SWEekly : November 2nd - November 8th


Become a SWE National Member!
Check out the SWE Calendar!
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

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

Upcoming Events:


Community Service
Relay for Life Movie Night

Pumpkin Spice Cookie and Hot Cider Sale

Professional Liaison
♦ Grad School Coffee Chat


Membership Enrichment & Social
Intramural Volleyball

Team Tech

Information & Marketing

Grad SWE


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.

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.

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 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


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.

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
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.

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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