Updates of the Week – Nov 15th

imageRemember to come to our General Member Meeting and Social this Thursday, Nov. 20th at 6pm. We will learning about Self Defense in the Collegiate Room of the Union Building. There will also be refreshments and a free raffle!



Volunteering Opportunities

Paul Davies is the Science Department Chair at Valley Jr. High and is looking for students to help judge their science fair.
The fair will be held on December 10th. Judges are needed between 8:30 through 10:30. The forms are supplied and they will go over the whole process. There are usually about 100 to 120 students in the fair. So they need 10-20 judges to help at the event.
Please contact Paul Davies at peavies@graniteschools.org if you are interested in helping.

Other Opportunities

The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (E3S REU) for is accepting applications for summer internship positions

.2015 E3S Summer Research Internship 

Date: June 7-August 8, 2015
Locations: UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, Florida International University, and University of Texas at El Paso
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

What is the E3S Summer Research Program? A 9-week program that introduces energy efficient electronics science to undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in science and engineering. Summer interns have the opportunity to join E3S researchers working in a collaborative and innovative environment to make fundamental breakthroughs in the underlying physics, chemistry, and material science of electronics systems. Learn more at: www.e3s-center.org/research/ For additional information, join us for our upcoming online webinar to learn more about the application process: December 3rd at 3pm PST. RSVP online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015E3SREUWebinarQuestions: Contact Lea Marlor at e3sprograms@e3s-center.org or 510-664-4882

Updates of the Week – November 10th

SWE hosted a very successful Girl Scout Night Jr. on Friday night. Elementary aged girls came and learned about engineering and robots with fun activities.

Upcoming Eventsimage

SWE will be having a General Member Meeting and Self Defense Social on Thursday, November 20th at 6 pm. It will be held in the Collegiate Room on the second floor on the Union Building. Come learn about self defense from Steffi, a first degree black belt.


Other Opportunities

The Missile Defense Agency plans to hire 65+ (Bach/Master/PHD) ENTRY LEVEL engineers, business, contracts and financial specialists in Jan 15.The positions will mainly be in Huntsville AL (www.asmartplace.com) although a few may be located in Virginia and Colorado.  We have roughly 250 individuals currently enrolled and succeeding in this program and we are looking to hire your alumni and May of 15 graduates to join us.

If interested contact:

Paul O. Summer

Human Resource Specialist
Office 256-313-9538


FREE MCAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT events throughout November!

Register for any or all of these here: http://bit.ly/kappractice

Microsoft and The Association for Computing Machinery(ACM) U of U chapter  are sponsoring an event to encourage community and connection for women in the engineering field. Everyone is encouraged to join and engage in networking with your peers (yes guys this means you!).

The event will be centered on casual discussion of social equality within computer science, computer engineering, and related fields.
Please join us next week, Tuesday, Nov. 11th, 4:30-6:30pmin the Union Lobby (on the main floor of the Union). We’ll have refreshments, as well, and everything that you’ll need to paint your nails, including the ACM Secretary, Celeste, who will be there doing “nerdy nail art.”

If you have any questions, please email Kallie Bracken, the main coordinator for this event, or David Harrison, the ACM President.

Kallie: ms_ambassador_uofu@outlook.com
David: uofuacm@gmail.com

Updates of the Week – November 1st

Girl Scout Night Jr.: Robots Rock is next week, November 7th. Sign up to volunteer here.

The SWE and STEP Scholarship applications are available and will be due January 16th. Here are their applications: 2015 SWE Scholarship Application, 2015 STEP Scholarship Application. Also here are a couple scholarships from Aftercollege.com that are due December 31st. https://www.aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/63/https://www.aftercollege.com/company/aftercollege-inc/10/scholarship/64/

Other Events

Utah Science Olympiad needs volunteers for the science festival on November 4th. The event is 3-5:30pm at the Lied Boys and Girls Club. Sign up to volunteer here!

The College of Engineering is looking for ambassadors. Applications are due November 7th. You can contact morgan.boyack@utah.edu to find out more.


Committees and Women in Engineering

If you’re interested in getting more involved in SWE, join one of our committees! It looks great on your resume and you’ll meet some amazing people. Currently the outreach and professional development committees are both looking for new members. Here is a little bit about what they do.

Outreach committee

Want to put in some volunteer hours? Looking to inspire young girls to study science and engineering? Enjoy planning hands-on events? Then Outreach! committee is for you.  Jump right into preparations for upcoming Robots Rock Jr on Nov 7, planning for Robots Rock in February, organizing small group outreach, and Day in the Life.  Contact Steffi at outreach.uofuswe@gmail.com or steffi.lietzke@gmail.com

Professional Development Committee

The PDC works to help prepare our members for a successful career in engineering. We plan and host an annual networking dinner, Evening with Industry, resume workshops, and mock interview sessions. This year we’ll also be venturing out for company tours, and bringing in speakers for workplace advice. We’d love to have you on our planning team! Please email Laura at uofuswepdc@gmail.com for more information.

