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Cedar Valley SWE Upcoming Events
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January Events
Three exciting events are coming soon! Read on for more information.
 
Volunteer with us on Monday, January 16th. SWE is excited to be partnering with NSBE, SHPE, and the FIRST Robotics Team 5837 Unity4Tech for a special screening of the movie Hidden Figures. The FIRST Team will also be showcasing their robots from 9:30 - 10:10 AM.

SWE needs volunteers for this event to network with students and be role models. All volunteers are able to see the movie at no charge! If interested, please contact Brianne Stewart

Additionally, if you know of any students interested in seeing the movie, please pass on this information! Details are below, and a file is attached here for distribution. 

When: Monday, January 16th, 10:30 AM
Where: Crossroads Cinema, 2450 Crossroads Blvd, Waterloo
Cost: Students attend FREE! Cost for adult chaperones is $5. 

Agenda: 
8:45 – 9:20 AM: Volunteers arrive
9:30 – 10:10 AM: Robot Demonstration by FIRST Teams
10:30 AM – 12:40 PM: Hidden Figures screening 
12:40 – 1:30 PM: Volunteer Engineers will answer questions from the audience
1:30 – 2:00 PM:  Teardown and dismissal

 
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Develop yourself on Tuesday, January 24th. Jennifer Vogel had the extraordinary experience of working on the I-35W Mississippi River bridge replacement project as a consultant to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  She will present on the design and construction process of the replacement bridge and also discuss the impact the bridge collapse had on her and her fellow transportation engineers. 

When: Tuesday, January 24th, 6 PM 
Where: Cedar Falls Public Library (Large Meeting Room), 524 Main St, Cedar Falls
Agenda: 6 - 7 PM: Social hour with appetizers and drinks, provided by SWE
               7 - 8 PM: Presentation
               8 - 8:30 PM: Discussion/Questions

 
Add Professional Development to your calendar! 
Support "Girls in STEM" mentoring at Orange Elementary. Once a month,  SWE provides an overview of a type of engineering followed by a hands-on activity or demonstration.  Volunteers are needed to "host" a session; you choose the date and the activity! Sessions are typically on Mondays from 3:45 - 5 PM, with about 15 girls in grades 4 and 5.

Email Allison Plunkett for more information or to sign up to host! 
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