Diversity & Inclusion
Embracing diversity and prioritizing an inclusive environment is a top priority at the University of Nebraska.
On today's episode, we talk with Jayde McWilliams from Student Services and Engineering student Lindsey Jarema about several new programs aimed at building a stronger community within the College of Engineering.
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[00:00:01.970]Welcome to the Complete Engineering podcast,
[00:00:04.440]brought to you by the College of Engineering.
[00:00:06.620]We are in Nebraska.
[00:00:07.869]Where we complete engineers with technical
[00:00:10.540]and non-technical skills to do big things.
[00:00:13.390]Visit us at engineering.unl.edu.
[00:00:18.420]Welcome to another episode
[00:00:19.970]of The Complete engineering podcast
[00:00:22.170]hosted by the University of Nebraska,
[00:00:24.050]College of Engineering.
[00:00:25.200]I'm Matt Honke.
[00:00:26.220]And I'm Karl Vogel.
[00:00:27.130]Today we are joined by Jayde McWilliams
[00:00:29.390]and Lindsey Jarema.
[00:00:32.367]Jayde is a coordinator of student development
[00:00:33.900]and engineering student services
[00:00:35.420]and is part of the student development team
[00:00:37.220]that helps students set and reach their academic personal
[00:00:40.060]and professional goals.
[00:00:41.070]She has been instrumental in developing programs
[00:00:43.430]like the Multicultural Engineering Program,
[00:00:45.720]Women in Engineering program
[00:00:47.287]and The Engineering Readiness Academy.
[00:00:50.010]And Lindsey is a senior in chemical
[00:00:51.760]and bio molecular engineering.
[00:00:53.430]Has been a leader and numerous student organizations,
[00:00:55.780]including being a driving force in organizing
[00:00:58.300]the university's chapter of oSTEM,
[00:01:00.100]which is Out in Science Technology Engineering
[00:01:03.790]and it strives to provide community for
[00:01:07.230]and empower LGBTQ plus students in STEM fields
[00:01:10.377]to succeed academically and professionally.
[00:01:13.400]So along those lines speaking of community
[00:01:15.650]we take great pride here at the University Nebraska
[00:01:17.930]in diversity inclusion.
[00:01:19.359]As you walk down the hallways,
[00:01:20.800]you'll see all are welcome signs posted around.
[00:01:23.270]Jayde, I'll start with you.
[00:01:24.830]How do you see a sense of community being developed here
[00:01:27.700]in the college of engineering?
[00:01:28.860]A huge part of my job is to make sure
[00:01:30.560]that there are opportunities for community to develop
[00:01:33.010]from day one as soon as you become an engineering student,
[00:01:36.181]you come to campus, before classes even start.
[00:01:39.188]My job is to make sure that there's opportunities
[00:01:41.670]for you to meet all the other students
[00:01:43.190]who are coming in with you,
[00:01:44.540]all the faculty in your department,
[00:01:46.420]all the upper class men who are so excited
[00:01:48.366]to welcome you to campus.
[00:01:50.090]A lot of the programs that I develop
[00:01:51.710]are based around giving students the opportunity
[00:01:53.898]to just see each other.
[00:01:55.710]The first day on campus is always awkward.
[00:01:57.870]Do you remember your first day on campus?
[00:01:59.803]I remember being really scared.
[00:02:01.640]I didn't know where anything was.
[00:02:03.600]The day before classes I went all around
[00:02:05.890]to the different buildings and then it was like a weekend
[00:02:08.030]and I didn't have card access
[00:02:09.110]so I couldn't find the actual rooms.
[00:02:10.550]So I was still nervous about it.
[00:02:12.160]I just remember a lot of nervousness
[00:02:13.786]before starting school and then stuff
[00:02:16.340]that did help me defuse that nervousness
[00:02:19.020]was I did the NUBE program when I started.
[00:02:21.446]I met other students in my hall.
[00:02:23.620]I was a part of a learning community
[00:02:25.550]and all these other little pieces
[00:02:27.860]that kind of foster community even before you know
[00:02:30.160]that you have to actively look for it.
[00:02:31.770]It's kind of gently put to you in the way
[00:02:34.500]that you just kind of find automatically.
