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SWE-WI Scholarship Fund drive

As you may know, this last year we awarded 2 scholarships to female engineering students attending colleges in the Wisconsin- Upper Michigan area. Our next application period is coming soon so we hope to get additional funds by October 31, 2018. We have $860 toward the next $1000 so we are close. Your SWE-WI Scholarship team wants to keep this tradition going. Currently, SWE-Wi has an endowed scholarship for 1-$1000 scholarship each year, but we would like to raise additional funds to allow for 1 or 2 additional $1000 scholarships. Our next application period is coming soon so we hope to get additional funds by October 31, 2018. We have $860 toward the next $1000 so we are close.

Online donations are accepted at http://www.swewisconsin.com/pages/Support/Scholarship.html or contact the Scholarship Committee at SWE-WI_Scholarship@swe.org Thanks again for your support!

 

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SWE-WI FY19 Election Results Are In!

Thank you to everyone who voted in our election for next year's officers. The results are in and we are pleased to announce the following FY19 officers:

  • President: Andie Falasco
  • Vice President: Lindy Couwenhoven
  • Secretary: Adrianne Light
  • Treasurer: Andrea Cole Fyhrlund

Congratulations to the elected officers and we look forward to this next year! Their term will run from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Thank you to everyone who served SWE-WI this year in any capacity - it is members like you who make our section great!

The leadership positions and structure is going to change slightly in the next year and there are still a few unfilled positions. Please let Andie awfalasco@gmail.com know if you are interested in any of the following.

  • Professional Development Chair – Makes events in the three areas for professional development topics. Works with the LCC on what topics would be beneficial.
  • Liaison to Counselors – Works with the counselors and communicates to the collegiates.
  • Collegiate-Professional Event – Plans event for networking with collegiates and professional members.
  • Milwaukee Outreach Planner – Plans and volunteers with Milwaukee outreach events.
  • Fox Cities Outreach Planner – Plans and volunteers with Fox Cities outreach events.
  • Public Relations Chair – Screens emails from companies about participation and questions.
  • Section Assessment Chair – Makes a report at the end of the year for how the section is doing financially and a vitality assessment through the society.
  • Celebrate SWE Event Planner – Plans end of year celebration.
  • WE18 Coordinator – Plan and communicate meet-ups at WE18 in Minneapolis for the section.

 

Interested in getting more girls interested in engineering and STEM?

SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student through the age of 18. Become part of SWE and #BeThatEngineer! Joining is free. Families and educators play a key role in the success of SWENexters. The SWENext program offers resources and information for adult advocates, as well. Website and sign up information here!