GradSWEekly [Week of April 25, 2016]

Front and Center

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Wednesday, April 27th | 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 (

Outreach with ENVISION: 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 (

Leadership Opportunity: iFEAT Co-Coordinator
Interested in pursuing an academic career? Are you at least 2 years away from graduation? Help GradSWE coordinate the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) Program! You will learn about the faculty position application process, meet various professors, and join a community of other iFEAT Scholars. 2-3 hour/week time commitment through the fall and spring terms. If interested, please fill out the Google form by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 16th, 2016. 

Upcoming Events and Announcements

GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 4th | 8PM | Sipyard in Urbana
Join us for happy hour on the first Wednesday of every month! In May, we will be going to Sipyard in Urbana. Want a reminder email? Sign up here.
Contact: Cecilia Klauber (

Graduation Celebration and Lunch
Wednesday May 11th | 12-1PM | Deere Pavilion (MEL)
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our graduating members at our End-Of-The-Year/Graduation Lunch! Please sign up here.
Contact: Cecilia Klauber (

External Announcements

You're Invited: Data Science across Disciplines Poster Session
Tuesday, April 26th | 4-6PM | Marshall Gallery, Main Library
You're invited to the Data Science Across Disciplines Focal Point culminating event at which the participants will showcase the skills they’ve gained over the course of the year. This Focal Point project brought together graduate students from a variety of disciplines (biology, engineering, history, anthropology and more) with the goal of fostering a supportive and collaborative environment focused on the application of data science principles across fields. Meetings were organized around a class, with the fall spent learning basic programming skills and the spring spent building a tool or conducting analysis that will be beneficial to participants’ own research. Come to the poster session to see these final projects displayed and to discuss the role of data science and computational skills in graduate education with the participants and organizers. Refreshments will be served.
Contact: Diana Byrne (

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.