Girl Scout Astronomy Night
Written by Stephanie Eatinger
This past Saturday evening, seven SWE-UCR members volunteered at the Seal Beach Astronomy Night. About 5 years ago, a Junior girl scout troop planned their first annual Astronomy Night for the community of Seal Beach for their Bronze Award. Due to its success, the troop continues to host this event every year. This year, about 200 girl scouts and children from the area rushed the doors of the Seal Beach Scout house to learn about astronomy. The children were able to learn about the solar system and stars and were even able to use telescopes to observe the planets during the late evening. Our UCR students teamed up with the SWE-OC Professional Chapter and the Seal Beach Senior Troop to run activities for the children. We helped them paint an image of Jupiter, make paper stars and create their own constellations. All of the children enjoyed the event. They took home all of their creations and showed them off to their parents and best friends.
Discover Day Written by Vannessa Guzman This past Saturday, March 3rd, was Discover Day at the University of California, Riverside. This was our biggest recruitment event to attract potential candidates to attend our college. The Society of Women Engineers was one of the many organizations from the Bourns College of Engineering to table at the event. During this event, we had to set up our table with our organizationâ€™s projects, event pictures, posters, etc. to show what our organization does. This was a great opportunity for us to present and promote our organization and engineering to potential students. Many students came to this event which gave us the opportunity to show them what the Society of Women Engineers is. We were able to demonstrate our organizationâ€™s professional development and outreach abilities, among other things, that our organization does to get our members involved. More importantly, we were able to convey what engineering is and the different types of engineering fields there are. Not many people are interested in engineering, especially women. This was an excellent opportunity to show that engineering is something possible and that it is an excellent career path to take.
A presenter at SWE Region B conference