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  1. Sweet Happenings Society of Women Engineers Houston Area Dec/Jan 2009 Wine and Dessert Networking Social Society of Women Engineers Houston Area Section P.O. Box 1355 Houston, Texas 77251-1355 Upcoming Events Professional Development Meeting Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Inside this Issue President’s Corner 2 Recent Events 3 Member News 4 Get Involved 4 Upcoming Events 6 Engineering News 6 National News 6 SWE Professional Series 7 Gingerbread House Competition • Place: Rice University Campus • Date: December 20, 2008 • To volunteer, please contact: • Ann Hightower at 713-529-5337 • Without volunteers, the annual Gingerbread House contest could not happen - so come lend a hand and see why this event is so much fun for all! • Be a part of the holiday experience! Want to meet new friends and help spread Holiday cheer? Then become a Gingerbread House Volunteer Judge! "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." — Michelangelo Newsletter Support Provided by

  2. SWE Mission Statement . . . “ The Society of Women Engineers stimulates women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity. ” SWE Houston Area Officers List FY 09 Amy Yip President Poonam Raverkar Vice President Internal Affairs Carla Fair-Wright Vice President External Affairs Jill Almaguer, P.E. Vice President Career Guidance Kristiann Rushton Secretary Janel Crosier Treasurer Marie Laplante Section Representative Laura Piland Section Representative Lindsay Laskowski Section Representative President’s Corner For sponsorship and advertising information, email Newsletter Editor Carla Fair-Wright or call 713-301-0206. Page 2

  3. Recent SWE-HA Events Page 3

  4. Upcoming SWE-HA Events Member News Women engineers and technologists present interactive activities to middle and high school girls and the girls experience the creativity and innovation that goes on in the field of engineering. Houston is hosting the event planned for February 2009 – check the website for more details and volunteer opportunities! For more details contact Jill Almaguer Share your good news! Good news (promotions, inventions, acquisitions, etc.) When good things happen, sometimes you just have to tell everyone! At SWE, we want to celebrate your accomplishments with you, your promotions, inventions, mergers, launches, publications and awards. Send us your announcements Please include your Name, Company, Title, E-mail (Please provide your email so we can contact you if we have questions about your news). Questions? Please email the newsletter editor. Karen Hill-Pratt, SWE-Houston Area Section would like to offer our condolences to the family of Karen Morrison, SWE Member who passed away recently. Page 4

  5. Get Involved Let us know how you want to get involved, call Lindsay at 713-927-0954 SWE-HA Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter Assistant– Help the newsletter editor to obtain all information for the newsletter and with eNews newsletter and seasonal mails out to our SWE members. There are more opportunities available on our website: Volunteers Needed for 2008 – 2009 Future City Competition For more information on entering or volunteering in the Future City Competition, visit, or call 1-877-636-9578.  Any and all interested schools, teachers, students or engineers are encouraged to participate. Networking Hosts: Host a networking lunch or happy hour in your area. Let Amy ()know and we will post the information on the website and upcoming newsletter. Networking Luncheons This is your opportunity to meet fellow professional women in your area in a casual/social setting. Contact the host nearest you or volunteer to host in your area by contacting Lindsay at AreaHostEmailTelephone City Central Jennifer Bell 832-465-1702 Medical Center Open Galleria Liz Bush-Ivie 281-379-6713 Westchase Christin Williams North Houston Open West Houston Carla Fair- Wright 713-301-0206 Page 5

  6. National Events & News Upcoming Events Engineering NEWS Looking ahead at 2008 Calendar of Upcoming Events: Page 6

  7. SWE PROFESSIONAL SERIES “"I used to carry around a copy of my computer-science degree in my purse"

  8. Check our website for more events! Society of Women Engineers – Houston Area Po box 1355, Houston, TX 77251