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Leadership Update from the Governor

WE12 Photo Gallery

To see the professional photos from WE12, visit our gallery. If you would like to submit your own photos that you snapped in Houston, go here to share with SWE.

Photos I received for the Celebrate SWE! slideshow will be added to our Region G Facebook as soon as I have a chance!

SWE Membership Categories

Following conference, there are a few member categories you may be interested in knowing how they are assigned.  The two that most members would be effected by are:

Senior – any person who is or has been actively engaged in engineering work is eligible to become a Senior Member. She/he qualifies under one of the following classifications:

  • Holds a baccalarureate or advanced degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a science related to engineering and has at least ten years of engineering experience
  • Has at least 15 years of engineering experience, indicating engineering competency and achievement

If you are eligible for Senior membership status, send an email to membership@swe.org requesting this change.

Life Member – Life membership is available with a donation of $2,000 to the SWE Endowment Fund Inc. – Headquarters Account.  This gift is tax-deductible as it is an unrestricted donation to a 501(c)3.  If your company does corporate matching gifts – you may be able to have part of it paid for through the program!  Payment plans are available.  Complete a life member contract available here to pursue this program:  http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/membership/benefits-a-discounts/409-membership-types/3366-life-membership

And there is a special one you might not know about!

K-12 Educator – Don’t forget a special reduced membership rate of $20 is available to full-time K-12 educators.   It makes a great gift for your child’s teachers!

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Video

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2013 is February 21. As engineers ‘Celebrate Awesome’ for Engineers Week 2013, reach out to young girls in your community and help them discover that engineering is fun. You’ll be inspired by a great new video produced by ExxonMobil for the National Engineers Week Foundation.  Truman Bell, ExxonMobil’s Headquarters Manager of Community Relations and chair of the Foundation’s Leadership Council, says of the motivation for the video: ‘I was struck by the comments of a high school student at a NACME conference who attributed her new interest in an engineering career to Girl Day experiences.  ExxonMobil supports Girl Day throughout its US operations, and I have seen first-hand how it ignites curiosity and confidence.”  To watch the video please visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stJcsZ42UCs

 

Future City 2013 Competition Judges Needed

Want to watch students work on solving our stormwater issues?  Then join FC in judging this year’s essay, “Rethink Runoff, Design Clean Solutions to Manage Stormwater Pollution”.  They also need volunteers to help judge the Virtual City Design portion of the competition.  Both can be judged remotely.  They can also use your assistance on Monday, February 18th (President’s Day) to hear and judge these amazing students and their presentations. If you are interested in volunteering to help judge this year’s competition, please register athttp://www.futurecity.org/signup/judge and select National as your region, then select the category you want to judge.

Calling All Future City Alumni

Calling all Future City Alumni.  Did you participate on a Future City team anytime in the past 20 years? If yes, they want to hear from you. Log on to Future City Competition’s Facebook page and let them know what you’re doing now, or send an e-mail to bknight@futurecity.org.

Region G Communications

Be sure to be connected to Region G via:

our region blog – https://regiong.wordpress.com/

our region facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Region-G-Society-of-Women-Engineers-SWE/226545210697462

our dropbox – email governor-g@swe.org for an invite to the dropbox if you are not linked

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