Briana Contreras
JRNM 151 student

The Society of Women Engineers Collegiate Interest Group will be hosting the Cleveland Engineering Society’s Fall Conference at Lorain County Community College on Oct. 30 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Spitzer Center.

“The goal of the Women’s Engineering Interest Group hosting the conference at LCCC is to strive to get more female students involved as well as males and educate these students to promote the project in America and make a change for the industry,” said Ramona Anand, a LCCC staff member of the welding education department.

The conference will consist of 200 professionals advising 60 participating students in multiple workshops. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. followed by presentations from LCCC President Dr. Roy Church, University of Toledo CSE Student Panelist Arshiya Anand and President/CEO of Thogus Matt Hlavin.

Throughout the conference, there will be many professionals from different engineering companies presenting their careers as well as five different sessions offering hands-on workshops for students. These workshops will give students the opportunity to step into the FAB LABs, perform with a virtual simulator, welding, and use alternative energy. Breaks and complimentary lunches will be given between, with the conference concluding by 5 p.m.

The program’s intent is aimed at expanding student’s professional horizons, give outreach, receive a certificate of participation, demonstrate leadership skills, give networking opportunities with industry leaders, and learn about emerging trends.

Students or other individuals who would like to volunteer in the conference receive a free admission, but for non-volunteers price of admission is $60 for students and $125 for non-students. Volunteers will also receive a limited two hour time slot. If any questions or wanting to volunteer, RSVP to or at (440) 366-4930.