The Monthly SWE Newsletter
July 2014
WE11 Conference

WE11 Session Presentations Available

Presentations and handouts from several of the WE11 sessions are now available for download.  Click here to access the presentations.

Chicago Blues Revue Downloads Still Available

If you enjoyed the Career Fair Opening entertainment, the Chicago Blues Revue, or weren't able to attend WE11, a sampling of songs from Chicago Blues Review performers are still available for download. There are a limited number of downloads, so visit http://swe.org/we11tunes today!

SWE Achievements Honored at WE11 Award Ceremonies

SWE honored a number of life-changing individual and group achievements, including those of our prestigious Achievement Award recipient, at the WE11 Awards Banquet and Celebrate SWE!.

This year's Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Cristina Amon, Sc.D. of the University of Toronto, for groundbreaking contributions to the field of fluid mechanics and heat transfer; achievements in integration of practice, research and education; and active commitment to gender diversity in engineering.

Read more about the Achievement Award recipient and all other SWE award honorees.

"Mosaic of Memories" Contest Honorees Announced at WE11

This year, members were invited to share your experiences and accomplishments in engineering by participating in the "Mosaic of Memories" essay contest. In addition to submitting a short story or essay, SWE members were asked to design a fabric square that reflected their point of view as an engineer. This piece will ultimately become part of a quilt, symbolizing SWE members forming a unified whole.

The top three submissions were announced in the Lava Lounge. All contest entries were available for hundreds of visitors to enjoy.

First Place
Alyssa Almanza

Second Place
Melissa Maloney

Third Place
Janet Rump Henke

Invite Others to Attend WE11!

Whether you are an experienced professional or a collegian looking to start your career, WE11 offers numerous opportunities for you to network with potential employers and enhance your skills through our numerous professional development sessions.

If you haven't already spread the word about the many benefits of attending WE11, now is the chance to do so, by using our E-inviteClick here to invite your colleagues or fellow students to the leading conference for women engineers and technologists!

Earn Continuing Education Credit at WE11

SWE offers the Career Enhancement Series at WE11 which offers credits for CEUs and focuses on numerous topics such as Critical Success Factors for New Managers and Networking Know-How to Get the Job and Advance Your Career.

If you haven’t already, click here to learn more about the Career Enhancement Series.

Learn from Industry Experts at WE11

At WE11, you can participate in professional development and training sessions led by industry experts, as well as plenary panels covering the latest technology and business innovations.

Four plenary sessions will feature panels of both women and men executives who will discuss the success stories and challenges surrounding leadership in engineering and technology:

  • Executive Perspectives on Leading and Leveraging Gender Diversity
  • Back to the Future of Engineering
  • Leading from the Inside Out
  • Leading Globally

Virtual participation will be available for a nominal fee of $19.95 to all full-conference registrants, and is offered as a stand-alone registration as well. Major conference highlights will stream live to your computer, including the highly anticipated WE11 keynote and plenary sessions. A selection of professional development sessions will also be available for replay. For more information or to register, visit the Virtual Participation page.

Throughout the conference, attendees will participate in and learn at professional development sessions. These sessions will be categorized in one of seven session tracks:

  • Career and Life Transitions
  • Careers in Academia
  • Careers in Government and Military
  • Inclusion and Cultural Awareness
  • Innovation in Technology and Business
  • Management and Strategy
  • Outreach

To view the full conference schedule, visit the WE11 Conference Schedule & Events Calendar.

Meet the WE11 Models

Each year, SWE features real SWE members in our Conference promotional materials – you may have seen them on the WE11 website and in the informational emails.

Now is your chance to meet them! Click here to learn more about the faces of WE11.

WE11 is Approaching Fast: Plan Your Conference Experience Today

SWE is busy planning for a successful conference, and we have several resources to help you engage in an unforgettable WE11 experience:

  • Virtual participation is available once again for an interactive WE11 experience. Session and registration information is available online.
  • The mobile site is back this year! You can view the conference schedule on your smartphone, as well as follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Check out the conference schedule before you leave home to write down the workshops and tours you want to attend.

Judges Needed for Collegiate Poster and Team Tech Competitions at WE11

Collegiate Poster Competition

The Awards & Recognition Committee is currently seeking volunteers to help judge the Collegiate Poster Competition.  Volunteers must be available at the WE11 Conference in Chicago on Friday, October 14 from approximately 8:00 am – 10:00 am. Judges will evaluate approximately 10 posters in either the Graduate or Undergraduate category. Volunteers should at least possess a professional level membership in SWE.

If you would be interested in participating in this type of role, please contact Jennifer Morikawa by October 1.

Team Tech Competition Sponsored by The Boeing Company

Five judges representing five disciplines are needed for the 2011 SWE Team Tech Competition. The competition is scheduled for Friday, October 14 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at the WE11 Conference. Judges are needed 15 minutes prior to the start of the competition to receive materials, must commit to the full length of the competition and are required to participate in a judge’s deliberation immediately following the last presentation. If you are interested in volunteering in this role, please contact Jennifer Morikawa.

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