Sunday, March 27, 2011

SWE Region F Conference at MIT next year!


I'm excited to announce that MIT has won the bid process to host next year's

SWE Region F Conference here at our school!  Thank you to the members of the
bid committee, Jean Fang, Ashwini Gokhale, and Susan Liang for helping to
put together our detailed bid presentation materials.  Please join me in
welcoming Jean, Ashwini, and Susan to SWE Board as SWE Region F Conference

Additionally, it is going to take a lot of planning work and people to make

the conference happen, so we are going to start recruiting conference
committee members in the near future to join us in planning the conference.
The four committees will be Sponsorship, Programming, Logistics, and
Publicity.  If you'd be interested in participating in conference planning,
please email so we can let you know how to get



MIT SWE President

Region F Conference at RPI

This past weekend, a number of MIT SWE collegiate members traveled to Troy, NY to attend the SWE Region F Conference. Our group arrived Friday evening before an early Saturday morning and a busy schedule. The conference was a great success - from the keynote speakers to the panel discussions to the career fair. Thank you RPI for being such a wonderful host!

JJ and Anika at dinner on Friday.  

Joy shares a laugh over lunch after the Career Fair. 

Theresa and Mari and the closing banquet.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

St. Paddy's Day Study Break

This past Thursday, SWE hosted a St. Paddy's Day Study Break with Fro Yo and cheesecake. The event was a HUGE success - there was a big crowd of happy students and no food leftover!

Liza and the rest of the serving crew did an awesome job - it was no easy task!

Diandra handles the cheesecake :)

Thanks JJ and Emily for organizing this great event. The photos speak for themselves - it was a lot of fun. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Introducing the New Middle School Outreach Committee!

SWE is excited to introduce the new

Elementary/Middle School Outreach Committee
Chaired by
Sarah Edris & Yi Wu

as a part of an effort to expand the capacity of our outreach programs. Because the majority of our outreach programs are at maximum capacity, often with long waitlists, SWE is increasing the number of outreach events.

What events will this new outreach committee host?
During this Spring, the committee chairs will collaborate with the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, an exciting program that pairs MIT mentors up with middle school students to complete a science fair project. You will be able to define your role as part of the collaboration. The Scipro website can be found here:

During the fall semester, we will be launching our first annual website competition for middle school students. For the duration of the program, MIT mentors and webinars will help the students learn basic web design concepts and create a website showcasing their own research in a STEM field. Students will come on campus for a kick off event and conclusion/awards ceremony.The winning students will be awarded cash prizes.

Welcome to SWE Board Sarah and Yi!