GradSWEekly [Week of October 16, 2017]

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GradSWE Positive Mindset Lunch
Tuesday, October 17 | 12:00-1:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Shayne and Jarrett, facilitators from the Counseling Center at UIUC, will lead a workshop on positive thinking and optimism. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

Upcoming Events

Exponent PhD Information Session
Thursday, October 26 | 5:00-6:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Discover a non-academic career that will allow you to take full advantage of your engineering, scientific, and analytical background. Exponent is an engineering and scientific consulting firm that hires doctoral students in chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, and many other technical disciplines. At Exponent you will have the opportunity to advance your technical and professional skill set while working in a multi-disciplinary setting with hundreds of fellow scientists and engineers to solve challenging problems. At this seminar, an Exponent consultant will present examples of real cases, talk about working as a consultant, and discuss how your background can fit into this exciting world. Food will be provided. If interested, please sign up here.
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu) or Jenny Irwin (jirwin@exponent.com).

weSTEM 2018 Conference
Registration to attend weSTEM 2018 is now open!
Join GradSWE at Illinois on Saturday, February 10th for our flagship initiative - the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference. During this annual event, STEM leaders will share experience and insight from their diverse career paths following a graduate degree. Conference includes panel discussions and breakout sessions to facilitate one-on-one interactions with these accomplished speakers and promote the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience.

Learn more at: http://go.illinois.edu/westem
UIUC registration form || Non-UIUC application form
Contact: Erin Molloy (emolloy2@illinois.edu).

Other Announcements

Follow us on Social Media!
Be sure to join our Facebook Group (GradSWE at Illinois) and follow us on Instagram (@gradsweillinois) and Twitter (@gradsweillinois) to stay up-to-date with all our exciting events!
Contact: Elle Wroblewski (wroblew3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of October 9, 2017]

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GradSWE Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 10 | 5:00-6:00PM | MEB 143
Getting involved in GradSWE is a great way to meet outstanding women in engineering, connect with faculty, and gain valuable leadership experience. Come to our committee meeting to find out more!
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

October Happy Hour at Crane Alley
Wednesday, October 11 | 7:00-9:00PM | Crane Alley (115 W Main St, Urbana)
Meet other GradSWE members and enjoy some drinks in Urbana! 
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Positive Mindset Lunch
Tuesday, October 17 | 12:00-1:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Shayne and Jarrett, facilitators from the Counseling Center at UIUC, will lead a workshop on positive thinking and optimism. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

weSTEM 2018 Conference
Registration to attend weSTEM 2018 is now open!
Join GradSWE at Illinois on Saturday, February 10th for our flagship initiative - the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference. During this annual event, STEM leaders will share experience and insight from their diverse career paths following a graduate degree. Conference includes panel discussions and breakout sessions to facilitate one-on-one interactions with these accomplished speakers and promote the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience.

Learn more at: http://go.illinois.edu/westem
UIUC registration form || Non-UIUC application form
Contact: Erin Molloy (emolloy2@illinois.edu).

Other Announcements

Join the Publicity Committee!
Interested in becoming more involved with GradSWE? Apply your creative side and join the Publicity Committee in promoting GradSWE events and the upcoming weSTEM conference! Open positions include Graphic Design, Website Design, and Social Media Coordinator. 
Contact: Nicole Chan (nschan3@illinois.edu) and Elle Wroblewski (wroblew3@illinois.edu)

Follow us on Social Media!
Be sure to join our Facebook Group (GradSWE at Illinois) and follow us on Instagram (@gradsweillinois) and Twitter (@gradsweillinois) to stay up-to-date with all our exciting events!
Contact: Elle Wroblewski (wroblew3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of October 2, 2017]

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GradSWE Digital Learning Lunch
Tuesday, October 3 | 12:00-1:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Engineering education is an increasingly important and relevant field of study, especially how to incorporate digital technologies into the classroom. Come learn about the advances that Dr. Emma Mercier, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, is making in this area through the use and development of new digital tools that foster collaborative learning in undergraduate engineering courses. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

