Monday, August 14, 2017

IEEE Workshop: Project Management Basics

Hello SWE members!

Southeastern Michigan IEEE WIE (women in engineering) is co-sponsoring an upcoming Project Management Basics Workshop with PACE. The workshop will be held at Oakland University on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 10AM to 2:30PM.  This is a great opportunity to add to your projectmanagement skills for career growth and development!

BackgroundThe Project Management workshop is intended for engineers, technical leads, project leaders, and functional managers who want to practice the fundamentals of project management to help themselves and their groups accomplish their endeavors, whether at work, at home, or in the community. Participants will learn basic project management techniques, and most importantly, how to apply them in real life without excessive paperwork or overhead! The workshop will include templates and checklists to take away, and examples of how to apply project management techniques to engineering, and personal projects.

A nominal fee ($15 students, $25 IEEE members, and $40 for non-IEEE members or guests) is required to help cover cost of printed class notes, refreshments, other support logistics, etc.

Further details on the event such as agenda can be found here: http://sites.ieee.org/sem/event/project-management-basics-professional-development-skills-pace/

Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible.  Registration can be found here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45203

Please contact your fellow SWE-IEEE liaison, Amanda Mohan (a2mohan@gmail.com) for any questions on this event.

Friday, August 4, 2017

August Royal Oak Book Club

Event: AUGUST Royal Oak Book Club
Date: August 20, 2017
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Amici's Pizza, 3249 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, Michigan
Cost: Everyone pays for themselves
Parking - Free (Located Behind parking lot)
Point of contact: Niesha - nieshaamos@gmail.com

We will be discussing 'Before The Fall' by Noah Hawley!!


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Thank You From a Scholarship Winner!

I am pleased to share the following letter that we received from one of our FY16 scholarship winners.  Thanks to SWE-D members for supporting the scholarship program! - Lisa Purvis, Scholarship Chair

"I have no words to express how grateful I am for this scholarship.

I give you my word: I will put all my effort to use this scholarship to the maximum for my future career.

Sincerely and very grateful, Areli"

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Reminder: Webinar Wednesdays with DTE!

Webinar Wednesdays and DTE Energy Headquarters

The RSVP date for this event has been extended to July 17!

We will be watching "Damaging Phrases Women Use in the Office” Webinar as a group and having a discussion about the topic.
Date: July 19th, 2017
Cost: Free
Location: DTE Energy HQ- 1 Energy Plaza, Detroit,Mi 48226
Parking: Free (see attached instructions)
Light dinner will be provided
Contact: Najwa Abouhassan at Najwa.Abouhassan@dteenergy.com
Agenda:
6:00 pm DTE HR Welcome 
6:30 pm Webinar: "Damaging Phrases Women Use in the Office”
7:30-8:00 pm Discussion

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Maker Faire Volunteers Needed

Hello Everyone!

We need volunteers for the Maker Faire at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit on July 29th and 30th. Please sign up for shifts using the doodle link found below. We need a minimum of 2 people for each shift.


Please sign up by Saturday July 22nd to have your admission to the event covered!

If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Jacobs jenna.jacobs@gm.com.

Thanks!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

July Royal Oak Book Club


Event: JULY Royal Oak Book Club

Date: July 16, 2017

Location: Amici's Pizza, 3249 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, Michigan

Cost: Everyone pays for themselves

Parking - Free (Located Behind parking lot)

Point of contact: Niesha - nieshaamos@gmail.com

 

We will be discussing Hidden Figures!!

 


Webinar Wednesdays with DTE!


Webinar Wednesdays and DTE Energy Headquarters

We will be watching "Damaging Phrases Women Use in the Office” Webinar as a group and having a discussion about the topic.

 

Date: July 19th, 2017

Cost: Free
Location: DTE Energy HQ- 1 Energy Plaza, Detroit,Mi 48226

Parking: Free (see attached instructions)

Light dinner will be provided

Contact: Najwa Abouhassan at Najwa.Abouhassan@dteenergy.com


Please RSVP by 07/10/2017

  

Agenda: 

6:00 pm DTE HR Welcome 

6:30 pm Webinar: "Damaging Phrases Women Use in the Office”

7:30-8:00 pm Discussion

 

IEEE Summer Potluck Picnic


The IEEE Southeastern Michigan Computer Society and the WIE (Women in Engineering) Affinity Group invites all SWE members and their families to a Summer Potluck Picnic. There is no charge for the gathering but, please register so we know who and how many to expect. Register at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45207

 

After registering you will be contacted by the organizers about what potluck item you would like to bring and share.

 

If you were ever interested in what IEEE does or the opportunities this great society has, stop on in!

 

When: Sunday July 23, 2017 from 11:30a - 5:30p

Where: Kiwani Pavilon in the Rochester Municipal Park (400 Sixth Street, Rochester, Michigan, 48307)

 

Any questions, feel free to contact a fellow SWE member, Amanda Mohan (a2mohan@gmail.com)

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Webinar Wednesdays at DTE Energy!

