August 24, 2016
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LUNA Awards

Amie Kromis O’Riley, marketing and communications chair for the LUNA Awards, contacted us with information about the 10 year anniversary of their Conference and Expo. LUNA celebrates the achievements of women in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

One of their goals this year is to receive more representation for the architecture and engineering fields, so we are sharing their information with our group. Visit their website and feel free to submit a nomination for a qualifying engineer!

August 4, 2016
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Fall 2016 Calendar Update

We have some fun events coming up in the fall and we hope you’ll join us!



Region C Leadership Summit

Register for the Leadership Summit  ASAP!

Friday Evening, August 26, 2016
Networking Reception (optional)

Saturday, August 27, 2016
8 am – 5 pm
Marriott Courtyard,
2200 Bass Pro Dr,
Grapevine, TX 76051



Book Discussion –
“Drive” by Daniel H. Pink

Since we didn’t set a meeting date for August and we have the Leadership Summit coming upAugust 27, we are going to skip it and do our Book Disucssion on “Drive” in September to give everyone a chance to get and read the book.I started it this week and so far it’s been really great!

Even if you don’t have time to read the book, come anyway and join in the conversation!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6:30 pm – 8 pm
Dickey’s BBQ,
5412 Blue Mound Rd,
Fort Worth, TX 76106

Buy “Drive” as a hard copy or e-book on Amazon today!

Happy Hour!TimesTen

We had a Happy Hour at Times Ten last fall and it was a big hit! Collegiates from TCU, UNT and UTA are welcome to join us for this event as well.  Fort Worth SWE will purchase appetizers, and you may purchase a delicious beverage to go with it!

I have an email out to Collegiate Presidents and Faculty advisers to determine what date will be better, but pencil it in on the dates below and I’ll update you with a final date soon.

Tuesday, October 13 or Tuesday, November 15

Times Ten Cellars – 1100 Foch Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107



WE16 National Conference

Thursday, October 27 – Saturday, October 29

WE16 is in Philadelphia, PA this year. The national conference is always a great resource for networking, professional development, and of course the career fair can’t be beat.

Learn all about it and register at the WE16 homepage. And if you want to attend at a reduced rate, sign up to volunteer here!

July 31, 2016
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Event Recap: FW SWE Summer Outreach 2016

We had a great group at this year’s Summer Outreach Event! Girls Inc. brought 21 bright and eager young ladies, and both the Fort Worth Professional and UTA SWE sections were well-represented with volunteers (Natalie White, Jody Snow, Sherry Williams, Amanda Stahlnecker, Carol Bachman, and Katia Gomez from SWE FW; Christian Gonzales, Vaishanavi Mirapurkar, Raveena Jadhav, and Adishrre Annabathula from UTA SWE)


The girls made Jitter Bots (electrical & mechanical engineering), craft stick bridges (civil engineering), and lip gloss (chemical engineering).  They always love being able to take home their creations! Everyone had a great time, and we were so excited to have nearly double the attendance as last year. Special thanks to UTA for allowing us to use the Nedderman Hall atrium for our event, and to Girls Inc. for being such a great partner for marketing and logistics for this event. See you next summer!


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July 27, 2016
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Event Recap: Moon Day 2016

Dallas and Fort Worth SWE sections teamed up to run activities at the Frontiers of Flight Museum for their annual Moon Day program. This annual event celebrates the anniversary of the first Moon landing. Jill Freer and Natalie White from Fort Worth SWE, Vaishnavi Mirapurkar from UTA SWE and Nandika D’Souza, Teri Cate, Terriekka Cardenas, Samica Norman and Zaineb Ahmad from Dallas SWE volunteered. There were over 1500 adults, boys, and girls who came to Moon Day. 40 boys and 52 girls stopped by the Dallas and Fort Worth booth and participated in activities from 10 through 4 pm. They picked between making a buzzer or a light. The buzzer option led to parents quickly calling for the value of a switch. They also worked with alternative switches ranging from magnetic non-contact options and dimmer switches. Girl Scout troop leaders were excited to learn about the Dallas SWE Design Your World Conference and opportunities to earn badges with them.

Thanks to all of the volunteers that made this event possible!


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June 30, 2016
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Congratulations FY17 Officers!

Congratulations to our FY17 Section Officers.  Thank you ladies for your continued willingness to serve SWE!