Social Event: Volleyball Game vs. Purdue
Friday, October 6 | 7:00PM | Huff Hall
Join us in cheering on the Illini Women's Volleyball team this weekend- students have free admission with their i-card! Sign up here to receive reminders and updates.
Contact: gradswe.uiuc@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

weSTEM 2018 Conference
Registration to attend weSTEM 2018 is now open!
Join GradSWE at Illinois on Saturday, February 10th for our flagship initiative - the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference. During this annual event, STEM leaders will share experience and insight from their diverse career paths following a graduate degree. Conference includes panel discussions and breakout sessions to facilitate one-on-one interactions with these accomplished speakers and promote the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience.
Learn more at: http://go.illinois.edu/westem
UIUC registration form || Non-UIUC application form
Contact: Erin Molloy (emolloy2@illinois.edu).

October Happy Hour at Crane Alley
Wednesday, October 11 | 7:00-9:00PM | Crane Alley (115 W Main St, Urbana)
Meet other GradSWE members and enjoy some drinks in Urbana! 
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

Other Announcements

Social Director Wanted!
GradSWE is in need of a Social Director for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you like planning fun events and getting to know other GradSWE members, this may be the position for you! Contact Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu) if interested.

Join the Publicity Committee!
Interested in becoming more involved with GradSWE? Apply your creative side and join the Publicity Committee in promoting GradSWE events and the upcoming weSTEM conference! Open positions include Graphic Design, Website Design, and Social Media Coordinator. 
Contact Nicole Chan (nschan3@illinois.edu) and Elle Wroblewski (wroblew3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of September 25, 2017]

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GradSWE Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 26 | 5:00-6:00PM | MEB 143
Getting involved with GradSWE is a great way to meet outstanding women in engineering, connect with faculty, and gain valuable leadership experience. Come to our committee meeting to find out more!
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

Grad School Coffee Chat
Friday, September 29 | 1:30-2:30PM | Engineering Hall 106B3
Inspire undergraduate SWE members who are considering graduate school by joining us for Grad School Coffee Chats! The chats focus on all aspects of the graduate school application process. During this upcoming chat, we will complete an overview of fellowships and funding. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Digital Learning Lunch
Tuesday, October 3 | 12:00-1:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Engineering education is an increasingly important and relevant field of study, especially how to incorporate digital technologies into the classroom. Come learn about the advances that Dr. Emma Mercier, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, is making in this area through the use and development of new digital tools that foster collaborative learning in undergraduate engineering courses. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

weSTEM 2018 Conference
Registration to attend weSTEM 2018 is now open!
Join GradSWE at Illinois on Saturday, February 10th for our flagship initiative - the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference. During this annual event, STEM leaders will share experience and insight from their diverse career paths following a graduate degree. Conference includes panel discussions and breakout sessions to facilitate one-on-one interactions with these accomplished speakers and promote the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience.

Learn more at: http://go.illinois.edu/westem
UIUC registration form || Non-UIUC application form
Contact: Erin Molloy (emolloy2@illinois.edu).

Other Announcements

Social Director Wanted!
GradSWE is in need of a Social Director for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you like planning fun events and getting to know other GradSWE members, this may be the position for you! Contact Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu) if interested.

Join the Publicity Committee!
Interested in becoming more involved with GradSWE? Apply your creative side and join the Publicity Committee in promoting GradSWE events and the upcoming weSTEM conference! Open positions include Graphic Design, Website Design, and Social Media Coordinator. 
Contact Nicole Chan (nschan3@illinois.edu) and Elle Wroblewski (wroblew3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of September 11, 2017]

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Hurricane Harvey: Houston Food Bank Fundraiser
The Houston Food Bank has a history of providing disaster relief, but has never seen devastation on the scale caused by Hurricane Harvey. GradSWE at Illinois is raising money so the food bank can provide food and supplies to residents in southeast Texas who have been affected by Harvey. 100% of the donations will go directly to the Houston Food Bank, a registered charity organization. Head to our GoFundMe page for more information and help us meet our fundraising goal.
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

