SWEekly: Week of January 18th


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

Recruitment -

Community Service- 

Fundraising -

Professional Liaison -


Membership Enrichment & Social 

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


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
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