Engineering: Women, Service, & Grants

The annual conference for women engineers is taking place now, November 8-10, in Houston, TX. The conference is hosted by the Society of Women Engineers. Included at this year’s conference is a two-day career fair with more than 250 corporations, government agencies, and graduate schools. Click here for information on the career fair and to register

You can learn more about other events at SWE12 by visiting the conference website


The Minnesota Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, is co-hosting a social and service project with the local SWE (Society of Women Engineers) group. The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, in the Coffman Memorial Union. There will be music, snacks, and service opportunities with The Salvation Army.

Check out the details for this Chocolate Soiree!


The Lawrence Journal-World is reporting that a research team led by Dr. Rick Hale, IA A ’95, has received a National Science Foundation grant “to improve radar systems for capturing images of polar ice sheets from aircraft.”

Dr. Hale is an associate professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Kansas. He plans to “use the funds to develop improved radar that can capture higher-resolution images of wide spans of polar ice sheets, while also mapping the sheets’ internal layers up to 2.5 miles deep.” Read the article


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