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Media Blitz Week Day 4

It’s the end of E-Week!

Today’s topic:  How has SWE helped you ACHIEVE?

Media Blitz Week Day 3

Happy E-Week/SWE media blitz week!

Today’s Topic:  How has SWE helped you ADVANCE?

Media Blitz Week Day 2

Happy E-Week/SWE media blitz week!

Today’s Topic:  How has SWE helped you ASPIRE?

A message from Duke Science Days:

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: or



You may also contact me, Becky Zon, at for more information

Thanks so much and we hope to see you soon!

Duke ScienceDays Team

Women’s Weekend Lunch THIS Sunday 12-1:15p

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.

Media Blitz Week Day 1

Let’s Facebook/Tweet/Comment about SWE this week!

Today’s topic:  How has SWE influenced your life?

GBM: Women in the Workplace

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!

Regional Conference

Sign up for our region’s annual conference!  This year’s is held March 2-4 in the beautiful city of Charleston, SC.  For more information about the conference, including schedules, visit  You can also contact our VP, Robyn, for more details.

UPDATE: Outreach Events

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’s Study Break = Tuesdays 7:30p Vondy

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.

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