Eastern Nebraska Society of Women Engineers
Thursday, February 22, 2018 2018 Nebraska Engineer's Roundtable E-Week Banquet
Drone Applications in Engineering, Surveying & Mapping
Michael Laird is the Drone/UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Program Director for Olsson Associates. He is a Professional Land Surveyor Licensed in Kansas and Missouri, and performs commercial UAV operations under the authority of a Private Pilot License, and an FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot License. He has been mapping with UAV’s professionally for three years and has flown jobs in 12 states for major clients such as Railroads, Mining Operators, DOT’s, and Wind Energy developers. Michael has logged over 1,000 hours of UAV flight, and 350 hours of manned aircraft flight.
Eddie Fossler has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Aided Design and Animation and is the Survey Technical Manager for the Omaha office of Olsson. He brings over 20 years’ experience in Civil/Survey to the 3D Scanning and UAV initiatives.
0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) or 1.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH) available
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:00 PM – Social Hour (Cash Bar)
7:00 PM – Banquet & Speaker
Field Club of Omaha, 3615 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha NE 68105
Please note that this event is a Thursday evening. In order to provide a total attendance count to the Field Club, only advanced reservations will be accepted. Advanced reservations, attendee’s name and payment must be received by noon, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (reminder that Monday, February 19th is a mail Holiday).
More info online at http://engineerroundtable.org/
Sponsored by the Engineer’s Roundtable
Tenneco Seward Tour
Thursday, March 22nd, 6pm
1111 Izaak Walton Road
Join us for a tour of Tenneco in Seward. Tenneco Inc is an $8.6 billion global manufacturing company, that is pioneering global ideas for cleaner air, and smoother, quieter and safer transportation. They are one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of Clean Air and Ride Performance products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway equipment and the aftermarket. They serve customers from 91 manufacturing facilities and 15 engineering and technical centers around the world. Tenneco Seward is a more than 700 person plant that provides exhaust products to GM, Chrysler, Ford, Navistar, Caterpillar and John Deere and contains tube mill, bending, canning, welding, and assembly processes.
Date: Thursday, March 22nd
Time: 6pm Dinner, 6:30pm Tour
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Guests
RSVP below or to Tricia at firstname.lastname@example.org
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--- Volunteers needed ---
- The Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair will be held Saturday, March 10, at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. SWE is looking for judges for the SWE special award. Go to https://www.msefomaha.com/ for more information on this event.
- FIRST LEGO League volunteers needed for State Robotics Championship Tournament 2/17/2018. In this season’s challenge, the human water cycle describes the ways people find, transport, use, and dispose of water in order to meet a specific need or desire. Register online to volunteer at https://www.firstinspires.org More info online at https://unl.box.com/v/2018volunteerguide.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of the above events, or would like additional information about outreach opportunities, please contact Shannon DeVivo at email@example.com.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at UNL Innovation Campus
The University of Nebraska College of Engineering is co-sponsoring "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" on Feb. 24 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The event is part of a national initiative and is run in conjunction with E-Week.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is free for girls in grades 3-12, will take place in two sessions,
- 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
- and 10 a.m.-noon,
at Innovation Studio, 2021 Transformation Drive, Suite 1500, Entrance B, Lincoln, NE 68508. There will also be a Parent & Educator Program in conjunction with the sessions.
The movie, "Dream Big, Engineering Our World," will be screened and followed by engaging, hands-on, age-appropriate engineering activities and conversations with female engineers and engineering students. To register or for more information, click on The Lincoln Children's Museum event link below and follow the event on Facebook (link below). Deadline to register is Monday, February 19, 2018.
Like to volunteer? Contact the University of Nebraska Coordinator of Engineering Education & Outreach, Sally Wei at 402-472-2670 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SWE Nebraska FY 19 Elections - Please Consider Serving As Our Next Leaders!
Past NE SWE President, Janis Pfingsten, is serving as our FY19 nomination committee chair for the upcoming elections this April / May for FY19-FY20 (recall it is a 2-year term).
If you know someone that is looking for a leadership opportunity, please feel free to reach out to them and we can connect them with Janis as well! Self nominations are welcome!!
Read more online of SWE Nebraska's Officer & Chair Responsibilities
Nebraska SWE FY18 Calendar
Update your calendars for our programs planned:
February 18-24, 2018 - National Engineers Week
Thursday, Feb 22 - Nebraska E-Week Banquet. Drone Applications in Engineering, Surveying & Mapping: Lessons learned from 3-years in the field
February 23-25 - WE Local Phoenix (Sheraton Grand Downtown Phoenix)
March 9-11 - WE Local Milwaukee (Wisconsin Center / Hilton Milwaukee City Center)
Thursday, March 22 - Tenneco Tour (Seward)
April 6-8 - WE Local Portland (Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront)
April 20-22 - WE Local Providence (Rhode Island Convention Center / Omni Providence)
Thursday, April 26 - "Choose Your Own" Professional Development (Omaha)
Thursday, May 10 - "Pack like a Pro: Work or Vaca - Fit It All In!" (Omaha)
Summer 2018 - "Monday Morning Leadership" Book Club
Italics denotes Regional / National SWE Programs
Renew your SWE Membership Now!!
