Strategic Objective

Provide section members with professional development opportunities by offering interesting and relevant meetings, tours, and events that incorporate a variety of interests.

Event Recap: SWE-MN PD Event at Emerson Process Management
The April SWE-MN Professional Development Event was held at Emerson Process Management in Chanhassen. The event started with dinner and an ice breaker, which gave everyone a chance to talk and get to know each other. After dinner Bob Karschnia, VP of Wireless Technology, spoke about how Emerson used creativity during a time when technology was changing their customer base to develop a technology that would continue to be useful in the future. The insight into how Emerson applied new technologies in a different way was something that all attendees could apply to their own careers. Thank you to Emerson Process for sponsoring the event and supporting SWE-MN Professional Development programs throughout FY09.

FY09 Events

  • August 13, 2008 - PD Event: 35W Bridge Tour
  • September 30, 2008 - SWE-MN Open House 2008
  • March 29, 2008 - SWE-MN Spring Seminar 2008
  • September 26, 2008 - SWE-MN Open House 2007. The presentation is now available online.
  • October 6, 2008 - PD Committee Meeting, Good Earth Restaurant, 5:30pm
  • October 9, 2008 - PD Event: U of MN St. Anthony Falls Tour
  • November 18, 2008 - National Conference Recap
  • March 7, 2009 - Spring Professional Development Seminar


The professional development committee won the SWE 2008 Professional Development Event Award for their annual spring seminar.

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