Nominate a Member for a Recognition Award

We all like to be recognized for our efforts - and you are invited to make someone's day by nominating them for an MnSPE recongntion award. Nominations will be accepted through May 6 for the three awards below. Simply click the link to open and complete the nomination form. Winners will be recognized at the May 20 MnSPE Annual Meeting. We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Engineer of the Year Award - Recognizes outstanding achievements to the advancement and improvement of the engineering profession, public welfare and service to mankind.
Young Engineer of the Year Award - Recognizes outstanding achivements by a young engineer. Nominees must be a licensed PE or certified EIT and be under age 35 as of January 1, 2014.
Extra Mile Award - Recognizes MnSPE members who have gone the "extra mile" in his/her MnSPE service and activities in the past year.
 

Engineering Encounters Reach Nearly 1000 Kids

Park Christian students in Moorhead build a catapult at the MnSPE Engineering Encounter on Feb. 10, 2014 A Farmington student constructs a Crazy Car at the MnSPE Engineering Encounter on Feb. 18, 2014


In partnership with The Works Museum, MnSPE held four interactive, fun and educational Engineering Encounter events in celebration of Engineers Week 2014. Engineering Encounters, modeled after The Works' Family Engineering Nights, were led by MnSPE volunteers and held in February and March.

"On behalf of Longfellow Choice Elementary, I want to share a sincere thank you for providing our students and families this event. It went off without a hitch. All volunteers and the staff from the Works Museum were simply wonderful. What an amazing night it truly was…again, my thanks to all."     - Kristopher Davidson, Principal, Longfellow Choice Elementary in Rochester

Want to see more photos? Click the links below.

Park Christian School in Moorhead
Riverview Elementary School in Farmington
Longfellow Choice Elementary School in Rochester
No photos are available from Lester Park Elementary School in Duluth

Nearly 1000 students and families enjoyed the fun activities, designed to nurture students' curiosity and focused on engineering and science. Activities included building mini-catapults (and launching marshmallows), Crazy Cars, Circuit Play, Fizz Rockets and more.

Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers - without your support and participation these events would not be possible!

MnSPE hopes to continue Engineering Encounter outreach events in 2015 and beyond, holding events in other schools throughout Minnesota.
 

Apply Now for MnSPE Southeast Chapter Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 MnSPE Southeast Chapter scholarships. The chapter will be awarding a minimum of three $1000 scholarships to students who attended southeast Minnesota high schools.

Two scholarships are open to graduating seniors who have participated in the MATHCOUNTS program and are pursing a degree in engineering, science or math at an accredited college or university.

A STEM scholarship is also being awarded to graduating seniors or previous graduates pursuing a degree in science, engineering, technology or math at an accredited college or university.

Aplications are due by Monday, April 28.

Click the links below to access the scholarship applications.
MATHCOUNTS Scholarship Application
STEM Scholarship Application

Questions should be directed to Dan Schiefert, PE, Southeast Chapter Scholarship Committee Chair, at 507.264.3824 or dschiefert@yahoo.com.  


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See photos of the latest MnSPE events on our Facebook page.

 

Industry Partners

Upcoming Events:

4/23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: St. Croix Crossing: Balancing Construction, Environment and Community seminar/webinar, 2.0 PDHs

5/20: MnSPE Annual Meeting (details and location TBD)

5/20: Engineers at Play!, The Works Museum, 5:30 - 8:00

6/5-6/6: Achievement in Leadership Workshop: For Women Only

Engineering outreach opportunities abound - inspire the next generation of engineers. Details on the MnSPE outreach page

Visit the MnSPE calendar for a full listing of upcoming MnSPE events.

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