Friday, February, 23 2018
Georgia Tech SWE Presents:
ABOUT• All Ages Welcome
• Vinyl is a general admission, standing room venue
• Tickets available online via Ticketalternative.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 4pm on day of show
Engineer's Ball is an annual event Georgia Tech SWE hosts to help support Angel's House, a safe, nurturing home for teen girls in crisis. All proceeds of the event will go towards this charity. Don't miss out on a phenomenal night of music and dancing. There will also be a photo booth, refreshments, and music by DeJavu! Bring your friends and celebrate the new semester with us! This year it is a semi-formal with a Red Carpet theme, so make sure to dress your best!
About Angel's House
This year's charity, Angel’s House opened it’s door to children on June 21, 2004. Since opening this special home has been a safe haven for over 220 children. Some are removed from their homes and placed in DFCS custody because of abuse, neglect or risky behaviors. Some are transitioning between foster homes, or are faced with other circumstances that require immediate assistance. The girls who come through the doors receive the shelter, structure, and care they need to maximize their potential for success. These girls may stay for a night or several months, and thanks to your help Angel's House is able to secure their safety and well-being by providing a sense of family that lasts a lifetime.
Like most charitable endeavors, Angel’s House has its roots in a group of concerned members of the community who saw a need and set about to help. It began with monetary donations for presents at Christmastime and grew into an annual humanitarian fund for children in foster care. In October 2000, a crisis developed when the lack of an urgent foster care facility forced children and social workers to stay overnight at the county Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) office. DFCS called on this concerned community group for help. They quickly secured a room at the local men’s shelter, and this temporary solution convinced the group that a county emergency shelter was desperately needed.
DeJavu is an entertainment duo that specializes in all genres of music including Bollywood, Bhangra, Hip-Hop, Trap, and House. DeJavu performed at last year's Engineer's Ball and the 2017 SWE Regional Conference. They have also been featured at numerous events for the Georgia Tech community and venues around Atlanta.
About Georgia Tech Society of Women Engineers
Since being established in 1958, SWE at Georgia Tech has actively given women engineering students a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.
Integrity – We aspire to the highest level of ethical behavior as evidenced by honesty and dignity in our personal and professional relationships and responsibilities.
Respect – We acknowledge gender, ethnic, cultural and other differences, and strive to respect the added values they bring.
Mutual Support – We provide an organization that fosters mentoring, and the development of professional and personal networks.
Professional Excellence – We conduct our activities in a professional manner, demonstrating and demanding the highest standards of business practices.
Diversity Principles – At SWE, we acknowledge and respect the value of a diverse community. We recognize that the scope of diversity includes race/ethnicity, family status, age, physical abilities, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and occupational focus. Our society will maintain an environment that is supportive of these elements and we will promote inclusion within our organization and the engineering community.
We Commit To:
Ensuring that all by-laws, policies, and charters support SWE’s commitment to diversity.
Aligning with and participating in those activities and organizations that encourage all dimensions of diversity.
Developing women in engineering across socio-economic strata and occupational focus.
Encouraging the interest and active participation of women and girls of under-represented ethnic groups, including African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans.
Providing support to women which acknowledges and respects differences in family status, sexual orientation, age, and physical abilities.