GradSWEekly Update [Week of April 11, 2016]

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GradSWE Coffee Hour with Intel
Monday, April 11th | 4-5PM | 314B Illini Union 
Please join us in having a coffee hour with recruiters from Intel. This is a great opportunity to learn more about job opportunities in a relaxed and informal setting! Snacks and Coffee will be provided so please RSVP here!
Contact: Lana Stekovic (

Intel Recruitment Seminar
Monday, April 11th | 6-7:30PM | 314B Illini Union 
Intel is looking for college graduates completing their PhDs. This recruitment seminar will discuss job opportunities in their R&D areas including Logic Technology Development, Intel Labs, Corporate Quality Network, Assembly Test And Technology Development and other groups! Please join Dr. Wang and Dr. Hafez as they discuss Intel’s development of advancement of Silicon process technology and how they brought advanced technologies to High Volume Manufacturing years ahead of its competitors. Food will be served so please RSVP here.
Contact: Lana Stekovic (

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 13th | 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 (

Escape Room - Adventures in Time and Space
Friday, April 15th | 5-6PM | Adventures in Time and Space in Downtown Urbana
Adventures in Time and Space in Urbana, IL has a spooky 1970s horror movie-themed escape room, The Cabin! Come and join us to solve this mystery puzzle in under 60mins! Please sign up here by Monday, April 11th, if you are planning to come! Cost - $20/person.
Contact: Lana Stekovic (

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Outreach with ENVISION:
Family Engineering Fair
Saturday, April 23rd |1-3PM | Booker T. Washington 
Are you interested in sharing hands on engineering activities with local students? Are you looking to expand your educational and outreach impact? ENgineers Volunteering in Stem educatION (ENVISION) is a graduate student group who is participating in two more exciting outreach events this month. Activities at BTW will range from egg carton batteries to making kaleidoscopes. We will be partnering with the PTA at BTW, the Douglass Branch of the Champaign Library, Champaign Park District, ASME, and Pi Tau Sigma, and are anticipating upwards of 300 people! Sign up here.

Leal Science Night
Friday, April 29th | 6-8PM | Leal Elementary
A science night for Leal students and their families to cycle through various hands on activities. Sample activities will include a CD hovercraft and gum drop domes. Sign up here.
Please check out ENVISION's website for more information.
Contact: Ashley Armstrong (

External Announcements

The 21st Century Scientist workshop: Representation
Friday, April 29th | 8:30AM-5PM |Beckman Institute
The 21st Century Scientist working group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is excited to invite you to our 2nd annual workshop on science communication and community! We hope to challenge each other to discuss questions such as: Who is represented in science?  How is science represented in the media?  How can you better represent scientific results?  How can we represent a more diverse and inclusive version of science?
We welcome  Dr. Danielle Lee, aka "The Urban Scientist" at Scientific American, as our keynote speaker as she reflects on how identity has shaped her career and outreach trajectories thus far. Workshops will be led by Dr. Lee, Danielle Ruffatto, Education & Outreach Specialist for the Prairie Research Institute at the Illinois Natural History Survey, and Diana Yates, from the University of Illinois News Bureau.  Lunch is included.
This exciting conference is being put together by a dedicated team of faculty, graduate students, and staff across departments at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.  This effort is financially supported by the Beckman Institute and the UIUC Focal Point Initiative.
Please register here and find more details at our website.
Contact: Mary Rogers (