Society of Women Engineers
Central Indiana
January 2017 mid-month UPDATE

Volunteer Opportunities

Engineers Day at the Children's Museum
Come volunteer with SWE-CI for Engineer's Week at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis! We will be doing a fun hands-on activity with the kids. All volunteers are required to have a limited background check. When you sign up to volunteer, you're providing authorization for the Museum to perform this check. State "Society of Women Engineers" as your Association on the sign up form.

- When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10am - 4pm (various shifts available)
- Where: Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
- Sign up: by January 31 
- Questions? Contact Sarah Laken (
Central Indiana MATHCOUNTS Competition
The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their peers. Created in 1983, it is the longest-running MATHCOUNTS program and is open to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students.
Several volunteers are needed for the annual Central Indiana MathCounts competition. The majority of volunteers are needed from 9am until 12:30 pm for scoring all of the tests. A few volunteers are needed for proctoring the exam room and entering scores into the computer scoring system. We also need runners to help with getting tests delivered to volunteers and a couple volunteers for sorting exams. If you need to leave early, please let Kim know so she can place you in an appropriate volunteer slot to facilitate your schedule.

When the students complete the testing, they will have lunch and the the top students will compete in a head-to-head math competition. This is always fun to watch for anyone who can stay until around 2:30 pm.
Light snacks and lunch will be provided to all volunteers.
We are also looking for additional sponsors for the event.  Please let Kim know if your company would like to help support this great program

- When: Friday, February 17, 2017 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
- Where: Sycamore School, 1750 W. 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260
- RSVP: Kim Cottrell (

Engineers Week Professional Development Event!

You're Invited to the Strengths Finder Workshop!
This event is a strength-based team building workshop to help hone in and focus on your strengths. After you complete registration, you will receive the StrengthsFinder 2.0 e-book with an access code to complete the official online test to determine your top 5 strengths. 
Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?
Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. In StrengthsFinder 2.0 Gallup unveiled the new and improved version of its popular assessment. Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and USA Today bestseller will change the way you look at yourself -- and the world around you -- forever.

In the workshop, we will go over more techniques and strategies to help develop your potential in your strength areas. The workshop will be led by JoDee Curtis, SHRM-SCP, CPA, founder of Purple Ink LLC and author of “JoyPowered: Intentionally Creating an Inspired Workspace.” She is a Gallup Certified Strengths coach and works with a wide variety of companies and organizations to assist with human resource business needs, providing leadership training, talent acquisition for leadership positions, and consulting for companies to enhance their culture.

Everyone is welcome! Please feel free to pass this invite on to a friend or co-worker!

- Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
- Time: 11am - 2pm
- - Registration 11-11:30am
- - Lunch will be served at 11am
- - Workshop will start at 11:30am
- - Networking and Closing Remarks at the end
- Where: Central Library (downtown) - Special Collections Room, 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Free parking in Library parking garage (guests will receive a parking voucher at the event)
- Cost: Lunch, e-book, online test, and parking are all included in the registration cost!
- - $25 SWE members
- - $35 non SWE members
- - $20 students
Corporate Sponsorships include student sponsorship, company recognition and reservations listed below.
- - $500 Gold Sponsor - includes 8 registrations
- - $250 Silver Sponsor - includes 4 registrations
- Sign up: Eventbrite ( by February 17
Corporate Sponsorship can also be processed using the SWE-Central Indiana Corporate Sponsorship Donation Form available at (
- Questions: Katie Obbagy (

Support SWE-CI & Bowl For Our Scholarship Fund

FY17 Annual Bowling Fundraiser

Join us for the FY17 Annual Bowling Fundraiser to support the SWE-CI Scholarship Endowment Fund and network with members of SWE-CI. We're back on the south side of Indy this year. 
- When: Thursday, February 23 at 6 - 9:30pm
- Where: Expo Bowl, 5261 Elmwood Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203
- Cost:
- - Corporate Team: $250 includes 2 games for 6 players
- - Drink and Snack Sponsor $100
- - Individual Team: $150 includes 2 games for 6 players
- - Individuals or Partial Team $25 per person includes 2 games

- Sign up: Flyer linked here
- RSVP: Contact Heather Cheslek ( by February 16

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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 -- Lunch coordinator needed! Contact Jakki ( if interested!

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