[00:02:36.420]What exactly is the NUBE experience?
[00:02:38.714]So NUBE stands for,
[00:02:39.880]Nebraska Undergraduates Becoming Engineers, yes.
[00:02:45.490]It's a two day event that happens
[00:02:47.860]the week before classes starts,
[00:02:49.110]so like right after students move in,
[00:02:50.470]they come to NUBE,
[00:02:51.540]and it's just for college of engineering students
[00:02:53.287]and first day is like a big welcome to the college
[00:02:56.090]and you get to meet other students in your major
[00:02:58.700]and meet some faculty from your major
[00:03:00.258]and ask those questions of like,
[00:03:02.510]someone said I had to buy textbooks,
[00:03:03.960]where do I do that?
[00:03:04.850]So you can ask questions like that on the first day
[00:03:06.590]but most importantly meet other students
[00:03:08.990]who are in the college first year.
[00:03:11.170]They're also here for the first day on campus
[00:03:13.240]and you can do the awkward,
[00:03:14.610]hi, my name is Jade.
[00:03:16.110]I'm from here, where are you from?
[00:03:17.690]And it's not weird.
[00:03:18.954]And then the second day is an industry experience day.
[00:03:22.300]So we go on industry tours all around
[00:03:24.780]either Lincoln or Omaha.
[00:03:26.150]We kind of go back and forth.
[00:03:27.380]So it's an opportunity for students to see
[00:03:30.070]what their major looks like in the real world.
[00:03:32.910]Where they could potentially be interning, cooping
[00:03:35.771]or working for ish years from that day.
[00:03:38.963]Now Lindsey you are so outgoing and fun.
[00:03:41.700]I can't imagine you would have been awkward on day one
[00:03:44.160]but how was NUBE experience for you to get
[00:03:47.220]to meet new people at the start?
[00:03:49.100]So when I came to UNL the amount of people I knew
[00:03:51.660]in the College of Engineering I could count on zero hands.
[00:03:54.970]So I was really excited to meet new students
[00:04:00.070]and also had no idea what they would be like
[00:04:02.190]and just had no idea what I was getting into.
[00:04:06.010]Still wasn't even like fully committed to engineering,
[00:04:09.080]other than a declaration of a major
[00:04:11.350]and I had no idea what I was doing
[00:04:13.050]or what to do with my hands
[00:04:14.320]or where to stand or how to introduce myself.
[00:04:16.870]How do I make myself look like an engineer?
[00:04:18.879]I'm here, I don't know how much milk
[00:04:21.060]should I drink beforehand?
[00:04:22.515]What do I do?
[00:04:24.190]Yeah, the NUBE experience was so important
[00:04:26.750]to meeting other engineering students.
[00:04:29.020]And while you do get that if you live
[00:04:31.070]in a learning community.
[00:04:32.350]My roommate at the time was rushing for a sorority
[00:04:35.710]so then she actually wasn't able to do the NUBE experience.
[00:04:38.510]And then another one of my roommates hadn't moved in yet.
[00:04:41.340]And then the one roommate that I did know was going to that.
[00:04:44.830]So it was like okay, I know one person,
[00:04:46.740]we can talk for a little bit
[00:04:47.740]and then I can also meet other people.
[00:04:49.560]And that was like my gateway into actually meeting
[00:04:52.390]other students in the College of Engineering.
[00:04:54.120]Like you mentioned the all are welcome signs
[00:04:56.040]and those are important for everyone to see
[00:04:57.980]and constantly be reminded of.
[00:04:59.650]And these organizations almost like a personalized
[00:05:02.920]you are welcome here sign.
[00:05:04.630]And that really doesn't offer students.
[00:05:07.900]And you mentioned learning community
[00:05:09.410]is something we have talked about.
[00:05:10.660]Can you explain what a learning community is
[00:05:12.250]for people who might not know and why it's beneficial?
[00:05:14.980]Sure, so our learning communities
[00:05:16.890]are little community set up in the residence hall
[00:05:19.470]where you can enroll and take classes
[00:05:22.576]with some of your other engineering fellow students.
