The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) student chapter had an incredibly active and fruitful fall semester that included paper presentations, developing and hosting workshops and obtaining a $5,000 grant from Con Edison to further STEM outreach within the five boroughs.
Niki Taheri ’20 and Emily German ’18 presented a paper on “Initiating Engineering Learning for Minority Students in Elementary Schools” at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic ASEE Conference at Penn State on October 26th, and Olivia Hyman ’19 and
Dimitri Papazoglou ’17 presented “The Do’s and Don’ts of STEM Outreach” at the WE17 Annual Conference in October in Austin, TX.
The club also ran three professional development workshops for its members on resume writing and portfolio development, interviewing skills and company research; and two electronic workshops for elementary, middle and high school-age girls promoting STEM.
Due to the hard work of the club, three internship offers were extended and two accepted. Out of the five job offers extended two offers were accepted. SWE plans to advance similar activities in spring of 2018.