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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 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 FY20 Election Slate 

The SWE-MN Nominating Committee is excited to announce the Minnesota Section Slate of Candidates for the FY20 elections!


Presidential Candidate 
  • Stephanie Banicki
Vice Presidential Candidate 
  • Samantha Madden
Candidate for Treasurer 
  • Kiera Kaufman
Candidate for Secretary 
  • Swetha Vinjimoor

FY20 ballots will be sent to all official SWE-MN members email boxes on April 1st. Please cast your vote during the month of April to elect our officers for FY2020. 

Details on all positions on the Executive Council (EC), elected and non-elected, can be found 
here. If you have any questions, please contact the nominating committee or FY19 SWE-MN President, Erin Syverson,

Questions: Please email the nomination committee at

SWE-MN Spring Seminar 2019

SWE MN Professional Development Team would like to invite you to this year's Spring Seminar, sponsored and hosted by Optum. Join us for a full day of professional development sessions and networking! Attend session tracks targeted to various career levels and networking with fellow STEM professionals from the Twin Cities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for you! We look forward to seeing you there! 

More details to come, registration is now open!

Date: Saturday, April 27th
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: Optum, 13625 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Minnetronix Tour and Networking Event

SWE MN would like to invite you to join us at the upcoming Minnetronix Tour and Networking Event! Minnetronix Medical is in a dynamic environment of both contract manufacturing and developing our own medical devices. With just 300 people at the company, we've launched 5 new medical devices, built and shipping over 50,000 devices from 16 other commercial programs, and completed a clinical trial - all in the past year! Join us for a tour of our manufacturing facilities, following by a networking happy hour. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided. Space is limited so sign up fast to secure your spot on the tour!! 

Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
Time: 5:30pm- 7:00PM
Location: Minnetronix, 1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul MN 55108
RSVP Here:
Questions: Email Professional Development Committee at

WOW! That's Engineering Event

Join SWE-MN at Wow! That's Engineering on Saturday, May 11th from 10 AM to 2:30 PM at Dunwoody College of Technology. The target audience for this annual SWE led event is local middle school girls who are on the reduced lunch program. Volunteers will lead attendees through a series of fun, hands-on experiments including lip balm, marble roller coasters, little bits, and brilliant bracelets. Sign-up to volunteer for this great event to help attendees think "Wow! That's Engineering" and "I can be an engineer too!"

Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019
Time: Volunteers needed Friday 5 - 8 PM and Saturday 8 AM - 4 PM; event will be 9 AM - 3:30 PM 
​Location: Dunwoody College of Technology  
Volunteering RSVP Link: 
Questions: Contact the Outreach Committee at to get involved in day-of volunteering!  

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SWE-MN Awards Banquet 2019

Please join SWE-MN as we recognize the successes and accomplishments of our section in FY19. All are invited to attend! Make sure to RSVP by May 13th in order to purchase your ticket. 

Registration is now Open! 

Date: Tuesday May 21, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 8 PM 
Location: The Shindig Event Space - 105 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
RSVP by May 13th:
Note: Parking is available is through near-by ramps or street parking. The light rail also has a stop less than 1 block away. 

Recurring Event Series Details

SWE-MN Networking Happy Hours

Looking for an opportunity to network and socialize with your fellow women engineers and allies? Please join us at our next SWE-MN happy hour.

Stay tuned for upcoming dates!

SWE-MN Trivia Night

Did you enjoy the Fair State Brewing Events? Are you looking for more casual events with your fellow SWE-MN friends? You asked, and now we will be launching a SWE-MN Trivia event series! Join us at one or every trivia night! Trivia is Wednesdays at 7 PM at Fair State Brewing Cooperative in Minneapolis. We will be meeting before trivia around 6:30 PM each week. 

Stay tuned for Upcoming Dates

Time: Trivia Starts at 7 PM! Please join us at 6:30pm before trivia begins 
Location: Fair State Brewing Cooperative - 2506 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

​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  

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

If you're interested in coordinating these events in future let us know! 

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
Email Jessica at

More dates to come! 
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

Date: Tuesday, May 14

Where: Broadway Pizza
4144 Highway 52 N (W Frontage Rd), Rochester

Date: Wednesday, June 12
Where: The Porch
20 4th Street SE, Rochester

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 

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

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