GradSWEekly [Week of February 6, 2017]

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GradSWE General Meeting
Thursday, February 9th | 5PM | 143 Mechanical Engineering Building
Did you enjoy the community and empowerment of weSTEM? Come to our next General Meeting to get involved in the GradSWE community beyond the conference!
Contact: Ceci Klauber (

GradSWE Coffee Chat
Friday, February 10th | 1:30-2:30PM | 256 Mechanical Engineering Building
Inspire undergraduate SWE members who are considering graduate school by joining us for Grad School Coffee Chats! The chats focus on all aspects of the graduate school application process. During this upcoming chat, we will discuss ways to prepare for grad school as an undergraduate, including how to get involved with undergraduate research. Sign up here.
Contact: Sierra Young (

GradSWE Craft/Movie Night
Friday, February 10th | 6-8:30PM | 143 Mechanical Engineering Building
Let's celebrate Valentine's Day by making valentines for all our loved ones! We'll supply the art supplies, you supply the creative ideas! We'll end with a movie and hot chocolate. Show your interest (and help supply movie ideas) by filling out this form.
Contact: Michelle Victora (

Upcoming Events and Announcements

GradSWE Intersection of Math and Art Lunch
Tuesday, February 14 | 12-1pm | 143 Mechanical Engineering Building
Mathematicians describe elegant solutions as “beautiful,” while beautiful art is often grounded in mathematics. Come and learn how both students and professors at UIUC combine their love of mathematics and art. Learn how the music industry uses a digital signal processing algorithm to correct pitch in real-time from Ben Villalonga, hear how crochet and simple stitch patterns can help topologists visualize hyperbolic space from Dot Silverman, and discover how Dr. Smitha Vishveshwara is breaking down barriers in her class “Where the Arts Meet Physics.” Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (

From SWE Illinois

Upcoming Corporate Events
Tuesday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 8th | 10am-12pm | 112 Engineering Hall
It's Career Fair season, which means companies are coming to campus and want to meet you! Come meet recruiters in a relaxed environment at the Northwestern Mutual Bagel Break (2/7) or the Microsoft Bagel Break (2/8). Click the links to RSVP and learn more! There will also be an Intel Info Session 2/16 at 6pm, location TBA.
Contact: Shreya Santhanam ( or Ceci Klauber (