Welcome to FY15 from Region i!


Hello everyone!

I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the FY15 Region Collegiate Communications Editor for Region i. My name is Ellie Phillips and I attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am a senior studying Biological Systems Engineering. I also serve as section President at UNL. This summer, I had an internship with National Research Corporation. Part of my job as RCCE is the keep the blog up to date with valuable information. I encourage you all to contact me with all the exciting events held by you section. This year I hope to be a liaison between the Region and the sections to communicate valuable information.  This blog also features some great resources.

SWE continually coming out with new webinars with information to pertaining to anything from work-life balance to handling conflict in the workplace. Another great resource is the Leadership Coaching Committee.  They are available for both Professional and Collegiate section at no charge to your section. They are available to help with any issue your section is facing.

To begin my communication of the happenings of the Region i, I would like to outline the Region Tactical Plan discussed at Leadership Summit this year:

Goal #1 – Professional Excellence

SWE will develop women engineers at all stages of their personal and professional lives.

Goal #2 – Globalization

SWE will be recognized as a global, inclusive organization, promoting diversity and inclusion and serving women engineers wherever they are.

Goal #3 – Advocacy

SWE will advocate for the inclusion and success of women, present and prospective, in engineering and technology.


Share your best tweets with @SWERegioni and submit your posts to rcce.regioni@gmail.com.

Over and out,

Ellie Phillips


FY15 Region i Leadership Summit

This year’s region leadership summit will be held August 8-10th at the Hampton Inn in Olathe, KS. Two leaders from every section are welcome to attend at region cost, in addition to all region leaders and region committee chairs. Hotel (double occupancy for professionals, quads for collegiates), plus all meals and workshops included in registration. Travel costs are at section expense. Any section Extras above the two per section will incur a $50 registration fee to help offset food costs (travel and lodging for extras will be at section expense, but will include block hotel rate of $85/room per night). There will be some fun networking events each evening, three highly motivated guest speakers will be providing important presentations, along with section leadership training, tactical/strategic planning, branding activities, and the unveiling of our new region awards program. 

Registration has closed, but if you still wish to attend please contact Jenna Harpole at jenna.harpole@swe.org ASAP. 


Two to three students from each region have been selected as SWE Future Leaders. A total of 96 nominations were submitted. Our FY15 SWEFLs will partake in the Collegiate Leadership Institute (CLI) at WE14 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California, USA. Post conference, each SWEFL will participate in Webinar training throughout the year and be assigned a mentor to work on her professional and personal goals.

Congratulations to the FY15 SWEFLs from Region I:

Megan White – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Taylor Mastin – Oklahoma State University


For a full list of of FY15 SWEFLs from all the regions, see the July 2014 All Together SWE Newsletter