[00:05:25.478]And so you all live on the same floor.
[00:05:27.460]You take some classes together
[00:05:28.680]and then there's programming every week or month
[00:05:31.470]to give you all a chance to connect with each other.
[00:05:33.760]So they're academically focused in the sense
[00:05:36.390]that you all are taking classes together
[00:05:37.790]and you're all likely in similar majors
[00:05:39.745]but really the focus of a learning community
[00:05:42.070]is having the opportunity to say,
[00:05:44.230]you know I live in my dorm room.
[00:05:45.840]Me and my roommate we both have a similar interest
[00:05:48.220]in engineering and in some way.
[00:05:49.650]And then I can walk outside my door
[00:05:51.070]and the person on my left and the person on my right,
[00:05:53.680]they're also interested in engineering.
[00:05:55.776]Lindsey was in a learning community
[00:05:57.770]so then one of the byproducts from that obviously
[00:06:00.880]is creating an immediate support group
[00:06:02.260]for people going through the same things
[00:06:03.790]you're going through.
[00:06:05.164]How did that help you?
[00:06:06.100]So what was big for me was the transition
[00:06:07.990]from high school to college,
[00:06:09.720]was very rough in terms of actually having to study
[00:06:11.973]because I never had to do that before.
[00:06:14.300]And like oh you have to study to pass a class.
[00:06:16.210]What a concept.
[00:06:17.420]So when I had a calc one, even though I was familiar
[00:06:20.990]with calc concepts from high school
[00:06:22.640]it was just very different taking it as a college class.
[00:06:24.976]So when everyone in my learning community,
[00:06:27.260]we would all be studying for the same test
[00:06:29.480]with the same professor at the same time.
[00:06:31.410]So it was really nice that the people around you
[00:06:33.490]are generally they're busy when you're busy
[00:06:35.890]and it really helps to kind of keep you on track
[00:06:38.210]with when you should be paying attention
[00:06:39.970]to specific classes because you have
[00:06:41.550]a lot of that in common.
[00:06:42.990]Jayde, can you go a little further
[00:06:44.590]into what different programs and what do we have in place
[00:06:47.730]that helps to encourage and foster diversity
[00:06:50.250]in the College of Engineering.
[00:06:51.540]Right now we're working on launching
[00:06:53.690]the Multicultural Engineering program
[00:06:55.590]and the Women in Engineering program.
[00:06:57.440]These are huge diversity initiative programs
[00:07:00.240]that we're really excited about.
[00:07:02.040]The point of the programs really is again
[00:07:03.920]to offer our place of community for students
[00:07:06.650]before classes even really start.
[00:07:08.850]So the students who are joining these programs
[00:07:11.250]are all committed to both leadership and diversity
[00:07:14.350]and perhaps the advancement of women in engineering
[00:07:17.490]in a personal way really.
[00:07:19.240]The women and the men who are joining
[00:07:20.960]the Women in Engineering program agree as a group,
[00:07:23.770]there should be more women in STEM
[00:07:25.330]and in engineering and I care about that
[00:07:28.060]and I want to be around other people
[00:07:29.660]who also care about that.
[00:07:30.907]And so next year we are starting
[00:07:33.180]with the very first cohort of Women in Engineering.
[00:07:36.240]Is that correct?
[00:07:37.710]What specifically does
[00:07:38.620]the Women in Engineering program offer
[00:07:40.610]and the Multicultural Engineering program,
[00:07:42.710]what these two programs offer to students?
[00:07:44.985]So they're kind of like sibling programs.
[00:07:47.610]So they operate really similarly
[00:07:49.555]and they're designed in the same way.
[00:07:51.700]The only difference really is the commitment
[00:07:54.400]that each of the students if those groups really has.
[00:07:56.810]Ultimately you start taking classes together as a group.
[00:08:00.110]So the Multicultural Engineering program
[00:08:02.360]and the Women in Engineering program
[00:08:03.690]will take their freshman engineering seminar altogether.
[00:08:06.560]They'll have success coaching with me every month.
[00:08:08.594]And we do events and programs around topics
[00:08:12.980]that will help them succeed in their first year.