GradSWE Mahomet Aquifer Lunch
Monday, September 11 | 12:00-1:00PM | MEB 143
The Mahomet Aquifer is a large groundwater resource for east-central Illinois. Laura Kalman will be speaking on her work related to the Mahomet Aquifer along with water quality and management. Please sign up here if you plan to attend. 
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 12 | 5:00-6:00PM | MEB 143
Getting involved with GradSWE is a great way to meet outstanding women in engineering, connect with faculty, and gain valuable leadership experience. Come to our committee meeting if you're interested in joining a subcommittee and to find out about our upcoming events! 
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

GradSWE TA-ing Methodology Lunch
Thursday, September 21 | 12:00-1:00PM | MEB 143
Most graduate students have the opportunity to TA or teach others at some point in their graduate career. Nicole Johnson is going to address some of the common challenges of this role and some tips on how to improve your TA skill set. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

Other Announcements

Social Director Wanted!
GradSWE is in need of a Social Director for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you like planning fun events and getting to know other GradSWE members, this may be the position for you! Contact Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu) if interested.

weSTEM 2018 Conference
Registration to attend weSTEM 2018 is now open!
Join GradSWE at Illinois on Saturday, February 10th for our flagship initiative - the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference. During this annual event, STEM leaders will share experience and insight from their diverse career paths following a graduate degree. Conference includes panel discussions and breakout sessions to facilitate one-on-one interactions with these accomplished speakers and promote the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience.

Learn more at: http://go.illinois.edu/westem
UIUC registration form || Non-UIUC application form
Contact: Erin Molloy (emolloy2@illinois.edu).

GradSWEekly [Week of September 4, 2017]

Front and Center

Hurricane Harvey: Houston Food Bank Fundraiser
The Houston Food Bank has a history of providing disaster relief, but has never seen devastation on the scale caused by Hurricane Harvey. GradSWE at Illinois is raising money so the food bank can provide food and supplies to residents in southeast Texas who have been affected by Harvey. 100% of the donations will go directly to the Houston Food Bank, a registered charity organization. Head to our GoFundMe page for more information and help us meet our fundraising goal.
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 6 | 7:00PM | Blind Pig Brewery, Champaign
Join other GradSWE members for drinks in downtown Champaign! Sign up here for a reminder email.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu).

Upcoming Events

Grad School Coffee Chats
Friday, September 8 | 1:30-2:30PM | Engineering Hall 106B3
Inspire undergraduate SWE members who are considering graduate school by joining us for Grad School Coffee Chats! The chats focus on all aspects of the graduate school application process. During this upcoming chat, we will complete an overview of the graduate school application process. Please sign up here if you plan to attend. 
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu).

GradSWE Mahomet Aquifer Lunch
Monday, September 11 | 12:00-1:00PM | MEB 143
The Mahomet Aquifer is a large groundwater resource for east-central Illinois. Laura Kalman will be speaking on her work related to the Mahomet Aquifer along with water quality and management. Please sign up here if you plan to attend. 
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

Other Announcements

Outreach Survey
Many of our members participate in a variety of outreach projects, in addition to school and research. Please tell us about your engagement in and thoughts on outreach activities through this survey. We'll use this information to see what's important to us, audiences or projects we've neglected, and coordinate our upcoming outreach projects so please thoughtfully complete as many of the questions as you can. 
Contact: Dot Silverman  (dorothy3@illinois.edu).

Apply to iFEAT
Do you desire to obtain a faculty position upon completing your PhD or postdoc? Are you planning to go on the job market in the next 1-2 years? Then consider getting a head start on drafting your faculty application materials (cover letter, research and teaching statements) by participating in the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) program. The program is open to female STEM graduate students and postdocs.
Interested in learning more? Then check out our websiteApplications are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. 
Contact: illinoisFEAT@gmail.com.