Also, on Nov 12th there is a Women in Engineering Social from 4:00-5:30 pm. You can find out more about this event, learn about Women in Engineering, and sign up for their email list here.

Opportunities of the Week – Oct 26th

Internship Opportunities

Northrup Grumman is looking for interns for their Clearfield, UT and are especially interested in SWE members. The link with information about internships is below, and you can contact Eric Leary at eric.leary@ngc.com with your resume.


General Atomics—Software Engineering Intern:  https://www.myinterfase.com/utah/job_view.aspx?token=+C3caSy0giW5a9CYlsQ5lA%3d%3d

Focus Engineering and Surveying Civil Engineering Intern:  http://www.coe.utah.edu/student_jobs?job_id=493

BioFire Mechanical Engineering Intern:


Rio Tinto Chemical Engineering Intern:


Job Opportunities

“Lakeview Hospital is now looking to hire scribes to work with their emergency medicine physicians on a part-time basis.  This opportunity is second to none for pre-health students and recent graduates working to improve their resumes for medical or other professional health school.  Some scribe programs see over 90% of its participants get accepted into an MD school, as it provides hands-on experience on the front lines of healthcare, multiple resources for letters of recommendation, and in-depth medical training.  The scribe will primarily be assisting the physician with documentation, but will also be expected to check in on patients to assess their ongoing needs, notify the physician when lab and x-ray results have returned, and assist with work flow in the ER.

The position is expected to require at least a one year commitment at around 15hrs/week.  The scribe will be compensated $10-12/hr.  We are anticipating hiring in the next two weeks.  Please send your resume to Dr Justin Pearson at justinp79@gmail.com immediately to apply.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Women’s Resource Center has undergraduate scholarships available for Spring 2015 semester.  Our Osher Re-entry and Boundless Opportunity scholarships are for all genders and students can be enrolled either full-time or part-time.  Must be over the age of 25, have a GPA of 2.7 or greater and be working towards their first undergraduate degree. http://womenscenter.utah.edu/scholarships/eligibility.php.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Girl Scout Night Jr. – November 7th

Utah Science Olympiad: Volunteers needed for the Utah Science Olympiad for the science festival! November 4th 3-5:30 at the Lied Boy and Girls Club. Register at: http://www.utahscienceolympiad.utah.edu/scifest For more information email chelsey.short@utah.edu


Career Services is having our annual Boot Camp on October 28th and October 29th this year. Come to one of our crash courses to start building outstanding resumes and cover letters for your professional toolkit, master job search and networking strategies, prepare to deliver a knock-out interview, and see how graduate school fits into the equation. The only way things could be any better is if there was pizza… and yes, we’ve got that too! Boot camps will be held on:

Tuesday Oct. 28 at from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Pick the night that works best with your schedule, and secure your spot today by emailing careerambassadors@sa.utah.edu with your RSVP!  Just include your name, unid, and indicate which day you’d like to attend Boot Camp.

Fall Break Updates

Happy Fall Break! 

Remember to register to volunteer for Girl Scout Night Jr. here.
This year’s theme is Robots Rock and it will be held Friday, Nov 7th at 6pm.

Also a tip for when school starts up again, SWE leadership tutors in the Warnock Engineering tutoring center (in WEB across from the deans office) The schedule is posted on the glass with subjects and times those tutors are available or reply to this email with subjects you are interested in and we can also provide that information. (All tutoring in the Engineering Tutoring center is free of charge).

Mechanical Engineering Internship:
Company: Ovivo
They design products for water treatment plants. The main task will be creating and editing 3D models and putting them on drawings, and organizing the associated bill of materials.

Best Friends Animal Society Volunteering
Best Friends Animal Society is having their annual No Kill Utah event and they still need volunteers! If you interested please register at https://volunteers.bestfriends.org/?nd=m_home

Resume Workshop and other happenings

Resume Workshop Oct14SWE is hosting a Resume Workshop this Monday, October 5th! 
5 pm in WEB 1230.
Come fine tune your resume before you start applying for internships!
See this flier, and there will be free food!
Out next big outreach event, Girl Scout Night Jr. is coming up. If you’re interested in volunteering register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14CyYc-SA9jnCdfDAOBXNLKC5HLPEMFZ1eCPVRgnA4i0/viewform
The event is November 7th at 6 pm in the Warnock Engineering Building. It is a great event and a lot of fun.
Founders Day Scholarship – Deadline November 3rd
The Alumni Association is accepting applications from current students for the 2015 Founders Day Scholarship for full tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year. We are looking for an outstanding student who has made contributions to the University and the community and who has overcome difficult circumstances or challenges.
In addition, we will award at least six $4,000 Achievement Scholarships from the pool of Founders Day Scholarship applicants.
Alumni Association scholarship applications are available online at www.alumni.utah.edu/scholarships.