Society of Women Engineers
Central Indiana
November/December 2016 Bulletin


Pampered Chef Party with SWE-CI

There will be cheeses, appetizers, chocolate, and wine to share as our local Pampered Chef consultant, Bonnie, demonstrates some easy holiday crowd pleasing dishes. Taste testing and wine pairing are included - a great way to catch up with your local SWE friends and get in the holiday spirit! Additionally, there will be an opportunity to order Pampered Chef cookware and supplies at the end, so this is a great event to help finish up your holiday shopping! We hope to see you there.
DATE:          Tuesday, Dec. 13
TIME:           6-7:30pm
PLACE:       Jennifer's home (St. Clair and Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46204). RSVP for specifics.
RSVP:         At this link by Dec. 9

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Our Mission: Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity. 
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SWE-CI Business Meetings

Fund Development/Corporate Relations End of Year Meeting

RSVP to Heather Cheslek (
DATE:          Wednesday, Nov. 30
TIME:           5:30-7pm
PLACE:       Tastings at the Conrad
                     50 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN

Monthly Board Meetings

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:          Wednesdays, December 14 & 21
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

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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

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

Congrats Genevieve!

Genevieve earned her Masters of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering from the Engineering Professional Education Department  and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue. You rock Gen!

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Events Around Central Indiana

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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 (Columbus) and Elyse McMillen (Indy) --
Membership -- Leslie Schulte & Sarah Walsh --

SWE-CI Lunch Coordinators
Downtown -- Kyle Testerman -- 
Southside (Columbus) -- Katelyn (Diehl) Perera --
Northside -- Angie Smith --
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