Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SWE hosts lunch with Verizon!

On Tuesday February 2, 2016 UMass SWE hosted a lunch with Verizon. UMass alumnus Jay Latorre, BS '07 CSE, and alumna Kelly Kennedy, BS '15 EE, spent the afternoon having lunch with our SWE members. This lunch gave the girls the opportunity to learn about life after graduation, network with professionals, and learn about possible employment opportunities at Verizon!

SWE members enjoyed hearing from UMass alum over pizza and salad. 

Thank you Verizon for spending your afternoon at UMass. SWE really appreciate it!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

SWE Girl Scout Day! Light up jewelry!

On Saturday January 30, 2016 UMass Amherst SWE hosted Girl Scouts from local troops to introduce them to engineering. The Girl Scouts spent the day being engineers! Our SWE members taught them how to solder, and code light up earrings and necklaces.

The Girl Scouts were taught how to code using Arduino Software. They programmed their jewelry to light up in different colors and patterns!

Girl Scouts used soldering tools to connect the wires.

SWE Members taught the Girl Scouts what engineering is and all the different opportunities available!
The Girl Scouts showed off their glowing Adafruit jewelry! Lots of happy girls!

The Girl Scouts and SWE Members after a successful day of engineering and fun! sWE had a blast!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Volunteering at the 12th Annual Hot Chocolate Run

UMass Amherst SWE volunteered at the 12th annual Hot Chocolate Run in Northampton on Sunday December 6! The Hot Chocolate Run raises money for Safe Passage, an organization committed to ending domestic violence and oppression in women's lives. Members of SWE volunteered as course marshals and cheered the runners on throughout the race. It was a great way to give back to the community and support and empower others! 

Hot Chocolate & Cookie Decorating Stress Relief Event

The members of SWE got together for a SWEet stress relief event to enjoy some holiday festivities! Students were able to step away from their studies and enjoy decorating gingerbread cookies, drinking hot cocoa and socializing with one another. What a fun way to begin the holiday season!

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!