Webinar Wednesdays and DTE Energy Headquarters

We will be watching "Damaging Phrases Women Use in the Office” Webinar as a group and having a discussion about the topic.
 
Date: July 19th, 2017
Cost: Free
Location: DTE Energy HQ- 1 Energy Plaza, Detroit,Mi 48226
Parking: Free (see attached instructions)
Light dinner will be provided
Contact: Najwa Abouhassan at Najwa.Abouhassan@dteenergy.com
Please RSVP by 07/10/2017
 
6:00 pm DTE HR Welcome 
6:30 pm Webinar: "Damaging Phrases Women Use in the Office”
7:30-8:00 pm Discussion

Monday, June 19, 2017

Liberian Society of Women Engineers - Sponsors Needed

SWE at UM is planning our third annual trip to Liberia this August to host a two-week leadership camp with the Liberian Society of Women Engineers (L-SWE). This year, SWE at UM will be sending 5 Graduate students and 5 Undergraduate students to plan and run the leadership camp for over 40 Liberian women in engineering. The goals of this leadership camp are two-fold (i) to empower the Liberian and US women engineers with the skills, support, and inspiration necessary to becoming successful and well-rounded engineering professionals; and (ii) to strengthen the community of female engineers in Liberia by building cross-cultural partnerships among female engineering students and professionals resulting in a global network of women engineers. 

Our organization’s ability to continue to operate is due in large part to the generous support and donations from corporations who believe in our mission and goal to make sustainable and lasting global impact with counterparts in Liberia. At this point, we need to raise the last $15,000 by July 31st and are hoping to establish corporate sponsorship on the scale of $1,000-$5,000 to help cover the costs listed below:
·  Travel expenses for UM team 
·  Room and board for 40 Liberian participants and UM team
·  Cost of camp materials 
The following listed items are the benefits your company would receive if they sponsors the 2017 L-SWE camp:
·  Stronger relationship with organizations and the local community
·  Company representatives invited to the networking dinner in Monrovia on August 29th
·  Company advertisement
Check out these articles for more information and photos from the L-SWE SUCCESS Camp: National SWE blogEECS Department article2016 LSWE SUCCESS blog

If you have any further questions or would like to forward my contact information (Becca Cohn - cohnr@umich.edu) to your company, please feel free. 


P.S. We are always looking for professionals to participate in this camp. If you or someone at your work would like to be involved and potentially travel to Liberia for any and/or all of the duration of the camp, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

IEEE SEM Women in Engineering for an ice cream and coffee - Reminder



Since the first event went so well, we had to do a repeat!

 

Please join IEEE SEM Women in Engineering for an ice cream and coffee and an opportunity to meet other members of IEEE SEM WIE and SWE Detroit. One small scoop of ice cream or a small specialty coffee will be covered for members of either group.

 

Information is included below. Please contact Amanda Mohan (a2mohan@gmail.com) for any questions.  You can also register here to give us an idea of attendance: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_registration/register/45583

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Location:

Farmhouse Coffee and Ice Cream

32644 Franklin Rd, Franklin, MI 48025


 

Date:

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

 

Time:

11:30a - 1:30p

 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Royal Oak Book Club - June!


Event: Royal Oak Book Club
Date: Sunday, June 11 Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Amici's Pizza, 3249 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, Michigan 48072
Cost: Year-End Event - SWE-DET pays for food
Parking: Free - located behind the restaurant
Point of contact: Irina Sullivan irina.n.sullivan@gmail.com

Other info: Discussing "A Study in Scarlet Women" by Sherry Thomas  Review of "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates Review by Irina Sullivan


I believe that mourning the outcome of the most recent presidential election, as well as, organizing and resisting a threatening political climate necessarily includes deepening our understanding of the problems before us. The issue, as I saw it on November 9th, was two-fold - I needed both, a way to articulate my despair and a thoughtful counsel on mining for energy and perseverance so that I can be of use to my community in the years ahead. And this is how I arrived at brilliant and, sadly, timeless writing of James Baldwin and his best modern literary incarnation, Ta-Nehisi Coates. Baldwin’s unwavering, steady dismantling of, what we nowadays often call, white privilege was recently brought to the top of mind by a fantastic film “I Am Not Your Negro” based on Baldwin’s work of the same name. Coates’ voice is just as steady, relentless, and unapologetic, with an additional personal gravity of writing “Between the World and Me” as a letter to his teenage son. In one of the most memorable passages Coates describes an encounter with a white woman, who pushed his, then 5-year-old, son out of the way in her rush to get off an escalator. Reading this, I gasped in horror and despair, because when you feel powerless to protect your own child, you, his sole provider and defender, his everything, what is there that’s left but the undeniable truth that they are as vulnerable to a racist, violent, and unjust world as you always knew you were. When the hopes of shielding them from the hate are thoroughly shattered, however, another hope must come along - a hope that they are more than strong to face whatever the world throws at them, and in this Coates' counsel is best.

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 SWE Detroit scholarship winners!



