Wednesday, September 21, 2016

First General Body Meeting of Fall 2016!

The first general body meeting of the 2016-17 school year was a success!
A great turnout eager to eat pizza in the engineering quad.
President Erin gets ready to address the group about SWE's mission and the upcoming events planned.

President Erin addressing the group after an ice breaker.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Sunny and Successful: The Annual Girl Scout Day

We introduce the girls to sustainable energy and they get a chance to showcase their creativity through building their own solar powered cars with recycled materials!
 Here is our wonderful adviser assisting with the car creation!
 Emma measures the base of the car,
 Alyssa and her team thinking,
 and Erin helping out!

Finally completed!

 Proud little engineer


 Cars tested with solar power outside in sunny weather!


Monday, May 9, 2016

Girl Scouts and UMass Amherst SWE Celebrate Earth Day!

UMass Amherst SWE and local Girl Scout troops celebrated Earth Day! 🌏 The Girl Scouts learned about renewable energy and made solar powered cars from recycled materials! The Girl Scouts also had a chance to learn about wind energy. UMass Amherst's Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition team showed the girls a wind turbine and wind tunnel that they have been doing research on. At the end of the day, the Girl Scouts tested and showed off their solar powered cars around the engineering quad! sWe had a blast! 🌞♻️💨🌍 





Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March Mudness Midterm Stress Relief Event


Last night the UMass Society of Women Engineers hosted a March Mudness Midterm stress relief event! The girls painted ceramic pots, planted succulents, and ate pudding dirt cups! It was a great way to step away from studying, socialize with other students, and de-stress! sWe had a blast! 




Monday, February 29, 2016

Region F Conference at West Point, NY

This past week UMass SWE headed to West Point, NY for the Region F Conference! At the conference, the girls were able to meet other SWE members from other colleges, attend workshops and talks, network with professionals and attend the career fair! It was a fun filled weekend and sWe were happy to be a part of it! 






Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day Stress Relief Event!


This past week UMass SWE had their first stress relief event of the semester! Members decorated heart shaped sugar cookies and crafted cards for More Love Letters. The cards and letters will be shipped around the country to those in need of some love and encouragement! Thank you to all that participated! We wish you all a very SWEet Valentines Day!


Members decorating some SWEet heart shaped sugar cookies!


UMass Amherst SWE Chapter's president, Tiffany Hua, poses with a heart shaped sugar cookie!

Members hold up the cards they made for More Love Letters!


Some of our E-Board members showing off their cards!

The completes cards that will be shipped across the country to those who need a little encouragement and inspiration!

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!!