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ORANGE COUNTY

PROFESSIONAL SECTION

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

WE17 RECAP

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL

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LOS ANGELES PORT TOUR

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WINE & WEBINAR

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JOINT HAPPY HOUR IISE-LA

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TERRARIUM WORKSHOP

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GIRL SCOUTS STEM EXPO

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IDTECH SCHOLARSHIP

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SCIENCE @ OC TOURNAMENT

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PDC SPONSORS

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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SUSTAINABILTIY IN CALIFORNIA

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SAVE THE DATE!

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Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. - Golda Meir

NEWSLETTER — FALL 2017

WE17 NATIONAL CONFERENCE WE17 in Austin, TX was a huge success! About a dozen professional collegiate members attended our SWE Orange County meetup at Max’s Wine Dive. We enjoyed tasty beverages, Texas-sized portions of delicious food, and great conversation about life, work, family, and of course the great conference presentations and sessions we had been a part of. October is a beautiful time of year in south Texas, with warm days and cool evenings. Between the Congress Street Bats, the lively night life on 6th Street, the University of Texas,

and the special events at WE17—the Awards Banquet and Celebrate SWE—we kept ourselves busy! It’s always wonderful to reconnect with each other, seeing SWE members from other regions and sec-

WE17 AWARDS SWE Orange County was well-represented at the Awards Banquet! Kim O’Rourke (right) was awarded the Fellow Grade for career-long dedication to the profession; for leadership that expands the horizons of others; and for passionate commitment to the advancement of women engineers. Jill A. Entner (third from left, below) was awarded the Emerging Leader award for embracing a varied career path by learning quickly; for identifying improvement opportunities that bring tangible results; and for leading organizational change and creating a long-term vision

tions, and networking with new fellow women engineers from around the world. WE18 is in Minneapolis - hope to see you there!


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ICE CREAM SOCIAL SWE OC kicked off FY17 with an Ice Cream Social at the home of Suzie Guzman, our K-12 Outreach Chair. Her spacious and inviting back porch was the perfect setting for introductions, reunions, and conversations about the activities we have planned for the coming year.

PORT OF LOS ANGELES BOAT TOUR — SWE LA SWE LA graciously invited SWE OC to join them for a boat tour of the Port of Los Angeles. It’s one of the largest ports in the world and handles over $1 billion in commerce every day. It is a critical point of trade with Asia, importing and exporting goods globally. It was incredible to see how it all works!

WINE & WEBINAR

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We had a great turnout for our Wine & Webinar professional development evening at Jolene Cordon’s house! We enjoyed a SWE webinar about the Imposter Syndrome / Complex, in which high-achieving individuals are unable to internalize their

IMPOSTER SYNDROME accomplishments and have a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. We did several group exercises that helped us identify when we experience this phenomenon and how to proactively combat it in our personal and professional lives.


NEWSLETTER — FALL 2017

JOINT HAPPY HOUR

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IISE-LA

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers in Los Angeles (IISE-LA) invited SWE OC to a joint Happy Hour at True Food Kitchen this fall. It was a great opportunity to meet other members of the engineering community in various stages of their careers and in different disciplines.

TERRARIUM WORKSHOP Terrariums are all the rage these days, and SWE OC couldn’t wait to engineer a few! Kanchan Swaroop had recently attended a workshop and learned all there is to know about engineering a successful succulent terrarium, and she shared her expertise (along with some tasty beverages and food) with us at her home. We even got to choose tiny dinosaurs to inhabit our new xeriscapes, and the finished products were fantastic!


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GIRL SCOUTS STEM EXPO The Girls Scouts STEM Expo housed hundreds of young girl scouts immersing themselves in hands-on, science-infused activities. As SWE-OC representatives, Cynthia and Sangavi led girls in creating sticky note rotocopters. The girls really enjoyed creating them and learning how different launch techniques affect the flight of the rotocopter. We hope to see more events like this in the future so we can grow the next generation of female engineers.

IDTECH GIRL SCOUT SCHOLARSHIP This summer, SWE-OC sponsored two of Girl Scouts of Orange County’s most promising Cadettes to attend an iDTech camp at the UC Irvine campus. iDTech hosts STEM educational programs at top university campuses nationwide with the mission of empowering the next generation of coders, app developers, game designers, engineers, and innovators. We are pleased to share that Jessica Sanchez and Arly Callejas, members of the Comadres troop, were the recipients of this honor. Jessica, who joined Girl Scouts as a brownie, is a math whiz with aspirations of earning her bachelor’s degree. She attended the Video Production for YouTube program, where she learned the language of video editing software and shot her own films with professional cameras. Jessica says her iDTech experience changed the way she saw technology as a tool for children and teens, as well as its role in today’s careers. Arly has a passion for science and is already working on her goal of becoming a doctor. Also a leader, she helps to plan activities for the younger members of her troop. Arly will be able to run her own website for her medical practice after her week at iDTech’s Web Design and Photography camp.

