GradSWEekly [Week of January 18, 2016]

Front and Center

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 20th | 5PM | 143 MEB
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.
Contact: Anna Oldani (

Spring Welcome Meeting
Friday, January 22nd | 12PM | 143 MEB
Welcome back to campus! GradSWE invites you to its Spring Welcome Lunch, where you can meet other graduate students at Illinois and learn about resources, opportunities, and events available through GradSWE.
RSVP by 5PM on Wednesday, January 20th to reserve your spot.
Contact:  Lana Stekovic (

Upcoming Events

January Social: Laser Tag
Wednesday, January 27th | 6:30-8:30PM | Skateland in Savoy
Join us for a fun evening of laser tag at Skateland! Cost: $12 for unlimited laser tag. Sign up here.
Contact: Cecilia Klauber (

External Announcements

Documentary Screening CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap
Wednesday, January 27th | 5:30PM |NCSA Auditorium 
Join The Hacker Within to examine the reasons for the gender gap in the field of computational science and explore how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, and educational hurdles all play roles in this crisis.  Enjoy refreshments and lively discussion from panelists: Gabrielle Allen (NSCA), Cinda Heeren (CS Department), Anna Yershova (CS Department), Sharlene Denos (University High School), and June Park (Wolfram Research).
Contact: Aaron Anderson (

Roommate Finder
Need a place to live? Whether you have an additional room in your apartment or you are new to the area and looking for a place to live, GradSWE is helping to connect people. Fill out this form and check the responses to see if you can find a potential roommate. Responses to this form are available to everyone who fills out the form. GradSWE will not facilitate communication between people who respond to this form.
Contact: Megan Witzke (