Mentoring Committee Kickoff: ALPS Workshop
As a part of SWE Week, Mentoring Committee is kicking off the semester with a workshop led by the Adventure Learning Programs (ALPS)! This is a great opportunity to meet other students in your major through icebreakers, problem solving initiatives, trust activities, and more! Please wear closed-toed shoes and fill out the wavier HERE. Blank copies of the waiver will also be available at the event. If you’re under 18 please fill out this waiver as well. Contact Kalley Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
When: Wednesday, September 25th, 7:30 – 9pm
Where: 1410 Engineering Dr. Room 150
Each semester, SWE’s Mentoring officers create teams of students with similar majors. Each mentoring team consists of a mixture of underclassmen and upperclassmen giving students the opportunity to connect with other SWE members in their major and to receive advice about classes, research opportunities, major specific clubs, and more.
Meet the 2018-19 Mentoring Co-Chairs!
Hello! My name is Emily LaBorde, and I am a (super) senior in Industrial and Systems Engineering. I have a great passion for inspiring young girls into STEM fields, and I believe that Day on Campus helps in showing how successful girls in engineering can be. I love SWE and all it has provided for me personally and professionally, and I can’t wait to share my love of engineering with passionate and intelligent students!
I am a junior studying Environmental Science with minors in French and Engineering for Energy Sustainability. I work part-time on campus as a lab assistant in the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, though I hope to join the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center this fall. I write for a student-run publication on campus called the Journal for Undergraduate Science and Technology (JUST) that is published bi-annually in print and online. During the summer, I worked as an engineering intern at Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. in which I conducted a study on biological nutrient removal systems within sequencing batch reactors by way of structure manipulation.
I was drawn to UW-Madison by the caliber of research and the many other accolades it has as an academic institution—as well as by its strong sense of community. I’m excited to begin my junior year as an officer with SWE, an organization I’ve known about and admired since high school, and look forward to what the semester will bring!
A look back at last years mentoring events!
Mentoring Committee had over 55 active members that participated in study nights and other events throughout the semester. Additionally, the mentoring teams participated in weekly events that included dinners, trips to the Farmer’s Market and the Chazen Art Museum and more.
New this semester was a one-on-one mentor/mentee program. For this program, an underclassman was paired with an upperclassman in their major and the pair met throughout the semester. This semester, SWE had 19 mentor/mentee pairs.