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					                  RPI SWE
ASPIRE •ADVANCE •ACHIEVE
Welcome to our 5 th General Body Meeting, February 2010


                  SWE Mission
    Stimulate women to achieve full potential
   in careers as engineers and leaders, expand
    the image of the engineering profession as
   a positive force in improving the quality of
      life, demonstrate the value of diversity.
Agenda                                             Aspire • Advance • Achieve

 Ice breaker
   Upcoming Events
   Quizbowl Winners
   Exploring Engineering Day (EED)
   Molecularium Event
   Outreach: Microsoft Digigirlz Day
   Breaking Barriers
   Elections Announcement & E-board Positions
   Technical Event Call for Assistance
   Region F Conference 2010
   Team Tech Challenge Information
   RPI SWE Polo T-Shirts
   National SWE T-Shirt Announcement
   National Membership Info
   Local SWE Professional Section Event Invitation
   Racquetball Event invitation               http://swe.union.rpi.edu/
                   Ice Breaker
               Professional or Not?                            Aspire • Advance • Achieve




How do you put a giraffe in a refrigerator?
Correct answer: Open the door and put him in.

How you put an elephant in a refrigerator?
Correct answer: Take out the giraffe and put in the elephant.

The Lion King is hosting a conference. All of the local
animals are in attendance but one. Who is not present?
Correct answer: The elephant, he is still in the refrigerator.

You are slated to be the final speaker at the conference.
Unfortunately, to get there you have to swim a river inhabited
by crocodiles. What do you do?
Correct answer: You swim; all of the crocodiles are all ready at the
conference.
           http://www.cprs.org/membersonly/Playful_Activities_that_Pay_Off.doc
Ice Breaker: Professional or Not?                            Aspire • Advance • Achieve




A professional
1. Looks for the simplest solution.
     Keeps things simple.
2. Recalls facts (the elephant is still in the
   refrigerator and thus can’t go to the conference).
3. Uses deductive skills in problem solving (the
   crocodiles are at the conference).

Side note: most four year olds score 100% on this.

         http://www.cprs.org/membersonly/Playful_Activities_that_Pay_Off.doc
Upcoming Events                          Aspire • Advance • Achieve




 Mon Feb 22, 8pm – 9pm
 Regional Conference Planning Meeting (RCPC)- Union
 Mother’s
 Wed Feb 24, 3pm – 5pm
  Molecularium Event- Union Horseshoe
 Sun Feb 27, 3pm – 5pm
  E-board Meeting- Union 3511

 Mon Mar 1, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  RCPC- Union Mother’s

 Wed Mar 3, 6:30pm – 8pm:
  Breaking Barriers Women Unite- Alumni House
Quizbowl Winners
Sponsored by Cisco                         Aspire • Advance • Achieve



1st place: Tigers       2nd place: Muffin Warriors
  Nick Sosin              Chris Maher
  Darren Meierdiercks     Rachel Ferebee
  Joe Carlston            Sheldon Pei
  Dan Meretzky            Ricky Ma
  Tommy Cheng
      3rd place: Crap! We need a team name?
            Keith Thompson
            John Mazza III
            Matthew Scoffone
            Justin Barozie
            Christopher Sammut
Exploring Engineering Day   Aspire • Advance • Achieve




 THANK YOU for
 volunteering at EED!

 EED Director position
 for next year
   Attend the wrap-up
    meeting Thursday 2/25
   Contact: Rachel
    Ferebee
    (ferebr@rpi.edu) for
    details
Regional Conference Planning Committee
When: Meeting tonight after the GBM 8-9pm
Where: Mother’s
What: Discussing Hosting the 2011 Region F
      Conference at RPI

Interested in joining, stay for the meeting or email
  Andrea, nordba@rpi.edu



                                            Aspire • Advance • Achieve
Molecularium Event                             Aspire • Advance • Achieve




Wednesday, Feb. 24, 3 - 5 pm

Time          Activity
3 pm          Meet at the Union Horseshoe
3:15 – 4:45   Watch ‘Molecules to the Max’ &
pm            Tour the Children’s Museum of
              Science and Technology
5 pm          Arrive at Union Horseshoe


 Contact: Rachel Ferebee
  (ferebr@rpi.edu) to confirm your spot.
 Drivers are needed!!!
 FREE of charge!
Outreach: Microsoft Digigirlz Day          Aspire • Advance • Achieve




 When: Tuesday April 13th
      ~ 11:30 AM-1:15 PM
 Where: University of Albany
 Who: 2 SWE volunteers
 What: Lunch where you discuss Why/How you decided
      to be an engineer?