Congratulations to the 2017 SWE Detroit scholarship winners!


 





Areli Cardenas, Imlay City High School


Beste Aydin, Bloomfield Hills High School

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

IEEE SEM WIE Ice Cream & Coffee Social


Since the first event went so well, we had to do a repeat!

 

Please join IEEE SEM Women in Engineering for an ice cream and coffee and an opportunity to meet other members of IEEE SEM WIE and SWE Detroit. One small scoop of ice cream or a small specialty coffee will be covered for members of either group.

 

Information is included below. Please contact Amanda Mohan (a2mohan@gmail.com) for any questions.  You can also register here to give us an idea of attendance: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_registration/register/45583

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Location:

Farmhouse Coffee and Ice Cream

32644 Franklin Rd, Franklin, MI 48025


 

Date:

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

 

Time:

11:30a - 1:30p

 

Monday, May 8, 2017

COMPES PDC 2017 - Registration extended to May 10th - LAST CHANCE!!


Please join us for the award winning COMPES-PDC (Coalition of Minority Professional Engineering Societies Professional Development Conference)!!! Registration is NOW EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 10TH!!! THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!

COMPES is comprised of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and they organize a Professional Development Conference (PDC) each year.

[WHEN]
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

[WHERE]
Ford Powertrain Engineering, Driveline & Manufacturing, 29500 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150

[BACKGROUND]

  • Ford Motor Company is the 2017 host corporate sponsor of COMPES PDC
  • The theme of the conference this year is “Self-Driven Success”
  • Kimberly Pittel, Group Vice President, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering will be the keynote speaker
  • Anne Bonney, Speaker and Coach from The John Maxwell Team will be the motivational speaker


[Registration details]

  • Register ONLINE by clicking on REGISTRATION when visiting WWW.COMPESPDC.ORG
  • Cost: 40$ for SWE members & 20$ for students
  • Registration Deadline: May 10th, 2017

The COMPES PDC is being led by Ford members of WiPD and WiM along with Industry partners from SWE, NSBE, SHPE. COMPES PDC allows the ability to network with 200+ professional engineers from private (e.g., automotive, energy, etc.) and public (government) sectors.  Although many are minority professionals, NSBE, SHPE, and SWE are planning this professional development conference for all engineers.  Of previous conference attendees, 80% named networking as one of the benefits and reasons to attend.  There will be sessions on technical topics, soft skills, and on developing tools for personal and professional growth. Previous Conference Sample Survey Feedback - Met/Exceeded Expectations for 98% of previous attendees!

•             “Great information presented in fun and dynamic ways”

•             “I am more energized and feel ready to take on the world”

•             “Wonderful experience”

•             “The environment was inspirational”

Open FY18 Chair Positions


We are still looking to fill some FY18 Chair Positions.  FY18 runs from July 1st 2017 to June 30th 2018.  Please let me know if you are interested or need more information on any of the positions listed below.   Thanks!  -Jessica (email: jlengwis@gmail.com)

 

Special Events Chair

Professional Development Events Chair

Awards Chair

High School Outreach Chair

Makers Faire Chair

Historian

Fund Development Co-Chair (member solicitation & fundraising)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

SWE 65th Awards Banquet Dinner




COMPES PDC 2017 - Last week to register!!


Please join us for the award winning COMPES-PDC (Coalition of Minority Professional Engineering Societies Professional Development Conference)!!! Registration is NOW OPEN UNTIL MAY 6TH!!!

COMPES is comprised of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and they organize a Professional Development Conference (PDC) each year.

[WHEN]
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

[WHERE]
Ford Powertrain Engineering, Driveline & Manufacturing, 29500 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150

[BACKGROUND]

  • Ford Motor Company is the 2017 host corporate sponsor of COMPES PDC
  • The theme of the conference this year is “Self-Driven Success”
  • Kimberly Pittel, Group Vice President, Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering will be the keynote speaker
  • Anne Bonney, Speaker and Coach from The John Maxwell Team will be the motivational speaker


[Registration details]

  • Register ONLINE by clicking on REGISTRATION when visiting WWW.COMPESPDC.ORG
  • Cost: 40$ for SWE members & 20$ for students
  • Registration Deadline: May 6th, 2017

The COMPES PDC is being led by Ford members of WiPD and WiM along with Industry partners from SWE, NSBE, SHPE. COMPES PDC allows the ability to network with 200+ professional engineers from private (e.g., automotive, energy, etc.) and public (government) sectors.  Although many are minority professionals, NSBE, SHPE, and SWE are planning this professional development conference for all engineers.  Of previous conference attendees, 80% named networking as one of the benefits and reasons to attend.  There will be sessions on technical topics, soft skills, and on developing tools for personal and professional growth. Previous Conference Sample Survey Feedback - Met/Exceeded Expectations for 98% of previous attendees!

•             “Great information presented in fun and dynamic ways”

•             “I am more energized and feel ready to take on the world”

•             “Wonderful experience”

•             “The environment was inspirational”