GIFTE and CHI OMEGA

Affiliations

American Association of University WomenAmerican Association of University Women (AAUW) – Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. GIFTE has been an annual presenter at their Brighter Horizons Day teaching aerodynamics. www.aauw.org

Boston University, Massachusetts – The College of Engineering:   www.bu.edu/eng   For Boston University “Society of Women Engineers.”  GIFTE’s President is an alumna and has her degree in Aerospace Engineering.  She is a charter member of the SWE student section and received the College of Engineering's 2005 Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to Profession.
http://people.bu.edu/swe/about.html  http://www.bu.edu/eng/magazine/documents/2005_Fall_BU_ENG_Mag.pdf 

Embry Riddle Aeronautical UniversityEmbry Riddle Aeronautical University – Aviation and aerospace education. GIFTE presented part of a course in Paris, France in conjunction with the International Institute of Women Engineering Students. www.erau.edu

FIRSTFor Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics – Inspiring young people’s (ages 6 through high school) interest in science and technology with events, competitions and scholarships. GIFTE volunteers are often judges at FIRST competitions. www.usfirst.org

Boys and Girls Club of America(Boys and) Girls Club of America – Enables all young people to reach their potential while creating ongoing relationships with adult professionals. GIFTE officers participate in Girls Club programs. www.bgca.org

ICWESInternational Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) -   Hosts world-wide conferences and networking events for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  GIFTE presented an international panel and participated in ICWES conferences.  http://www.inwes.org/PDF/ICWES12.pdf

JETSJunior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) - Providing programs and resources that let students explore, assess, and experience engineering first-hand. GIFTE and JETS formally affiliated with a Memorandum of Understanding for joint programs. GIFTE supports youth teams that participate in engineering competitions. www.jets.org

MentorNet - Award-winning nonprofit e-mentoring network that positively affects the retention and success of those in engineering, science and mathematics, particularly but not exclusively women and others underrepresented in these fields.  GIFTE’s CFO has been a mentor since the group’s inception in 1997.   www.mentornet.net

Mills College, California – Mills students can take advantage of a special 3+2 dual-degree engineering agreement with the School of Engineering at the University Of Southern California (USC). GIFTE presented a forum at their “Expanding Your Horizons” program to expand science and math horizons for young women. www.mills.edu/academics/undergraduate/enger/

JETSNational Academy of Engineering (NAE) – Promotes the technological welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the engineering profession. In addition to its role as advisor to the federal government, the NAE also conducts independent studies to examine important topics in engineering and technology. www.nae.edu

National Engineers Week Foundation – Cultivates and celebrates engineering profession culminating with an “National Engineers Week.” GIFTE volunteers have a strong presence at this program. www.eweek.org

Ohlone College, California - The Engineering Department at Ohlone College under the Science, Technology, and Engineering Division offers lower-division engineering or pre-engineering program that allows students to complete their lower-division requirements and then transfer to a four-year institution to complete their upper-division engineering requirements for a baccalaureate degree program in engineering disciplines such as Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical, Aeronautical, Computer engineering. GIFTE’s President is an adjunct professor teaching a wide variety of engineering courses. http://www.ohlone.edu/instr/engineering/

Purdue UniversityPurdue University, Indiana – The College of Engineering offers 16 disciplines of engineering as majors in their undergraduate program. GIFTE’s CEO is a chemical engineering graduate who has recently returned to speak to undergraduates about Women in Engineering. She has received the Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award in 2008. She was a guest lecturer at ENGR 194 discussing aeronautical engineering in Fall 2009. www.admissions.purdue.edu/Majors_Programs/majors_college.php?ClgCd=ENGR

Roberta Banaszak Gleiter/GIFTE Scholarship 2010-
https://engineering.purdue.edu/WIEP/Spotlights/SWEWIEPAwardsAnnounced

Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) – The Alliance for Engineering Leaders in Silicon Valley. SVEC is dedicated, through a network of volunteers and local engineering societies, to meeting the needs of the engineers of today and of tomorrow.  GIFTE’s President served as President of SVEC and continues to contribute in other leadership positions.  GIFTE CEO was an invited keynote speaker for SVEC.   www.svec.org

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) – Establishes and promotes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women and recognizes them for their contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders. GIFTE’s founders and Board members have contributed to SWE as the organization’s top national leaders, contributors and standing members. www.swe.org

University of California: Fraternal Organization (Chi Omega Sorority) - GIFTE volunteers outreach to undergraduate women at University of California, Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles Coordinating Council) and University of California, Berkeley as collegiate advisors. www.chiomega.com

University of Massachusetts at Amherst – The College of Engineering www.ecs.umass.edu  “Women in Engineering Program (WEP)”  GIFTE’s CFO is an alumna and has her degree in Chemical Engineering.  She has been an invited guest panelist at University events and recognized by her College.   www.ecs.umass.edu/index.pl?id=5035&isa=Category&op=show

Women’s Bureau, United States Department of Labor – Formulates standards and policies to promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment. GIFTE CEO has provided testimony to the Congressional Engineering Workforce Commission with Dr. Sylvia Thomas as Chair to discuss issues that face women engineers. www.dol.gov/wb