I'm sure you are all looking forward to spring as much as I am! As the weather warms up (please oh pease), our SWE section's activity level will be heating up as well. First up is our March meeting, to be hosted by Dow on Wednesday the 12th. Our speaker will be Cheryl Teich, the President-Elect of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Please save the date and join us for her inspiring talk. You'll find more information about that event and others in this issue of SWE Outlook.
The SWE/Widener University Engineering Girls Camp was held on Saturday, February 8th as scheduled despite the significant snow storm earlier in the week. Dr. Vicki Brown, a civil engineering professor at Widener and the “mastermind” behind the camp each year, told me that approximately 260 high school girls attended this year, a significant increase over previous years. At least 14 SWE-Phila members volunteered to help with the lab activities and/or serve on the career panels. Thank you to Vicki and to all of the volunteers for once again making this event a success in its 15th year!
Last but certainly not least, we are facing another change in the section leadership. Our current section secretary Marie Brady is moving to Virginia and will be resigning as Secretary as of March 1. I'd like to thank Marie for her service to our section and wish her the best of luck in her new town! Per our bylaws, the executive council has elected a new Secretary to serve for the remainder of FY14. Congratulations to Tessa Anodide, and welcome back to the SWE-Phila board!