Webinars are available for FREE to SWE members! Be sure to sign up for some and make the most of your membership! Plus, webinars offer a playback as well, so if you can’t make it to the live webinar- no problem! Just remember, to get the playback link, you must register for the webinar! Check … More Upcoming Fall Webinars!
Alice Orrell Current SWE Position: Region J Governor Current job: Energy Analyst at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory School(s) Attending/Attended and Majors: BSME from University of Vermont, MBA from University of Washington Hometown: Rockville, MD What is your favorite ice cream flavor?: Chocolate Where would you spend your dream vacation?: The perfect beach is out there … More Say, “Hello!” to the new Region J RCT!
Collegiate Director’s Letter Hello collegiate SWE members! I imagine May is a busy month for many of you – it certainly is for me! Many of you are probably approaching the end of the semester, which can be great because you’re looking forward to wrapping up your courses and getting a break, but can also … More Collegiate Director’s Letter
Leadership burnout seems to be common among overachievers (can you say: engineering-student-who-is-involved-in-extracurricular-activities-and-might-have-a-hard-time-saying-no five times fast?). Sound like anyone you know? The following ideas to avoid leadership burnout are adapted from Dan Black’s post on How to Avoid Leadership Burnout. Dan says that it is important have and maintain healthy habits in order to avoid leadership burnout. Some common … More March Hot Topic: Leadership Burnout
Do you want to be on the SWE Board of Directors? The next regional senator or governor? Or the section president? Even just learn about SWE and the many ways you could get involved? Have you held one of these positions and want to share your knowledge with others? Join the Region J Mentoring program! Region … More Region J Rolls Out Mentoring Program
With the New Year and winter term in full swing it can sometimes be hard to drag yourself to yet another [insert one of your various activities here] meeting. This week’s post, How to Run an Effective Meeting, compliments of CBS Money Watch, is about getting the most bang for your buck from meetings and … More How to Run an Effective Meeting
Finals are over and the Holiday Season has officially begun! Now is a good time to update you on the happenings in the SWE Senate from a Collegiate perspective… Hi, my name is Nicole Kissinger, and I am your FY13 Region Collegiate Senator. What my role in the SWE Region Collegiate Team entails is to … More A Message from our Region J Collegiate Senator
Contributed by our 2013 Region J Governor, Alice Orrell. We talk a lot about mentoring. Mentoring to grow our SWE leadership pipeline. Mentoring to support diversity and inclusion. What about mentoring as a two-way street? The traditional view is that a mentor provides mentoring to a mentee. But mentees have knowledge to share as well. In … More Mentoring as a Two-Way Street
Alicia Boyd – Lt. Governor Hometown: White Salmon, Washington – the land where the rain and the sun meet. Childhood nick name: “Lassie”, it has something to do with my brother whistling to me and getting me to crawl to him when I was a little one. Favorite childhood teacher: I had a lot of great teachers. Favorite … More Meet your 2013 Region Collegiate Team
Alice has been a member of SWE since 1997; first as a collegiate member in Vermont, and now as a professional member in Region J. Alice has held various leadership roles in Eastern Washington section. She was also the co-chair of the 2010 Region J Conference. Alice is currently working at Pacific … More Meet our Region J Governor