit here for more information. Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot! Contact Jin Kim at hkim257@illinois.edu.

Committee Meetings
Outreach - Outreach Committee Meeting (0.5 Points)

Tuesday, November 3 | 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM at 241 Everitt
Do you like working with kids? Want to share your passion for engineering with others? Come to the Outreach Committee meeting and learn about ways to get involved with outreach events this year!  Contact Ashley May and Lara Flasch at acmay2@illinois.edu and lflasch2@illinois.edu.
 
Fundraising - Fundraising Committee Meeting (0.5 Points)
Wednesday, November 4 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at SWOffice
Come learn about Fundraising Committee and all the cool events we are currently working on :)  Contact Shreya Santhanam at smsanth2@illinois.edu.
 
Community Service - Community Service Committee Meeting (0.5 Points)
Sunday, November 8 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM at SWE Office (EH 110a)
Join Community Service as we plan events to help our campus, our community, and our world! Contact Lauren Zelaya at zelaya2@illinois.edu.

General Surveys
Meet and Eat Interest Survey (0.5 Point)
Passionate about a subject or topic that makes you unique? Help us get to know you by presenting the November Meet & Eat! Fill out this survey here if you are at all interested in presenting. Contact Katerina Economou at keconom2@illinois.edu for more information! 

Office Food Survey (0.5 Points)
This is an office food survey that will help me figure out what food SWE members want/like so that I can purchase them for the food cabinet for them to snack on during office hours. Fill out the survey here. Contact Jasmine Kwon at jazkwon95@gmail.com.


Little Sisters Weekend Testimonial (0.5 Points)
Did you participate in Little Sisters Weekend 2015 as either a Big or Little Sister? Tell us about your experience so we can improve the event this year and use your quotes to advertise for LSW 2016! Fill out the survey here. Contact Tatiana Schaffer at tschaff2@illinois.edu.

External Announcements
Dean's Student Advisory Committee (DSAC) - Last Lecture Series with Dean Brunet (1 Points)
Tuesday, November 3 | 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM at MSEB 100
Don’t miss out on DSAC's Last Lecture series. Various Deans will share their perspectives on life as they mimic the "last lecture" of their careers. It’s a great way to get to know the Deans. Come along with a friend! Dean Brunet will be launching the first lecture.

FREE JIMMY JOHNS!
RSVP here.
Contact Monica Ngo at mngo2@illinois.edu.


BADM 395 Course Offering for SWE
BADM 395 - Creative Business Thinking and Problem Solving - is the first step in a pilot program for a Consulting Academy on campus in the near future. 

 
This course will connect students across the Colleges of Business and Engineering to our 11 corporate sponsors and prepare students to begin their career in consulting. Students will learn how to approach strategic thinking and ace a case interview among other skills. The class will take place next semester and is on Fridays from 11-1.

To learn about the course and apply, please visit a course information page by clicking 
here. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at badm395.ica@gmail.com.


Illinois Business Consulting (IBC) 
Check out their flyer about the IBC Open House here.

The University YMCA Scholarships
The University YMCA is offering two scholarships, one for students who are traveling for international projects and the other for students interning with non-profit and public agencies.


FRED S. BAILEY INTERNATIONAL SERVICE TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP FOR CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERS
The Fred S. Bailey International Travel Scholarship program will fund up to 75% of the total cost of international travel with a service component.  Awards range from $600-$1800.  Eligible applicants must have been involved in the program (academic or extracurricular) for a minimum of one semester before traveling. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to the project/program, long-term career goals in international development or related fields, the trip's potential impact on the student's learning and professional development, potential for positive impact on the host community and financial need.
 
 
APPLICATION PERIODS
Application Period 1 (For trips that occur between December 20, 2015 – August 30, 2016
Applications Open: October 14
Application Deadline: November 13
 
Application Period 2 (For trips that occur between May 1, 2016 - January 17, 2017
Applications Open: February 15
Application Deadline: April 18

 
FRED S. BAILEY INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERS

Are you interested in an unpaid internship but are concerned about the financial hardship it may cause? The Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for Cause-Driven Leaders offers undergraduate students at the University of Illinois who receives an unpaid internship with a public service agency or not-for profit organization is eligible to apply. Awards are $1,000 for a part-time internship or $2,500 for a full-time internship and are given directly to the student.
 
