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

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


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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