GradSWEekly [Week of March 27, 2017]

Front and Center

GradSWE STEM Education Lunch: Perspective from a Community College Professor
Monday, March 27th | 12-1PM | 276 Loomis Laboratory
As a professor, how do teaching strategies change at a community college? How does your student population change? How do your resources change? Learn the answers to these questions and more with Britt Carlson, Professor of Chemistry, at Parkland College. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (

GradSWE Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 29th | 7PM | The Blind Pig Brewery
Join other GradSWE members for drinks in downtown Champaign! Sign up for a reminder email here!
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (

GradSWE Committee Meeting/Elections
Thursday, March 30th | 5PM | MEB 143
Cast your votes for the 2017-2018 GradSWE at Illinois Committee at our annual Election Meeting. If you can't attend the meeting but would like to vote, please email Ceci for an absentee ballot by 3/28. To see the ballot, click here.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (

Upcoming Events

Intel Bagel Break
Wednesday April 5th | 9:30-11:00AM | 143 MEB
Representatives from Intel want to meet you! Stop by to chat with employees about opportunities at Intel and life after grad school. The event is come-and-go, so feel free to drop off a resume or grab a bagel anytime between 9:30 and 11am.
Contact: Ceci Klauber (

R.A.D. Self-Defense Class
Saturday, April 15th and Sunday, April 16th | 1-5PM (both days) | UIUC Campus Police Department
R.A.D. Self Defense is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. We've scheduled a weekend class for GradSWE members on April 15th-16th, and we have 5 spots left! Cost is $30.00, to be paid by cash or check the first day. Sign up here if you're interested!
Contact: Michelle Victora (

From SWE Illinois

LaTex Workshop
Monday, April 3rd | 7PM | EH 106B1
We're co-hosting a LaTex workshop with the SWE Illinois Team Tech team! Whether you're a seasoned veteran or have never used this amazing document preparation system before, come out to share or learn!
Contact: Ceci Klauber (

Cookies and Questions: SWE Roundtable
Thursday, April 6th | 6PM \ Engineering Hall 112
Do you have unanswered questions about school, future goals, or life in general? Don't consult a crystal ball, consult your fellow undergrad and grad SWEesters! Come join us and have all your questions answered at Cookies and Questions, a roundtable-style discussion where we will draw on our collective experience and wisdom to help each other navigate through the tricky waters of engineering.
Contact: Sierra Young (

Brownie Girl Scout Workshop
Saturday, April 8th | 1-4PM
Volunteer to help a group of Brownie Girl Scouts earn a badge related to engineering! You will help them complete activities related to engineering, innovation, creativity and teamwork. Sign up here!
Contact: Alayna Johnson (