Date: Wednesday, April 10th 6-8 pm
Location: Barrett Dining Hall in Kennedy Union University of Dayton Campus
Details: This event provides female engineering students the opportunity to meet and to learn from some local female engineering professionals. This year’s Dinner with Engineers is on Wednesday, April 10 from 6-8pm in the Barrett Dining Hall in Kennedy Union on campus at the University of Dayton. Please come a little early to find the room and to get settled in. We ask that the professionals and students dress business casual and we remind you to please bring your business cards.
This year, the event is structured slightly different than past years to allow for the students and engineering professionals to be even more engaged. You will be assigned a seat at the dinner table to allow for you and the other professionals to spread out and to allow for the students to have a mix of engineering disciplines at their table for discussion. After dinner, we ask that each professional stand up and gives a 30 second to 1 minute brief about who you are and what you do at your company.
After this, there will be time for the students to get up and move to speak with different professionals about the work they do and their company. The students will be able to move and talk to a different professional twice during the event. Of course, if a student wanted to speak with a certain professional and didn’t have the opportunity, there will be time at the end of the event to continue discussions.
Who can attend: All engineering professionals. You do not need to be a SWE member to attend this event.
Please click here to RSVP by Wednesday, April 3 at 5pm. The spots are limited so they are first come first served.
If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Sroczynski (UD SWE President) at Sroczynskib1@udayton.edu or Erin Patterson (WEP Student worker) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for more outreach activities, please contact our Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com
Recent Outreach Events – Thanks to all our volunteers!
Date: Saturday, March 16
Location: University of Cincinnati, Tangeman University Center
Details: Judges are need for the 9th Annual Southwest Ohio District Science and Engineering competition at UC is open to students in grades 6-12 in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Preble, and Warren counties. For your commitment and help with this event UC will provide breakfast, lunch and free parking for the day. Stay for lunch and turn in your name badge and/or clipboard to be entered to win some great prizes. Many judges are needed to make this event a success, please consider signing up.
For more info on judging go to: http://research.uc.edu/
For other questions about judging please contact Keara Sherman or Katie Quaintance at UCscifar@ucmail.uc.edu
National Engineers Week Feb 17-23rd
South Ohio SWE will be supporting National Engineers Week again this year by hosting speakers at local high schools and the Introduce a Girl to Engineering event at Mason High School.
eWeek details: We are looking for a few good engineers to provide an interactive, educational PowerPoint presentation to share an example of your career field or industry in engineering at local high schools in Cincinnati & Dayton area. We try to target the presentations during eWeek but exact dates are flexible.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering details: This will be our 3rd Introduce a Girl to Engineering event at Mason High School. The event will be Saturday Feb 23rd. We are expecting 80 – 100 7th to 12th grade girls. We need 7-14 volunteers/professionals to do activities with small groups of approximately15 girls. The day would also include a panel with 5 SWE collegiates for the 10-12th graders and a more general presentation on what engineering is and what the different types are for the 7-9th graders. Chemical, mechanical and bio-med are the top interests for the panel.
If you have questions, please contact Annmarie Thurnquist at firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Dayton Speed Mentoring – Sponsored by South Ohio and University of Dayton SWE
Date: Monday, February 11, 2013 6:15 – 8:15 pm
Location: University of Dayton Campus
Who Can Attend: All Collegiate sections of South Ohio SWE & local professionals – you need not be a SWE member to mentor.
Details: Please join South Ohio SWE and the University of Dayton SWE collegiates for a Webinar and Mentoring Event. The evening with begin with dinner and the webinar “Generations at Work”, followed by an hour of mentoring and discussion with the students. Don’t forget to bring your business cards! Location details and parking instructions will be sent out the day before the event.
If you have questions, please contact the UD SWE counselor Stephanie Salas-Snyder at email@example.com
Girl Scout Aerospace Badge Workshop – Hosted by South Ohio SWE and University of Dayton
Date: Saturday Feb 9th 9am – 2pm
Location: University of Dayton, McGinnis Center
Who Can Attend: All local professionals. SWE membership is not required for this event.