SCIENCE @ OC ROBOTICS TOURNAMENTS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS Science@OC is recruiting volunteers to serve as Judges and Robotics Inspectors for the Robotics Tournaments hosted by Tustin Unified School District.

The most difficult

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lydia at girlscouts@swe-oc.org.

thing is the decision

Date: Saturday, December 2 (future dates: 1/20/18 and 2/3/18) Times: Shifts vary between the hours of 7:15am - 5:00pm Where: Tustin, CA Questions? Contact Lydia at girlscouts@swe-oc.org

to act, the rest is merely tenacity. - Amelia Earhart


NEWSLETTER — FALL 2017

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE - SPONSORS NEEDED SWE OC’s annual Professional Development Conference will be held April 21, 2018. We are seeking sponsors for the conference and with their support, we will achieve phenomenal success. We anticipate approximately 100 professional and collegiate members to participate. SWE gives engineers, scientists, and technical management in sponsor organizations the opportunity to: Learn from exceptional speakers designed to inspire, educate, and connect Network and build professional alliances with other organizations, companies, and leaders Publicly demonstrate sponsor organizations’ support for diversity in the engineering field SWE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and service organization and all donations are tax deductible. More detailed information on SWE-OC can be found at www.swe-oc.org. We have a wide range of sponsorship levels and opportunities. Please contact us at pdc@swe-oc.org .

2017 GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS Do you know of a local college student who you think would be a good applicant? SWE-OC collects scholarship applications from both graduate and undergraduate female students studying in the field of engineering. Two scholarships will be awarded at each of the graduate and undergraduate levels, in the amounts of $1,250 (1st place) and $750 (2nd Place). Applicants must: · Attend CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Santa Ana College, Cal Baptist University, Chaffey College, or Cypress College · Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.3 GPA (Graduate). Application information can be found at www.swe-oc.org. For additional questions or to request an application by email, please contact Mercedes Wiemers at scholarship@swe-oc.org. Please return or submit form no later than March 30, 2018. Awards will be distributed in May 2018.

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SUSTAINABILITY IN CALIFORNIA Mackenzie Crigger is the Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager at Chapman University. She led a discussion about the business case for sustainability at Chapman and how we can leverage her process to advocate for sustainability in our own lives and workplaces. We also discussed policy and regulations in California, and how we can be proactive about implementing changes sooner rather than later to stay ahead of the competition!

FY18 OFFICERS

President Roxana Carrillo president@swe-oc.org Vice President Jolene Cordon vicepresident@swe-oc.org Treasurer Ariel Carmichael treasurer@swe-oc.org Secretary Sally Soltero

SAVE THE DATE!

secretary@swe-oc.org

December 1, 2017 Holiday Party Potluck & Ornament Exchange

Outreach Director

February 23-25, 2018

girlscouts@swe-oc.org

Lydia McDowell

WE Local Phoenix March 3, 2018 Girl Scout Aerospace Day April 21, 2018 SWE-OC Professional Development Conference May 17, 2018 End of the Year Banquet

Section Representatives Jolene Cordon Paola Chavira (alt) representative@swe-oc.org Newsletter Chair Natalie White newsletter@swe-oc.org

NETWORKING NIGHT - SWE UC IRVINE SWE at UC Irvine is hosting their annual Industry Networking Night! This is an opportunity for company representatives to seek out new talent as well as an opportunity for students to network with local professionals. The evening offers a banquet setting where participants engage in conversations about job opportunities, career paths, and employment trends. For more information, please contact our UCI Collegiate Counselor, Rachel Rosenzweig. When: Monday, November 27, 5:00 - 9:00 pm Where: UC Irvine Campus Contact: Rachel Rosenzweig, UCI Counselor, at rachelrosenzweig15@gmail.com

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SWE Orange County Newsletter - Fall 2017  

The Society of Women Engineers Orange County Professional Section Newsletter for Fall 2017, created and edited by Natalie White

SWE Orange County Newsletter - Fall 2017  

The Society of Women Engineers Orange County Professional Section Newsletter for Fall 2017, created and edited by Natalie White

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