CS+X FEM STEM Meet-Up
Thursday, September 14 | 7:00-10:00PM | 322 N Neil St, Champaign
Join the CS+X Center’s premier FEM STEM meetup at the Mahomet Aquifer Model on Thursday, September 14th from 7-10pm. The goal of these meets is to showcase best STEM practices and experiences related to computing projects, increase project-based learning between the university and the Chambana Community, expand the female STEM network, and recruit passionate scientists to develop capstone projects and exhibits at the CS+X Center. The format is sixty 1-min speed-slide introductions split into two sessions where each session is 30-min of slides followed by 30-minutes of food, drink, and good conversation. Please RSVP by noon on Friday, September 8th tocsplusxfoundation@gmail.com. Find the official invitation here.
Contact: Dot Silverman (dorothy3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of August 28, 2017]

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GradSWE Welcome Lunch
Monday, August 28 | 12:00-1:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Learn about the events that GradSWE puts on throughout the year and ways to get involved! Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

GradSWE Info Session
Tuesday, August 29 | 5:00PM | MEB 143
Getting involved with GradSWE is a great way to meet outstanding women in engineering, connect with faculty, and add valuable leadership experience to your resume. Come to this meeting to find out more info; we'll be discussing our programming and events that take place throughout the year, as well as ways to get involved through subcommittees! 
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

GradSWE Meet and Greet
Tuesday, August 29 | Immediately following the Info Session | Cocomero, 709 S. Wright St.
Join the GradSWE committee at Cocomero immediately following our Info Session to chat with current members in an informal setting and enjoy some delicious froyo!
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

GradSWE Welcome Event: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 2 | 10:15AM-12:00PM | MEB 143
Team up with other GradSWE members to solve riddles and explore campus in our first big social event! It'll be a great way to get to know other members, familiarize yourself with campus, and compete for pride and glory! Check out the Facebook event for more details.
Contact: Elle Wroblewski (ellewrobo@gmail.com).

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Mahomet Aquifer Lunch
Monday, September 11 | 12:00-1:00PM | MEB 143
The Mahomet Aquifer is a large groundwater resource for east-central Illinois. Laura Kalman will be speaking on her work related to the Mahomet Aquifer along with water quality and management. Please sign up here if you plan to attend. 
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

Grad School Coffee Chats
Friday, September 8 | 1:30-2:30PM | Location TBA
Inspire undergraduate SWE members who are considering graduate school by joining us for Grad School Coffee Chats! The chats focus on all aspects of the graduate school application process. During this upcoming chat, we will complete an overview of the graduate school application process. Please sign up here if you plan to attend. 
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu).

Other Announcements

Outreach Survey
Many of our members participate in a variety of outreach projects, in addition to school and research. Please tell us about your engagement in and thoughts on outreach activities through this survey. We'll use this information to see what's important to us, audiences or projects we've neglected, and coordinate our upcoming outreach projects so please thoughtfully complete as many of the questions as you can. 
Contact: Dot Silverman  (dorothy3@illinois.edu).

Apply to iFEAT and Info Session
Tuesday, August 29 | 5:00-6:00PM | Transportation Building 114
Do you desire to obtain a faculty position upon completing your PhD or postdoc? Are you planning to go on the job market in the next 1-2 years? Then consider getting a head start on drafting your faculty application materials (cover letter, research and teaching statements) by participating in the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) program. The program is open to female STEM graduate students and postdocs.

Interested in learning more? Then check out our website or attend the info session at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 in Transportation Building 114. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. 
Contact: illinoisFEAT@gmail.com.

GradSWEekly [Week of August 21-25, 2017]

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GradSWE Welcome Lunch
Monday, August 28 | 12:00-1:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Learn about the events that GradSWE puts on throughout the year and ways to get involved! Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

GradSWE Info Session
Tuesday, August 29 | 5:00PM | MEB 143
Getting involved with GradSWE is a great way to meet outstanding women in engineering, connect with faculty, and add valuable leadership experience to your resume. Come to this meeting to find out more info; we'll be discussing our programming and events that take place throughout the year, as well as ways to get involved through subcommittees! 
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

GradSWE Meet and Greet
Tuesday, August 29 | Immediately following the Info Session | Cocomero, 709 S. Wright St.
Come to Cocomero Frozen Yogurt immediately following the GradSWE Info Session to chat with current committee members in an informal setting and enjoy some delicious soft serve!
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

Other Announcements

Apply to iFEAT: Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training
Do you desire to obtain a faculty position upon completing your PhD or postdoc? Are you planning to go on the job market in the next 1-2 years? Then consider getting a head start on drafting your faculty application materials (cover letter, research and teaching statements) by participating in the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) program. The program is open to female STEM graduate students and postdocs. Interested in learning more? Then check out our website or attend the info session at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 in Transportation Building 114. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. 
Contact: illinoisFEAT@gmail.com.