[00:08:15.310]So like how to adjust to studying.
[00:08:18.714]You've literally never had to do it before
[00:08:20.542]and how to overcome like perhaps
[00:08:21.960]the shame or guilt surrounding like
[00:08:23.980]I don't know how to study.
[00:08:25.160]And I feel like everyone else knows how to study
[00:08:26.920]and also I've failed my first exam.
[00:08:28.550]Nobody else is failing.
[00:08:29.580]What do I do?
[00:08:30.413]Your first bad grades.
[00:08:31.961]Yeah, it's life shattering.
[00:08:34.195]What went into the decision making process
[00:08:36.082]for somebody from Pennsylvania to want to come to Nebraska?
[00:08:39.910]Yeah, it's like 956 miles from my original address
[00:08:43.590]that I moved from.
[00:08:44.423]You said like as if about that, approximately.
[00:08:50.731]It's 956 like point zero.
[00:08:52.989]I was looking at number one
[00:08:55.219]what different scholarships other schools offered.
[00:08:57.780]I was looking specifically for an engineering education
[00:09:00.158]and the big ten.
[00:09:01.940]I wanted to go to a big state school.
[00:09:03.860]I wanted to move away from home and really branch out.
[00:09:07.140]was also looking at Penn State.
[00:09:08.670]I also didn't know that I was gay before I moved
[00:09:10.750]and otherwise I might have been scared to do that.
[00:09:12.790]But now that I'm here and if like found all this community
[00:09:15.910]and then helps to found community and stuff like that,
[00:09:18.443]I would not change anything or have it any other way.
[00:09:21.460]It turns out you can actually create community
[00:09:23.840]wherever you are.
[00:09:24.673]So not a big deal.
[00:09:26.660]So being in a learning community was crucial
[00:09:28.640]because that really fostered that initial step
[00:09:31.330]of exiting my dorm room door
[00:09:33.170]and kind of like putting the toe in the water
[00:09:35.260]and just like expanding out slowly.
[00:09:37.310]And that's like a safe expansion too
[00:09:39.020]because like I said you can assume the person next to you
[00:09:41.670]is probably also in engineering.
[00:09:44.703]So like hey what's your major?
[00:09:46.383]Is like okay.
[00:09:49.390]So it's safe to say
[00:09:51.490]that having those different communities around you,
[00:09:54.040]right from the start were crucial in your early success
[00:09:57.120]which as you mentioned Jayde
[00:09:58.740]is crucial to your long term success.
[00:10:01.717]If those communities hadn't been there
[00:10:02.810]or if you hadn't taken the initiative
[00:10:04.230]and created communities that were there
[00:10:06.330]that the likelihood of the long term success
[00:10:08.510]would've been the same probably.
[00:10:09.930]Programs like the Multicultural Engineering program
[00:10:11.940]and the Women in Engineering program.
[00:10:13.410]My job is to make sure that they always have
[00:10:15.360]at least one person to talk to.
[00:10:17.110]And then as they, as their network grows on campus,
[00:10:19.490]like how Lindsey's network gradually grew on campus.
[00:10:22.579]For almost everything that you need support for
[00:10:25.320]you have perhaps someone different to go to, to turn to.
[00:10:28.560]This is the Complete Engineering podcast
[00:10:30.730]and that's in reference to our Complete Engineer initiative
[00:10:33.250]and there's six major components
[00:10:35.430]of that intercultural appreciation, leadership,
[00:10:38.142]teamwork, self management, service and civic responsibility
[00:10:41.433]and engineering ethics.
[00:10:43.310]Lindsay with you teamwork and leadership.
[00:10:45.845]We've talked about the great programs
[00:10:48.060]we have in the engineering college.
[00:10:49.400]You've gone outside of the engineering college
[00:10:51.230]and started university wide programs.
[00:10:53.840]What led you to do that and what skills are important
[00:10:57.450]that you use to be able to create something
[00:10:59.890]that wasn't there before
[00:11:01.340]and that is benefiting students all across
[00:11:03.370]the entire university?
[00:11:04.920]What inspired me to create a chapter of oSTEM here
[00:11:07.540]because it is a national organization
[00:11:09.340]was a conference that I attended when I was a sophomore.
