“Join us in Orange County for the Society of Women Engineers 2017 Sonora Region Conference!”
If you are interested in attending the Region B Conference in Orange County, CA on February 9th-12th, please send a cover letter outlining:
- Why you joined SWE
- What you want to get out of SWE
- Why you think you should go to the conference
SWE scholarships will be available starting this Thursday, December 1st, through February 15th for sophomores through graduate students, and March 1st through May 15th for incoming freshmen.
Here is a link to the SWE scholarships web page! You will need to create a SWE profile, fill out one application, then you will be entered to win every scholarship you are eligible for.
WE16, SWE’s National Conference, was held on October 27th-29th. Five members from NMT’s SWE chapter attended. We learned how to be better leaders, how to manage our stress, and many more things we will implement in our academic and professional futures. It was an amazing experience seeing so many women in one place learning & growing together and empowering each other.
Philadelphia is a very historical city, and we couldn’t say goodbye without experiencing some of that history. We spent a few hours in Independence Park going on tours of Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and seeing the Liberty Bell!
Thank you to everyone who helped us attend the conference and to Section President Cheyanne for planning an amazing trip!
The weekend before the stress of classes set in, we Techies get a chance to relax and socialize at Welcome Week thanks to the wonderful people of the Student Activities Board and Student Government Association! One of the amazing activities they put on is a pool party. SWE was given a chance to host the Cardboard Boat Regatta, where teams get to build a boat with nothing but duct tape and cardboard and then race against each other across the NMT pool! We had a great turn out and some great boats! Thank you to everyone who participated, cant wait until next year!
The SWE National Conference in Los Angeles, this year was an immense success! 12 women engineers and scientists from New Mexico Tech attended the world renowned conference to not only represent their school but also to show their enthusiasm and learn about personal and professional life. Bonds were formed and LA was explored but most importantly, professional connections were made and memories were created.
The women attended multiple sessions ranging from Collegiate Leadership Development to Collegiate to Career Preparation to Entrepreneurship. Cher even joined in on the excitement!
Four whole days of conference brought us back chalked full of information and ready to take on the world but not before we had some fun!
A lot of work and a little bit of fun harmonized perfectly to create an outstanding trip.
A special thanks to the people who made this conference happen and for all who attended. Your hard-work, dedication, and eagerness to better yourself and others is inspiring. Don’t ever lose your spunk and exuberance.
Hannah here! I wanted to give an update on what SWE has been up to lately. Last Saturday, SWE hosted the Cardboard Regatta at a SAB pool party. There was a huge turn out of people coming to eat free snowcones, watch the races, and participate to see who would be the raining champions. Five teams participated in the cardboard boat raced but only one took home the prize. Congratulations guys!
NMT Section President
A special thanks to all of you for coming out and helping! We couldn’t have done it without you.
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