Upcoming Events and Announcements
Miss the February GBM?
At the February GBM, representatives from GE Power & Water talked about the importance of networking and GE's renewable energy development program. To view the slides from the meeting, click here!
Elections for 2014-2015
Elections are coming up on Tuesday, March 18 from 6 to 7 PM in Mother's. To run for a position you must be an active, national member. The application for positions is located here and is due on March 16 at 11:59 PM. You can contact Ashley Vassell at email@example.com with any questions. Check out the officers page to learn more about each position on the SWE Executie Board. If you are interested in a position, you can shadow a board member by signing up here. We will be having a potluck at elections, so bring your signature dish!
Walthousen Reactor Tour
The first 15 people who sign up will have the exciting opportunity to tour RPI's Walthousen Reactor Critical Facility in Schenectady, NY on Wednesday, March 19. The carpool will leave from the Union Horseshoe around 10:15 AM and the tour will last from 11 AM to 1 PM. You can sign up here to participate. For more information, please contact Emily Frantz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join SWE for this fun Swocial event on Thursday, March 20 from 5 to 8 PM in Union 3606! We will be watching Monsters University, enjoying a monstrous meal of pizza and snacks and getting professional photographs taken. This is a great opportunity to get the perfect photo for your LinkedIn profile or scholarship applications!
Always wondered what the proper etiquette for a formal meal was? Cisco will be sponsoring an etiquette dinner on Tuesday, March 25 from 6 to 8 PM in Upper Russell Sage Dining Hall! A delciious dinner will be provided, of course, and business casual attire will be required. To sign up for this fun event, register here by March 19th!
BME Night of Networking
Night of Networking is an excellent opportunity for meeting potential employers at a dinner after the career fair! This year the focus will be on biomedical engineering and we welcome any students interested in this field to come. This event is perfect for students of any major (biology, chemistry, all engineering) interested in working in the medical field. Please dress in business casual attire and feel free to bring business cards. This event will be held on Thursday, March 27th from 6 to 8 PM in Blitman Commons. Registration will be coming soon!
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Unwind and get a work out at this free Zumba class with your fellow SWE members! Instructors Karen and Corrine will be leading a Zumba class for beginners and intermediates on Friday, March 28 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM, with the location TBD. Contact Samantha Kolpak (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Miss the January GBM?
During the January GBM, Professor Karlicek from the Smart Lighting ERC gave a presentation on his work and what goes on at our nationally recognized Smart Lighting ERC center. We had a great turnout for this meeting! You can catch up on SWE announcements from the meeting here!
WMP Leadership Profile of Ashley Vassell
The Women's Mentor Program at RPI has posted a leadership profile about Ashley Vassell, the president of RPI SWE. Click here to read the profile and learn more about Ashley and her experiences with leadership!
Miss the November GBM?
Global Foundries hosted the November GBM with a women's panel about careers and general advice about working in engineering. Check out the slides from the night here!
October Member of the Month: Niyati Desai
Congratulations to Niyati for being the Member of the Month for October! She was selected for being the most active member of the month. Congrats Niyati!
Congratulations to RPI SWE!
At the WE13 SWE Conference in Baltimore, RPI SWE won the Outstanding Collegiate Section Gold award for the third year in a row! Great job ladies, keep up the great work in RPI SWE!
Miss the October GBM?
At the October GBM, we had a financial workshop, presented by the CCPD, on personal finance and negotiating salaries. To catch up on SWE announcements, click here to view the slides from the GBM!
Freshmen Representatives Election Results!
Congrats to our newly elected freshmen representatives: Samantha Bliss and Weronika Jakubowska! This year they will serve as representatives to the freshmen class on the RPI SWE executive board. Congratulations ladies!
September Member of the Month: Samantha Bliss
Congratulations to Samantha Bliss for being the Member of the Month for September! She received this for being the member with the most activity points for the month of September. Congrats Samantha!
Schlumberger Essay Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay to the Schlumberger contest! The winners have been announced-in first place is Megan Curtin, second is Niyati Desai, and 3rd is Dannah Laguitan! Congratulations to our winners for their great work! From this contest, they have won prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250, respectively.
SWE Scholarship Winners!
RPI SWE would like to congratulate all 18 members from our section who received a SWE scholarship this year! There were 17 winners of the Dorothy M. & Earl S. Hoffman scholarship and 1 winner of the SWE Mid-Hudson Section scholarship. The winners of the Dorothy M. & Earl S. Hoffman scholarship are:
- Andrea Deeb (Biomedical Eng. 2017)
- Emily Phillips (Chemical Eng. 2017)
- Angelie Ramdial (Computer Systems Eng. 2017)
- Daisy Rojas (Mechanical Eng. 2017)
- Donna Creighton (Mechanical Eng. 2016)
- Alison Lanzi (Biomedical Eng. 2016)
- Nicole Mowder (Mechanical Eng. 2016)
- Sarah Straub (Materials Eng. 2016)
- Alexandra Allen (Mechanical Eng. 2015)
- Stephanie Sawicz (Biomedical Eng. 2015)
- Nwakaego Uzoh(Chemical Eng. 2015)
- Stefany FeKula (Biomedical Eng. 2014)
- Madeline Muench (Materials Eng. 2014)
- Meghan Olson (Mechanical Eng. 2014)
- Rosalie Shaw (Mechanical Eng. 2014)
- Jessica Stratton (Civil Eng. 2014)
- Rebecca Zell (Mechanical Eng. 2014)
Elisabeth Posthill (Biomedical Eng. 2014) was the winner of the SWE Mid-Hudson Section scholarship! Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners!
All RPI SWE members-be sure to frequently check the Job Posts page for opportunities. Just recently, opportunities from UTC, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Barclays, United Launch Alliance, and Accucell were posted! Click on "Job Posts" at the top of the page or follow this link to view all of the current postings.
Miss the September GBM?
At the September GBM, members were given an overview of SWE as a whole, on the national, regional, and sectional levels, as well as an overview of RPI SWE's website! Upcoming events and opportunities were discussed and some icebreakers took place as well! If you missed the meeting, catch up with the slideshow from the GBM.
Congrats to our new SWEFLs!
Congratulations to RPI SWEs Carolyn Chlebek, Emily Frantz, Haley Dell’Orso, Jessica Stieglitz, and Kirthana Bhat! They have all recently been chosen as SWE Future Leaders for the 2013-2014 school year for SWE Region F for their leadership in SWE. As a part this, they will have the opportunity to attend a Collegiate Leadership Forum at the WE13 Conference in Baltimore, MD this October. Congratulations ladies!