Society of Women Engineers
Central Indiana
September 2019 Bulletin
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Bulletin Topics and Upcoming Events
  • There are a Few Tickets left for Wine Tasting with SWE-CI, TONIGHT!
  • Last Call for IndyRAGE Volunteers for THIS WEEKEND! Sept 27th & 28th
  • Congratulations to our FY2020 Scholarship Winner!
  • Beers and Volunteers, Oct 19th
  • Circle the City - Girl Scouts Volunteer Event, Oct 19th
  • Save The Date! SWE-CI Industry Roundtable, Nov 1st
  • Ongoing Outreach Volunteering Opportunities
  • This Month's Lunch Reminders
Last chance to get your tickets for a free Private Wine Tasting at Mallow Run Winery! 

We are hosting a fun and informal wine tasting event on September 25th, 7:00 - 8:30 PM at Mallow Run Winery's Private Tasting room.  Each guest will receive 6 complimentary wine tastings, plus one complimentary glass of wine! Snacks will be provided by SWE-CI. 

Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to reserve your spot! 
Please let us know if you are not longer able to make it so we can let others join.

*Attendees must be 21+ to attend this event. 
Questions? Please email

Wine Tasting RSVP
Last Call for Volunteers for IndyRAGE!

IndyRAGE is a FIRST Robotics competition event focused on empowering young women in high school to pursue education and careers in STEM fields. For this special event, established high schools FIRST Robotics teams will submit thier robot to play in the previous year's competition game “DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE." Each of the high school robot drive teams and coaches playing must be female. During the lunch break, volunteers will lead special events and activities focused on diversity, inclusion and breaking down barriers.

Volunteers are needed for half day or full day shifts. Available spots are: to set up the competition fields; reset the fields; referee the event; queue the next teams; judge the competitions; and more! You do not need FIRST Robotics experience for most of these roles. Guidance will be given for leaders and volunteers. Lunch and Crew t-shirts are available for ALL volunteers.

Where: Perry Meridian High School
When: Friday, September 27th 5:30pm-7:30 for field setup &
           Saturday, September 28th 7:30am-5pm for the event

Contact Jaclyn McClellan or Alex Baucco at with any questions.
Sign up to volunteer here!
Congratulations to our FY2020 Scholarship Winner!

Congratulations to Kristin Swartz-Schult, a Senior at Purdue University Northwest studying Mechanical Engineering Technology, for winning the SWE-CI FY2020 Scholarship!
Come see us at Sun King's Annual Beers and Volunteers Event!

Beers and Volunteers is a one-day, public event that showcases Indianapolis’ wonderful nonprofits in action. SWE-CI will have a booth with a STEM activity that's fun for all ages! The organization with the most people in attendance will get a charitable contribution from Sun King, so please sign up and show us your support! Please RSVP and mention SWE-CI! 
When: October 19, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Sun King Brewery Downtown, 135 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Please RSVP here!
Circle the City Girl Scouts - Volunteer Event

The SWE-Central Indiana and SWE Purdue sections are partnering with the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana for Circle the City! This annual event will expose middle school Girl Scouts to a variety of fun activities during their exploration and overnight stay at the Indiana State Museum. Our SWE sections will host a joint booth with a STEM oriented activity.
When: October 19th, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Indianapolis State Museum

More information on the event can be found here: 
Sign up to volunteer here!
Save the Date for our Annual Industry Roundtable, November 1

When: November 1st, ~12:00-1:00 PM
Where: Cummins - Indianapolis Downtown Distribution Headquarters (DBU)
SWE-CI will be hosting our annual Industry Roundtable Event on November 1st at the Cummins Distribution Headquarters in Downtown Indianapolis. This year, we have invited some of our local SWE members who have been chosen to give presentations at the Annual Society Conference to give a short version on their topic. Come hear about topics such as “The Art of SWAGing: Making Smart Estimations,” “Why Netflix Is Killing Your Career,” and “Hidden Minefields: Practicing True Empathy.” More information to follow!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

“A World In Motion” STEM Outreach with Girls Inc.
When: Every Wednesday, from Sept. 4th to Nov. 20th, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: Girls Inc. in Franklin, IN.
The program goal is to increase interest in STEM in among K-4th grade students exciting semester-long STEM projects. 3 leaders are needed to commit to facilitate every week for the semester long project, and 9 additional volunteers are needed per week for any number of weeks they are interested. Volunteers will mentor/guide the Girls Inc. students in executing the projects each week. Please contact Anand Nageswaran Bharath ( if interested!
MATHCOUNTS of Central Indiana Volunteer Opportunity
MATHCOUNTS is a non-profit organization whose goal is to make learning math fun! The programs are aimed at building problem solving skills and positive attitudes about math so that 6-8th grade students embrace challenges and expand their academic and career opportunities in the future. The Central Indiana group is currently looking for volunteers who can work as coaches, committee members, and sponsors! Save the date for the MATHCOUNTS competition: Feb 19th, 2020 at Sycamore School in Indy. More information can be found here at https://www.mathcounts.or/our-story. Questions? Email Kim Cottrell at 
UPDATED: This Month's SWE-CI Lunch Reminders
SWE-CI Northside Lunch
- When: Friday, September 27th, 11:45 am 
- Where: Ruth’s Café, 3443 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
- RSVP: (

SWE-CI Southside Lunch and Learn: Communication Cues
- When: Tuesday, October 1st 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM
- Where: Cummins Columbus COM: 4102
- RSVP: (
Monthly SWE-CI Meetings 
When: October 2nd (Wednesday), 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Where:  Switchboard, LLC, 735 Shelby St, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA For directions, please email
For audio and video conferencing, join us via our Google Hangouts Link!
Conference Call info: 1-302-202-1112 Conference code: 433402

The full calendar of our events is available on our website.

We have openings on our committees! Interested in learning more? Email
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