GradSWEekly [Week of February 22, 2016]

Front and Center

Lessons of Leadership and Influence: weSTEM 2016 Review Luncheon
Tuesday, February 23rd | Noon - 1PM | 143 MEB
Come and join us for lunch and learn lessons of leadership and influence attendees took away from the weSTEM 2016 Conference! We will be sharing tips and insight acquired from attending, so if you missed it, this is great chance to hear the highlights! Please RSVP for lunch here!
Contact: Lana Stekovic (

GradSWE Social Event: Ice Skating
Wednesday, February 24th |7:30 - 9:30PM | UIUC Ice Arena
Dig out your leg warmers and dust off your ice skates!! Come and join us for an exciting evening of social Ice Skating at the UIUC Ice Arena!! Ice Skating is FREE with student ID, skate rental is $2/person. Please RSVP, so we know you’re coming!!
Contact: Lana Stekovic (

Outreach Opportunity: NanoSTRuCT is back!
Friday February 26th | 1-2:30PM | Booker T. Washington Elementary
Are you looking to expand your educational and outreach impact? Nanoscale Science and Technology Resources for Community Teaching (NanoSTRuCT) is a graduate student organized STEM outreach project partnering with Booker T. Washington Elementary (BTW) STEM Academy. In partnership with the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), NanoSTRuCT delivers STEM and nanotechnology themed mini-lessons and hands-on activities to the entire 3rd grade at BTW.
We have 2 more weekly visits planned for this spring on Fridays (2/26 and 3/4) from1:30-3:00PM. Each weekly theme will explore an area of nanotechnology. Graduate students will share one activity with small groups of third graders from BTW in four rotations. We have designed individual activity pamphlets for each student to help keep the students engaged. All sessions at BTW are not required and volunteers can choose which Friday session(s) to attend.
To express interest, please sign up at the linked form.
Contact: Ashley Armstrong ( or Sierra Young (

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 2nd | 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 (

GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 2nd |8PM | Mike and Molly's
Join us for happy hour in downtown Champaign on the first Wednesday of every month! In March, we'll be doing trivia at Mike and Molly's. Want a reminder e-mail? Sign up here.
Contact: Cecilia Klauber (

Graduating in May? Let's Celebrate!
Are you graduating this semester? GradSWE wants to celebrate you and your accomplishments! Please fill out this form so we can begin planning.
Contact: Cecilia Klauber (

SWE Illinois Member Survey
Please complete this survey here to help SWE Illinois know more about our members. The responses will be aggregated and presented in charts on the SWE website and to corporate sponsors.
Contact: Chamila Amithirigala (

External Announcements

Reverse Career Fair
Thursday, February 25th | 5-6:30PM | Research Park, Atkins Building (1800 South Oak St. Champaign)
The University of Illinois Research Park is hosting its first ever Reverse Career Fair. The event will allow student organizations to show Research Park companies what they have to offer and how the companies can engage with them and their constituents. The connections built between student organizations and the Research Park companies can lead to networking events, possible funding opportunities, speaking engagements for the group, and more.

ICTM State Math Finals - Volunteers Needed!
Saturday, May 7th | UIUC Main Quad
Over 3000 high school students from across Illinois participate in the state math competition, and they need many volunteers for jobs such as ushering, grading, assistants to the directors, moving exam boxes, data entry, setting up awards, clean up, etc. Most jobs are short and need little or no training. They also need a few graduate students to act as judges for the Orals Competition.
If you are interested, please check out the volunteer webpage for a list of the jobs and times.