Thursday, August 7, 2014

IGED 2015 will be paired with iCON15

On February 27-28th, 2015, the Society of Women Engineers Kansas City Section (SWE-KC), in collaboration with the UMKC Collegiate Section, is excited to be hosting two prominent events: our 5th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) and the Region i Conference (iCON15). We are planning both of these events for the same weekend. IGED will be held on Friday, February 27th, from 7 AM – 2 PM. iCON15 will open Friday evening and run through Saturday night. Both events will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza.

IGED is SWE-KC’s largest engineering outreach event. The purpose of the event is to assure high school girls that they can succeed in an engineering field. IGED will consist of an industry fair, a university fair, an engineering discipline fair, a college panel, a keynote speaker, and a hands-on engineering activity.

We are also proud to be hosting the 2015 Region i Conference (iCON15). We look forward to welcoming up to 250 professional and collegiate members to Kansas City from the Region i states of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. The annual Region i Conference supports diversity in STEM, offers networking opportunities, and provides personal, professional, and SWE development. This year’s conference theme is “Engineer a Game Plan”. This highlights Kansas City’s many successful architecture and engineering firms, several of which have designed notable stadiums worldwide, including for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and for the London Olympics. Furthermore, the theme will promote the mission of SWE and the goal of the conference: to stimulate women to achieve full potential as engineers and leaders by “engineering a game plan for their careers.”

IGED mentors are welcome to register for iCON15: We look forward to an exciting 2015!