[00:11:12.763]That has a similar mission to oSTEM
[00:11:15.729]but it was more specifically for engineering.
[00:11:17.990]So I went to this conference.
[00:11:19.150]I met with industry professionals and students
[00:11:21.190]from all over the United States and Puerto Rico
[00:11:23.480]who identify as LGBTQ Plus and engineers,
[00:11:27.609]who identify as LGBTQ Plus and engineers
[00:11:31.280]and meeting all of those people and being inspired
[00:11:33.910]by industry professionals
[00:11:35.090]and seeing an aerospace engineer with super short hair
[00:11:37.930]just like mine really encouraged me to stay in engineering
[00:11:41.070]and then also bring back that feeling with me
[00:11:43.300]to our campus.
[00:11:44.800]I was so inspired by this conference.
[00:11:46.300]I really wanted other people to feel inspired
[00:11:48.210]in the same way and being able
[00:11:50.650]to eventually hand off leadership in oSTEM
[00:11:53.010]to other people who were taking it over
[00:11:54.680]because it was an organization
[00:11:55.980]that they felt was valuable and actually wanted
[00:11:57.970]to continue being a part of
[00:11:59.370]and I was no longer doing all the work for it
[00:12:01.416]has been just infinitely meaningful to me.
[00:12:04.626]Well I think that's the true test
[00:12:06.500]of leadership right there.
[00:12:07.880]Is to create something to see it through
[00:12:09.590]and now you're leaving it in a place
[00:12:10.950]where someone else is now going to be tasked
[00:12:13.240]with taking it over.
[00:12:14.110]That's a great job on your part
[00:12:15.570]and I know the College of Engineering
[00:12:17.110]is very proud to have students like you.
[00:12:18.510]It has meant the world for me.
[00:12:19.900]It's like a really good reminder
[00:12:21.240]that I'm okay with going somewhere else
[00:12:24.000]because being able to move from really far away
[00:12:26.050]and come to Lincoln
[00:12:26.883]and then sort of build a community around me,
[00:12:29.430]not just with oSTEM
[00:12:30.673]but meeting and expanding out to everybody in general
[00:12:33.480]has taught me that no matter where I go
[00:12:35.160]I'll be able to do that because I've done it before.
[00:12:37.700]How is it that you guys see
[00:12:39.717]this Complete Engineering Initiative
[00:12:42.210]and these other programs helping
[00:12:44.104]to build those non-technical skills?
[00:12:47.020]So I think that the Complete Engineer Initiative
[00:12:50.200]is basically a reminder that you have to have experiences
[00:12:54.322]in order to develop those skills, right?
[00:12:58.070]So like you can't say I want to work
[00:13:00.020]on my intercultural appreciation,
[00:13:01.740]so I'm going to go take this class and sit down
[00:13:03.740]and listen to someone talk to me about
[00:13:05.358]how important other cultures are.
[00:13:07.600]The only way that you're going to develop in that skill area
[00:13:10.660]is to go out and have experiences
[00:13:12.480]that then feed into that skill.
[00:13:14.100]You individually are able to interact with that experience
[00:13:17.940]and then reflect on that experience
[00:13:19.510]and say hey I learned something
[00:13:21.110]and now because of that experience
[00:13:23.010]I have this new perspective
[00:13:24.320]or I've grown and my perspective has grown
[00:13:26.230]or whatever it may be.
[00:13:27.440]So the Complete Engineer Initiative really pushes
[00:13:29.900]our students to go out and take advantage
[00:13:32.020]of the opportunities that exist
[00:13:33.600]in the College of Engineering and interact with them
[00:13:36.030]in a very aware way.
[00:13:37.990]100%, I think it does a really good job
[00:13:40.550]of sort of framing the culture that we want to see
[00:13:43.220]in the College of Engineering at UNL.
[00:13:45.190]So if you asked any college of engineering anywhere,
[00:13:48.773]maybe 50 years ago
[00:13:50.760]about what their priorities are in creating engineers.
[00:13:54.560]The goal wasn't necessarily to create people
[00:13:57.370]who interact with the world in a very dynamic way
[00:13:59.850]like we're trying to create
[00:14:00.890]in the College of Engineering at UNL.
