Are you looking for a way to maximize the return on your MnSPE membership investment? Consider joining a committee.
No, we're not going to ask you to sit through a bunch of boring and pointless meetings facilitated by a taskmaster committee chair with an unnatural love for Robert's Rules. Instead, committee service:
- Can help you build valuable connections with other MnSPE members
- Offers a unique opportunity for you to build leadership, management and strategic planning skills in a safe environment
- Makes a positive impact on the value of MnSPE for you and your fellow members
Committees are formed in August of each year, though new committee members are welcome at any time.
Learn more or sign up for any committee or other volunteer opportunity
by completing the brief form at the bottom of this page.
- Plan Engineering Encounter outreach events throughout the state, including identifying sponsors, working with MnSPE chapters to conduct Engineering Encounters in their area and communicating the success of these events to MnSPE members and others
- Arrange social events during the year for MnSPE members and others who might be interested in attending
- Plan details for the MnSPE Annual Meeting and Fall Leadership Social
K-College Outreach Committee
- Plan hands-on activities and the MnSPE display at a variety of outreach events including college career fairs and grade school interactive events such as the Math & Science Family Fun Fair at the University of Minnesota
- Oversee sponsorship for the PE exam snack break where MnSPE and
partnering organizations provide food during the lunch break of the PE
- Work with the Events Committee on the winter Engineering Encounter events at elementary schools around the state
Legislative Relations Committee
- Working with MnSPE lobbyist Randy Morris, monitor legislation that could affect the practice of engineering in Minnesota
- Respond to legislation affecting engineers, which could include
organizing grassroots lobbying, meeting with legislators and other
decision makers and working cooperatively with like-minded associations
- Maintain a positive working relationship with the MN Board of Licensure
and other engineering and design professional organizations for the
benefit of the engineering profession
- Keep MnSPE members informed on legislative activities and encourage their involvement when needed/appropriate
- Plan the annual Day on the Hill event to facilitate communication and
understanding between MnSPE members and Minnesota legislators, including
promoting MnSPE members as a resource for legislators
- Oversee the operation and strategic direction of the Minnesota State MATHCOUNTS program
- Plan and run the state competition
- Explore new ways to grow the program's reach in Minnesota, incorporating
the three distinct MATHCOUNTS programs: the Competition Series, the
Math Video Challenge and the National Math Club
Professional Development Committee
- Help MnSPE members get the most out of MnSPE's free continuing education
- Plan and execute MnSPE seminars and webinars
- Help MnSPE provide the most relevant, effective seminars by working with committee members and staff on seminar topics and speaker leads, gathering program ideas and building a continuing education calendar each fall for the following season
- Provide strategic direction on leadership programs and PE/FE review courses
Young Engineers Committee
- Engage young MnSPE members and attract new young members to MnSPE
- Plan events and activities that meet the needs of current and future young engineers, including a mentor program, professional licensure, educational programs specific to issues of interest to young engineers, outreach activities and more
MPEF Scholarship Selection Committee
- Review scholarship applications and select recipients (This committee does its work via email and meets once in December to finalize scholarship recipients)
Other Opportunities for Involvement
Interested in volunteering for an engineering outreach event? Join the MnSPE outreach volunteers group. This is not a traditional committee. When volunteer opportunities arise (career fairs, interactive engineering events classroom visits, etc.), staff will contact our outreach volunteers to fill available time slots. Volunteer based on what works for your schedule.
My Local Chapter
Interested in getting involved in your local chapter? Let us know (sign up below) and we will get you in contact with those leaders.
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