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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

SWE-MN Holiday Party - Craft & Cocktail Experience

SWE-MN will be hosting a Holiday Party at Upstairs Circus, a Craft & Cocktail experience, on Friday, December 14th at 6:30 PM. Space is limited and the first 15 people to RSVP will receive $25 off their $38 project fee. Please contact Jessica Barber-Bauman (JessicaBarber-Bauman@eaton.com) by Friday, November 30th to RSVP and reserve your space. 

Date: Friday, December 14th, 2018 
Time: 6:30 PM 
Location: Upstairs Circus
135 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Cost: $38 project fee and any food/beverage purchases
RSVP by Nov. 30th: Email Jessica Barber-Bauman (JessicaBarber-Bauman@eaton.com) 
**Note: This event has reached capacity. If you have questions regarding your RSVP contact Jessica Barber-Bauman**

DaVinci Fest 2019

DaVinci Fest will celebrate its 11th year on January 5th, 2019. It began as a simple art and science fair for students in Stillwater Area Public Schools. It now has multiple ways for students to test their strengths and explore their passions: Art Fair, Science Fair, Science Challenge, Film Fest and Spoken Word, which incorporates poetry, theater improvisation and podcasts. During the afternoon, SWE-MN will participate in an Educational Expo and introduce students to DaVinci's Self-Supporting Bridge!

Date: Saturday, January 5th, 2019
Time: 1 PM - 5 PM 
Location: Stillwater Area High School, 5701 Stillwater Blvd N, Oak Park Heights, MN
RSVP to Volunteer here: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2602736/false#/invitation
Questions: Email Jill Morris and Sherry Wu at outreach@swe-mn.org
Recurring Event Series Details

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.

More dates to come! 

​SWE-MN Coffee Networking 

Looking for an opportunity to get to know your fellow SWE-MN members? Come to our next Coffee Networking event! 

More dates to come! 

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.  

More dates to come! 

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: 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 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! 
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: January 11, 2019
Where: Tea House 1676 Suburban Ave, St.Paul, MN 55106

Date: February 6, 2019
Where: Punch Pizza 8300 City Centre Dr #220, Woodbury, MN 55125 

Date: March 8, 2019
Where: Akita Sushi 779 Bielenberg Dr, Woodbury, MN 55125

Date: April 11, 2019
Where: Piada's Italian Street Food n, 345 Radio Dr #101, Woodbury, MN 55125

Date: May 10, 2019
Where: Taco Libre 8364 3rd St N, Oakdale, MN 55128


Cross-Promotional Event Details​​

MN State Regional Science Bowl for High School Students

The Minnesota Academy of Science's Science Bowls for High School Students is quickly approaching. Help us make this Science Bowls a success by joining us and volunteering at the event. We ask that you share your passion for science with these students by joining other science professionals in providing an opportunity for over 250 students to apply their science and math knowledge in a competitive format similar to the game show, Jeopardy. Be a part of the action as students cheer each other on during their head-to-head team matches.

We ask volunteers to register through our on-line registration system. Volunteers are needed as proofreaders, moderators, scorekeepers, timekeepers, scientific judges and many other roles. There will be a training session the day of each event.  If you are comfortable with the rules and flow of the event, and want a refresher, you can complete the on-line training and registration here

Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Time: 
  • Shift 1: 8:30 AM - 2 PM 
  • Shift 2: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM 
Location: Macalester College - St. Paul, MN 
RSVP Here - RSVP Deadline is December 15, 2018
Questions: Contact Barbara Donoho (bdonoho@mnmas.org) at the Minnesota Academy of Science

MN State Regional Science Bowl for Middle School Students

The Minnesota Academy of Science's Science Bowls for Middle School Students is quickly approaching. Help us make this Science Bowls a success by joining us and volunteering at the event. We ask that you share your passion for science with these students by joining other science professionals in providing an opportunity for over 250 students to apply their science and math knowledge in a competitive format similar to the game show, Jeopardy. Be a part of the action as students cheer each other on during their head-to-head team matches.

We ask volunteers to register through our on-line registration system. Volunteers are needed as proofreaders, moderators, scorekeepers, timekeepers, scientific judges and many other roles. There will be a training session the day of each event.  If you are comfortable with the rules and flow of the event, and want a refresher, you can complete the on-line training and registration here

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 
  • Shift 1: 9 AM - 1:30 PM 
  • Shift 2: 9 AM - 5 PM 
Location: University of St. Thomas -  St. Paul, MN 
RSVP Here - RSVP Deadline is January 15, 2019
Questions: Contact Barbara Donoho (bdonoho@mnmas.org) at the Minnesota Academy of Science

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