[00:14:02.880]The priority was can you solve these equations?
[00:14:05.650]Can you do this math?
[00:14:06.630]Can you figure out this problem?
[00:14:08.200]And then that's it.
[00:14:09.380]And without all that other context
[00:14:11.190]you're really lacking
[00:14:12.140]a lot of excellent engineering potential
[00:14:14.700]that comes from those things.
[00:14:16.120]And you've had internships and co-op opportunities.
[00:14:20.040]How have you seen the importance of those things
[00:14:23.043]from a professional standpoint?
[00:14:25.160]My first internship or job was a co-op
[00:14:28.640]with UTC Aerospace Systems out in York, Nebraska.
[00:14:31.290]So the culture was very different
[00:14:33.760]than what I often surround myself with on campus at UNL.
[00:14:36.945]I would drive my Prius down row after row
[00:14:40.027]of the biggest pickup trucks I've ever seen in my life.
[00:14:43.630]And then I learned that I had a lot in common
[00:14:45.920]with a lot of the other operators and engineers
[00:14:48.290]that I worked with despite the fact that
[00:14:50.230]we are so different.
[00:14:51.720]And I didn't have many of the problems
[00:14:53.960]that I anticipated having.
[00:14:55.630]So being able to actually put myself outside
[00:14:58.720]of just my role at this job
[00:15:00.610]and interact and find my abilities
[00:15:02.880]for teamwork and leadership in that role
[00:15:05.281]were instrumental to my success for it
[00:15:08.000]and I still work there part time.
[00:15:09.916]And then I also had an internship or a co-op
[00:15:12.770]with Cargill corn milling
[00:15:14.660]and that was also in a smaller town but north of Omaha.
[00:15:16.990]So that culture was different
[00:15:19.110]because a lot of the engineers would live in Omaha
[00:15:21.230]and then commute to Blair.
[00:15:22.210]So the people I worked with day to day
[00:15:23.760]were from a larger city.
[00:15:25.810]So the interactions I had there were very different
[00:15:28.670]than the interactions that I had at UTC Aerospace Systems.
[00:15:31.389]And the biggest thing I learned was that teamwork
[00:15:35.210]isn't just like can you work with other people
[00:15:37.120]to accomplish a task.
[00:15:38.430]It's can you work with other people
[00:15:39.840]in your daily life, all the time in general.
[00:15:43.520]And actually learning how to appreciate
[00:15:45.327]the differences between people takes you a long way
[00:15:48.220]even in a job where
[00:15:49.332]what you're physically trying to accomplish
[00:15:51.530]doesn't have anything to do
[00:15:52.560]with appreciating the differences in people.
[00:15:55.103]I think what you find as you work
[00:15:56.700]from one job to the next.
[00:15:58.330]The technical skills, the engineering skills
[00:16:00.910]they have to be there just like they always were in the past
[00:16:03.510]but to be truly successful
[00:16:04.840]in any career that we have now
[00:16:06.150]it's being able to adapt to the different culture
[00:16:08.510]of the business or the different teams
[00:16:10.520]that you're going to be working with.
[00:16:11.650]And so all these different, what we call soft skills
[00:16:14.550]really are as important as anything.
[00:16:16.210]And so that's great that that's
[00:16:17.890]what we're really focusing on with our complete engineer.
[00:16:20.730]Jayde, how can current students and future students,
[00:16:23.800]how can they connect with
[00:16:24.700]these College of Engineering programs
[00:16:26.280]and student organizations?
[00:16:27.854]So through my office, Engineering Student Services,
[00:16:31.090]we're always looking for current students
[00:16:32.700]to help us connect with other students all the time.
[00:16:35.710]Like Lindsey has helped us on multiple occasions.
[00:16:38.420]We are just like stand in front of this poster
[00:16:40.100]and say hi to people.
[00:16:42.330]Or like we hire students to be mentors
[00:16:44.390]for some of these programs or we hire students
[00:16:47.240]to come and help promote them.
