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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Society of Women Engineers. 3 rd General Body Meeting November 15, 2010. Tonight’s guest & sponsor:. What’s happening tonight:. Raffling giveaways Some announcements SWE gear: Swaterbottles for sale! Upcoming events Regional Conference announcements

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rensselaer polytechnic institute society of women engineers

Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteSociety of Women Engineers

3rd General Body Meeting

November 15, 2010

Tonight’s guest & sponsor:

what s happening tonight
What’s happening tonight:
  • Raffling giveaways
  • Some announcements
  • SWE gear: Swaterbottles for sale!
  • Upcoming events
  • Regional Conference announcements
  • Proctor & Gamble: Networking & Performance, Image and Exposure
  • External announcements
new faculty advisor
New Faculty Advisor


  • Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering

Attention RPI SWE Members

Thinking about RIT for GRADUATE STUDY?

Apply by February 15, 2011 for graduate school & receive a

$50 application fee waiver!

Log on to to complete your application

Then email to request an application fee waiver as an RPI SWE member

RIT offers:

  • 20+ graduate programs in engineering disciplines
  • 80+ graduate programs in high-demand fields such as:

business, management, communication, computer science, engineering, sustainability, arts and crafts, design, information technology, science, imaging science and mathematics

  • Scholarships, Assistantships ($14 million in aid awarded in 2009-10 alone!)
  • Talented and diverse faculty
  • Exciting research opportunities

Career-focused. Specialized. Technologically based.

updates from the annual conference
Updates from the Annual Conference
  • RPI SWE won
    • Membership Retention Award
    • Adult Influencer Outreach Award
    • Certificate for Outstanding Collegiate Section
  • Region F placed 3rd in the Subject Matter Expert (SME) Bowl
    • Courtney Dunham, Andrea Nordberg, 3 girls from Northeastern
  • Undergraduate Poster Competition
    • Andrea Nordberg, 2nd place

24 oz.


Green tab with SWE logo in black

Questions/interested in purchasing one?

Contact: Morgan Weest,


SWE sticker!

  • 3x5 inches
  • $2/sticker
  • En route… available at our events after Thanksgiving
order a swe sweatshirts
Order a SWE Sweatshirts
  • ~$25
  • Sign up tonight (or at an upcoming event) if you’re interested in purchasing one
  • Black zip-up hoodie with

RPI SWE logo on the back

in red and silver.

  • Will order them so they

arrive early next semester.

executive board meetings
Executive Board Meetings
  • When: Sundays, 11am-1pm
  • Where: Union 2424

Meet the E-Board, get involved in the planning of some SWE events.

*You don’t need to come for the full two hours.

join the swe e board at a women s hockey game
Join the SWE E-Board at a Women’s Hockey Game
  • The E-Board is having a social outing to see a women’s hockey game. Everyone is welcome to join!
    • Friday, November 19th @7pm
    • Meet at the Field House
    • It’s free!
exploring engineering day
Exploring Engineering Day
  • Saturday, Feb. 19th
  • Snowdate: Sat., Feb. 26th
  • ~450 students in grades 3-6 rotate through different engineering activities in the morning and afternoon
eed volunteers needed
EED Volunteers Needed!

Positions include:

  • Signage Posting/Take Down
  • Group Chaperones
  • Parent Chaperones
  • Direction Givers
  • Cleanup
  • See Eleana to sign up after the GBM
  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • Earn a SWE point
  • Interact with kids
girl scout engineering day
Girl Scout Engineering Day
  • Saturday, November 20th, 8am-2pm
  • 50 Girl Scout Juniors
  • Contact: Lesley Wu
swe holiday social
SWE Holiday Social

It’s the end of the semester and it’s time to have some FUN with your SWE friends at the Holiday Social!

What: Enjoy smoothies and take part in a ZUMBA session taught by RPI Alum Priya Bakhru

When: Monday, December 13th, 2:00-4:00PM

Where: Mother’s

Active members (4+ points; 1 being a GBM) will be sent an invitation, RSVP to Christine to reserve a spot. Attendance is limited to 30!

Questions? Contact: Christine Falce (


collegebowl 2011
Collegebowl 2011!
  • Annual Jeopardy Style game with NSBE, SHPE and invited guest team.
  • Wednesday February 9, 2011 6-8pm
  • Location: BioTech Auditorium (pending)
  • Light Refreshments Served!
  • Need 3 SWE competitors
  • + 1 alternate to create a team.
  • Tell Andie if you want prizes
  • and glory! (
  • What does temperature measure?
  • The amount of heat produced by molecules
  • The internal energy of the molecules
  • The total energy of the molecules
  • The average kinetic energy of the molecules
  • The potential energy of molecules divided by the total energy

Answer: D


  • Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
  • Volunteers needed to write questions and organize the event day of.
      • Last year we had over 90 people compete!
  • Form a team of your friends from SWE or outside of SWE and sign up early next semester.
      • Monetary prices for the top 3 teams!
  • Contact: Morgan Weest,
proctor gamble
Proctor & Gamble

Performance, Image, Exposure:Baking your personal PIE


Any announcements?

  • Tutor a high school student from Emma Willard!
    • Looking for math tutors
    • $60/hour (would like you to be able to pro-rate for ¼ and ½ hours as well)
  • Interested? Contact: Meredith Legg
next gbm
Next GBM

Next semester, watch your email for the date

Thanks for coming!

Happening next semester:

  • Etiquette Dinner – National members only!
  • Exploring Engineering Day
  • Quizbowl
  • Breaking Barriers Women Unite
  • Regional Conference