Happy New Year to All of Our Friends at SWE-LA!
Dear SWE-LA Members, in this update you will find the following:
SWE-LA dineLA - Jan 19th
Join other SWE members for socializing and networking as we take advantage of dineLA. On January 19th at 7 pm, we will be going to RockSugar Panasian Kitchen. The menu and location can be found here http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/restaurants/rocksugar-pan-asian-kitchen
Where: RockSugar Panasian Kitchen
When: January, 19, 2015, 7-9pm
Cost: $30 plus tax and tip
Volunteers Needed! UCLA Wow! That's Engineering - Feb 7th
Wow! That's Engineering Day is an event where over 100 girl scouts come to UCLA to learn about engineering. The girls range from elementary school to high school students, and learn about different types of engineering through hands-on activities. They also get a chance to look at projects presented by different engineering clubs at UCLA. The goal is to encourage young girls to consider a career in engineering by making it fun and accessible.
Volunteers are needed to help run STEM outreach activities, setup and cleanup. Lunch will be provided.
Where: UCLA, Moore 100
When: Saturday, February 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Parking and Details: Will be emailed directly to volunteers
Behind the Scenes at Universal Studios - Feb 18th
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a theme park engineer? Join SWE-LA for a behind-the-scenes technical tour of Universal Studios Theme Park, panel discussion, and mixer with their engineers. Universal Studios is looking to hire experienced professionals and their talent acquisition representatives will be available to discuss employment opportunities. (Bring your resume!) Light refreshments will be provided. This event is for professional members only; guests may be allowed if space permits.
When: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 5-8PM
Where: Universal Studios (Main Offices) - 100 Universal Plaza, Universal City, CA 91308
Parking: Details to come!
RSVP: RSVP by February 4 via SurveyMonkey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7XYKLT2)
Wait List: Due to the expected popularity of this event, those who do not get spots on the tour will be wait listed. If a spot opens up, you will be notified two days before the event.
Cancellations: You have until February 15th to notify SWE-LA if you can no longer attend this event. "No shows" will be barred from attending future SWE-LA events.
FY15 Sonora Region Conference in San Luis Obispo - Feb 27th-Mar 1st
The 2015 Region Conference will be held in San Luis Obispo from 2/27-3/1/2015. For information on registration and the conference hotel room block, please see below.
Conference registration is open, with early bird pricing ending on 1/11/2015. To go straight to the registration page, please visit our Eventbrite.
Conference Hotel Block
The FY15 Region Conference Hotel Block at the Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo is open. The special rate of $119/night is available for 2/26-3/1. The room block will close on 1/28. To book a room, please visit:FY15 Region B Conference Hotel Website
ASHRAE SoCal and SWE-LA Present Dr. Julia Keen on Female Retention in the Building Construction Industry - Mar 3rd
The Southern California Chapter of ASHRAE is hosting a Women in Engineering night on March 3, 2015. Please join ASHRAE-SoCal and SWE-LA to hear Dr. Julia Keen present the findings of her doctoral research on the retention of females in the building construction industry. Additional details.
ASHRAE is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. Julia Keen, Ph.D., P.E., HBDP, BEAP is an Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science at Kansas State University holding the Bob and Betty Tointon Engineering endowed chair.
What: ASHRAE SoCal & SWE-LA March 3rd Meeting
When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PST
Where: The Proud Bird (11022 Aviation Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90045)
Cost: $45, Early Bird Price - Registration includes dinner
*Student SWE Members are FREE*
2015 Mini-Conference on Systems Engineering in March 2015
Now that WE14 is over, it's time to get ready for another conference!
The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Los Angeles Chapter: 2015 Mini-Conference on Systems Engineering will be held at LMU on March 14th, 2015. Abstract submission is now open!http://www.incose-la-miniconference.org/
2015 Professional Development Conference - Apr 24th
Get ready for our annual SWE-LA Professional Development Conference on April 24 2015!
This year's SWE-LA Professional Development Conference (PDC) will provide you with great opportunities to expand your network and enhance your professional toolkit so you can be ready to tackle some of the challenges you might be facing in today’s fast paced world.
More details on PDC registration and schedule coming up soon!
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