California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Society of Women Engineers
21 September 2011
In This Issue:
• SWE General Meeting
• SWE Social Network
• Join a Cal Poly SWE Committee
• SWE Ice Cream Social
• SWE Merchandise for Sale
• WEP Assistant Open Position
• Engineering Scholarship – Deadline Next Week
• Engineering Opportunities at Target
25 September: SWE Sibling Social Event – Invite Only
27 September: SWE Ice Cream Social – Santa Lucia North Mountain – Free for all Freshman
28 September: SWE General Meeting: Freshman Involvement, Sign up for Membership, SWE
Committees, Purchase SWE Merchandise
5 October: SWE General Meeting: Team Tech
SWE General Meeting
Come one, come all! The first Cal Poly SWE General Meeting is this coming Wednesday, September 28th! The meeting will include: opportunities to learn more about Cal Poly SWE and
the international Society of Women Engineers, free food, free freshman membership,
membership renewal (discount on merchandise for renewing members), SWE merchandise for
sale, and opportunity to build your resume and get involved—join a SWE Committee.
When: Wednesday, September 28th
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: Chumash Auditorium (Top Floor of UU)
Want to learn more? Email email@example.com
SWE Social Network
Cal Poly SWE has updated its social network! If you aren’t already become a friend of SWE on
the new Facebook, add us! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002590273840
All SWEmail will now be posted on a blog. Check it out! http://calpolyswemail.blogspot.com/.
Join a Cal Poly SWE Committee
Are you interested in getting more involved? Looking for a commitment that requires only a
couple hours every week? If so, SWE Committees are for you! SWE is beginning to create
committees, a way for members to become involved without becoming an officer. Each
committee is centered on a specific event or interest—almost guaranteed there is a committee for
you! If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the committee chair with your
contact information and interests.
Assist Committee Chair with Corporate Contacts and organizing Cal Poly SWE Corporate
Database. Lindsay Kammeier firstname.lastname@example.org
WOW, Ms. Engineer and Open House
Plan WOW events, eWeek event (Ms. Engineer) and Open House events (Phone Bank, Club
Block Party, EE/CPE Extravaganza, etc.). Katrina Watkins email@example.com
Building an Engineer Day
Assist BAE Committee Chair in planning Fall and Spring BAE Day. Katrina Lieu
High School Shadow
Assist HSS Committee Chair in planning HSS events. Cait Rahm firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist in planning elementary focused outreach events. Maiya Bourland
Assist in selecting scholarship recipients. Heavy commitment for Evening with Industry
coordination. Stasia Newark email@example.com
Evening with Industry
Plan and coordinate EWI, commitment heavy November-January. Hollie Kucera
firstname.lastname@example.org and Karissa Watanable email@example.com
Plan Big/Little Sibling events. Coordinate freshman oriented events. Julianna Levy
Create posters/flyers, update Facebook page, create tshirt and sweatshirt designs,
occasionally post flyers around campus. Paul Armer firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising and Merchandising
Contact sponsors, sell merchandise, create SWE merchandise. Ashley Parry
SWE Ice Cream Social
Looking for something more delicious than a campus catering cookie?? Stop by Santa Lucia on
Tuesday, September 27th for some free ice cream! SWE will bring the ice cream and some
toppings, all you have to do is show up! Be ready to meet new friends, ask lots of questions,
sign up for free freshman membership, volunteer for a SWE committee, and enter to win
prizes! Want to learn more? Email Amy Johnson email@example.com or Tattiana Davenport
SWE Merchandise for Sale
SWE shirts are available for purchase in the new SWE Office for $12 each or 2 for $20.
SWE cups and bags are also available. Ranging from $3 - $10 we have coffee cups, bags,
thermal cups and water bottles.
All items will be available for purchase at the first SWE General Meeting on September 28th.
WEP Assistant Open Position
The Women’s Engineering Program is hiring a student assistant. This position works under the
direction of the Women’s Engineering Program (WEP), to initiate, plan and/or implement a
variety of program to promote the recruitment and retention of women engineering students.
Position is 10 hour/week with flexible scheduling. Salary is $10.00/hr. For more information,
please contact Helene Finger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineering Scholarship – Deadline Next Week
SUBJECT: Engineering Scholarship Deadline Next Week
I wanted to alert you to a scholarship opportunity that expires next week. The AfterCollege
Engineering Scholarship, co-sponsored with our partner NSA, is exclusively for students
pursuing a bachelors, masters, or doctorate in a field of engineering.
Please take a moment to apply for this scholarship using the link below:
This $500 scholarship is awarded four times per year. Apply once and you are eligible for future
disbursements as well. The deadline to apply is next Friday, September 30th.
Best of luck with this opportunity!
Engineering Opportunities at Target
About This Opportunity – Systems Engineer
Advance your leadership and operational skills to a new level by inspiring and achieving great
performance. Apply cutting-edge technologies to optimize our critical supply chain network.
Drive sales profitably by delivering what guests want.
A proactive leadership role supporting distribution center production, focusing on maximizing
equipment reliability and operational performance for equipment such as conveyors, sortation
systems, scanners, cameras, depalletizers, print and apply systems, ASRS cranes, material
handling robots, and SCADA devices and programs.
Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary
goals. As a Systems Engineer, you'll take the lead as you…
· Understand, maintain and troubleshoot material handling control systems,
including PLC/PC controllers, industrial networks and electrical distribution systems.
· Act as a first level escalation support for the maintenance teams to locally or
remotely troubleshoot and repair all hardware or controls software systems within a
· Facilitate failure analysis and incident review processes and implement process
improvements or retraining to avoid future incidents.
· Use diagnostic software to monitor performance of systems; collect and analyze
data to identify trends and recommend improvements.
· Apply subject matter expertise in material handling and electronic systems to
maximize system utilization.
· Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree
· PLC/PC program knowledge and troubleshooting experience
· Industrial electrical hands-on experience and troubleshooting, including 480V 3-
phase, 110 VAC, and 24 VDC systems
· HMI interfaces and program knowledge
· Advanced troubleshooting skills with PCs, servers and industrial controls
· Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, relating technical issues to business
Eligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including
competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and
development and many other perks and benefits. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity
Employer and is a drug-free workplace.
Expect the Best. At Target, we have a vision: to become the best - the best culture and brand, the
best place for growth and the company with the best reputation. We offer an inclusive,
collaborative and energetic work environment that rewards those who perform. We deliver
engaging, innovative and on-trend experiences for our team members and our guests. We invest
in our team members' futures by developing leaders and providing a breadth of opportunities for
professional development. It takes the best to become the best, and we are committed to building
a team that does the right thing for our guests, shareholders, team members and communities.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at stores nationwide and at Target.com.
Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to
unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has
given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of
Sterling Shury | Sr. Recruiter - Distribution/Supply Chain | HR - Talent Acquisition | Target, 33
South Sixth Street, CC - 34420, Minneapolis, MN 55402 | Phone: (612) 304-7937