Hello All! Welcome to the SWE Region G blog as run by your FY 14 Region Collegiate Communications Editor (RCCE)! Region G is the Ohio Valley Region, which contains sections from Kentucky, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
My name is Ruth Williams, and I am the Region Collegiate Communications Editor (RCCE) for Region G in FY14. I am a junior mechanical and aerospace engineering major at West Virginia University, where I am also the treasurer of our SWE section.
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Name: Miranda Wantland
Company and position: Design Engineer at GE Appliances
What is your current SWE position and what do you do? I am currently the Region G secretary. This involves keeping notes for our meetings and organizing the region files. I also served as one of the co-chairs for the Region G awards.
Involvement with SWE (years, positions, etc): I’ve been involved in SWE for about 10 years now. I’ve served at the local level (President, Treasurer, etc), the regional level (Secretary, Awards chair), and the national level (Scholarship Committee Chair)
Favorite outreach event(s) you have done with SWE: Spent the day with Girl Scouts in eastern Kentucky. Both the girls and the parents were so grateful we went – what a difference I know we made.
Favorite thing about SWE: I’ve made some incredible friends and contacts. I get to spend time with an amazing group of women and feel a part of something bigger.
Any advice for an aspiring engineer? Find something you enjoy doing!
What do you like to do outside of SWE? I enjoy spending time with my husband and my 11-month old son, sewing, scrapbooking, reading and running.
Has your section had a very successful year? Do you have a faculty advisor that goes above and beyond? Consider applying for a SWE award! There are many awards to be won through SWE. The most important thing is just to APPLY. There are times that awards to unclaimed because no one applies! If you apply, you might not win, but if you don’t apply, you DEFINITELY won’t win! There are awards available for sections and individuals, both collegiate and professional.
Make sure you start the application process early so you can devote sufficient time and effort into the application. You will need your SWE ID number and membership information, information about the section/individual/event, and supporting documents specified in the application packet. Because of this, it is good to leave plenty of time to find all of these materials. If you’re anything like me this could take a few days!
Click here to view the section awards available at the societal. These award applications are all due on July 1st. You can click here to view the page for individual awards at the societal level. The deadline for individual awards has already passed, but you can at least get an idea for next year. Remember, someone has to win, so why not you! You can also click here to view collegiate competitions. These have varying deadlines. Outstanding Collegiate Section/ Outstanding New Collegiate Section is due May 31st, Collegiate Technical Poster Competition is due June 15th, Boeing Team Tech Competition is due January 1st, 2015, and the SME Bowl is in October 2015.
I hope you all consider applying for awards, I want to see lots of Region G on stage in L.A. at WE14!
Region G RCCE
The Region G Twitter account is up and running! The account is @SWE_Region G if you want to follow it. My plan for it is to share information and posts from the blog and interact with members, similar to the Facebook page. I’m hoping this will be a fun way to facilitate communication about SWE and things going on in the region.
If anyone wants to be involved with this, email me at email@example.com. Right now, the Twitter account is a little biased toward WVU SWE, because that’s where I go to school so I already know what’s going on here! I really want to get people involved from other parts of the region to share what’s going on with other sections. I know other sections do some really cool stuff, and I want to share that!
Region G RCCE