In celebration of manufacturing month, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Collegiate Interest Group at Lorain County Community College, OH hosted event “Careers in STEM” on October 4, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at CC Mall. Advisor Ramona Anand gave opening remarks at the event. LCCC’s SWE CIG also formally announce collaboration with The U.S. Army, Cleveland Recruiting Battalion. The event was open to school students, teachers, counselors and community members. The event highlighted Careers in STEM. Student President Arshiya Anand gave an interactive presentation to the students and highlighted the membership benefits of SWE. Major Tellado, Captain Feltz and The Female Engagement team from The U.S. Army were among the speaker. Female engagement Team, an Army asset of female soldiers discussed the career and education in several different specialties.
Over 360 students from 13 schools participated in the event and majority of the participants were female students. The event was hosted in collaboration with the U.S. Army. Female Engineers Virginia Brandt and Kim di Groh shared their experiences with the attendees. Provost Dr. Dryden and Dean Zelesnik also spoke at the event. The event was highlighted in several newspapers.
Attendees had the opportunity of getting Hands on experience including the welding simulator and at the Fablab. This is an interactive event to give an exposure to career pathways to students.
The event was supported by several National Science Foundation Centers namely Weld-Ed, Fl-ate and non-profit organization ETA International. SpaceTEC (NSF center) supported the event by donating information material and astronaut food “Dried Ice cream” worth $ 2000 from Kennedy Space Center. Companies like STEM Jobs, and Metal Essence Inc. provided STEM related materials and posters for classrooms. For more information contact Ramona Anand, Faculty Advisor SWE at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-366-4930.