Outreach Opportunities


What is Outreach?

The SWE-MN Outreach Committee organizes and participates in events where members present engineering experiments to elementary through high school age students.  These demonstrations help get students interested in math and science and educate them about future career possibilities in engineering and science.

Outreach Committee FY04 Goals:

bullet Organize an event in conjunction with another organization (i.e. Girl Scouts)
bullet Participate in an event with each of the local student sections (University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas)
bullet Develop a SWE-MN video as an outreach tool

Current Volunteer Opportunities:


Speak to University of St. Thomas SWE Student Section

The University of St. Thomas SWE student section is looking for professional members to come speak at their meetings in the evening.  They would like an approximately 30 minute presentation including

*  what you do as an engineer,

*  your background,

*  any other helpful hints you can provide to them about being an engineer

*  time to answer questions


Contact Laura Kerdus at speakers@swe-mn.org to volunteer.



Engineering Information Session for High School Girls, hosted by University of Minnesota SWE Section

The University of Minnesota SWE student section will be hosting an Engineering Information Session for High School girls and would like up to 5 professional members to volunteer to attend.  They would like volunteers to share a brief job and company description.  This event will be held on Saturday, December 6th, 2003 from 9 AM to Noon. 


Contact Sharon Kurtt at counselors@swe-mn.org to for more information.


bullet Future Cities Competition (FCC)

Participate in the 2004 National Engineers Week Future cities Competition.  People are needed to judge:

*  Computer Cities at FAIR School in Crystal in early December

*  Essays posted by 1/12/04, score sheets due by 1/16/04

*  Team Oral presentations and Scale Models at Fair School in Crystal, 1/31/04, 8AM - 12PM


Recruitment of judges begins soon.  If you are interested, email outreach@swe-mn.org.  For more information visit www.successbeyond.org/fcc.htm


For more information contact outreach@swe-mn.org.

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