Society of Women Engineers
Central Indiana
May 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.
DATES:        Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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

SWE-CI Membership Banquet and Award Nominations

Save the Date! CORRECTION

Save the date for our annual membership banquet on Wednesday, June 29. We're planning a family-friendly event and hope to see you there.
DATE:       Wednesday, June 29, 2016
TIME:         5-7pm
                         Registration/Drinks: 5pm
                         Networking/Appetizers: 5:30pm
                         Presentation 6pm
PLACE:     Garfield Park (2432 Conservatory Dr, Indianapolis, IN  46203) 

Award Nominations

Attached is the FY16 Nomination Form for the SWE-CI Section Awards to be presented at the Membership Appreciation Banquet on June 25th. Our section awards are a way to recognize those who have significantly contributed to our section over the past fiscal year. Please send Melissa Lavella ( a copy of your completed nomination form. Individuals can submit multiple nominations. Nominations are due by Tuesday, May 31, 2015.


SWE-CI Downtown Lunch

RSVP by Wednesday at 4pm to (
DATE:          Thursday, June 2, 2016
TIME:           11:30am
PLACE:       Iaria’s Italian Restaurant, 317 S College Ave
                    (just north of South St on one-way north College Ave, free lot)

Thank You!

Thank You for Volunteering at 
WOW! That's Engineering!

A big thank you to everyone who volunteered, advertised, and participated in the SWE-CI 2016 WOW! That's Engineering! event on April 9! We had 114 girls and 26 parents join us at IUPUI for a day of engineering exploration and design challenges! Girls learned about circuits while building light-up picture frames, and explored the basics of HTML searches. They dabbled in chemical, materials, electrical, and mechanical engineering, and put their design minds to the test to solve real-world problems. We also enjoyed a keynote speech from Andrea Kimberlin, Miss Kentucky International 2016, who shared with us some of the many fun ways girls are transforming technology. The event was a big success, and we look forward to the next one! Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this day fun and educational for girls in our community.

Andrea Kimberlin, Miss Kentucky International 2016

Professional Development

Indiana Construction Roundtable Annual Conference 2016 - SAVE THE DATE! - UPDATE

Save the date for the Indiana Construction Roundtable Annual Conference "Culture of Success" Wednesday, October 5, 2016. For sponsorship information, please email Check out the flyer. Visit for more information.
DATE:      Wednesday, October 5, 2016
PLACE:    Ivy Tech Culinary Academy 2820 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN   46208

Why Smart People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome & 
How You Can Thrive In Spite of It

We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled. Keep your eyes open for our upcoming events!

Scholarship Opportunity

Women & Hi Tech Leading Light Award Scholarships

Women & Hi Tech is awarding two $5,000 scholarships (one undergraduate, one graduate) to women living in Indiana with plans to remain here after graduation. The Women & Hi Tech Scholarships are open to women pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or math.  The two recipients will be honored at the Women & Hi Tech Leading Light Awards on October 6, 2016 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

Nominations are being accepted now thru July 29, 2016. Visit the Women & Hi Tech website for more details. (
If you're interested in getting more involved with SWE-CI, reach out to our board members or committee chairs. We look forward to hearing from you!

FY 2016 SWE-CI Board Members
President --  Jennifer Flachs --
Vice President -- Jakki Kielty --
Secretary -- Genevieve Johnson --
Treasurer -- Angie Clover --
Section Representative -- Bridget Bray --

FY 2016 Committee Chairs
Fund Development/Corporate Relations -- Diane Colson & Sara Mamuska-Morris --
Professional Development -- Committee Chair needed, contact Jakki Kielty ( if interested.
Outreach -- Supriya Hobbs & Sarah Laken -
Networking -- Shivani Parekh --
Membership -- Melissa Lavella -- - Committee Co-Chair needed, contact Melissa if interested!

SWE-CI Lunch Coordinators
Downtown -- Angie Smith -- Contact Jakki Kielty (VicePresident.SWE.CI@gmail.comif you're interested in becoming the lunch coordinator for FY17.
Southside (Columbus) -- Katelyn (Diehl) Perera --
Northside -- Angie Smith -- (starting in July)
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