President – Natalie White
Vice President – Jody Snow
Treasurer – Melissa Tacconi
Secretary – Jill Freer
Sec Representative – Katia Gomez
Alt Sec Representative – Kim Trost

If anyone is interested in serving the section in a leadership capacity, we are seeking an Outreach Chair for FY17.  Please email Jody Snow or Natalie White .

June 22, 2016
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July Calendar Update – Three Outreach Opportunities!

We look forward to seeing everyone at these great outreach opportunities. They are so much fun and the attendees are so grateful to see role models of women in STEM that they can look up to.

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In case you weren’t already aware, the outreach event we had tentatively planned for June 25 has been moved to July 30, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm.  We’ll work on giving you updates about this event, but if you haven’t already, please email us and let us know if you’ll be available to help.


We have another great outreach opportunity on Saturday, July 16 – Moon Day at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. For this one we’re partnering with Dallas SWE to help them with the booth they’re going to set up. Please email Dallas SWE to let them know you’ll be joining us for that event.


Each year, the University of Texas at Dallas’ Science and Engineering Education Center hosts a week-long residential camp for high school girls. The camp is funded in part by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board with the express intent of introducing the girls to the wonderful world of engineering. In fact, girls attending this camp are 11x more likely to express a strong interest in engineering when compared to girls attending general STEM camps. To date, over 600 young women have been served through this unique camp program.

UT Dallas works with and through community partners to promote this camp opportunity to young ladies in our community. This year, we have partnered with both Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas and the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership Academy. We are expecting 125 bright and inquiring minds to join us on campus the week of July 17th.

During the week, the participants will be tackling one of the Grand Engineering Challenges of our time- access to clean drinking water. Utilizing the engineering design process and user-centric design, the girls will be tasked with designing a product that helps increase access to clean drinking water for a particular individual.  At the end of the camp session, teams will present their engineering solutions to a panel of “experts” who will give them feedback on their final design. This is where you come in!

Please join us in our miniature version of “Shark Tank” to hear the girls’ innovative designs and provide them encouraging feedback. No training is required or advance preparation is required.

When: Friday, July 22 from 11:00-noon (feel free to join us for lunch afterwards)
Where: The campus of UT Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd, Richardson TX
Why: To encourage and inspire the next generation of female engineers!
For more information or to sign up, contact Lynn Mortensen at or714-872-7910.


June 22, 2016
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Renew with Fort Worth SWE!

It’s that time again – renew your membership with Fort Worth SWE!

SWE members enjoy benefits like local section meetings, national conferences, and hundreds of hours of online learning, all designed to give women the knowledge and confidence necessary to navigate a modern work environment.

Belong to a group of women that support each other in the workplace and outside of it. Renew your membership at the new SWE AMS portal and confirm your continued SWE membership:

  1. Click the link above or paste “” into your browser URL
  2. Login with your SWE AMS credentials (NOTE: if this is your first time to login to the new portal you may have to reset your password)
  3. Select Membership > Renew
  4. Make any necessary changes and follow the instructions to complete your payment.

If you’ve recently moved into (or out of) the Fort Worth area, make sure to switch your Professional Section information accordingly. If you choose not to renew, we’d like to know why! SWE wants to give its members the best experience possible and that means being aware of all possible improvements.

SWE could not exist without members like you. We appreciate your support and can’t wait to welcome you back to Fort Worth SWE!

June 13, 2016
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Event Recap: SWE FW End of Year Banquet

We had such a great turnout at the End of Year Banquet! We stuffed ourselves with good food and enjoyed some great conversation. We even said goodbye to some good friends, and hello to a few new ones.


Shelly the turtle even made an appearance!

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Thank you everyone for a wonderful year and thanks to our President Jody Snow for all of your hard work!

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June 9, 2016
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Don’t Forget to Smile!

It’s been about 6 months since we last reminded you so here we go again!

Whether you’re shopping on Amazon for gifts, shoes, school supplies, or hobbies – don’t forget to use Amazon Smile to support the Society of Women Engineers Fort Worth! Amazon will send 0.5% of each transaction to us as a charitable donation. If we all use it, it adds up fast!

Support SWE Fort Worth using Amazon Smile!

If you forget and put a bunch of stuff in your cart on, just change “www” to “smile” before you checkout – everything will stay in your cart!