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1 SWE General Body Meeting April 20, 2010 7-8pm

2 Agenda SWE 2010-2011 Executive Board 2011 Regional Conference announcement Upcoming events National conference announcements Public Speaking workshop presented by Tracy Schierenbeck Give-away question

3 Upcoming Events Thurs April 22 nd Transitioning to Professional SWE 7-8pm Union 3202 Thurs April 22 nd Farewell to Freshmen Year LA Panel 9-10pm BARH Mon April 26 th Finding Undergraduate Research 7-8pm Union 3606 Mon April 26 th RCPC Meeting 7:30-8:30pm Mother’s Tues April 27 th Financial Mistakes of New College Grads 5:30-6:30pm Union 3202 Sun May 2 nd SWE E-board Meeting 11-1pm Union 2424 Mon May 3 rd Clean out the SWE Closet 4-5pm JEC 7007 Mon May 3 rd RCPC Meeting 7:30-8:30pm Mother’s Date TBD, Outlook skills Sat May 8 th SWE E-board Meeting 2-4pm Union 3202 Wed May 12 th 2010-2011 E-board Planning Meeting 6-10pm Union 3602 Sat May 15 th Celebrate RPI SWE! 4-6pm Upper RSDH

4 2010-2011 Executive Board President – Andrea Nordberg Vice President – Andie Maret Treasurer – Morgan Weest Secretary – Cary Kaczowka Corporate Relations Director – Sara Sass Outreach Director – Lesley Wu Membership Director – Emily Landis Alumni Relations Director – Christine Falce Knowledge Source Director – Courtney Dunham Communications Director – Courtney Dunham Publicity Director – Erin Hansen Engineering Event Director – Eleana Manousiouthakis (2) Freshmen Representative positions to be filled in Fall 2010

5 Share your story - Participate in a research study! STS Research Project in Women Undergraduate’s Student Experience in Engineering at RPI 2009 Statistics for female representation at RPI  28% in the overall undergraduate student body  23% in engineering programs  37% in PDI engineering/STS duals Your Participation Sought for Interview about Student Experience  Demographic: Female undergraduate in mechanical, aerospace, and/or nuclear engineering  1-hour interview at convenient time in neutral location  All interviews conducted by Molly Danskin, student researcher  Ensured confidentiality  Study approved by Rensselaer’s Institutional Review Board Contact Molly Danskin,

6 2011 Region F Conference @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute March 26-27, 2011 RCPC Meetings – Mondays 7:30-8:30pm in Mother’s. Contact, Erin and Gwen

7 Transitioning to Professional SWE When: Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 7-8pm Where: Union 3202 Come to learn about the benefits of professional SWE membership and how to become a professional SWE member after you graduate. Network with an actual professional member! Contact, Kerri Freer

8 Farewell to Freshmen Year LA Panel Needed: 1-2 volunteers Share your experience from transitioning to sophomore year with Freshmen in BARH April 22 nd 9-10pm @ BARH If interested in volunteering, contact Cary Kaczowka,

9 Finding Undergraduate Research Mon., 4-26-10 / 7-8 pm / Union 3606 Topics Include –How to get an Undergraduate Research Project –Opportunities for summer research internships –Opportunities to present research –Scholarship opportunities for students who do research Panel with Question & Answer session Free Pizza and Drinks School of Engineering Undergraduate Research Fair –4-27-10 DCC 4-6pm Contact, Rachel Ferebee,

10 Financial Mistakes of New College Grads April 27 th at 5:30pm Union 3202 Presenter: Joseph Templin, CFP, CLU, ChFC, CAP Financial Author Contact Morgan Weest

11 Project “Clean Out the SWE Closet!” 4:00pm Monday May 3 rd, 2010 JEC 7007 Andie Maret

12 End-of-the-Year Survey Watch for an email on Wed April 28 th Survey due Tues May 11 th Give feedback on this year and what you’d like to see happen next year. Get an activity point without leaving your room! Contact, Andie Maret

13 Celebrate RPI SWE! Active members attend dinner FREE to celebrate the past year of RPI SWE. Professional comedian Sponsor representatives Membership and sponsor awards! Invitations sent to members who have achieved active member status. For active membership status contact Jenna Covill,

14 National Conference, We’10 5+ hours of volunteering at the National conference = FREE registration Where: Orlando, FL When: November 4-6, 2010 Interested in going? Contact Andrea Nordberg,

15 Collegiate Technical Poster Competition Abstract submission deadline: June 14, 2010 Top 10 finalists from each category (Collegiate and Graduate) will be asked to display a technical poster in November 2010 at the SWE National Conference –Finalists will receive $250 travel stipend, FREE Collegiate member registration and 1 ticket to Celebrate SWE! Awards banquet Eligibility: SWE Collegiate Member in good standing. Awards –1 st Place: $500 –2 nd Place: $250 –3 rd Place: $100 More details: 10%20poster%20competition%20packet.pdf

16 Rensselaer SWE Polos $20 National Active RPI SWE Members $30 non-discounted price

17 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 Inclusion in Fall 2010 Resume book for NSBE/SHPE Career Fair Contact, Jenna Covill **You must be a paid National Member to claim SWE membership on your resume

18 Active Membership Attend 8+ events over the course of the year. Two of the 8 must be General Body Meetings Benefits:  Invitation to Celebrate RPI SWE!  Discount on Rensselaer SWE polo

19 Public Speaking Tracy N. Schierenbeck Associate Director/Lecturer Archer Center for Student Leadership Development

20 Mini-competition in Public Speaking Participants –Amanda Jolly –Brittany Colliflower –Tammy Robbins





25 Thank you and good luck with the rest of the semester!

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