GradSWEekly [Week of August 14-18, 2017]

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GradSWE Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 15 | 5:00PM | MEB 143
Getting involved with GradSWE is a great way to meet outstanding women in engineering, connect with faculty, and add valuable leadership experience to your resume. Come to this meeting to find out more info; we'll be discussing events that will take place at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester and ways people can get involved! 
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

GradSWE Welcome Lunch
Monday, August 28 | 12:00-1:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Learn about the events that GradSWE puts on throughout the year and ways to get involved! Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu).

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Happy Hour
Tuesday, August 15 | 6:30PM | Murphy's
Join other GradSWE members for drinks! Sign up here for a reminder email.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu).

Women and Wine Woodworking Night
Friday, August 18 | 5PM | Art E Annex, Studio 1 (1208 W Peabody Dr.)
Come to the CU Architecture Woodshop Friday, August 18th to fabricate your own beautiful alcohol dispenser. Your teachers Kayla Peck and Violet Labrosse will teach you how to use standard Tier I woodshop tools, including the miter saw, band saw, table saw, and sander. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labor and sip some rosé with fellow GradSWE members! The cost for this event is $30 and space is limited to six participants. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Dot Silverman  (dorothy3@illinois.edu).

Other Announcements

Outreach Survey
Many of our members participate in a variety of outreach projects, in addition to school and research. Please tell us about your engagement in and thoughts on outreach activities through this survey. We'll use this information to see what's important to us, audiences or projects we've neglected, and coordinate our upcoming outreach projects so please thoughtfully complete as many of the questions as you can. 
Contact: Dot Silverman  (dorothy3@illinois.edu).

Apply to iFEAT: Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training
Do you desire to obtain a faculty position upon completing your PhD or postdoc? Are you planning to go on the job market in the next 1-2 years? Then consider getting a head start on drafting your faculty application materials (cover letter, research and teaching statements) by participating in the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) program. The program is open to female STEM graduate students and postdocs. Interested in learning more? Then check out our website or attend the info session at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 in Transportation Building 114. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. 
Contact: illinoisFEAT@gmail.com.

GradSWEekly [Week of August 7-11, 2017]

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Happy Hour
Tuesday, August 15 | 6:30PM | Murphy's
Join other GradSWE members for drinks! Sign up here for a reminder email.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu).

Women and Wine Woodworking Night
Friday, August 18 | 5PM | Art E Annex, Studio 1 (1208 W Peabody Dr.)
Come to the CU Architecture Woodshop Friday, August 18th to fabricate your own beautiful alcohol dispenser. Your teachers Kayla Peck and Violet Labrosse will teach you how to use standard Tier I woodshop tools, including the miter saw, band saw, table saw, and sander. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labor and sip some rosé with fellow GradSWE members! The cost for this event is $30 and space is limited to six participants. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Dot Silverman  (dorothy3@illinois.edu).

Other Announcements

Outreach Survey
Many of our members participate in a variety of outreach projects, in addition to school and research. Please tell us about your engagement in and thoughts on outreach activities through this survey. We'll use this information to see what's important to us, audiences or projects we've neglected, and coordinate our upcoming outreach projects so please thoughtfully complete as many of the questions as you can. 
Contact: Dot Silverman  (dorothy3@illinois.edu).

