Upcoming Events

Society Level SWE

SWE Annual Conference

The SWE Annual Conference will be in Los Angeles. October 26 – 28! See link for more details. https://we23.swe.org/

Work Life Integration Committee

Apple Picking

Join SWE members along with your kids to pick your favorite variety of apples and Pumpkins this Fall. 

You can enjoy the delicious Apple cider donuts along with the fresh Apple cider.

When:     Saturday, October 7th 
Time:       10:00 -12:00 AM
Where:    740 IL-40, Speer, IL 61479
Cost:       U-Pick is $5/per person field admission fee (ages 3 and up). The charge for apples is $12/half peck picked and $20/peck picked. The charge for pumpkins is $7 each or $20 for three.

SignUp:  https://forms.office.com/r/nc2ZvgKJp5

Please sign up below before 10/5.

Outreach Committee

Dunlap 2023 Banner Elementary Fall Festival

We have a SWE booth for the event on 14 October 12-2 PM. We have 3-4 STEM activities lined up for the elementary kids and are in need of volunteers 3-4 per hour. Looking for a total of 6-8 volunteers for the event. 

Date: 14 October 2023

Time: 12- 2 PM 

Location: 12610 N Allen Rd, Dunlap, IL 61525

Sign Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E44A9A829A0F9C70-44702688-2023

SWE Outreach -Pekin High School Career Day

Pekin students want to talk to individuals about how they got started in their current job, what kind of training they had to complete, what the general pay is, and what a typical workday looks like. Students have specifically asked for representatives to bring something interactive that is representative of the field.

When:     Tuesday, Oct. 24th
Time:       9:30 -2:30, exact times TBD
Where:    Hawkins Gym, Pekin High School
Activity:  Talking about engineering while students create with 3D pens

Sign up: Please email Nora Vargas  at Vargas_nora_m@cat.com by Oct 13th

SWE Outreach – Girl Scouts STEMinar

Dive into the wide world of STEM! Conduct science experiments big and small, discover how STEM and the outdoors collide, learn about exciting careers in STEM. and more! For more information click HERE

When:     Saturday, Nov. 4th
Time:       9:30 -3:30 morning
Where:    Mary Morgan Lodge, Girl Scout Camp Metamora, IL
Activity:  Robotics badge activities

Signup:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4FAFAB2EA0F94-steminar

Decatur Region

Fall Hikes

Join the Decatur area for some hikes in October! All are welcome to participate!

When:     Monday, October 2nd
Time:       5 PM
Where:    Spitler Woods State Natural Area

Signup:   Email Bader_Kimbra_L@cat.com or Stoops_Marie_E@cat.com

When:     Saturday, October 28th
Time:       9 AM
Where:    Allerton Park and Retreat Center

Signup:   Email Bader_Kimbra_L@cat.com or Stoops_Marie_E@cat.com

Trivia Night

All are welcome to participate!

When:     Thursday, November 9th
Time:       5:30 PM
Where:    Golden Fox Brewery

Signup:   Email Bader_Kimbra_L@cat.com or Stoops_Marie_E@cat.com

Advocacy Committee

An Evening with Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lisa Holder White

The Women for Equity (WE) group of Central Illinois has invited SWE-CI to join them in their next WE GATHER & LEARN event.

This is an excellent opportunity to invite your women friends and daughters to hear a woman world-changer speak!

Background information on Justice Holder White

When:     Tuesday, October 17th

Time:        6:30 – 8:00 PM
Where:    Peoria First United Methodist Church, 116 NE Perry Ave, Peoria

Signup:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D49ABAE2BA64-wegather14

Professional Development

Rivian Technical Tour

The SWE-CI PD committee will be hosting a technical tour of the Rivian – Normal manufacturing facility on October 20, 2023 from 3-4pm. Please also note that parking space at Rivian is limited to 4 cars and a carpool will be organized. 

When:     Friday, October 20th

Time:      3:00 – 4:00 PM
Where:    Rivian – Normal Manufacturing Facility 

Signup:   here

Signup by 9/24, space is limited to 20 participants.

Reach out to Bethany Thimote (Thimote_Bethany_G@cat.com) or Lauren Duvall (Duvall_Lauren_J@cat.com) with questions.

Mentor Circle hosted by Anita Yadav

Sign up to participate in the Mentor Circle hosted by Anita Yadav!  

This event will take the format of a round table discussion where participants bring forward questions/issues to the host for feedback.  Anita will also cover select topics with the group.  Open to SWE-CI members only. 

Please RSVP here:  https://forms.gle/kTbstuJcJGPxuLTR7  

Reach out to Bethany Thimote (Thimote_Bethany_G@cat.com) or Lauren Duvall (Duvall_Lauren_J@cat.com) with questions.

Save the Date: SWE Central Illinois Awards Banquet

When:     Tuesday, November 14th

Where:    Barrack’s Cater Inn, Peoria