Details: Need for volunteers to help run the workshop and mentor the girl scouts. Workshop format is similar to last year. The open session will include paper airplanes, parachutes, kites, and space station and rover construction (K’Nex). Group sessions include “things that fly,” “women astronauts,” “aviation history,” and “living in space.” Everything is hands-on and fun, and all of you are qualified to help with any of it. Here is the flyer that was sent to the local girl scout troops - Girl Scout Workshop 2013
FIRST Lego League Regional Tournament
Date & Time: Saturday, December 1st 8 am – 4 pm and day before/after times vary
Location: Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Who Can Attend: All local professionals. SWE membership is not required for this event.
Details: Volunteers are needed to help out with the event. This is a tournament for middle school-aged students who work in teams to develop/program Lego robots to do specific tasks. The tournament is on December 1st and will run from approximately 8 am to 4 pm. There is also a need for people to help set up the day before and/or help out during the tournament. Duties could include: judging or refereeing the robot competition, helping teams stay on schedule, escorting students to competition rooms, or other various tasks. They are accepting full-day or half-day shifts, as it is understood can be hard to set aside an entire day. Female role models are very much needed for these events. Please consider donating some of your time.
If you would like to help out or would like any additional information,
please contact Abbey Yee at firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Cincinnati Collegiate Speed Mentoring -Hosted by South Ohio & UC SWE
Date & Time: Monday October 15, 2012 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: University of Cincinnati: 820 Swift Hall
Who Can Attend: All Collegiate sections of South Ohio SWE and local professionals. SWE membership is not required for this event.
Details: Back by popular demand. This will be a fun fast-paced event where professionals are matched up to 2-3 college students to answer questions and talk about their experiences in the field of engineering. The small group setting creates a low-pressure environment for free flowing conversation. There will be pizza and soda to kick-off the evening. Mentors -Don’t forget to bring your business cards! Participants will be provided a business card book to facilitate future networking.
If you have any questions please contact the UC SWE counselor at email@example.com.
National Outreach Activities:
Future City Judges Needed for National Competition
Ongoing through Feb 18th
Do you want to see how students are solving today’s stormwater challenges? Then join us in judging this year’s essay, “Rethink Runoff: Design Clean Solutions to Manage Stormwater Pollution”. We also need volunteers to help judge the Virtual City Design portion of the competition. Both can be judged remotely. Time commitment ranges from 8 to 20 hours depending what component(s) you want to judge and how much time you can commit. Each region tries to recruit enough judges so each component is judged by at least three separate judges and scores are averaged. Share this opportunity with friends and colleagues and help us recruit more judges. If you are interested in volunteering to help judge at this year’s national competition, please register at http://www.futurecity.org/register and select the National Competition Judge link.
EngineerGirl! Essay Contest: Essential To Our Health
Submission deadline: March 1, 2013
The EngineerGirl! website provides career descriptions, profiles of successful women engineers, information about exciting engineering projects, and interactive tools for girls, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors, designed to encourage girls to pursue an engineering education and career. EngineerGirl! has announced their annual Essay Contest. Students (grades 3-12) are asked to describe an advance in the treatment or prevention of a disease, from a preselected disease category, developed through engineering. Winners will receive cash prizes.
E-Week DiscoverE Educator Awards
Applications are due on March 8, 2013
The DiscoverE Educator Awards are shining a spotlight on the educators who are inspiring tomorrow’s innovation generation. By honoring the teachers who are hard at work in 6th to 12th grade classrooms (here in the US and abroad), the engineering profession wants to show its appreciation and respect for the educators who are helping students discover engineering. Unique to this program, engineers and engineering students are part of the nomination process. The application and additional program information is available athttp://eweek.org/NewsStory.aspx?ContentID=290 Send completed applications firstname.lastname@example.org.
9th annual Global Marathon, March 6-8, 2013
This year’s theme is “Women in Engineering and Technology: Inspire. Inform. Change the World.” The Global Marathon is a free, worldwide online forum for women in engineering and technology to meet virtually and share their stories of professional, educational, and personal challenges and successes. For further information, including schedule, registration information, creating your profile and more please click here.
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Annual Conference in Columbus, OH
March 7-9, 2013
The ITEEA is a professional association concerned with providing and meeting the professional development needs of classroom teachers, supervisors, curriculum writers, and teacher educators who are interested in developing technological literacy. The theme for this year’s conference is Improving Technology and Engineering Education for all Students: A Plan of Action.