Last GBM for Fall 2019

SWE hosted a holiday potluck/ Last GBM meeting to recap all our accomplishments for the semester and give a peek at upcoming events for Spring 2020. This was a fun social event where also, all our SWE active members that are graduating received their SWE graduation stoles gifted from Ms. Angela Foreman the SWE president of South East Florida section. 

SWE 2019 Conference

SWE E-Board and members attended the annual WE19 conference that was located in Anaheim, California. This amazing networking conference opened doors to many of our SWE members!

Women Empowerment

SWE did a collaborative event with IEEE Women in Engineering Miami section. Armana Sabiha Huq shared her doctoral journey with FIU college of Engineering and computing students in her “Ph.D Surviving 101 session”.

Exploring Scholarships and Opportunities

SWE’s informative event on scholarships offered by FIU that are usually overlooked. Tips and tricks on how to earn them and apply were discussed. SWE also had guest speakers: Ms Angela Foreman, Ms. Armana S. Huq, Ms. Sara J Duffoo, Dr. Cora Martinez, and Ms. Gloria Suarez who discussed their stories and things they learned along the way to being professional Engineers.

Noche De Ciencias

At this outreach event, SWE representatives and volunteers visited Ronlad Reagen High School and participated in their annual Noche de Ciencias event, where high school students can ask them questions and participate in fun activities that we hosted for them.  

Social Activities

SWE is always trying to show spirit by attending FIU’s Social events for recruitment and networking possibilities.

ReformHer 

SWE collaborated with New Florida Majority and Dignity Florida along with Student Alliance Fighting Exploitation (SAFE), Student Social Work Association (SSWA), Panthers for Recovery (P4R), and the Phi Alpha Honor Society, to present the ReformHER Symposium that explores the intersectionality of mass incarceration from the different vantage points. The keynote speaker is Ms. Alice Johnson, who served 22 years of a life without parole, for a nonviolent drug crime. Joined by Lyric Tye, Marilyn Walker, and Cheryl Howard, also by other formerly incarcerated women that lead the charge here in Florida to ensure Dignity for Incarcerated Women.

“Entrepreneurship – friend or foe?”

Opportunities and Challenges for Women’s Business Ventures in the United States” Sarah Sampaio, PhD will be our speaker, she is a business consultant for Brazil and Latin America. Entrepreneurship and Management Member of USABE and Royal Geographical Society, UK. 

Project Management Institute

PMI South Florida joined SWE for an enthusiastic session on how to promote your work efficiency and effectively manage your tasks toward an efficient time management. The South Florida PMI chpater is seeking a conduit of innovation, networking and support for the next evolution of Project Managers through strategic focus, customer centricity and operation agility.

GMiS Conference

Great Minds in STEM conference in Orlando Florida. FIU SWE president, Armana Huq participated in Graduate Poster competition.

Fundraising

SWE E-Board Members and SWE volunteers are fundraising for upcoming events and SWE conference!

Stem Day

Our members made slime and made circuits with electrical tape. One of our members explained to the kids the foundations of electricity and power through a fun activity of creating their own circuit design with tape.

Paul Bell Middle School

Our members visited Paul Bell Middle School where making slime was explained and made. We showed the science behind the slime and how different chemicals react to one another to create such a fun texture and toy.

FIU Engineering Expo 2019

FIU hosts about 2000 K-12 students to showcase Engineering on Wheels program. SWE members did a slime activity, Newtonian fluid activity, and demonstrated freezing a flower with nitrogen.

Frost Science Museum

Our members attended the Frost Science Museum for their Engineering Day where fun science activities were conducted to inspire kids to enjoy science and expand our STEM community.

Lockheed Martin

SWE invited and hosted Lockheed Martin representatives and recruiters who came to talk about job opportunities, what it is like to work for Lockheed, and things they look for in Resumes and candidates. They were also doing on spot interviews and recruiting FIU students for positions they had available.

SWE Formal Dinner

FIU’s SWE hosted engineering panelists from across south Florida. From civil companies, researchers, software engineers, FDOT, biomedical companies, and even a future surgeon who gave advice, and shared their stories.