Society of Women Engineers
Central Indiana
October 2016 Bulletin

SWE-CI Business Meetings

Monthly Board Meeting

Join us every month as we plan events, share info and work to support all SWE members throughout Central Indiana. Meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month
DATE:          Wednesday, Oct. 12
TIME:           5:30-7pm
PLACE:       Jennifer Flachs’ home ( for directions)
                     N Delaware St and St. Clair St Indianapolis 46204
CONFERENCE CALL INFO:       1-302-202-1112 Conference code: 433402


Monthly Networking Lunch in Columbus

Join us for lunch to network with members of SWE-CI (attendees responsible for meal costs).
DATE:          Thursday, Oct. 13
TIME:           12-1pm
PLACE:       Applebees, 1900 25th St., Columbus, IN  47201

Networking with SWE-CI in Philadelphia at WE16!

If you're going to be attending the SWE Conference in Philadelphia later this month, fill out this survey at let us know when you'll be in Philadelphia! Based on responses we'll schedule a networking event either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evening.


Volunteers needed to support LEGO/Robotics Club at IPS School 55 near Broad Ripple

An afterschool program is recruiting volunteers for IPS School 55, located on 54th Street just south of Broad Ripple. They need volunteers to expand afterschool STEM programs.  
One of their current volunteers, Kira, has been facilitating a LEGO/Robotics club for their students for the past couple of years. She is excited about the possibility of getting more volunteer support to help run her club - and expand it to include more students. She had specifically asked about volunteers who might have some expertise in drive trains.
The club meets once a week serving 3rd – 6th graders. She will take anyone who is interested, even if they couldn't make it every single week.
For more information contact:
Maggie Cline
Program Director, TechPoint Foundation for Youth

Thank you for volunteering at Indy RAGE!

We hope you had fun at the 2016 Indy Robotics All Girls Event (RAGE)! Whether you worked on field set-up, tear-down, judging, or were a mentor during lunch, we really appreciate you sharing your Friday and/or Saturday with us :) THANKS!

Save the Date

Rube Goldberg Event with the Girl Scouts

Save the date! Volunteers are needed to work with a small group of 4-5 girls learning about being an engineer inventor through short activities and an opportunity to build and test a Rube Goldberg type machine to perform a simple task.
DATE:          Saturday, February 4, 2017
RSVP:          Lynn Wrablik-Reilly ( if you're interested in getting involved!

FY17 Annual Bowling Fundraiser

Save the date for the FY17 Annual Bowling Fundraiser to support the SWE-CI Scholarship Endowment Fund and network with members of SWE-CI. We'll be back on the south side of Indy next time. More information to come closer to the date!
DATE:          Thursday, February 23, 2017
PLACE:       Expo Bowl, 5261 Elmwood Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Member Spotlight

Thank You Angie and Good Luck!

We would like to shout out a big THANK YOU to Angie Clover, who has been an invaluable contributor to SWE-CI, serving on the board as Treasurer, Section Representative, Publicity Chair, Scholarship Chair, Science Fair Judge, and many other roles in recent years. Angie has accepted a new job outside of Indianapolis. We will miss her and we wish her luck in her new endeavors!

We Want To Know

About exciting things going on with our members. If you or another member you know is celebrating some good news, such as a wedding, engagement, new baby or new job (or any other special news), let us know by emailing We'll include their news (with their permission of course!) in our next bulletin.

Events Around Central Indiana

Women in Manufacturing Indiana Launch Event

Drinks & Appetizers | Table Discussion | Keynote Presentation 
Jean Neel - "Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned Along the Way."
DATE:         Thursday, October 20, 2016
TIME:          5:30 - 7:30 PM
PLACE:       Ruth's Chris, 2727 E 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240
COST:         $25 per WiM member, $45 per nonmember


Would you like to share your event with SWE-CI?

If you have an event that you would like to share with the SWE-CI membership, email it to to be included in the next bulletin. Events must be open to SWE-CI members and not specific to a particular company or other organization.

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FY 2017 SWE-CI Board Members
President --  Jennifer Flachs --
Vice President -- Jakki Kielty --
Secretary -- Genevieve Johnson --
Treasurer -- Lauren Miller --
Section Representative -- Bridget Bray --

FY 2017 Committee Chairs
Fund Development/Corporate Relations -- Sara Mamuska-Morris & Heather Cheslek --
Professional Development -- Katie Obbagy --
Outreach -- Sarah Laken -
Networking -- Shivani Parekh --
Membership -- Leslie Schulte & Sarah Walsh --

SWE-CI Lunch Coordinators
Downtown -- Contact Jakki Kielty (VicePresident.SWE.CI@gmail.comif you're interested in becoming the lunch coordinator
Southside (Columbus) -- Katelyn (Diehl) Perera --
Northside -- Angie Smith --
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