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MnSPE Committees

 

Are you looking for a way to maximize the return on your MnSPE membership investment? Join 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.

 


 

Recognition Events Committee
  • Work with MnSPE staff to plan an annual celebration of engineering event
 

 

Legislative Relations Committee
    • Working with the MnSPE lobbyist, 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 and organizations
    • 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

    MATHCOUNTS Committee
    • 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

    Outreach Volunteers

    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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