The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a nonprofit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. The objectives for the Society were adopted when the society was founded in 1950 and are still applicable today:
SWE Boston's brunch series continues this December at Aquitaine in Chestnut Hill. Please join us for French cuisine including brunch / lunch dishes as well as vegetarian options. To check out the menu, please see the 'Lunch' and 'Brunch' links on the following page:
Please bring your family and friends to have a good time at the brunch.
This casual networking brunch is limited to 15 due to space limitations at the restaurant, so please RSVP early. This is no registration fee to attend; it is a pay for your own meal event. Please RSVP by Friday, Dec 6th, below using Eventbrite so that we can make table reservations. Hope to see you there!
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Aquitaine Chestnut Hill
Chestnut Hill Shopping Center
11 Boylston Steet (Route 9)
Chestnut Hill, MA 0246
RSVP by: Friday, Dec 6, 2013
To register for this event:
If you have questions, please contact Anita Gajjala at email@example.com. Ride shares are available. Check the SWE Boston Facebook page for upcoming information about ride shares.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Boston Professional Section presents: SWE Boston Reaches the End of the World
Sponsored by: FM Global
Presented by: Danielle Dumond
Preparing for any experiment requires foresight is time consuming, and most of all is stressful, but when that experiment is going to take place in Antarctica, it is so many more things. Dr. Danielle Dumond used her research robot (Yeti) to map out obscured crevasses under ice sheets.In her presentation, Dr.Dumond will explain some of the special considerations that needed to be accounted for when her research took her ‘to the end of the Earth’.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Danielle Dumond is an Analytics, Modeling and Simulation Research Engineer at Aptima, Inc. Her background lies in machine learning, terrain classification, probabilistic modeling, and robotics. Her doctoral work on terrain classification using proprioceptive sensors took her to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Her research has also taken her to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where she spent a summer testing her terrain classification algorithm on the Mar’s rover robotic platform. In more recent years, Dr. Dumond has worked with Aptima to use context to help robots better interact with their human counterparts and Brain Computer Interfaces have better control over prosthetic arms.
Dr. Dumond received her PhD in Engineering Science with a specialization in Control Engineering from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. She received her B.S. in Physics from the College of William and Mary. She is currently a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems (ISTVS). As a part-time job, Dr. Dumond also teaches seventh grade Technology and Engineering at Winchester’s McCall Middle School first period every morning before going to her full time job at Aptima.
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013
11:00 - 11:30: Registration and Networking
11:30 - 12:00: Luncheon
12:00 - 12:30: SWE Announcements and a few words from FM Global
12:30 - 1:30: Presentation
1:30 - 2:00: Wrap Up
Lunch will be provided. Vegetarian option available.
Location: Four Points Sheraton Norwood Hotel and Conference Center
at the FM Global Center for Property Risk Solutions
1175 Boston-Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA 02062
Please RSVP by: Saturday, Dec 7, 2013
To register for this event:
SWE Boston is excited to announce that our organization was awarded the following at the SWE National Conference in Houston in 2012:
Thank you to all the volunteers who made these awards possible!
Region F is hosting a "Leadership Summit" on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Western New England University. This summit is available to the entire region. Its primary goals are to provide leadership training to the incoming & returning collegiate and professional officers, discuss Society initiatives relative to Region F, define Region F goals for FY14 and conduct Region business. Professional Section Reps must attend the Region Business Meeting Portion. The agenda will provide the professional development in the morning and then conduct region business after lunch. The entire event will run from 8:30am-4:30pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The 2014 Region F Conference will be held at Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts. Date is to be determined.
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SWE National Conference - WE13, October 24-26, Baltimore, Maryland