GradSWEekly [Week of July 4, 2016]

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Bubble Tea Hour
Thursday, July 7th | 5-7PM | LaTea Bubble Tea Lounge
As an alternative to Wednesday night happy hours, we'll have an early evening bubble tea get-together at my favorite bubble tea place (light debate is welcome, regarding the merits of adversaries Cocomero and Chatime). I'll make sure to bring some sort of sign so you can spot me if you've never met me before. Take a break from research (even if your group meeting is early Friday morning)!
Contact: Michelle Victora (

Upcoming Events and Announcements

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 14th | 5PM | 143 MEB
Have you been curious about who GradSWE is and what we do? Our July committee meeting is a great chance to meet some of the amazing women of GradSWE and get a preview of our back-to-school events!
Come to this meeting to learn more about our upcoming plans as well as ways that you can participate and get involved.
Note: starting this summer we will now be meeting on Thursdays at 5pm!
Contact: Ceci Klauber (

Greet Street Cleaning Project
Monday, July 25th | 9:30AM 
Join us for a community service project and contribute to SWE's Adopt-A-Highway program by helping to clean up Green Street. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver and safety form, so please sign up here by July 11th!
Contact: Ceci Klauber ( or Michelle Victora (

Apply to iFEAT: Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training
Deadline: Monday, July 25th | 5PM 
Are you planning to apply for an academic position? The Graduate Society of Women Engineers has a program to help engineers and scientists prepare faculty position application materials. During the fall semester, participants learn about the application process including the cover letter, letters of recommendation, and the teaching statement. The spring semester will be devoted to the research statement. Both semesters will consist of seminars and peer review sessions. The program is open to all PhD candidates in STEM as well as postdocs. Graduate women in engineering with advanced standing in their program and postdocs are especially encouraged to apply. Learn more about iFEAT and the schedule for the upcoming academic year here. Applications are due by Monday, July 25 5:00 pm CST.

External Announcements

Volunteer for ENG 198 iEFX Research Class
Monday, July 18th | 1pm-2:50pm  
Share your love for research with incoming freshman! Eng 198 is looking for graduate student volunteers to host 1-3 undergraduate shadows in their lab for 2 hours. The undergraduate student will ask you questions and watch you do what you usually do during lab. This is a great opportunity to help inspire and motivate incoming freshman! If you are willing to volunteer please contact Yanfen Li.
Contact: Yanfen Li (