I know it’s been awhile since the site has been updated, but you can be assured that the sisters of AOE have been very busy during the past couple of months!
To recap on the last couple of months, here’s what AOE has been up to:
In January, we welcomed our new class of Actives! The new sisters were initiated in a fun and exciting ceremony, featuring their amazing candidate project: a set of bright and pretty looking AOE letters! The girls did a fantastic job on the project, creating everlasting sisterly bonds between each other, as well as learning how to use power tools for the first time. The new sisters are fitting in superbly with the current actives, and we look forward to many years of sisterhood and learning with these great girls! We also welcomed our first ever honorary member, Cameron Stel, into our chapter, someone who has supported us sisters from the very beginning, from volunteering initiatives to helping out with academics. He has exemplified the morals that us sisters ourselves always withhold, and he is thus an exemplary role model for us all!
In February, some of our sisters teamed up to help the Women in Science and Engineering club (WiSE) for their Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Local high school students from grade 10 to 12 were welcomed to UBCO for a day, where they participated in hands-on activities, were given a tour of the campus and the Engineering building, and given talks and tours by some of the engineering professors showcasing their exciting developments in their respective fields of research. We hope to see these aspiring engineers at UBCO in the near future!
In March, we held a fun tea party in the school’s courtyard, where sister’s baked everything from cookies to biscotti to cake pops, and had fun sisterly talks over tea.
The following weekend, some of our girls attended the Greek Life Formal organized by our fellow brothers in the SPD fraternity. The girls had a great time bonding with one another and the other Greek Life members!
To fundraise for the upcoming Relay for Life event, our sisters held a Bake Sale of wonderful baked goodies, centring around a St. Patrick’s Day theme.
Three of our sisters teamed up with a member of the SPD fraternity to put our engineering skills to work and construct a 7 foot tall fully functioning Trebushet the following weekend! The team ended up placing 8th place overall out of 14 which was a great improvement from last year! We also had another team consisting of two of our sisters and two fellow engineering classmates constructing an impressive 10ft tall trebushet. We hope to see more of our girls out there participating next year!
Mid week, the sisters of the Beta Beta Chapter celebrated their 4th year chapter anniversary, thanks to the help from the Saudi Arabia Students Association at UBCO. It was held as a professional event, where professors were also welcomed to celebrate and mingle with our sisters, as well as learn about our initiatives in promoting women in engineering. Thank you for coming to check it out, and shout out to all the sisters looking classy!
The last Saturday of March, the sisters volunteered for the Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. It was a night of hope, emotions, and fighting spirits as the sisters rallied alongside other teams for 12 hours to support the fight against cancer. The AOE Dolphins team raised an amazing amount of $4,650 overall, coming in a close second place to the first place team. Great job girls!
Fast forward to April, and the sisters were bogging down finishing up some exciting school projects and gearing up for finals. First year students designed some amazing sustainable and community initiative projects in their APSC 169 class. Second year students had the chance to race the hovercrafts they worked on for the past 4 months in the school gym. Upper year students presented their Capstone projects, projects that had been developed over the entire school year, to industry professionals and the engineering professors. Great work girls!
As a fun way to wrap up the year, the sisters went to Planet Lazer for a friendly (…or not-so-friendly) game of lazer tag!
Lastly, we held our Alumnae ceremony and officiated the new executive team for the upcoming 2015/2016 school year for our last meeting of the year. Congratulations to the new executives and good luck to our 4 graduating sisters! Best of luck in your future endeavours and we will miss you lots!
Stay tuned for updates here and there over the summer!
Until then, stay beautiful, and have a wonderful summer break!