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APPLICATION PERIODS

Spring 2016 (For internships that occur between January 1, 2016 - May 15, 2016)
Applications Open: October 14 
Application Deadline: November 13 

Summer 2016/Fall 2016 (For internships that occur between May 16, 2016 - December 31, 2016)
Applications Open: February 15 
Application Deadline: 
April 18
Chicago
The UIUC College of Engineering, in collaboration with the UIUC College of Education, is starting a program this year to work with students in the Chicago Public School (CPS) system. We are planning to send engineering student volunteers to Chicago on three Saturdays during the semester to help teach 7th graders in a pre-algebra and physics curriculum, and get them excited about STEM fields. This is an incredible opportunity to make a difference for students who really need it! Food, t-shirts, and transportation to Chicago will be provided free of charge to volunteers. If you’re interesting in helping out or would like to learn more, contact Sahid Rosado Lausell at srosado2@illinois.edu.

Earn your Master's Degree & a Career with Sandia National Laboratories
Are you finishing up your undergrad degree in CS, CE, Cybersecurity, EE, ME or Mathematics and planning to enroll in a Master's program next fall?If you have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, and are interested in a career in national security, then check out Sandia National Labs Critical Skills Master's Program, or our Master's Fellowship Program for underrepresented minorities.

Positions are available at our Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA (Bay Area) locations. If selected for one of these prestigious programs, you will be hired by Sandia and enter graduate school full time to pursue your technical discipline master’s degree. Sandia pays for your tuition and a stipend while in school. Following degree completion, you return to Sandia and start your life changing science or engineering career.

About Us:
Sandia does national security work that is beyond the scope or means of most private organizations, pushing frontiers at the edge of science and engineering.

And what we do matters. Our technologies—which make our nation safer, improve human and environmental health, and even boost the competitiveness of U.S. industry—can truly change the world.

That’s why we can offer you a career that has the power to change your life. Working here, you’ll join some of the top minds in the country in solving difficult challenges in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, and cyber security.

In addition to working at the forefront of technology on problems of real significance, you can expect competitive pay, top-notch benefits, and a work-life balance that gives you time to enjoy family, friends, and the rich cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities that surround our sites in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA.

Take your chance to change the world—and experience the changes in your life.

Sound interesting? Please apply online at www.sandia.gov/careers. Under “Job Family”, select “Special Degree Program” or do a keyword search using CSMP or MFP.

If this is not the right program for you, check out our regular positions, internships and post doc jobs at www.sandia.gov.

Make an Impact with Saha Global

Have you wanted an international experience, but don't have time in your schedule for study abroad? Apply to be a field representative for Saha Global in Ghana this winter, December 28th to January 18th. You will have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on a rural community in Ghana by offering clean water or solar electricity. If you want more information check out their website here! Applications are due by October 30th! Questions? Contact Cassie Arenz at arenz2@illinois.edu

Sage Corps - Intern with Startups Abroad
Learn what it's like to work at a startup and to live abroad by checking out Sage Corps at the study abroad fair. We send college students abroad to intern at startups in London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Paris, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, and more. This is not your typical internship. You will not be pushing paper, getting coffee, or copying files. You will be helping a startup grow by coding, developing, designing, building hardware, selling products, creating business strategy or attracting investors. Sage Corps will build your resume and you will come back to the states with real skills. Our past students have leveraged their internships for top jobs in tech, consulting, investment banking, engineering and more. Details can be found hereFeel free to email campusrelations@sagecorps.com with any questions.

Counseling Center
Check out the Suicide Prevention materials here, and the Trauma Response resources on campus here.

TekSpark
Interested in being a mentor for high school students interested in STEM fields? Alumna Shobana Radhakrishnan has founded TekSpark, a company geared toward inspiring and empowering students in STEM. Details about the mentor program can be found here. Companies are always looking for people who take initiative, have leadership skills, and are willing to lend a hand to others. Take advantage of this opportunity to help a future engineering student! If you are interested in signing up for the program you can do that here! Questions? Contact Robin Ennis or Angie Wolters at wie@illinois.edu

Safety Shoe Survey
Fill out  the Safety Shoe Survey! The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes.  We are entering people who complete the survey a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Contact Emily Lafferty at ekl5029@gmail.com.
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