From Nov. 8, 2023 SWEekly
“Lonely isn’t a feeling when you’re alone, lonely is a feeling when no one cares.” —James Merrow
SWE Spotlight

SWE-OC Halloween social at the Pumpkin Patch was a hauntingly good time! Thanks to all who joined for the spooky festivities and pumpkin-picking fun. Until next year’s ghoulish gathering!
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SWE-OC exhibit at Girls Scout Orange county STEM Expo, “Friendship Bracelet Coding Game” combines creativity with coding, allowing friends to make unique bracelets with hidden messages, a fun blend of craft and technology.
SWE-OC team met for “Multigenerational Career Path Panel” is an insightful online event where individuals from different age groups and career stages share their experiences and perspectives on their professional journeys. This panel discussion allows for a diverse range of insights, advice, and valuable lessons, creating a rich tapestry of knowledge for attendees looking to navigate their own career paths.

Community Outreach
*Girl Scouts of Orange County – January Soldering Event*
Join us for an exciting event to teach basics of electronics and soldering to 40 Orange County Girl Scouts. If you like to volunteer, please contact Natalie White at
When: January 14, 2024 All day
Where: TBD 
*Girl Scouts Gold Award STEM Career Inspiration Day*
Anya Chopra is planning her Girl Scout Gold Award project as a collaboration between GSOC, FIRST Robotics, and SWE OC. If you are a woman in a STEM career and would like to be a speaker for the Engineering Careers Inspiration Day please contact Natalie White at .
When: Friday, January 6, 2024 
Where: Irvine Medtronic Office 

Leadership Opportunities
Interested in becoming a leader? Looking for volunteers to help us plan grea events for the year!  We have several leadership opportunities.  Fill out our SWE OC leadership interest form.
FY24 SWE-OC Leadership Interest Form

Planning Meeting
The SWE OC monthly planning meeting is a time to plan upcoming events, discuss priorities, and connect as a group. Whether you’re an officer, committee chair, or brand new to SWE OC and want to get involved, join us! The meeting is on  the first Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is on Tuesday, December 5, book here or contact to join.
FY2024 Officers
President: Rosario Maltbia,
Internal Vice President: Cynthia Hernandez,
External Vice President: Brittany Galliers,
Treasurer: Natalie White,
Secretary: Dr. Vinita Palaniveloo,