SWE Section Spotlight: SWE North Country

This week we're featuring SWE Section - North Country.
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SWE Section Spotlight – SWE North Country

Happy SWE Section Spotlight feature! Thanks for stopping by SWE’s All Together Blog. This week we’re featuring SWE Section – North Country. Take a gander at these events they have coming up; fabulous initiatives for outreach and public policy.

Meet and Greet with NY Capital District Section

Who: Section F005 / F008 Officers

What: Meet and Greet / Share ideas with fellow SWE sections

When: August, 2015

Where: Malta, NY

Why:Many members of our section were part of an acquisition which took place in July, 2015. This was an opportunity to meet members of our new company, which is a strong supporter of SWE, as well as share ideas for events and outreach with the NY Capital District SWE section.

Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference

Who: All members were invited, a nice representation of officers and members participated

What: www.leahy.senate.gov/issues/womens-conference and Women’s Economic Opportunity Council hosted by Senator Patrick Leahy

When: September, 2015

Where: Randolph, Vermont

Why: Opportunities for hands on learning, as well as practical conversations about building opportunities for success, including a Networking hub. And we were able to talk with Senator Leahy about the importance of promoting women in STEM fields!

Makers Faire

Who: Open to the Community, hosted by SWE NCountry

What: Outreach event / Champlain Mini Makers Faire, www.champlainmakerfaire.com. Our project was making ‘ArtBots’ using a SWE Grant to help fund materials cost.

When:September, 2015

Where: Shelburne Farms, Vermont

Why: One of our section goals was to extend our Outreach events. During the Makers Faire, ~150 ‘ArtBots’ were made, with the participants learning problem solving as they built their ArtBots with a motor, battery/battery case, a cup, markers and tape. Members manning the booth explained what SWE is, shared our contact information with teachers and interested organizations for mentoring or future events, and distributed SWE Next brochures.

Tweet Your Own Horn

Who: Open to all SWE NCountry members

What: Learn to ‘Tweet Your Own Horn’, using one of the SWE Webinars, followed by hands on practice led by our Section President, Stephanie Yum

When:October 13, 2015

Where: Leslie’s house – watch the webinar as a group while sharing a potluck dinner, Vermont

Why: This is a professional development program for our membership. Addintionally, 4 members of our section will be attending Nationals and are going to be tweeting on behalf of SWE NCountry! This is a great way to showcase the SWE Webinars, as well as help our members learn about developing a their own personal brand.

Region F Conference

Who: All members of SWE NCountry

What: Region F Conference

When: February, 2016

Where: West Point Academy, NY

Why: SWE NCountry has always had a large number of presenters at the Regional conference, with the goal of ultimately submitting for SWE Nationals. In addition, to sharing knowledge and networking, this year our section plans to have SWE Logo wear available for sale, with the proceeds to help fund outreach events and scholarships.

Vermont State Science and Math Fair

Who: SWE NCoiuntry members as judges, Female Middle and High School Students with technical projects

What: Vermont State Science and Math Fairhttp://vssmf.pbworks.com/w/page/5426544/FrontPage

When: April, 2016

Where: Norwich University, Vermont

Why: SWE NCountry provides judges for the Science Fair, as well as a scholarship to a female student to encourage continued participation in a technical field

Certificate of Merit

Who: Headed by our Section Treasurer for female High School students

What:Schools may nominate female students with technical aptitude for recognition

When: May, 2016

Where: Vermont – multiple schools

Why: Recognition and support for local High School girls, with the goal of encouraging them to continue on a technical path as they approach college, as well as information about SWE, with the hopes that they will join while they attend college.


And to leave you on one last note … “We are so excited to be getting our own SWE Logo Wear! We waited until the new logo was out, and now are looking forward to placing our first order later this month.At our Regional Conference in April, 2015, our section won the Communication award and our SWE North Country President, Stephanie, won the Emerging Leader Award. We are so proud of how much our section has grown, that our first general Community Outreach was so successful, as well as the diversity and frequency of activities we are offering our members. 2015-16 is going to be the best year yet!” says a section Representative.

Follow SWE North Country on social media, viaTwitter:@SWE_NCountry,Facebook:Soceity of Women Engineers — North Country Chapter,Linkedin:SWE North Country SectionandInstagram:@swencountry.

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