Greg is a senior Software engineering student at MSOE. He has been very active in SWE this year with excellent meeting and event attendance. Greg often helps SWE from behind a camera, and we are grateful for his help over the years working behind the scenes. We wish him the best of luck as he graduates from MSOE this week!
Our “SWEster” of the month, April 2014, is Ashley Toll!
Ashley is a sophomore Biomedical engineering student at MSOE. She has been a great help with SWE outreach events this year and was also very active in our St. Pat’s competition. We look forward to seeing how Ashley will continue supporting SWE as our section’s Outreach Chair next year!
Thank you to all who came out to our end of the year party. The night started out with reminiscing while viewing the end of the year video and recognizing our senior members. Afterwards, the SWEsters of the Month for April and May were announced. The party ended with a Just Dance 2014 session on the Wii.
Congratulations again to our senior SWEsters who will soon be graduating. This was a great year for SWE!
To view more photos of the party, please click the link below:
Last Friday (5/16/14), our SWEsters visited North Shore Middle School in Hartland, WI to deliver a presentation about SWE, Engineering, and MSOE. They also had a hands-on activity for students to participate in that involved working in teams to create a tin foil boat that would hold the most pennies. The students’ engineering skills were put to the test!
Thank you to our SWEsters who were able to volunteer at this event!
SWE recently had a Professional Dinner on May 1, 2014 at the APC and there was a great turnout! We were able to amass a substantial amount of professional women for this event. Our SWEsters did a great job networking with these professional women (and a few men).
The dinner was successful and we could not ask for a better turnout. The food was great and the attendees were the highlight of the event.
We hope that everyone enjoyed the event! Thank you to all who attended! Let us do this again. Our sincerest “Thank Yous” go out to Ms. Emily M., our guest speaker from Rockwell Automation who delivered her great life story, and to all of our professional women and men in attendance.
To view more photos of this event, please visit the the link below:
MSOE SWE members had the great outreach opportunity of doing a hands on activity with high school students attending the 2014 MSOE Engineering Discovery Days Thursday and Friday. Our booth's Biomedical Engineering themed activity was making a prosthetic leg out of limited household materials in a limited amount of time. Students enjoyed thinking creatively and we were amazed by the variety of designs created over the two days. Thank you to Codi Alger and all of your team for organizing this great event! SWE looks forward to participating again in the future!
This past February, eight representatives from our section traveled by bus to Michigan Tech for the annual Region H Conference. There, they met with SWE student and professional members from across the region. Members were able to explore the snowy wonderland of Houghton, Michigan Friday night which included skiing or attending a hockey game! Saturday they enjoyed keynote speakers as well as individual sessions and tours. MSOE SWE would like to thank Student Life for helping to make this trip possible for our members.
Directly following the December 14th MSOE Open House, MSOE SWE hosted their annual Hands On Future event for prospective female students. The event was sponsored by John Deere Horicon Works.
This half-day event allows interested female students to explore different MSOE majors through hands-on activities with MSOE professors and students. The day also allows them to interact with current MSOE female students to gain information from engineering courses to life on MSOE's campus. Hands on Future also displays one of the organizations on MSOE's campus, Society of Women Engineers, and encourages them to consider joining student organizations when attending MSOE.
The afternoon began with Engineering Olympics, consisting of several hands on activities such as building a tower to support a tennis ball with miscellaneous building materials and creating parachutes to sustain the longest hang time. The top designs in the different activities won prizes donated by the MSOE Bookstore. SWE members assisted with these activities while families got to know other prospective students and have some engineering fun!
The next portion of the afternoon allowed groups to split off into different engineering major sessions. Each session had hands on activities related to the major as well as a professor and students from the specific major.
The following majors were represented at the event:
Computer Engineering / Software Engineering
Architectural Engineering/Civil Engineering
Dinner and Speaker
The afternoon ended with a spaghetti dinner to network with MSOE SWE members and other invited professors. The group was also privileged to have Steve Salters, the head of Project Lead the Way-Wisconsin, speak. From the feedback gathered, everyone found the experience extremely valuable and some said it really helped with their decision on choosing MSOE. MSOE SWE hope to continue and grow this event in the future.
For more pictures, check out our Facebook page in upcoming weeks!
Hope your fall semester went well and you are enjoying a relaxing break! Based on our good responses from last year, the SWE-WI Professional Section is once again interested in setting up a "SWE Shadow Month" for our collegiate SWE students. Students will be given the opportunity to shadow an engineering professional for a few hours during a weekday to learn about engineering in the "real world".
If you are interested in learning more, please complete the following survey no later than January 31, 2014. Interested students will be contacted with further details.
SWE Members! Are you interested in helping promote SWE and MSOE to prospective students? Sign up (use the link below) to help out with two Accepted Student Days next week Monday and Friday from noon-1pm in the Kern Center talking with accepted students. There are a max of 8 spots available, so sign up soon!
Our executive members were sent off to Baltimore for the annual SWE conference! While attending, they will learn more about SWE leadership and get to talk to many collegiate and professional members of SWE. The event is the largest of its kind in the world, bringing together students and professionals alike to advance their careers through networking, local tours, events and workshops. We shall be greatly excited to hear about what new information they will bring back to the MSOE SWE chapter! Happy travels ladies.
Congrats to Amber Koeune for becoming a part of the Region H group of SWEFLs!
SWEFLs are rising sophomore and juniors who are selected by a national SWE panel each spring to help coordinate events for the universities in the area. A member of the SWE chapter must submit nominations for this position. We are very honored to have her represent MSOE!
Congrats to MSOE SWE for winning the Collegiate Section Achievement Award this year!
Be sure to check out the Society of Women Engineers' website & join the group on the HUB! There are many great opportunities by joining because SWE is a national organization. MSOE's SWE section is part of just one region in the United States. We attend a national and regional conference with career fairs and sessions where you can learn about professionalism and tips on entering the workforce. In addition to this, we offer webinars, leadership coaching, and a chance to become a part of the national executive team in our region. It's a great chance to network with other engineers in the world, both student and alumni!
You do not have to be a woman to join! We have many male members on the national level who get involved. Our main goal is to support women in engineering.
Be sure to look for updates from the group on our activities for this upcoming school year. We're looking forward to a great year!