Apply to iFEAT: Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training
Do you desire to obtain a faculty position upon completing your PhD or postdoc? Are you planning to go on the job market in the next 1-2 years? Then consider getting a head start on drafting your faculty application materials (cover letter, research and teaching statements) by participating in the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) program. The program is open to female STEM graduate students and postdocs. Interested in learning more? Then check out our website or attend the info session at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 in Transportation Building 114. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. 
Contact: illinoisFEAT@gmail.com.

GradSWEekly [Week of July 31, 2017]

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GradSWE Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 1 | 5PM | MEB 143
Committee meetings kickoff again on Tuesday, August 1! Come to learn more about how GradSWE operates and runs. We'll be discussing events that will take place at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. 
Contact: Sierra Young (snyoung2@illinois.edu)

weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Happy Hour
Tuesday, August 15 | 6:30PM | Murphy's
Join other GradSWE members for drinks! Sign up here for a reminder email.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu).

Women and Wine Woodworking Night
Friday, August 18 | 5PM | Art E Annex, Studio 1 (1208 W Peabody Dr.)
Come to the CU Architecture Woodshop Friday, August 18th to fabricate your own beautiful alcohol dispenser. Your teachers Kayla Peck and Violet Labrosse will teach you how to use standard Tier I woodshop tools, including the miter saw, band saw, table saw, and sander. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labor and sip some rosé with fellow GradSWE members! The cost for this event is $30 and space is limited to six participants. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Dot Silverman  (dorothy3@illinois.edu).

GradSWEekly [Week of July 17-21, 2017]

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weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

Faculty Job Search Retreat
Tuesday, July 18 | 1-5PM | Illini Union, Illini Rooms B&C
Going on the academic job market this Fall? Mark your calendars and join the Graduate College for valuable advice from faculty experts, the Graduate College Career Development Office, and others from around campus. This afternoon retreat includes an overview of the application process, a faculty panel that will take you behind the scenes with a search committee, hands-on activities to help you write strong cover letters, and presentations on academic job search strategies and other application documents. Register here.
Contact: Derek Attig (dattig2@illinois.edu).

GradSWEekly [Week of July 3-7, 2017]

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weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Huawei Personal Branding Lunch
Thursday, July 13 | 12-1PM | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Now more than ever, it is important to develop your personal brand. The tools available, mainly social media channels, make this easier but can also pose challenges. In this talk, Rhiannon will discuss the whys and hows of developing your personal brand to help you land a great job. Huawei is sponsoring this lunch. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu).

Summer Green Street Cleaning
Sunday, July 16 | 9:30-10:30AM | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of June 26, 2017]

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GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 28 | 7-9pm | Triptych Brewing
Join other GradSWE members for drinks! Sign up here for a reminder email.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu)

weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

Summer Green Street Cleaning
Sunday, July 16 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of June 19, 2017]

Front and Center

weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 28 | 7-9pm | Triptych Brewing
Join other GradSWE members for drinks! Sign up here for a reminder email.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu)

Summer Green Street Cleaning (NEW DATE!)
Sunday, July 16 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of June 12, 2017]

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weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Effective Mentorship Lunch
Tuesday, June 13 | 12-1pm | 2240 DCL
Want to learn how to find an effective mentor or how to be one yourself? This interactive session will help clarify some of the essential aspects of mentoring. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

Summer Green Street Cleaning
Sunday, June 25 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. For now, the date is Sunday, June 25th. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 16
Are you interested in a faculty career in EE, CS, or a related field? The 2017 Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, hosted by the EE and CS departments of Stanford University, will be held November 5-7. The purpose of the workshop is to help female senior Ph.D. students and postdocs learn about how to obtain and be successful in faculty positions. The application deadline, including the letter of recommendation, is June 16, 2017. Approximately 60 women will be invited to participate, with travel and lodging expenses paid. The website and application are here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of June 5, 2017]

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weSTEM 2018 Speaker Suggestions
We are on the hunt for great speakers for weSTEM 2018! If you have any suggestions for speakers or panelists, please fill out this form.
Contact: Meredith Richardson (mlricha2@illinois.edu)

GradSWE Effective Mentorship Lunch
Tuesday, June 13 | 12-1pm | 2240 DCL
Want to learn how to find an effective mentor or how to be one yourself? This interactive session will help clarify some of the essential aspects of mentoring. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu)