 Contact Andie Maret (mareta2@rpi.edu)
                                              When:
                                              Wed. March 3
                                              6:30-8pm

                                              Where:
                                              Alumni House

                                              Attire:
                                              Business Casual

                                              Food:
                                              Bucca de Beppo




RSVP required: Contact Andrea Nordberg, nordba@rpi.edu
Elections Announcement
When: Next GBM March 16th
Positions Eligibility:
 The officers must be active members of the section
  at the time of election and for the duration of their
  term.
 Must be available to serve for one full academic
  year
Positions Available
 President
 Vice President
 Treasurer
 Secretary
 Corporate Relations Director
 Outreach Director
 Alumni Director
 Membership Director
 Publicity Director
 Knowledge Source Director
 Communications Director
 Engineering Event Direct
 President
1. Represent the section before the public and preside at meetings of the section and its
    executive council;
2. Appoint the chairs of all committees, with the approval of the executive council, except
    the chair of the nominating committee;
3. Approve the appointment of all committee members, except the members of the
    nominating committee;
4. Authorize the disbursement of section funds within the budget approved by the
    executive council;
5. Be an authorized signatory on all section accounts;
6. Coordinate activities and execute the business and policies of the section between
    meetings;
7. Coordinate the submittal of quarterly reports to the region representative;
8. Submit the section annual report to the Society in accordance with established
    procedures;
9. Review and approve the year-end section financial report;
10. Coordinate submittal of awards;
11. Coordinate section attendance to Society conferences;
12. Maintain contact with Rensselaer faculty and staff of programs related to the section’s
    needs; and
13. Perform other duties normally associated with the office of president or as may be
    assigned by the executive council or the governance documents.
Vice President
1. Assume the duties of the president if the president
   is temporarily unable to serve;
2. Oversees scheduling of all section events and
   coordinates with other campus organizations;
3. Coordinates section attendance to region
   conferences; and
4. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by
   the president, the executive council, or the
   governance documents.
Treasurer
1. Responsible for the collection, distribution, and
   safekeeping of section funds;
2. Prepare, maintain, and report as directed on the
   financial position of the section in relation to the
   approved budget;
3. Prepare and file taxes on behalf of the section if
   necessary;
4. Submit a financial report to the Society in accordance
   with established procedures;
5. Perform other duties normally associated with the
   office of treasurer or as may be assigned by the
   president, the executive council, or the governance
   documents.
Secretary
1. Maintain the records of the section;
2. Maintain the goals of the section and ensure that
   they are being pursued; and
3. Perform other duties normally associated with the
   office of secretary or as may be assigned by the
   president, the executive council, or the governance
   documents.
Corporate Relations Director
1. Coordinate all professional events, workshops and
   speakers;
2. Be a liaison with corporate supporters of the
   section;
3. Responsible for acquiring relationships with
   corporate supporters of the section;
4.Prepare corporate sponsorship requests;
5. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by
   the president, the executive council, or the
   governance documents.
Outreach Director
1. Maintain communication with local educational
   outreach activities the section participates in;
2. Provide oversight and guidance to the committee
   chairs as assigned; and
3. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by
   the president, the executive council, or the
   governance documents.
Alumni Director
1. Responsible for planning internal networking
   events ;
2. Maintain alumni database and alumni events;
3. Prepare and distribute an alumni newsletter; and
4. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by
   the president, the executive council, or the
   governance documents.
Membership Director
1. Responsible for membership recruitment and
   retention activities of the section;
2. Facilitate the transition of collegiate membership
   to professional membership;
3. Maintain records of active and national
   membership status; and
4. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by
   the president, the executive council, or the
   governance documents.
Publicity Director
1. Responsible for advertisement of section activities;
2. Responsible for correspondence with general
   body;
3. Represent and promote the section at university
   activity fairs; and
4. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by
   the president, the executive council, or the
   governance documents.
Knowledge Source Director
1. Responsible for providing RPI SWE general body
   with opportunities for changing the professional
   climate to enable women in engineering and
   technology to excel;
2. Responsible for promoting programs which bridge
   the gaps in recruitment, professional
   development, and retention of women in
   engineering;
3. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by
   the president, the executive council, or the
   governance documents.
Communications Director
1. Maintain electronic communications media;
2. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by
  the president, the executive council, or the
  governance documents.
Engineering Event Director
1. Organize and coordinate a large scale engineering
   community event currently known as “Exploring
   Engineering Day”;

2. Perform such other duties as may be assigned by
  the president, the executive council, or the
  governance documents
Technology Event Call for Assistance
 Would you like to help plan an event?


