Friday, November 6, 2015

Industry vs. Grad School Panel

On Wednesday November 4th UMass SWE hosted an Industry versus Grad School Panel. Attendees had the chance to ask grad school students, professors, and career women questions pertaining to different paths post undergrad. It was great to hear different paths each individual took to get to where they are today. A big thanks to our panel, Maureen Lynch, Amna Awan, Rachel Roberts, Kerianne Dobosz, Tiffany Liu, and Lillian Clark for their wonderful advice and professional development and career tips they provided!

National Conference - Nashville, TN

The UMass SWE Chapter packed up their cowboy boots and headed to Nashville for the Annual National SWE Conference SWE15 and some good country music! The conference was a great opportunity to network and meet people in SWE from all over the world! There were a myriad of talks and informational sessions to help students, teachers, and professionals advance, aspire, and achieve as women in the STEM field. The girls were able to attend the career fair with over 250 companies and grad schools who were all recruiting for internships and jobs.  What a great way to kick start a career! It was such a great experience and we look forward to attending SWE16 in Philadelphia next year!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Painting and Cider Donuts

The members of SWE got together for a stress relief event to enjoy some fall festivities like painting pumpkins and enjoying some cider donuts! This was a great way to take a break from studying and have some fun!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Welcome Back Meeting - Nitrogen Ice Cream & Tie-dye!

The Society of Women Engineers UMass Amherst chapter hosted their first event of the semester on Tuesday September 15th. Girls from all engineering majors gathered in the Engineering Quad to tie-dye shirts and make nitrogen ice cream! It was a great way to kick off the semester and meet new members. 

The SWE Board prepping for nitrogen ice cream.

Nitrogen Ice Cream in Action 
(Thank you to the UMass Chemical Engineering Department)


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Girl Scout Day - Solar Panel Cars

SWE UMass held our annual Girl Scout Day for elementary school girls! Girls came from near and far to come build solar and battery powered cars from recycled materials. We began the day with activities and discussions about renewable energies and how we can conserve energy in our everyday lives. The Girl Scout's had great ideas about how to conserve energy, including turning off the lights and buying products that use less packaging.

These girls are just starting the body of their car, and are cutting holes into an orange juice container so they can put the axle through the car.

 Lots of glue-gunning required for assembly!

DPO Director Paula to the rescue! This car was having lots of problems with attaching the motor to the body.

Success! This car was able to successfully use the sun's solar power to power the motor of the car and get it to drive through the engineering quad.

After a successful day, these girl scouts show off their finished car. The other girls listen intently to how building the car relates to engineering, discussing how failures are expected and help you to learn more about your design. Failures lead to success!!