GradSWEekly [Week of October 31, 2016]

Front and Center

Confidence through Mind and Body Techniques: TED Talk Lunch
Tuesday, November 1st | Noon-1PM | 143 Mechanical Engineering Building 
Join us in watching two TedTalks followed by discussions in small groups. Amy Cuddy's "Your body language shapes who you are" explores how we can become more confident and powerful just through our body positions, and Eduardo Briceno's "Power of belief" discusses a growth mindset vs a fixed mindset. Group discussions will focus on how we can incorporate these ideas into our lives individually and help peers and students achieve success. Lunch will be provided. Please fill out this form if you will be attending.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (

weSTEM 2017 Conference
Saturday, January 28th, 2017 | Illini Union
Registration to attend weSTEM 2017 is open!
Join GradSWE at Illinois on  Saturday, January 28th for our flagship initiative - the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference. During this annual event, STEM leaders will share expeience 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 and register at! Space is limited, so register early to secure your spot!
Contact: Lana Stekovic (

Upcoming Events and Announcements

GradSWE Member Survey
Help GradSWE develop a database of our active (and alumni) members by filling out this very brief survey!
Contact: Ashley Armstrong (

Join the Social Activity Subcommittee
Interested in planning fun things to do with GradSWE? Join the Social Activity subcommittee! If you're interested, email Michelle Victora with your name and one fun activity you'd like to see happen with GradSWE!
Contact: Michelle Victora (