Elections!

posted Apr 28, 2018, 4:53 AM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Apr 28, 2018, 5:06 AM ]

The slate will be announced at our May meeting and elections will be conducted in late May, with new officers announced before the June meeting.

To nominate yourself or another person, please email Melissa Peskin at bollbach@gmail.com by Wednesday May 9th.  Melissa Peskin is a member of the nominating committee. She will be facilitating the elections. 

Elected Positions:
  • President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary 
Appointed Positions:
  • Social Chair, Outreach Chair, Scholarship Chair, Richmond Joint Engineers Council Representative 
You must be a paid SWE member to vote in the election.

Full STEAM Ahead Workshop - July 19, 2018

posted Apr 28, 2018, 4:43 AM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Jun 16, 2018, 9:49 AM ]

The Richmond SWE Section is hosting a workshop called, Shedding Light on Electric Circuits at the Full STEAM Ahead Conference on July 19th.  The students will use an electric circuit computer simulation as a way to experience what engineers do.

Date: Thursday July 19th
Time: 10:50-11:50am, volunteers please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled workshop.
Location: Chesterfield CTE Center on Hull Street

If you would like to volunteer, please email Carol at swe.richmond@gmail.com 

End of Year Picnic - June 2, 2018

posted Apr 28, 2018, 4:38 AM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 8:42 AM ]

Come celebrate our section's accomplishments for the year! Join us for lunch and networking. Families and collegiates are welcome! SWE will provide sandwich fixings and cupcakes from Sally Bell's. Members are welcome to bring a dish to share (only if you want to).

Saturday, June 2
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. **TIME CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER**
Maymont Park - Conference Center at the Nature & Visitor Center **LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER**

RSVP to Genna at swe.richmond@gmail.com by Monday May 28th. 

Link to Map: https://maymont.org/visit/map/ 

Hiking - May 19, 2018

posted Apr 28, 2018, 4:32 AM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

We will be hiking on Saturday, May 19, 2018. We will meet at the Texas Beach parking lot and hike on the North Bank Trail out to Brown's Island, where we can check out some Riverrock events like kayak races, bike tricks, bouldering, or air dogs (dock jumping). Then we'll double back to Texas Beach. The hike will be about 4 miles, so about 2 hours of walking plus time at Riverrock.

Saturday, May 19
9:00 a.m. hike
Texas Beach parking lot
RSVP to Sarah at swe.richmond@gmail.com by Friday May 18th

Directions: take Meadow Street south until it ends. Turn left on Kansas Avenue, then right on Texas Avenue. Texas Avenue dead-ends into a small parking lot. This is where we will meet. For GPS directions, you can use the nearby address 1912 Texas Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220. The only facility at the trailhead is a portapotty.


Brewery Tour- April 18th

posted Mar 6, 2018, 5:06 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Mar 13, 2018, 8:52 AM ]

Join us for a tour of Hardywood Brewery at their Westcreek Facility! This will be a specialized tour to understand the science and engineering behind the brewing process. 

Time: 5:30pm
Location: 820 Sanctuary Trail Drive, Richmond VA 23238

GPS users may find it easier to use the address of Hardywood's neighbors at the Virginia Farm Bureau. Hardywood West Creek is 200 yards to the West of their location at 12580 West Creek Parkway, Richmond, Virginia, 23238

RSVP to Erica at swe.richmond@gmail.com if you would like to attend!

Regional TSA Competition - March 3

posted Feb 19, 2018, 12:12 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 5:51 PM ]

There is a regional TSA competition hosted by the Technology Student Association at Deep Run High School on March 3rd. They are looking for volunteers to judge the competition. 

If you would like to sign up to be a judge, please fill out the online form: https://tinyurl.com/SCRegionalFair18 

If you have any questions please email Jennifer at TolleyTSA@gmail.com

Engineering Night - April 11th

posted Feb 19, 2018, 11:42 AM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

Bellwood Elementary School is hosting a Kindergarten Engineering Night for their students. There will be multiple stations with engineering and STEM activities. SWE is hosting a table with an engineering activity.  Stations will be 20 minutes long with 5-7 children at each round. The theme of the event is fairy tales! Pizza will be provided for dinner.

Location: Bellwood Elementary School, 9536 Dawnshire Road, North Chesterfield VA 23237
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Please RSVP to Genna at swe.richmond@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer!

Girls in Science - March 24th

posted Feb 19, 2018, 11:38 AM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 1:34 PM ]

Middle School girls join forces with professional women to learn all about inventors and innovation in this overnight adventure. Students will discover how to work through the design process, explore engineering concepts in hands-on workshops, get inspired by a guest speaker, and watch Dream Big in the Dome. 

SWE-Richmond will be volunteering with DuPont and the Science Museum of Virginia to help out at the event. 

Location: Science Museum of Virginia 
Time: 5:30pm - 10:00pm 

Email Carol at swe.richmond@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer!

Engineer's Week Networking Breakfast - February 22nd

posted Feb 19, 2018, 11:34 AM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

Join us for an E-Week networking breakfast with students at the Governors Academy for Engineering Studies! There will be a grab and go breakfast for the students and an opportunity for them to meet women engineers. All SWE members are invited to attend and network with the students. 

Location: L.C. Bird High School
Time: 6:45 - 7:10am

Please email Carol at swe.richmond@gmail.com if you would like to attend!

SWE Day with First Robotics - February 10th

posted Jan 13, 2018, 12:37 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

When: February 10th from 1-3pm
Where: Powertrain Control Solutions, Ashland VA

The Richmond-SWE Section will be visiting the Deep Run High School's First Robotics Team to see the robot that they are building. We will be providing feedback on electrical design, coding, mechanical design, etc. It is also a great opportunity for the students to have female engineering mentors and role models and to see engineering professionals in action.

The students have 6 weeks to design and build their competition robot before bagging it. They will continue working on their secondary duplicate robot. This year the theme of the competition is 8 bit video games!  The manual for the competition can be found in the attached file below.

Watch this short introduction video to learn about the 2018 competition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZbdwYiCY74 

Deep Run High School Team website: https://www.1086bluecheese.org/ 

After volunteering with the First Robotics Team, the SWE Members will be heading over to Center of the Universe Brewing Co. for drinks and networking. Location: 11293 Air Park Road, Ashland VA 23005.

If you are interested in attending SWE Day with First Robotics, then send an email to swe.richmond@gmail.com. 

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