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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.

 

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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

 

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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!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/MSOE-SWE/112929555431175

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!

 

Thanks,

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!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiO2-Mkg6hkndDZjTm80c3VRWl9VNDJlSXc2dmpWZ1E#gid=0

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 scharless@msoe.edu.  We hope to see you there!