GradSWEekly [Week of November 7, 2016]

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

Women in STEM Barcrawl
Thursday, November 10th | 9PM | Various Campustown establishments
Join the Women in STEM Bar Crawl at Brothers, Legends, Kam's, and the Red Lion, hosted by Undergrad SWE. A limited quantity of shirts will be sold out of the SWE office in 110A Engineering Hall for $12. Contact Ashley Hillebold (  for more information about the event or contact Michelle ( if you want to meet up with GradSWE members at Brothers or Legends!
Contact: Ashley Hillebold (, Michelle Victora (

weSTEM 2017 Conference
Saturday, January 28th, 2017 | Illini Union
Registration closes in two weeks on Sunday, November 20!
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!
Contact: Lana Stekovic (

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Non-Traditional Jobs in Academia and Mentoring Lunch
Thursday, November 17th | Noon-1PM | 2005 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (Deere Pavilion)
Join GradSWE for an engaging talk by Dr. Jenny Amos of the Bioengineering Department! Dr. Amos will share her personal experiences in academia. She has a strong history of mentoring and exploring non-traditional jobs within academia including, but not limited to, fascinating educational research and K-12 outreach. Lunch will be provided. Please sign up here if you plan on attending.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (

Region H Conference Applications
Sunday, November 13th | 11:59pm EST
Do you have an idea, area of expertise, or something else you want to share with attendees at the Society of Women Engineers’ Region H Conference on Saturday, March 11? Consider presenting a workshop, serving on a panel, or giving a lecture! Session topics include outreach, diversity & inclusion, technical, professional development, and health & wellness. See the application form here for more details and fill it out and submit it if you are interested in presenting. The deadline to submit an application is November 13 at 11:59PM EST. Please contact with questions.

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 (

External Announcements

BOLD Info Session
Monday, November 7th | 6-7PM | Illini Union Room 406
Interested in joining a supportive female network focused on innovation and entrepreneurship? Please join us at the inaugural meeting of BOLD, a student organization for women in innovation at Illinois, to learn how you can learn from and contribute to this vibrant new community!
Contact: Ritu Raman (