On The Calendar April/May

Girl Scout Senior & Ambassador Workshop for the SWE IPA
Friday, April 6th

Girl Scout Brownie SWE Try-It (run by SWE IPA)
Saturday, April 7th

GS Camp Pattagansett, East Lyme, CT (Directions)

Kimberly McLean is coordinating two workshops for the Connecticut Girl Scouts. The workshops will take place at GS Camp Pattagansett in East Lyme, where the Seniors and Ambassadors will be working on activities to earn the SWE Interest Project Award. The next day, they will run a workshop for the Brownies to earn the SWE Try-It. SWE members (professional and collegiate) are needed to help out. If you can help on one (or both) days, contact Kimberly .

FM Global Tour (All slots currently filled)
Tuesday, April 17th, 8:30-1:00

FM Global Research Campus, West Glocester, RI (Directions)

RSVP deadline was 3/27/2012 to Yadira Gilchrest. Information here is provided for the benefit of attendees and interested parties.  Fires, explosions, hurricane-force winds, flying debris—it’s all in a day’s work at the FM Global Research Campus. The 1,600-acre FM Global Research Campus is the premiere center in the world for property loss-prevention scientific research and product testing. Equipped with the most advanced technology and designed with property owners, product manufacturers and continuously evolving industry trends in mind, our distinguished scientists and loss-prevention engineers conduct research in four main laboratories – Fire Technology, Natural Hazards, Electrical Hazards, and Hydraulics.
The tour includes:
•Welcome and breakfast reception
•Tour of the laboratories
•Information about FM Global
•Career opportunities

Joint Networking Night with Coast Guard Academy
Thursday, April 19th

Coast Guard Academy Officer’s Club, New London, CT (Directions)

Please join the USCGA and the New England Shoreline Section of the Society of Women Engineers for an evening of learning and exploration as we dive into the Titanic’s history including the regulations and technology that resulted from the tragedy.
The Keynote speaker will be CDR Gabrielle McGrath, a 1996 CGA graduate in Marine and Environmental Sciences. She has an M.S. in Physical Oceanography from URI and served as the Deputy Commander of the International Ice Patrol.  Click on the flyer image for copy of PDF Flyer.    Click here for registration.

Executive Council Meeting #8
Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 PM

Hall of Fame Room (N103), NEIT, East Greenwich, RI (Directions)

Agenda topics will likely include discussion of the slate of officers, this year’s Membership Meeting, and other event planning.  Contact Ebony Joseph by 24 April if you want pizza and to let her know you are coming. Please bring your own drink. (Dinner at 6 PM, meeting starts at 6:30 PM)  Carpools are available from Aquidneck Island (contact Sue Anderson) and New London/Groton (contact Michele Fitzpatrick).

Executive Council Meeting #9
Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 PM

CT238, NEIT, Warwick, RI

See the May newsletter for potential topics on the agenda. Contact Ebony Joseph by 15 May if you want pizza and to let her know you are coming. Please bring your own drink. (Dinner at 6 PM, meeting starts at 6:30 PM)  Carpools are available from Aquidneck Island Sue Anderson and New London/Groton Michele Fitzpatrick .
Directions to Warwick NEIT: From I-95 North or South: Take airport exit (Exit 13). Follow signs for Post Road (U.S. Rt. 1). Turn right onto Post Road south; 1 mile. Julian B. Gouse Warwick Campus is on the left.
There are no other firm dates for May events at this time.  We are tentatively planning a Membership Meeting event with  Robotics as the topic of discussion.  This meeting might be combined with our May EC.  Yadira Gilchrest & Sue Anderson are contacts for the Membership Meeting.  We are also considering a visit to Seagrave Memorial Observatory in North Scituate, RI sometime in May. Linda Bergemann is the contact for our potential stargazing event. This page will be updated as details are ironed out, and firm details will be published in next month’s “On the Calendar” page.

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