Archive for February, 2012
It’s the end of E-Week!
Today’s topic: How has SWE helped you ACHIEVE?
Happy E-Week/SWE media blitz week!
Today’s Topic: How has SWE helped you ADVANCE?
Happy E-Week/SWE media blitz week!
Today’s Topic: How has SWE helped you ASPIRE?
Hey guys – Becky here,
I’m sending this on behalf of Duke ScienceDays. For those of you who do not know
about ScienceDays. It is a mentoring program geared towards elementary students
to foster scientific curiosity through hands-on learning opportunities, (science
experiments, cool lab demos, anything hands-on.) For example, we dissect cow eyes,
experiment with dry ice, and make slime! It is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit
organization and it was started in 2004 by two high school students at North Carolina
School of Science & Mathematics. Since then it has spread to high schools across the
nation, as well as several universities. In 2008-2009, it came to Duke University and has
been growing since.
This is an invitation to all who have any interest science. OR if you just think mentoring,
teaching, or taking a break and getting off campus is important! The kids are amazing
and it is so much fun! Currently we are doing 2 mentoring sessions a week:
1) Mondays (4:15 – 5:30) @ George Watts Elementary
2) Wednesdays (4:00 – 5:15) @ E.K. Powe.
**Both are within walking distance from East Campus and you can walk with the group
of mentors for that day to the site**
In short, if you know you’re free during those times, done with classes, and aren’t doing
anything till dinner time, we want YOU!
For more information, go to: http://dukesciencedays.wordpress.com/ or
You may also contact me, Becky Zon, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Thanks so much and we hope to see you soon!
Duke ScienceDays Team
Come join SWE and SWE alumni on East Campus in the parlors for lunch! It’s a great, informal way to catch up with old friends, meet past section members, and enjoy food.
Let’s Facebook/Tweet/Comment about SWE this week!
Today’s topic: How has SWE influenced your life?
February 26. Isabelle has organized a GBM with a “Women in the Workplace” theme for us.
This week we will also be discussing “Women in the Workplace” with Dr. Martha Reeves, an expert on the study of women in the workplace who is president and CEO of her own consulting firm and co-director of the Markets and Management Studies Certificate here at Duke. Come learn how she sees women in the workplace, or ask a question to someone in the know with consulting and the MMS Certificate!
FEMMES Girl Scouts Event
On February 18, SWE will send a few members with FEMMES for a girl scouts event on campus. There will be two activities, and two sessions (we will have a morning and afternoon sessions-you can sign up for both/either). More details(times, location, activities, etc) will be released soon, but if you are definitely interested, then sign up on the googledoc whose link was included in the Weekly Digest 1/19. Please note that since the event is a week away, if you sign up now, you may not receive a T-shirt for participating.
SWE’s “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” with the local Professional SWE chapter and both Duke and N.C. State’s SWE sections
When: Thursday, February 23, 4:45 – 7pm and 6:45 – 9pm
Where: Nasher Museum
“Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” is an event that the professional chapter of SWE is having at the Nasher Museum, and the professional chapter is looking for volunteers from Duke SWE to help. The event will be on February 23rd (a Thursday) with two shifts: 4:45 – 7:00, 6:45 – 9:00.
You need not bring anything, all of the activities, supplies, and instructions will be provided. You would simply need to help handing things out and answering questions the kids have (you will be prepped on the answers). There will 5 activities (gravity/balance. magic milk, glider airplanes, spaghetti/marshmallow towers, and “flinkers”), but the amount may be volunteer dependent. The professional chapter will also supply some snacks and caffeine to keep us all going! If you are interested, then sign up on the googledoc–see Weekly Digest 1/19 for the link.
Habitat for Humanity with SWE
Save the Date! Saturday, March 24 from 12-4p
More information will be posted as the date approaches.
Niva will be in Von der Hayden every week starting at 7:30p. Feel free to stop by, grab some coffee, and chat with her and other SWE members as you take a study break from Perkins/Bostock.