Did you know SWE's FY18 started July 1st? Your SWE membership is not only crucial to your career and/or education, but it’s important for advancing STEM diversity all over the world.
Here’s a look at what SWE accomplished during the 2016-2017 membership year:
- Launched the SWE Research site, where we share studies that provide insight into workplace experiences and culture, and aim to improve the rates at which women pursue engineering careers.
- Hosted our very first WE Local conferences in San Jose, CA and Pittsburgh, PA – 2017 marked the year where SWE brought learning, networking and growth opportunities of the annual conference to your backyard!
- Hosted over 1,000 attendees at conferences and roundtables in locations around the world, including countries like India, China, Malaysia and the Netherlands.
- Solidified our place as the largest scholarship program for female engineers by awarding over $750K in scholarships to members and non-members!
- Got over 5,000 participants involved in the SWENext K-12 Outreach program, including K-12 girls and K-12 STEM adult advocates.
In addition to continuing current programs, SWE will offer even more innovative and inspiring benefits in the coming membership year.
You can look forward to WE Local conferences in five locations around the US, monthly orientations for new members, a SWE Training Program for executives and the expansion of our STEM Re-entry Task Force program.
So just how can you renew your membership? Check out these step-by-step instructions to do so online.
SWE Outreach Metric Tool - Take Credit for your Impact!!
The SWE Outreach Tool is a simple 10 question survey to complete after any of your STEM outreach events.
Volunteer for work? Yes - that counts!
You are a regular computer teacher at the library? Log your time!
Volunteer to judge at your child's science fair? Absolutely counts!
Help out the local 4-H Robotics Team? Yes - this too!
Any events that focus on students ages 4-18 and/or their adult advocates such as parents, educators, and group leaders. The data you enter will be used internally by the SWE Outreach Committee to set goals and make strategic decisions. The data will also be used externally with sponsors to show the impact of the outreach that all SWE members do. Many grants require the information we are collecting, and we need accurate information to share with them. Here’s the information you should gather together before you use this tool:
– Event name and date(s)
– Section name: I002 Eastern Nebraska
– Event type
– Number of girls who participated in the event
– Number of boys who participated in the event
– Age of students who participated (Estimates are okay; report the age range of the majority)
– Number of Adults who participated – These are Parents, Educators, and other non-volunteers who participated in the event.
– Number of SWE Member volunteers
– Number of other volunteers – not SWE members
– Name of Partner Organization(s), if applicable
– Any best practices you would like to share (optional)
Over 10 years ago, SWE launched an initiative designed to foster inclusiveness and engage the diverse members of our organization – SWE Affinity Groups. Affinity Groups are growing and members are sharing and embracing a common element of diversity to work collaboratively and support each other. The current Affinity Groups are: African-American, Latinos, Native American, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer and Allies, Global Women Engineers, Women in Government, Small Business and Entrepreneur. These teams are working to enhance and promote networking mechanisms to connect members. These Affinity Groups are a great way for members to share knowledge, concerns, and experiences with each other and SWE partners and to provide feedback to SWE on making the networks a more powerful resource.
4 Ways to Stifle Employee Creativity
Creativity in the workplace isn't limited to a business' graphic designers, copywriters, or marketing department. Thinking of new, innovative ways of doing things is the key to staying ahead of the competition. Whether it's an outside-the-box financial analysis of potential new markets or a new procedure that helps create a safer work environment, fostering an atmosphere of creativity leads to a stronger, more productive company overall.
SWENext DesignLab Milwaukee
SWENext DesignLab is a half-day event that will take place on Saturday, March 10 at WE Local Milwaukee. It is an experience designed to encourage girls to choose a career in engineering. Find out more at: https://welocal.swe.org/milwaukee/designlab/
WE Local Keynote Speaker (Phoenix) Barbara Brockett
Barbara Brockett (retired VP of Honeywell Aerospace) is the Society of Women Engineers' WE Achieve Awards Ceremony Keynote Speaker at WE Local Phoenix, February 23-25, 2018. Learn more and register for the conference at https://welocal.swe.org/phoenix/
WE Local - Meet Locally. Learn Socially.
WE Local brings together participants in all stages of their collegiate and professional journey to learn, energize/re-energize and connect through high-quality professional development workshops, networking opportunities, inspirational presentations and outreach activities.
These conferences bring the excitement, energy and learning environment of SWE's annual conference right to the member's backyard. Join us for a WE Local near you!
Two WE Local conferences (Phoenix and Milwaukee) are now accepting speaker submissions for breakout sessions. Visit the "schedule" tab on the host city website for more information.
** Anyone interested in supporting SWE’s mission is welcome to our Programs … please spread the word!! FWD ENCOURAGED **
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