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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Society of Women Engineers. 4 th General Body Meeting Tuesday, January 25, 2011. Something to break the ice. Chat about what you did during winter break with people in your vicinity Tell two truths & one lie See if you can guess when people are lying.

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rensselaer polytechnic institute society of women engineers

Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteSociety of Women Engineers

4th General Body Meeting

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

something to break the ice
Something to break the ice..
  • Chat about what you did during winter break with people in your vicinity
  • Tell two truths & one lie
  • See if you can guess when people are lying
what s happening tonight
What’s happening tonight:
  • Reminder about SWE membership
  • Apply for scholarships!
  • SWE gear
  • Upcoming events
  • External announcements
  • Guest: Tracy Schierenbeck
swe membership
SWE membership
  • Active Member
    • Attend 8+ events during the year
    • At least 2 must be General Body Meetings
  • National Member
    • Paid $20
    • RPI SWE currently has 128 Nationals members

Unsure of your membership status or point status? Contact Emily Landis, [email protected]

apply for a swe scholarship
Apply for a SWE scholarship
  • Apply online by Tuesday, February 15 for 2011-2012 academic year.

Did you know?

  • Annually, SWE awards individual scholarships to freshmen through graduate students
  • Scholarships and fellowships range from $1,000 to $10,000 each
  • In 2010, SWE Society scholarship distributions were approximately $490,000
call for applicants apply for a swe collegiate leadership position
Call for Applicants – Apply for a SWE Collegiate Leadership Position
  • Regional Collegiate Representative
    • Represents collegiate members' interests among regional leaders
  • Regional Collegiate Communications Editor
    • Communicates important SWE events and best practices through the region's blog
  • Region Collegiate Senator
    • Helps charter the strategic direction and adopting long-range goals for the Society

Boost your leadership skills, receive great training, meet new people, and get the opportunity to attend next year’s Collegiate Leadership Forum in Austin, TX

Deadline for applications: February 7, 2011

Contact: Andrea Nordberg ([email protected])

Use the SurveyMonkey form ( and submit your video to [email protected]

job and scholarship postings at http swe union rpi edu
Job and scholarship postings at
  • Microsoft Scholarship
  • Company info tab
    • Draper Laboratory Summer internship
    • Summer 2011 Fluid Power Scholars Program:  A Paid Industry Internship!
    • MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Research Program
    • Booz Allen Hamilton representative Ruby Ramires looking for interns with programming experience. If interested contact her ASAP: [email protected]
    • Remember to check back occasionally, they are constantly being posted!
purchase your swe gear
Purchase your SWE gear!

SWaterbottle: $8

24 oz.

SWE sticker: $2

3x5 in.

Questions/interested in purchasing one?

Contact: Morgan Weest, [email protected]

swe sweatshirts
SWE Sweatshirts
  • Sign up in the back before you leave.
  • Approximately $25

Last chance to order tonight!

Contact: Morgan Weest

([email protected])

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

Officer elections for the 2011-2012 academic year are in March. Come by a meeting to see what being on the E-Board is like, and to get involved in the planning of some SWE events.

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

Contact: Andrea Nordberg ([email protected])

collegebowl 2011
Collegebowl 2011!

Sponsored by:

  • Annual Jeopardy Style game with NSBE, SHPE and IEEE this year
  • Wed. February 9, 2011 6-8pm
  • Location: Sage 4101
  • Light Refreshments Served!
  • Come cheer on your SWE competitors Maureen Newman, Teresa Konopka, and Sara Makowiec
  • Representatives will give a presentation on the company and available for questions. (
  • Seen this on a letter before?:

Contact: AndieMaret

([email protected])


collegebowl 20111
Collegebowl 2011!

The Answer is:

What electrical engineer invented the induction motor, and as a result has an SI unit named after him?


The question: Who is Nikola Tesla?

The Tesla (T)

johnson controls
Johnson Controls

Turning the Empire State Building GREEN

  • When: February 10th
  • Watch for emails with time and location

Contact: Sara Sass

([email protected])

region f collegiate leadership forum clf
Region F Collegiate Leadership Forum (CLF)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

@ Tufts University, Medford, MA (near Boston!) 12:30pm-4pm

  • Experience a satellite version of summer training that is typically only for regional officers
  • Goal: 1 car-full of RPI SWE members
  • What to expect:

RSVP by Monday 1/31/11 to Lesley Wu ([email protected]) and indicate if you can drive.

Leadership training

Speed networking

Best practices

SWE knowledge game

Registration reception

Tea and snacks


Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

How to participate!

  • 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, watch for an email.
      • Monetary prices for the top 3 teams!

Contact: Morgan Weest

([email protected])

exploring engineering day
Exploring Engineering Day
  • Saturday, February 19th
  • Snowdate: Sat., Feb. 26th

What is EED?

~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
  • [email protected]
  • Free breakfast and lunch
  • Earn a SWE point
  • Interact with kids
Interested in outreach but didn’t have time last semester?
  • There’s still time to join the
  • Outreach Committee!
  • Committee meetings: Thursdays 7-8pm on in Union 2124
  • Primarily working with elementary and middle school girls
  • Volunteers needed to run events
    • Variety of opportunities available
    • Varying levels of commitment
  • Events include:
    • Girl Scout Engineering Day (Spring Edition)
    • Alternative Energy Day
    • …and more!
  • Sign up at the sign-in table

Contact: Lesley Wu ([email protected])

breaking barriers women unite
Breaking Barriers Women Unite

Save the Date!

Wednesday March 2, 2011 6-8pm

  • Annual Dinner and Guest Panel Event discussing topics like finding success as professional women, overcoming challenges, and more!
  • RSVP opening soon! Spots for ~20 SWE members.
  • Questions? Andie Maret ([email protected])
plant tour
Plant Tour

Coming soon

  • Location: Bethlehem Energy Center in Albany (Less than 20 minutes away from RPI)
  • Date: TBD (After Spring Break in either March or April)

About Bethlehem Energy Center:

  • Only Fossil Generating Station in NY state. Other PSEG Fossil Generating Stations located in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
  • Fuel used: Natural Gas
  • at 746 MW the Bethlehem Energy Center is one of the higher generating facilities out of the total 19 Fossil Generating Stations in PSEG.
  • If interested please sign-up on the sheets located near the sign-in table.

Contact: Courtney Dunham

([email protected])

tracy schierenbeck
Tracy Schierenbeck

Archer Center for Student Leadership Development

next gbm
Next GBM

Tuesday, February 15th

6:30- 7:30pm