Callout Recap

This past Wednesday we kicked off the semester with our Spring Callouts!  Members were able to learn about the different ways they can get involved in SWE by hearing about the upcoming events for the semester, and learning about the committees each directorship offers.

The Purdue chapter of SWE has four directorships: Communications, Outreach, Professional and Technical.  Each of these branches has a committee that can help the Chairs and Directors with input on event planning and activities.

This semester the Communications Committee members can expect to help with painting the sheet sign for Trade Show. Members will also have the opportunity to assist with generating ideas for the blog as well as writing articles. A few additional activities could include testing games for the AMM’s and assisting with the planning of social events, multicultural events, and community service projects. One of the requirements for this semester to be on the committee will be to share and like SWE’s social media posts. For more information on the Communications Committee feel free to email Communications Director Audrey Conrad at conrad26@purdue.edu.

The responsibilities of an Outreach committee member are to attend 1 committee meeting each month (2 will be offered on different days of the week), volunteer at least 4 hours each semester, and committee members can choose what events they participate in.  Committee members are also expected to fulfill all responsibilities they commit to (volunteering to organize an activity, design flyers, etc.).  This is a great way to have FUN, make FRIENDS, and ENTHUSE others about SWE & Engineering!

Interested members can join the Outreach Committee at their first meeting on Monday, Jan. 29th from 5:30-6:30 pm in ARMS 1021 to put together activities for Girl Scout Day.  To join please fill out this survey by 2/1: https://goo.gl/forms/aQt1aq8ZKk313KaR2  To learn more about the events the Outreach Committee is responsible for follow this link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XbunH8B8-jA1msYei9HgZz0mi76ubcQlq6CztB1K85U/edit?usp=sharing  If you have any questions feel free to email Outreach Co-Directors Susannah Pritchett-Montavon at pritche2@purdue.edu or Fiona O’Dowd at fodowd@purdue.edu.

The Professional Committee is looking for new and returning members to help plan our upcoming professional development events like company tours, industry talks, and professional skill workshops. The committee works together to plan the events that you are interested in while also giving constructive feedback on past events so SWE can continuously improve and develop events that are enjoyable and valuable to attendees. If you are interested in gaining some leadership experience and being more involved in SWE or if you have any questions, please email the Professional Director, Jenna Klinedinst (jklined@purdue.edu). The committee usually meets about once a month unless members would like to meet more frequently to plan specific events. We value your input and can’t wait to work with you!

The Technical Directorship consists of Team Tech and Grand Prix.  The Grand Prix team has already begun meetings, but still has a need for girls to get involved.  You don’t need prior technical experience to be on the Grand Prix team as all necessary skills that are needed for the race are taught throughout the semester. The point of our Grand Prix team is to give young women the desirable technical experience that they often don’t get exposure to in a fun and challenging way. Members of the committee are expected to come to as many of the build meets and practices as they can. There are some required dates such as the Rookie Practice, Qualifications, and the Grand Prix itself.  This is a great way to make friends with women who are also passionate about STEM, and to network with engineering alumni.  If you have any questions feel free to email Grand Prix Chair Kait Hauber at hauberk@purdue.edu.

Team Tech is also looking for new members! Team Tech is a design contest sponsored by Boeing where members get to work closely with industry in solving an engineering problem. There’s no prior experience necessary to join and there are opportunities to gain some technical skills. This year we are partnering with Mazzetti Inc. to design an energy flow sensor for steam pipes in hospitals. If you are interested in joining, please contact either Jessica Bartling (jbartlin@purdue.edu) or Juhi Kekre (jkekre@purdue.edu) for more information!

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

Stephanie Godoshian

 

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