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Society of Women Engineers
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

Spark Slime Speed 2019

Start off Engineers Week with a flash, splat, and whoosh! At this annual event, SWE-MN volunteers will introduce elementary and middle school-aged children visiting the Science Museum of Minnesota to electrical engineering (“spark”), chemical engineering (“slime”), and mechanical engineering (“speed”) through a series of hands-on experiments. This year we will make squishy circuits, bath fizzies, and will experiment with Catapults.

Date: Sunday, February 17th, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 4 PM (Multiple shifts)
Location: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102
Volunteer RSVP: Here -
Questions: Email Jill Morris and Sherry Wu
Note: Volunteers will have their parking and museum entrance fees covered.

SWE-MN at Fair State Brewing Cooperative

During the month of February, the Society of Women Engineers - Minnesota Professional Section is the non-profit of the month at Fair State Brewing Cooperative and 10% of crowler purchases will go to our section. We will be hosting a meet and greet to share more about what SWE does and will be bringing one of our fun student engineering experiments to the taproom! Bring your friends and join us for a fantastic Sunday afternoon filled with networking, learning, and delicious adult beverages. We hope to see you there!

Date: Sunday, February 24th, 2019 
Time: 1 - 3 PM 
Location: Fair State Brewing Cooperative - 2506 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Note: All are welcome to attend this event - you do not have to be a SWE-MN member. Additionally, 10% of Crowler purchases in the month of February will go to SWE-MN as the non-profit of the month, so consider purchasing a crowler of your favorite brew after the event! 
Questions: Email Erin Syverson at 

SWE Networking Evening at Optum

Join us for an evening of learning and networking at our SWE-MN meetup in the beautiful Optum campus in Eden Prairie. Get to know other software engineers, leaders, and innovators near you- engage in meaningful conversations and make valuable business connections. It’s free to register and open to anyone in technology looking to network with others in the industry. Light appetizers will be provided. Check out the Eventbrite here for additional information. 

Time: 5:30 PM - 8 PM
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Location: Optum Corporate, 11000 Optum Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Day of Arrival information:
Please park in Parking Ramp B. Refer to the Optum Campus Parking map.
All guests will be need to have a photo ID with them to check in at Security.
Event is Sponsored By:
Optum, a health information technology and services firm with thousands of engineering and tech employees that are innovating to help make the healthcare system work better and help people live healthier lives.

SWE-MN Membership Networking Event 

Come hang out with SWE-MN at this casual networking event at Punch Bowl Social. Whether you are a new member or a seasoned one, this is a great place to ask questions about SWE or just catch up with old friends. We hope to see you there for some bowling and cocktails!

Time: 5:30 PM - 7 PM
Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2019
Location: Punch Bowl Social Minneapolis - 1691 Park Pl Blvd St. Louis Park, MN 55416
RSVP: Here 
Questions: please email Alexa Lodise and Jessica Barber-Bauman at

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. More details below!  

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  

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

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
Email Jessica at

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 

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​​

Fair State Brewing Cooperation SWE Fundraiser

The Society of Women Engineers is going to be the nonprofit partner of the month at Fair State Brewing Cooperative during the month of February 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for our SWE section to be more recognizable in the Twin Cities community through this fundraiser - 10% of Crowler purchases will go to the nonprofit of the month! 

Ideas of ways to help us make the most of our fundraising month- February 2019:
  • Plan a Happy Hour for your friends or coworkers at Fair State and encourage attendees to purchase a crowler
  • Attend our SWE-MN Event at Fair State Brewing & purchase a crowler - more details to come!
  • If you receive a discount on your crowler purchase (eg. Member happy hour or price break on a crowler 3-pack), elect to pay full price and donate your discount to the month's feature nonprofit - just say "I'd like to donate my discount!" 
  • Visit Fair State and stock-up on a few crowlers in February and make sure you have beer on hand ready for your next gathering! (Perfect if you will have people over for the Super Bowl, Valentie's day, Pi Day, and much more!) 
  • Post on your own social media accounts and encourage your friends and family to visit Fair State and purchase a crowler in February - 10% of all crowler purchases will go to SWE
  • More details about the Fair State Brewing Cooperative's community involvement / fundraising 2019 initiative can be found here

NSC Spring Tutorial - How to Negotiate - The Art and Science

We negotiate every day: with our families, with our team mates, and with our customers. A successful negotiation is not about winning and losing, but resolving conflicts and leaving both sides feeling more positive than at the start.    
Join us to learn how to achieve your goals and improve your skills at negotiating a successful outcome.  Whether you are a system engineer, project manager, leadership, manager, designer, technician, really any role interested in improving their negotiation abilities, this class is for you.  Prof. Pri Shah from the University of Minnesota, Carlson, an expert in negotiation and conflict resolution, will lead us through an interactive hands-on training session.
Learning Outcomes:
  1. Plan and Prepare for a Negotiation
  2. Influence and Negotiation Tactics
  3. Integrative and Supplier Negotiation

NSC Spring Tutorial Details: 
Time: Registration begins at 8:30 AM , Sessions are from 9 AM - 4:30 PM 
Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 
Location: Century College - 3300 Century Avenue E1421 White Bear Lake, MN 55110 
Registration: Event is ticketed. Please purchase a ticket online in advance here: 
 ***Full event description can also be found on the registration link above***

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