SWE-Charlottte Metrolina Wins Region D Outreach MOU Partnership Award

The Charlotte Metrolina Section of SWE won the Region D Outreach MOU Partnership Award during the awards banquet on Friday April 1 at the Region Conference.  The award recognizes one Professional and one Collegiate Section that has an outstanding program targeted for the outreach organizations that SWE has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with: FIRST, Girls Incorporated, and Girl Scouts of the USA. The Outreach MOU Partnership Award is not limited to a one-time only activity.

The award application was submitted based on the Engineers are Epic! event with the Hornets Nest Girl Scout Council.  The events are held in the fall and spring (Engineers Week) to provide hands on experiences for Girl Scouts in the different engineering fields.

Angela Berry has organized these events over the past 13 years.  She recruits volunteers for each event and provides support to each session leader so they can learn the activity and teach the Girl Scouts about the area of engineering.   All the volunteers for this have brought about this award win for the Section!  Thanks to all those involved.

Region D Conference Hosted by University of Miami

Attend the Conference!
Attendees will be treated to an opening reception, section development training, SWE Boutique, workshops, Keynote presentations, a career fair, Region D meetings, and more! Additionally, professionals may earn CEU credits by registering for the professional development workshop that takes place on Friday morning.

Conference Dates: March 31- April 2, 2016

http://www.sweregiond.org/Conference

E-mail: regiondconference@gmail.com

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Volunteer with Citizen Schools Engineering Apprenticeship

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This February through April, 2016, SWE-CM in partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and American Society of Civil Engineers will host an “Engineers Are Epic!” apprenticeship in connection with Citizen Schools. Sixth and Seventh graders at Martin Luther King Middle School, Charlotte, NC will have an opportunity to experience hands on problem solving over the nine week apprenticeship with activities such as
building a catapult, creating slime and building an electrical circuit. These are STEM activities (Agilent Kits). Following the apprenticeship the students present a WOW? event to the community where they teach back what they have learned. Become a Citizen Teacher!

Volunteers are needed! To sign up, contact Angela Berry, angela.berry@swe.org

Schedule:

Date Activity
2/11/2016 General Introduction to Engineering/Puff Mobile
2/18/2016 Catapult
2/25/2016 Burglar Alarm
3/3/2016 Concrete
3/10/2016 Kalimba Thumb Piano
3/17/2016 Bridge
3/24/2016 Slime
4/7/2016 Chocolate Asphalt
4/14/2016 WOW! Event Preparation
4/21/2016 WOW! Event Preparation
4/28/2016 WOW! Event

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