GradSWEekly [Week of October 2, 2017]

Front and Center

GradSWE Digital Learning Lunch
Tuesday, October 3 | 12:00-1:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Engineering education is an increasingly important and relevant field of study, especially how to incorporate digital technologies into the classroom. Come learn about the advances that Dr. Emma Mercier, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, is making in this area through the use and development of new digital tools that foster collaborative learning in undergraduate engineering courses. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (

Social Event: Volleyball Game vs. Purdue
Friday, October 6 | 7:00PM | Huff Hall
Join us in cheering on the Illini Women's Volleyball team this weekend- students have free admission with their i-card! Sign up here to receive reminders and updates.

Upcoming Events

weSTEM 2018 Conference
Registration to attend weSTEM 2018 is now open!
Join GradSWE at Illinois on Saturday, February 10th for our flagship initiative - the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference. During this annual event, STEM leaders will share experience 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 at:
UIUC registration form || Non-UIUC application form
Contact: Erin Molloy (

October Happy Hour at Crane Alley
Wednesday, October 11 | 7:00-9:00PM | Crane Alley (115 W Main St, Urbana)
Meet other GradSWE members and enjoy some drinks in Urbana! 
Contact: Sierra Young (

Other Announcements

Social Director Wanted!
GradSWE is in need of a Social Director for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you like planning fun events and getting to know other GradSWE members, this may be the position for you! Contact Sierra Young ( if interested.

Join the Publicity Committee!
Interested in becoming more involved with GradSWE? Apply your creative side and join the Publicity Committee in promoting GradSWE events and the upcoming weSTEM conference! Open positions include Graphic Design, Website Design, and Social Media Coordinator. 
Contact Nicole Chan ( and Elle Wroblewski (