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!





IMGP0004.JPG.jpgThis 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.

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Engineering: A Hands On Future

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.



Engineering Olympics

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!



Engineering Sessions

IMG_2114web.jpgThe 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:

  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering / Software Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering/Civil Engineering
  • Biomedical 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!

A message from the SWE-WI professional section:


"Hi SWEsters!


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 Shadow Month Interest Survey


We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck in the upcoming semester!



Kristen Seashore"

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!

Sam Scharles

SWE Meeting this Friday!

Posted by Sam Scharles Jan 15, 2014

Join us for a SWE Webinar this Friday!


SWE will be having a meeting this Friday at Noon in CC46 to announce our January SWEster of the month and watch a SWE webinar:

"How Tablets, Apps, & the Cloud are Changing the Way Engineers Work"

by Dr. David Knezevic, a Lecturer in the Institute for Applied Computational Science at Harvard

If you have any questions, please contact  We hope to see you there!

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.

Nancy Tanaka

New SWEFL from MSOE!

Posted by Nancy Tanaka Sep 3, 2013

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!


SWE's main website:

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