Relay For Life
SWE formed part of the “Engineering & Computing” team for Relay for Life. As part of the team, we helped fundraise for the American Cancer Society both prior to the event and the day of. Also, SWE provided a “bouncy house” to help raise money the day of the event as well as forming part of the decoration committee.
Engineering Expo Outreach Event
Engineering Expo was held by Julie Vallejos, Program Coordinator of Undergraduate Education within CD-SSEC. The outreach event serves as the biggest outreach event where different organizations at FIU, including SWE, show their STEM projects to different K-12 schools.
Women in CEC Launch Party Participation
The FIU Center of Engineering and Computing(CEC) hosted the “Women of CEC” event, in which SWE participated. The former president gave a speech on how SWE empowers women in STEM. Also, students(both female and male) passed by our table to learn about the different events and opportunities that SWE offers and how to become a part of it.
FCA Resume and Mock Interviews Workshop
SWE FIU hosted a resume review and mock interviews workshop with FCA FIU to coach students when going to conference or job interviews. During this professional development event, students were given the opportunity to engage directly with the recruiters to get more familiar with a networking environment.
LockHeed Martin Workshop
LockHeed Martin hosted a workshop with the collaboration of SWE FIU to talk about the potential employment opportunities for students within the company.
Women in STEM Panel FIU SPC Collaboration
The Student Programming Council at FIU, (FIU SPC) hosted a women in STEM panel in collaboration with SWE FIU and the Women’s Center. During this event, the head of the Biomedical Engineering Department at FIU and other women shared their experiences pursuing a STEM major. Also, multiple giveaways were provided to our members thanks to FIU SPC.
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!
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.
SWE is always trying to show spirit by attending FIU’s Social events for recruitment and networking possibilities.
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.
Great Minds in STEM conference in Orlando Florida. FIU SWE president, Armana Huq participated in Graduate Poster competition.
SWE E-Board Members and SWE volunteers are fundraising for upcoming events and SWE conference!
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.
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.