Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WIE/SWE Professional Development Workshop: Soft

Workshop Overview

The Soft Skills workshop is intended to help participants develop and improve interpersonal, group, team and leadership skills.  The workshop is targeted at those, who are in anticipating to be in roles at engineering/technical organizations, business, industry, academia or volunteer organizations.  However, anyone interested in further developing these skills in dealing with people and working within any type of organization will benefit from the workshop.  The format for the workshop includes the presentation of the core material and interactive participation; using exercises, case studies and open discussion.

A printed copy of the notes will be provided to each confirmed attendee. There is a small fee ($25) to cover costs of refreshments and the printed material. Registration is final only after fee is pre-paid.  This event is limited to the first 20 registrants, so sign up early!

More details can be found here, including the registration link: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/47762

Any questions or concerns, feel free to contact your fellow WIE/SWE member, Amanda Mohan (Amanda.fairbairn@gmail.com).  Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 16, 2017

IEEE WIE invites SWE to Cider & Donuts

IEEE Women in Engineering invites SWE members and their families to an informal networking fun event.

Where: Spicers Orchards, 10411 Clyde Rd, Fenton, MI 48430
When: Sunday Oct 22, 2017 from 1pm-5pm

Please RSVP to WIE Chair Tia Twigg @ te_reen@yahoo.com

Hope to see you and your family there!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

November Book Club!!

Event: SWE-D PD Book Club
Date: November 19, 2017
Time: 4:00pm
(NEW) Location: Berkley Common, 3087 Twelve Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072
Cost: Everyone pays for themselves
Point of contact: Niesha - nieshaamos@gmail.com

We will be discussing 'Born A Crime' by Trevor Noah

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

SWE D attending WE17

Are you attending Society Conference in Austin this October?  If so, please join your fellow SWE Detroit members for a networking breakfast on Thursday October 26 at Cannon and Belle, located in the Hilton Hotel.

Who:  SWE Detroiters attending WE17
Where: Cannon and Belle 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701  
Reservation is under Taylor Browne/Society of Women Engineers
When:  Thursday October 2,6 2017 at 8:00 am- 9:30 am
Cost:  Each person pays for their own lunch

Please RSVP by October 2oth at https://goo.gl/forms/RTf6oLjjQKZ26LcP2

Clarkston High School Outreach November 4th

WE NEED YOU! And so does Clarkston High School

Event:  Clarkston High School Outreach
Date:    Saturday, November  4, 2017  
Time:    9:00 AM - 12:10 PM

SWE-Detroit and Clarkston High School 9th-12th graders (approximately 35-50 students)

Location: Clarkston High School (6093 Flemings Lake Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346)
RSVPApproximately 10-12 volunteers are needed. If you are able to volunteer for this event, please email an RSVP to Keerthi Biradavada (keerthi1861986@gmail.com) by 10/27/17

Point of contact: If you have questions, please email Keerthi. (keerthi1861986@gmail.com)

Other Info: Join SWE-Detroit and share your experiences in relation to engineering with Clarkston High School students. The event will open with a a simple pencil catapult engineering group challenge and then followed by speed-networking. Come share why you decided to be or support an engineering profession and answer questions with local aspiring engineering students.  Keerthi will follow-up with detailed instructions. No worries, the first 30 minutes of the about event time is allocated to answering any questions for the event prior to the event.

Monday, October 2, 2017

GEE Announcing Two Kick-Off Meetings!

The GEE 2018 committee is excited to announce two kick-off meetings!

Kick-Off #1
October 12th, 7-8pm
Novi Public Library

Kick-Off #2
October 23rd, 7-8pm
Rochester Hills Public Library

Food will be provided at both meetings!

Girls’ Engineering Exploration (GEE) is a full day event that allows girls in 4th – 6th grade an opportunity to meet female engineers and be exposed to exciting career paths through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities. The girls will be able to experience the creativity, innovation, and fun that goes on in the field of engineering. The event is FREE for students, parents, and teachers!

Join us at either of the kick-off meetings to ask us your questions, enjoy some food, and find out about all of the ways you can be involved in this amazing and rewarding event!

The GEE committee chairs (Christine Henri, Elena Chiappa, and Monica Walker) can be reached at SWEDetroitGEE@gmail.com with any questions.

Rosie the Riveter World Record - Women, Men, Children Needed!

Rosie the Riveter World Record - Women, Men, Children Needed!
On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Yankee Air Museum in Belleville, Mich., will attempt to reclaim the Guinness Book of World Records for the most Rosie the Riveter re-enactors gathered at one time. About 2,500 “Rosies” are needed to return the record to Michigan from its current home in California. 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Informal Networking Event at Edwin Orchards

Hello Everyone!

Please join SWE-Detroit at Erwin Orchards in October for our first networking event. Please see below for details:

Event: Fall Fun!
Date: Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Time: 9am-11am
Location: Erwin Orchards
61475 Silver Lake Rd.
South Lyon, MI 48178

RSVP: Irina Sullivanswe.d.networking@gmail.com
Cost: Admission is free; suggest bringing $10-$20 to buy cider, apples, donuts, etc.

Feel free to email me at swe.d.networking@gmail.com if there are any questions. Hope to see you there!