Upcoming Events

Summer Green Street Cleaning
Sunday, June 25 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. For now, the date is Sunday, June 25th. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 16
Are you interested in a faculty career in EE, CS, or a related field? The 2017 Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, hosted by the EE and CS departments of Stanford University, will be held November 5-7. The purpose of the workshop is to help female senior Ph.D. students and postdocs learn about how to obtain and be successful in faculty positions. The application deadline, including the letter of recommendation, is June 16, 2017. Approximately 60 women will be invited to participate, with travel and lodging expenses paid. The website and application are here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of May 29, 2017]

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Summer Green Street Cleaning
June 25 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. For now, the date is Sunday, June 25th. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

NextProf Future Faculty Fall Engineering Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 2 | 5pm EST
Are you interested in a faculty career in engineering? The 2017 NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop is seeking applications from women and traditionally under-represented groups at U.S. institutions who are senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers and early-career scientists and researchers in the field of engineering.The deadline to apply is Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00PM EST. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 16
Are you interested in a faculty career in EE, CS, or a related field? The 2017 Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, hosted by the EE and CS departments of Stanford University, will be held November 5-7. The purpose of the workshop is to help female senior Ph.D. students and postdocs learn about how to obtain and be successful in faculty positions. The application deadline, including the letter of recommendation, is June 16, 2017. Approximately 60 women will be invited to participate, with travel and lodging expenses paid. The website and application are here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of May 22, 2017]

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Summer Green Street Cleaning
June 25 | 9:30-10:30am | Green Street
Every season, SWE and GradSWE take it upon ourselves to keep Green Street clean; it's a small service, but provides a big give back to the community. If you're here over the summer and feel like joining us, please sign up using this form. For now, the date is Sunday, June 25th. We will meet at 9:30am to avoid the heat, clean for about an hour, then go to LaTea afterwards. Hope to see you there! 
Contact: Jessica Cook (jmcook3@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

NextProf Future Faculty Fall Engineering Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 2 | 5pm EST
Are you interested in a faculty career in engineering? The 2017 NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop is seeking applications from women and traditionally under-represented groups at U.S. institutions who are senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers and early-career scientists and researchers in the field of engineering.The deadline to apply is Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00PM EST. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 16
Are you interested in a faculty career in EE, CS, or a related field? The 2017 Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, hosted by the EE and CS departments of Stanford University, will be held November 5-7. The purpose of the workshop is to help female senior Ph.D. students and postdocs learn about how to obtain and be successful in faculty positions. The application deadline, including the letter of recommendation, is June 16, 2017. Approximately 60 women will be invited to participate, with travel and lodging expenses paid. The website and application are here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

GradSWEekly [Week of May 15, 2017]

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GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 17 | 7pm | Blind Pig Brewery
Join other GradSWE members for drinks in downtown Champaign! Sign up here for a reminder email.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (wsincla2@illinois.edu)

Summer Lunches
GradSWE is planning 2-3 lunches for over the summer! Please fill out this survey to let us know your summer availability. 
Contact: Sarah Garrow (garrow2@illinois.edu)

External Announcements

NextProf Future Faculty Fall Engineering Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 2 | 5pm EST
Are you interested in a faculty career in engineering? The 2017 NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop is seeking applications from women and traditionally under-represented groups at U.S. institutions who are senior-level Ph.D. candidates, postdoctoral researchers and early-career scientists and researchers in the field of engineering.The deadline to apply is Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00PM EST. Learn more about this opportunity here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)

Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop
Deadline: Friday, June 16
Are you interested in a faculty career in EE, CS, or a related field? The 2017 Rising Stars: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, hosted by the EE and CS departments of Stanford University, will be held November 5-7. The purpose of the workshop is to help female senior Ph.D. students and postdocs learn about how to obtain and be successful in faculty positions. The application deadline, including the letter of recommendation, is June 16, 2017. Approximately 60 women will be invited to participate, with travel and lodging expenses paid. The website and application are here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (mkawamu2@illinois.edu)