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!
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

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


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 

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 

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 

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.
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