Bagel Week

Finals Week is here! Remember if you need to refuel between finals or while you’re studying, stop by the WEB Tutoring Center for free bagels and coffee!


Also, save the date for Mock Interviews January 28th at 6pm. This will be a great chance to practice interviewing skills.

Mock Interview Flyer

Wrapping up the Semester

10358982_402083936609374_7757684047518014449_oFinals are coming up and we have some events to help you make it through the semester!

Thursday, December 11th at 7:30 pm in WEB 1450 is the SWE Study Success Party. It is part of the SWE Sisters Mentoring Program and is open to all. There will be a presentation by the Student Success Advocates with tips to help you prepare for finals. There will also be hot chocolate and cookies!

There will also be free bagels for Bagel Week Monday through Wednesday of finals week. Come to the WEB tutoring center between 9am and 2pm to refuel with free bagels and coffee. 

Just a reminder that the Regional Conference Application is due December 12th if you would like funding to go to regional conference.

Other Opportunities
Interested in being a FIRST Lego League mentor? West High is looking for someone to help coach from Jan 3 – February 17, 2015. They will be meeting everyday, Monday though Friday after school at West High school.  They also work the final weekend on Saturday all day as well.

Contact Enrique Arce-Larreta at

SWE scholarships are now available.
Apply here:

Autoliv tour and other updates

imageAutoliv Tour

There are still a few spots left for the Autoliv tour Tuesday (tomorrow!). Carpools will be leaving at 1pm and returning around 4-4:30 pm. Email ASAP if you would like to come.


Regional Conference

Each year SWE hosts a regional conference for each of the 13 regions in the US. The University of Utah SWE section is in Region B and this years conference is being held in San Luis Obispo, CA from February 27th to March 1st. More information can be found here.
The University of Utah section also gives out funding each year for some SWE members to attend. You must be a registered member nationally, and be somewhat involved in the section.  There are different levels of funding, including some or all of the items listed below.
1. Registration
2. Travel
3. Hotel
Even if you are not granted funding you are highly encouraged to attend the conference as it is a great opportunity to become more involved in SWE as a national organization.
The application is attached, the due date is December 12th, 2014.
The region is also granting money for conference travel and the application can be found here, although the due date is December 1st.
Other Opportunites
STEP club is a new club on campus.

STEP: Science, Technology, Engineering, Programs is the higher education component of MESA. MESA: Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement is a statewide program. Membership is open to all races, although the program seeks to work with underrepresented population (female and ethnic minority) students, who are interested in the sciences. Please see the attached document for further information. STEP Club.

Job Finding:
Mercer, a human resources adviser to the world’s leading employers, is introducing a game-based career matching tool targeted to engineering students and graduates.
The game can be found hereand feedback can be sent to Katerina Rodriguez at
Intel is looking for interns and New Hires. Bachelors, Masters and PhD students are encouraged to apply. 
AfterCollege is giving away a variety of scholarships, and the deadline is Dec. 31st 

Updates of the Week – Nov 22, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to our general member meeting and self defense workshop on Thursday night. If you haven’t seen them yet, there are some awesome action pictures on our facebook page.

Uimagepcoming Events

Autoliv tour – SWE is hosting a tour of Autoliv on Dec. 2. We will be leaving the U at 1pm and carpooling to the Ogden facility and will return around 4-4:30pm. Long pants and closed toed shoes are required. Space is limited so please RSVP to


Bagel Week – Monday Dec 15th – Thursday Dec 18th, SWE will provide free bagels and coffee in the WEB tutoring center from 9am to 2pm. Come get fueled up for your finals studying!

Regional Conference is coming up! Each year SWE sends members to regional conference; this year it’s in San Luis Obispo, CA from February 27th to March 1st.You can find out more about that conference on the Region B website. If you would like to go, you can apply for funding from the region here. These applications are due December 1st so make sure to fill them out soon. Our section also gives out funding and the application will come out mid-December. To qualify you must be a nationally registered SWE member, however if you are not a member you can attend the conference without funding.

Other Opportunities

The Technology & Venture Commercialization Office at the University of Utah is responsible for commercialization of all technologies created here at the university.  They currently have an opening for an intern/analyst which will help us understand which technologies we should invest our time/money in and help us build business models for startups that were born here at the U.  This position is paid, part time and we will work around your school schedule. If you’re interested in applying, please email your resume to

Director of Utah Services, Janet Wade, is looking for engineering students interested in working with the Easter Seals-Goodwill Peer Connections Program. This program works with students with high functioning autism ages 16-24 many of whom are interested in engineering. They are looking for peer mentors who can volunteer alongside the students in the program to provide a model on social interaction. If you are interested please email Janet at

Here is another leadership opportunity students may be interested in.

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 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: 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: Contact Lea Marlor at 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 ( 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:

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.


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 that are due December 31st.

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 to find out more.