Thursday, September 24, 2015

Outreach/Networking Opportunity - Society of Women Engineers

Hello fellow engineers and scientists!

If you're a female undergraduate or graduate student and all too familiar with being in the minority, here is an opportunity to expand your network, develop professionally, find support, and help change this for the next generation! I'd like to introduce a great outreach opportunity through the Society of Women Engineers. 
Time to Invent is an outreach program run by graduate students and focused on kindling a love of science and engineering in young girls . Once a month, our mentors visit a local elementary school and lead 4th and 5th grade girls through hands-on activities to encourage an interest in innovation and science/engineering. While activities are typically led by the graduate mentors, both undergraduate and graduate mentors are encouraged to participate in the activities! Check out our website here:
WHY should you join?
- Learn how to talk about your field or even your research to a very young audience
- Help develop creative activities that demonstrate scientific/engineering concepts in an exciting way
- Get to know UW female graduate/undergraduate students in other science/engineering fields
- It's immensely rewarding!!
This program is also the beginning of a graduate student-focused group within the UW section of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), a global organization supporting the success of women in STEM fields. SWE at UW has fantastic networking opportunities with employers and other professional women, leadership workshops, conference presentations, and more.
If you're interested in Time to Inventcome to our info session on Wednesday, October 7th, at 4:30pm in CSE 403.

Some snacks will be provided! 
Following this will be the first SWE meeting in EEB 105 at 6pm, (doors open at 5:30pm; EEB and CSE buildings are connected)where you can learn what SWE can do for you, how you can become involved, and much more. Time to Invent will also be presenting at this meeting, so if you plan on attending the SWE meeting and are also interested in learning about Time to Invent, you can hear all the information you need at the SWE meeting alone. 

Please RSVP to the Time to Invent meeting at the link below so that we can get a headcount for snacks and have an email address to send you a reminder before the meeting! (Don't worry; we won't store these email addresses. We'll have a signup sheet at the meeting if you decide to join Time to Invent after hearing what we have to say). If you are interested in Time to Invent but cannot make the meeting, the RSVP form has a place where you can let us know this and leave us with your email address to we can get in touch with you! 

Questions? Contact me (Kayla Sprenger) or my co-leader Jenny Cronin, at