SWE-RVA T-Shirt Sale!

posted Nov 9, 2017, 2:11 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 2:11 PM ]

T-Shirts will be on sale until Thursday November 16th! Place your order online before then!
Cost: $14.34 each
Order & Pay Individually here: https://www.customink.com/g/wwh0-00b7-wqv9 


If you have any questions, please email Ana Gordon at swe.richmond@gmail.com 

Hot Chocolate & Ornament Social - December 10th, 1-3pm

posted Nov 7, 2017, 9:36 AM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

Location: Melissa's House in Richmond - RSVP for address

Please join us for our annual hot chocolate and ornament crafting social. We will serve hot chocolate and snacks, and we will supply craft supplies for attendees to decorate a holiday ornament. We'll see old friends again, meet new ones, and catch up on work and life chat.

Ornaments, decorations, cookies, and hot chocolate will be supplied by SWE-RVA. Members who are willing are welcome to bring holiday cookies for all to enjoy. Friends or co-workers who are interested in becoming active members of SWE are welcome to attend. Families are welcome!

*If you'd like us to offer non-dairy milk, please let us know your preference (almond milk, soy milk, etc.) when you RSVP.

RSVP to swe.richmond@gmail.com for address. This is one of our favorite events and we hope to see everyone there again this year!

Sonya Kovalevsky Day - December 2, 2017

posted Oct 12, 2017, 12:23 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

SWE-RVA is participating in Sonya Kovalevsky Day, hosted by the VCU chapter of the Association of Women in Math.  Sonya Kovalevsky (born Sofia Kovalevskaya) was a Russian mathematician who faced obstacles in her education but went on to make important contributions to mathematics.

Sonya Kovalevsky Day is an outreach event to encourage middle school girls to study math.  VCU's chapter of AWM is organizing SK Day at the Math Science Innovation Center.  There will be a keynote speaker and hands-on workshops.  SWE-RVA will be leading a hands-on engineering activity - What Floats your Boat? for students to explore the concepts of buoyancy, density, and gravity.  

We can use volunteers for our workshop.  Email swe.richmond@gmail.com for more information.

Sonya Kovalevsky Day
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Event goes from 9:00am until 2:00pm; SWE will host 2 hands-on workshops
Math Science Innovation Center, 2401 Hartman Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Learn more about Sonya Kovalevsky or SK Day.

WestRock Plant Tour - November 8th at 6pm

posted Oct 12, 2017, 12:11 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Oct 27, 2017, 6:09 PM ]

Our November event will be a tour of the WestRock facility located at 5710 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231.  Please RSVP to Genna at swe.richmond@gmail.com if you can make it!

WestRock operates a 317,000-square-foot plant on South Laburnum Avenue that makes pizza boxes for three of the largest pizza companies in the nation.  Every day, the factory churns out about 1.5 million boxes — or what WestRock, like other packaging manufacturers, prefers to call corrugated containers.  The plant makes containers not just for pizza, but for other consumer goods and e-commerce packaging.  Click here to learn more about the WestRock plant.

This tour will take you through the process of assembling, forming, and printing boxes. So all the goods delivered to you, from food delivery to your next online purchase will make it to you protected and look fantastic doing it. The plant process starts with rolls of paper coming in and ends with packages going to the customer to fill at their site. We will see the processes in between. 

Please see the attached document below for directions to the West Rock Plant. 

T-Shirt Design Contest - Deadline October 27

posted Oct 9, 2017, 6:20 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

The Richmond SWE section is designing t-shirts for outreach events/marketing and we need your ideas! 

General guidelines:
The shirts will be dark grey ladies cut tees with yellow, purple and/or white printing. 
The design should incorporate the SWE logo (see guidelines below) and a Richmond themed detail or graphic (ideally loosely engineering related). This could be anything from the outline of a city landmark to simply spelling out Richmond. The options are endless! Your design could be limited to the front of the shirt or have printing on both sides - just be sure to keep it professional. The t-shirt printing company will finalize the graphic design, so don't worry if your ideas are just sketched out in pencil. They can take care of the rest.

Keep in mind that SWE has branding requirements if involving the logo.  Please make sure that your design incorporates these rules appropriately. Please see guidelines here.

Email your designs to swe.richmond@gmail.com. There is no limit to the number of individual submissions. Be creative - no idea is too small! The deadline for the contest is October 27. The shirts should be available for purchase by December. The winner of the contest will get their T-Shirt for FREE!

Escape Room & Dinner

posted Oct 5, 2017, 6:22 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

October 17th, 5pm at Escape Room RVA (Ravenchase Adventures):
7025 Three Chopt Rd. Richmond VA
Help us problem solve our way through the escape room and then grab dinner! The escape room is $25 per person. Spots are limited so please RSVP to swe.richmond@gmail.com by October 10th.  Bring a friend!

Kickoff Potluck & Planning Session

posted Aug 27, 2017, 12:07 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA

Sunday September 10th from 2-4pm at Carly's House in Richmond. 

Let's Kickoff the start of another great year! Please bring an appetizer or snack to share and help brainstorm event ideas for our section. We want to hear your thoughts! Meet new members, catch up with the old, and make this another successful year for our section!

Please RSVP to swe.richmond@gmail.com and we will send you the address to Carly's House. 

Let's Do Some Engineering - July 14, 2017

posted Jun 16, 2017, 1:06 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 1:16 PM ]

"Let's Do Some Engineering" SWE Event with the YMCA Summer Camp
Friday, July 14th, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Oak Grove/Bellemeade Elementary, 2200 Ingram St, Richmond, VA 23224

SWE Richmond is partnering with the YMCA for an engineering outreach event with their summer camp program. Volunteers are needed to facilitate two hands-on engineering activities for Grade 4 campers.

In the "Ship the Chip" activity, students will use household materials to pack a Pringle into a box, then simulate shipping it via a drop test. The team with the most intact chip and the lightest packaging is declared the winner.

In the pollution activity, students will learn a core sampling method to detect a colored drink mix seeping through sand and locate the pollution point source.

To RSVP as a volunteer, email swe.richmond@gmail.com.

End of Year Picnic - Saturday, June 10

posted May 9, 2017, 9:04 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated May 9, 2017, 9:05 PM ]

SWE Richmond welcomes any collegiates who will be in the area, as well as women engineers and their families, to join us for our summer picnic.

We will meet at Maymont for a picnic. Families 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 10
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Maymont Park

RSVP to swe.richmond@gmail.com by Wednesday, June 7.
Raindate: Sunday June 11


Hiking - Sunday, April 30, 2017

posted Mar 12, 2017, 7:21 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 9:37 AM ]

*DATE CHANGED due to hike leader's work travel schedule. Join us Sunday instead of Saturday.*

Join us for a hike of about 5 miles in the James River Park system. We'll hike on the trails along the river then go to lunch afterward. Wear hiking shoes or good tennis shoes, and bring water. Don't forget to eat breakfast.

Sunday, April 30
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. hike
Reedy Creek Parking Lot

We'll park at the Reedy Creek trailhead near the James River Park headquarters building. The approximate address for the parking lot is 4001 Riverside Drive, Richmond, VA 23225, but please review the map to ensure you find the right parking lot. The entrance is directly across from Hillcrest Road, just east of where 42nd Street intersects Riverside Drive.


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