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  • 09/11/2018 1:08 PM | Rebecca Buchanan (Administrator)


    By 2018, eight million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs will be available in the United States, but most American students will be unprepared to fill these careers. Moreover, only 3 out of 100 female undergraduate students continue to work in STEM fields after graduating.

    The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is science-based organization and is the largest cardiovascular disease and stroke research funder after the federal government. We are conveners between academic institutions, industry, and healthcare systems, and we are committed to moving these fields forward.


    We are building a brighter future, stopping heart disease before it starts, and paving the way to healthier

    communities. Innovation and big thinking takes young, emerging students committed to making change happen. Join us for an inspiring, day-long event to empower an extraordinary group of local young women to explore STEM outside the classroom. They will gain first-hand experience, connect with inspiring leaders, and will walk away knowing they can make an impact through a career in STEM.

    Here's a link for more info: www.heart.org/STEMphilly

  • 06/28/2018 8:56 PM | Rebecca Buchanan (Administrator)

    SWEP of Greater Philadelphia hosted a golf skills and introduction to business golf clinic on June 28, 2018 at Walnut Lane Golf Course in Philadelphia.  Over 45 individual and corporate members, as well as some guests attended.  Instruction included chipping, driving, and irons, as well as a brief introduction on the benefits of golf as a business meeting.  Sean Ketchum, Director of Golf, Rebecca Caimano, First Tee Philadelphia Program Director, and Jim McCormick, a PGA Professional Instructor led the class through three different skills stations.  

    Afterwards the group enjoyed some refreshments, networking and some smiles (not to mention, the weather was perfect!).  SWEP hopes that this is the first of many outings in the near future and a stepping stone towards growing our scholarship fund even further.  Thank you to all who came out and thank you to Walunt Lane for hosting!  See you on the course next time!

  • 06/25/2018 7:01 AM | Rebecca Buchanan (Administrator)

    The First Tee Program of Philadelphia will be hosting a fundraising event on August 1, 2018 at the Bluestone Country Club in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania from 7am- 1pm.  The program will feature 9 holes of golf, lunch and a fashion show by participants in the First Tee organization and supports the girls group in the First Tee organization.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact Jennifer McAleese at First Tee for more information by email or 215-482-3370.

  • 02/06/2018 8:59 AM | Deleted user

    The SWEP Program Committee is hard at work planning out the year and the technical, networking and social events calendar. Here is a preview of the programs in the planning stages:


    2/15 - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange

    2/21 - Joint Event w/ NJSWEP - Financial Planning


    3/7 - Philadelphia Water Summit

    3/15 - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange


    4/12 - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange

    4/18 - Joint NJSWEP/Philly SWEP Financial Planning Website

    4/19  - Earth Day Volunteer Activities


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange

    6/18 - PA DEP Regulatory Update and SWEP BOD Annual Meeting

    6/28 - Golf Networking Event


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange

    TBD - Joint Event with NJSWEP - Philadelphia Union Game & Stadium Tour


    TBD - Networking Lunch & Business Card Exchange

    TBD - Chemical Heritage Foundation Tour


    TBD - Touchstone Awards Gala


    TBD - Holiday Happy Hour Networking Event

    Please contact the SWEP Program Committee if you or your company have an idea for a technical program that may be of interest to the SWEP community, or if you would like to join the committee to assist in planning these events. All volunteers welcome!

  • 01/31/2018 1:40 PM | Deleted user

    Are you a golfer? A business person? Someone who likes networking? Playing? Mingling? 

    Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, and YES!!

    SWEP of Greater Philadelphia would like to consider coordinating a Golf Event for 2018. We have the bare-bones concept of an idea forming, but would like to gather SWEP members to join a committee to help with all the planning. 

    We're going to start small, and target May 2018 for our first event -- something at a driving range or indoor golf simulator, with a golf pro or instructor available, and include an after-event networking gathering with light appetizers and drinks. If this event goes well, we'd REALLY like to start planning for a full-blown Golf Tournament in 2019. 

    We would like to get 6-8 people on the event-planning committee, so NOW is your chance to become a bit more active with SWEP. If you are interested, reach out to: Board Member Beth Witouski by email or phone/610-858-1295

  • 01/25/2018 9:07 AM | Deleted user
    This week, the NJ Licensened Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA) held their inaugural Environmental Remediation Conference and Trade Show in New Brunswick, NJ. Several SWEP Board of Directors Members were in attendance at this 2-day event, and took the opportunity to catch up and take a group photo.

    Board Members pictured include (L2R):

    • Nora Pearse - BSTI
    • Ann Smith - Eurofins-QC
    • Amy Corr - ESC Lab Sciences
    • Eileen Snyder - Alpha Analytical
    • Beth Witouski - Suburban Testing Labs
    • Kristin Weiler - SGS Accutest
  • 01/15/2018 3:32 PM | Deleted user

    The current SWEP of Greater Philadelphia Board of Directors posed for a photo opportunity at the November Touchstone Awards Ceremony. 

    Members include:

    Top (L2R): Joanna Waldron, Beth Witouski, Yolanda Pagano, Amy Corr, Eileen Snyder, Nora Pearse

    Bottom (L2R): Kristin Weiler, Jennifer Poole, Ann Smith, Amy Caffarella, Kaitlyn Maxwell

    Not Pictured: Kelsey Gibbons Bergan, Denise Molzahn, Sarah Silver

  • 12/10/2017 9:10 AM | Deleted user

    The co-hosted networking Happy Hour event held on Tuesday December 5th at a local bar in downtown Pittsburgh was a great success! 

    The SWEP Greater Philadelphia Chapter co-hosted the event with the SWEP Three Rivers Chapter, and both groups brought out SWEP members & friends for a fun evening of networking. 

    The event was scheduled during the 2017 National Brownfields Conference, held this year in Pittsburgh, PA, and provided the perfect opportunity for a successful, after-hours networking event. 


    There were nearly 50 SWEP members and friends who attended, and SWEP members even posed for a photo! 

  • 10/15/2017 8:13 PM | Anonymous

    SWEP of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce our selection of the 2017 Touchstone Award — Ms. Betsy Schamberger, PG. 

    Betsy is the founder and owner of Moonstone Environmental, a Lehigh-Valley based environmental consulting firm. She is active in her business efforts, knowledgeable in her field of expertise, and promotes collaboration, entrepreneurial development and environmental stewardship for women in the industry.

    Please join us on November 8th, 2017 to honor this exceptional woman.

Photo Credit: Don Pearse Photographers, Inc., http://donpearsephotographers.com/

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