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4.5 - February 28, 2010

posted Mar 15, 2010, 11:33 PM by Webmaster CSULB SWE   [ updated Oct 26, 2012, 1:22 AM ]

Sunday, February 28th, 2010
Next Meeting Monday March 1st:  JPL Guest Speaker
Meetings will be held on Mondays at 12pm in VEC 110. Our next meeting will be Monday, March 1st. Juan Cepeda-Rizo, PhD, from JPL will be speaking. He is currently a Senior Thermal Systems Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he joined in April of 2008. His primary responsibilities are design of cryogenic cooling systems for spaced based telescopes and spacecraft. He also specializes in alternative energy solutions and harvesting power from waste heat.

Higher Education Rally March 4th

Host: Students for Quality Education Long Beach & California Faculty Association 
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010 
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
Location: Friendship Walk

Involvement Committee Time

If you are interested in attending any involvement meeting this semester please enter the time that you would be available in the survey. There will still be an involvement meeting this Thursday at 2pm 

Save the Date
Women Engineers at the Beach Day March 19th
Our tenth anniversary of Women Engineers at the Beach Day will be March 19th, 2010 from 8am to 3pm. This year 300 forth through twelfth grade girls will come to campus to get excited about engineering. Thank you in advance to all of you who have volunteered. You will receive an email with more information specific to you closer to the event date.

Women in Careers Conference March 12th

CSULB will be hosting the Women in Careers Conference on Friday, March 12th from 9am to 12pm in the University Ballrooms. You will hear amazing, inspiring, talented, successful women talking about their career paths, their challenges, their choices, and the people and events that made a difference in their lives. It's a day for meeting new people, asking questions, checking out resources, and exploring ideas to help your dreams come true. For more information visit: 

Engineering Bonfire

AIChE will be hosting a potluck bonfire on March 12 from 6pm to 10pm in Huntington Beach. For more information or to volunteer for set-up email

COE Student Faculty Mixer, March 17th

The student faculty mixer date has been set for Wednesday, March 17, 2010 from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Stay tuned for more details, but save the date! If you are interested in volunteering to help out the day of the event or would like to help plan the event, a planning committee has been created. If interested or questions email

The SWE Orange County section is offering scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Only female, engineering student from CSULB, CSUF, UCR, or UCI are eligible. $1000, $750 and $500 will be given to three undergraduate students and three and graduate students. The application must be mailed in by March 31st
CSULB College of Engineering
The College of Engineering is also offering many scholarships for the Fall 2010 school year. Make sure to go to to apply.
"After College" Scholarship

"AfterCollege" awards one (1) $500 scholarship every quarter to a student who is seeking a bachelors, masters or doctorate in the field of Engineering or Computer Science.

The next deadline is Wednesday, March 31.

Click on the link below to view prior winners, eligibility requirements and download the application.

Previous Announcements

LADWP Student Engineer Program
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is looking for engineers to assist engineers with full-time and part-time academic year work. This is a great opportunity for you to get diverse kinds of engineering experience before your graduation, to learn how a modern utility operates, and to serve your local community. Make sure to apply as soon as possible. The application is attached to the email.

Pi Tau Sigma - International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
Pi Tau Sigma is seeking members to re-establish the organization. The minimum requirements are Mechanical Engineering major, 3.0 GPA, and junior standing. See attached flyer if you are interested in joining.

Internship and Career opportunities at The Aerospace Corporation
The Aerospace Company is invites Society of Women Engineers member to explore summer internships and full-time career opportunities. 

EIT Review Sessions

Chi Epsilon (XE), the honor society for Civil Engineers, is hosting review sessions for the Engineers in Training (EIT) exam. Please see attachment for schedule and contact information.

Counseling is offered by the counselor for the College of Engineering in order to help students succeed throughout the semester. Appointments for a session to be held in the side room of theSWE office can be made. The sessions can be used to talk out a problem or just to relieve anxiety. To set up an appointment, email with your name, email address, and three possible days and three possible times for a session. Appointments must be made a week in advance.
Committee Meetings 
Involvement committee meetings will held in ENG2-102 on Thursdays at 2:00pm and Outreach committee meetings will be held Wednesdays at 12:30. The involvement committee will help plan events such as the SWE Homecoming Network Dinner and the outreach committee will help plan events such as Women Engineers at the Beach Day.