 When: April TBD
 What: Provide a session where SWE General Body
 members get a chance to learn a technological
 program skill (Ex. Minitab, Matlab, Excel)

Contact Erin Hansen, hansee@rpi.edu


                                          Aspire • Advance • Achieve
Region F Conference 2010                                      Aspire • Advance • Achieve




    RPI SWE attendance sponsored by the School of Engineering
               Must be a National member to attend
              Brief application to be submitted by 3/1
        Fri April 9 around 3pm to Sat April 10 around 10pm

       *Drivers and places to stay in the Boston area needed*
Contact Andrea Nordberg, nordba@rpi.edu, for the application and questions
Team Tech Challenge                                               Aspire • Advance • Achieve




Getting Started:
 September –December
  Form a team
      4-12 students
  Identify company and an industrial advisor
   to work with
  Choose project topic
 Mid January
  Submit Initial Proposal
         Contact: Courtney Dunham, dunhac@rpi.edu
 Click on the link for more information on this long-term event: PDF Link
 Team Tech Challenge Winners                                          Aspire • Advance • Achieve




 Winning Projects from previous years:
   Design and development of an alternative manufacturing
    process for automotive-wheel deburring
    (University of Kentucky and Alumitech)

   Design and prototype a window that changes from clear to
    translucent
    (Iowa State University and Pella Windows)

   Design of a cellular phone for people with limited dexterity
    (University of Illinois-Urbana and Motorola)

   Development of an ozonation water treatment system for
    Pseudomonas growth
    (University of South Florida and Dunedin Water Plant)

   Design of an ergonomically improved cashier workstation
    (Louisiana State University and Delchamps, Piggly Wiggly, and Super Fresh)
RPI SWE Professional Polo          Aspire • Advance • Achieve




     $20 for National Active RPI SWE Members
              $30 Non-discounted Price
        Capital IQ SWE T-Shirt
         Are you a National member?
  Have you received you free SWE T-shirt yet?
         Pick one up before you leave.

         Not a National SWE Member?
Go to http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/
                and sign up now.
National Membership
 Standard Collegiate membership
    $20/year
 Eligibility for SWE Scholarships
 Access to the online SWE Career Center
 Access to the SWE Membership Database
 FREE Professional development Webinars
 Discounted Conference Registration
 Discounted Kaplan courses
    20% off FE & PE
    $50 off GRE, GMAT, LSAT prep classes
 FREE SWE Magazine subscription
You must be a paid National Member to claim SWE membership on your resume

  Contact: Jenna Covill, covilj@rpi.edu
Health Panel and Discussion
Hosted by the NYSCD SWE professional
 Focused on many of the health topics important to women and their
  loved ones. Four women will speak about heart health, lung cancer,
  breast cancer, and organ donation.

At St. Mary's Hospital in Troy on Thursday February 25th, at 6pm.
  Location: 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, Troy, NY 12180


 Healthy snacks and beverages will be served.
  You do not need to be a member to attend. In fact, bring a friend!
  Please RSVP as soon as possible by emailing nyscdswe@gmail.com
WHEN:                               March 17th, 2010
                                    6 – 8 PM
WHERE:                              ’87 Gymnasium
WHAT TO BRING:                      Exercising Clothes (and
                                    equipment if you have it.
                                    (i.e. gym shorts and t-shirt)

We will supply racquets and eye guards for whoever needs them. Snacks
                   and drinks will also be provided.
   Please R.S.V.P. by March 14th, 2010 to Rachel Neiman (neimar@rpi.edu), Matt Saleh
                    (salehm@rpi.edu) or Jon White (whitej4@rpi.edu).


             Hope to see you there!
   See you at our Next GBM

Tuesday, March 16th 7-8pm

				
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