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Minnesota Section

​Interested in SWE-MN Leadership?

Have a passion for SWE at the local level? Interested in getting more involved on a specific committee, or co-chair leadership position? We hope to expand our SWE-MN leadership team for FY19, so please contact president@swe-mn.org if you have any interest, or would like more information.

Expanding SWE-MN Outreach in Rochester

We are looking to expand our outreach activities into the Rochester area. If you are interested in assisting as a volunteer of any sort, or have any event idea leads, please let us know by completing this form!
Upcoming Event Details

White Bear Lake Manufacturing and Engineering Showcase

If you're looking to get involved in a small scale outreach event this may be your opportunity! Email Jill and Sherry at ​outreachswemn@gmail.com with questions.

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 5 - 8 PM
Location: 3551 McKnight Rd N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
​If you're interested in Volunteering or have questions, email Jill and Sherry at 
outreachswemn@gmail.com

Girl Scout Patch Day

Volunteer with SWE at “Design Your Future” event, experiment and share engineering with 150 Junior (4-5 grade) Girl Scouts earning the Product Designer Badge! Volunteers will receive breakfast, lunch and an event t-shirt. This event is made possible due to sponsorship from Boston Scientific.Hands-on-Experiments:
  • Lip Balm (Chemical Engineering)
  • Marble Roller Coasters (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Snap Circuits (Electrical Engineering)
  • Brilliant Bracelets (Industrial Engineering)
  • Medical Device Manufacturing Expo (Biomedical Engineering)

Pre-Event Set-Up:  
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 8 PM
Location: Boston Scientific Arden Hills, Building 3 -- 4100 Hamline Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55112
Volunteer RSVP Here 
Questions: Email Nicolette Marquardt at volunteer@swe-mn.org

Details for Event: 
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 
Time: 8 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Boston Scientific Arden Hills, Building 3 -- 4100 Hamline Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55112
Volunteer RSVP Here 
Questions: Email Nicolette Marquardt at volunteer@swe-mn.org

Event flyer is attached below: 
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Recurring Event Series Details

SWE-MN Outreach Committee Meetings

Come join the Outreach committee during our meetings and get more involved in SWE-MN and help us encourage the next generation to pursue STEM. The Outreach committee meetings are open to all! Please RSVP with Jill Morris and Sherry Wu at outreach@swe-mn.org.  

Date: Monday, November 19, 2018
Time: 7 PM 
​Location: Sociable Cider Werks - 1500 Fillmore St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

SWE-MN Networking Happy Hours

Get to know your fellow SWE-MN members, or anyone interested in joining SWE-MN, at a new  happy hour series following WE18!  All attendees are responsible for their own food and drinks.

SWE-MN Networking Happy Hour 
Date: Monday, October 29, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Clockworks Brewing, 25 N 4th St., Minneapolis, MN 55401
Questions: Email Erin Syverson at erin.syverson.swe@gmail.com 

SWE-MN Networking Happy Hour 
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: La Doña Cervecería, 241 Fremont Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Questions: Email Erin Syverson at erin.syverson.swe@gmail.com 

SWE-MN Networking Happy Hour 
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Clutch Brewing Company (in the Keg and Case Market), 928 7th St. W #201, St. Paul, MN 55102
Questions: Email Erin Syverson at erin.syverson.swe@gmail.com 

Networking Lunches:

North Metro Networking Lunch
Enjoy food and networking at the Society of Women Engineers monthly North Metro Lunches.
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Cost: Free but responsible for your own lunch RSVP: Email Jennifer at jennifer.tsai@medtronic.com

Date: November 1, 2018
Where: Paradise Biryani Pointe
765 53rd Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55421

Date: December 13, 2018
Where: Filfillah Middle Eastern Restaurant
4301 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Date: January 23, 2018
Where: Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine
8600 Edinburgh Centre Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55443
Rochester Networking Lunch
Enjoy food and networking at the Society of Women Engineers monthly Rochester Lunches.  Dates alternate between the 2nd Wednesday and the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Time: Noon
Cost: Free but responsible for your own lunch
RSVP: Email Sarah at Johnson.Sarah14@mayo.ed

More dates to come! 

South East Metro Networking Lunch
Enjoy food and networking at the Society of Women Engineers monthly South East Metro Lunches.
Time: 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Cost: Free but responsible for your own lunch
RSVP: Email Allyson Grym at avgrym@mmm.com 

Date: October 26, 2018
Where: Café Zupas in Woodbury 365 Radio Dr e, Woodbury, MN 55125

Date: November 29, 2018
Where: India Palace in Woodbury 8362 Tamarack Village #120, Woodbury, MN 55125
South West Metro Networking Lunch
Enjoy food and networking at the Society of Women Engineers monthly South West Metro Lunches.
Time: 12 PM to 1 PM
Cost: Free but responsible for your own lunch
RSVP:
Email Jessica at JessicaBarber-Bauman@eaton.com

More dates to come! 

Cross-Promotional Event Details​​

Make It. MSP. Survey

Make It. MSP. is an initiative to make this an even better place for people to come, stay, and thrive. Their ambition is to make the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region a top performer attracting and retaining talented people like you. To welcome WE18, Make It. MSP. has a small working committee with volunteers from area companies, including Medtronic, Smiths Medical, Target and Ecolab to ensure we have a collaborative approach when welcoming women engineers to our region in October.

Make It. MSP.'s campaign will be centered on how the North is the Problem-Solving Capital of the New Economy, which will complement WE18's conference theme of Let's Break Boundaries. We are working with this committee to thoughtfully spotlight women who are working to solve a universal problem and how MSP is the best place to do it. As a fellow leader and problem-solver, we need your help!
 
We kindly ask you to complete this short questionnaire detailing the following:
  • What problem are you working to solve?
  • What makes this a great place to grow your career?
  • What do you think surprises people about Minneapolis and Saint Paul? (Try to focus on something outside of work)
  • What advice do you have for women engineers starting in their careers?
Your responses will be used in a variety of Make It. MSP. communications to showcase the diverse talent in our region and how this is a great place to grow professionally and personally.

Make It. MSP. will also be activating on-site at WE18 in the Social Media Lounge. More details to come! 

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