[00:16:49.440]But primarily if you're an incoming student
[00:16:51.610]you're eligible to participate
[00:16:53.360]in the Engineering Readiness Academy.
[00:16:55.310]All of our three learning communities.
[00:16:57.020]We have one that's kind of like
[00:16:58.430]a general engineering community.
[00:17:00.680]We have one based on robotics
[00:17:01.920]and we have another on human performance.
[00:17:03.880]And then the Multicultural Engineering program
[00:17:05.780]and the Women in Engineering program
[00:17:07.320]are four year co op programs.
[00:17:09.420]So you start your first year all together day one
[00:17:12.250]and then you go through your four years together
[00:17:14.010]and hopefully you all graduate together four years later.
[00:17:16.430]To get involved in a student organization,
[00:17:19.120]not only can you find all that information
[00:17:21.190]on the College of Engineering website
[00:17:23.312]but all of our student organizations come together
[00:17:26.870]for a Big Red Welcome event.
[00:17:28.690]So you can come and see all the organizations
[00:17:31.160]that are offered on campus
[00:17:33.070]during the first week of classes
[00:17:34.410]and then the College of Engineering has a very specific one
[00:17:37.130]called Rock the Block,
[00:17:38.460]where all of our engineering student organizations come
[00:17:40.980]and give you free stuff
[00:17:42.460]and say come to our meetings, sign up our email lists.
[00:17:45.115]What does oSTEM do to get new members?
[00:17:47.781]We tried to put ourselves
[00:17:49.810]into every come see our booth situation that there is.
[00:17:53.840]So there's one specifically for the College of Engineering,
[00:17:56.120]there's Big Red Welcome.
[00:17:57.470]And because STEM encompasses a lot more
[00:18:00.840]than just the College of Engineering.
[00:18:02.210]But we are technically an engineering organization.
[00:18:04.570]We will also do the, what is that called,
[00:18:06.760]like a student organization fair
[00:18:08.484]for like the College of Arts and Sciences
[00:18:11.020]and other areas as well just to try and make sure
[00:18:13.330]the whole campus knows that we're here.
[00:18:15.300]We've actually had two students switch into engineering
[00:18:18.100]from other STEM related principles.
[00:18:20.160]So like I don't know, I'm just saying.
[00:18:23.010]So they are like, oh this engineering thing,
[00:18:24.630]Lindsey really awesome.
[00:18:26.633]How can I hang out with her all the time?
[00:18:31.555]Alright it's lightning around time again.
[00:18:33.670]Dog or Cat?
[00:18:35.790]Who is your favorite superhero?
[00:18:38.540]Favorite tailgating food?
[00:18:41.470]Have you ever used a slide rule?
[00:18:44.073]First video game that you owned?
[00:18:46.350]I think it was Legend of Zelda in 64.
[00:18:50.230]Favorite musical genre?
[00:18:54.400]What was your favorite toy growing up?
[00:18:56.520]I had like this little baby doll
[00:18:57.690]that had like a beanbag body but had arms and legs.
[00:19:03.100]If you could time travel, to when would you go?
[00:19:06.193]Like 600 years in the future.
[00:19:09.730]On a scale of one to 10, how strict were your parents?
[00:19:12.240]Ooh, like an eight.
[00:19:13.910]I couldn't wear shorts until I started college.
[00:19:17.760]That's like an eleven.
[00:19:20.259]I can do other things like stay up late.
[00:19:25.070]At what cost?
[00:19:27.555]Do you know how to run a VCR?
[00:19:30.280]Chocolate or vanilla?
[00:19:32.200]Saturday or Sunday?
[00:19:34.520]What's your pet peeve?
[00:19:36.580]People who are not aware
[00:19:38.330]of how they're existing in the space around other people.
[00:19:41.040]Pancakes or Waffles?
[00:19:42.888]Herby Husker or little red?
[00:19:44.530]Little red I guess.
[00:19:45.560]Thank you very much Jayde and Lindsey
[00:19:47.120]for joining us on the episode today.
[00:19:49.240]Yeah, thanks for having us.
[00:19:50.073]Thanks for having me.
[00:19:54.800]Thank you for listening
[00:19:55.640]to the Complete Engineering podcast.
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