GradSWEekly [Week of April 24, 2017]

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Graduating? Let's celebrate!
Are you graduating in May or did you graduate in December? GradSWE wants to celebrate your accomplishments at our Graduation/End-of-the-Year Lunch. Please fill out the very short form here.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (

Bowling at the Union
Wednesday, April 26 | 7-9pm | Illini Union
Take a break from studies by joining other GradSWE members at the Union for a bowling round or two! Sign up here.
Contact: Michelle Victora (

Upcoming Events

Summer Lunches
GradSWE is planning 2-3 lunches for over the summer! Please fill out this survey to let us know your summer availability. 
Contact: Sarah Garrow (

GradSWE Fermilab Professional Experiences Lunch
Tuesday, May 2 | 12-1pm | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Have you ever wondered what it is like to work in a national laboratory? Join GradSWE to hear directly from three Fermilab engineers about their day to day experiences. Additionally, learn specifics about what Fermilab searches for during recruitment so that you know what skills to hone while in graduate school. Fermilab will be sponsoring the lunch. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (

External Announcements

EGSAC Quality of Life and Wellbeing Survey
Available online until April 24
This 10-15 minute survey is part of a student-led research initiative to understand the engineering graduate student experience at Illinois. It will enable us, the Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Committee (EGSAC), to advocate to the College of Engineering on your behalf. Simply click on the link sent to you via email (subject: Engineering Graduate Student Survey) to begin responding! All survey responses are anonymous, and results will not be shared about groups small enough such that the individuals within the group could be considered identifiable.
Contact: Erin Molloy (

SIAM End-of-Year Picnic
Saturday, April 29 | 1-4pm | Large Pavilion at Crystal Lake Park
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) would like to invite GradSWE to its end-of-year picnic at Crystal Lake!! We will have delicious food (including fried chicken) as well as yard games (including volleyball, corn hole, and kickball). Feel free to bring your friends, a favorite dish to share (not required), or any other games you would like to play. We plan to meet at the large pavilion on the south side of the park near Carle Hospital (See this map).
Contact: James Stevens (

Imposter Syndrome Live Webinar
Thursday, May 4 | 10-11:30am | 1024 Chemistry Annex
You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming live webinar event by Valerie Young, “How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They “Think” You Are: Why Capable People Suffer From The Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It,” on Thursday, May 4, 10-11:30am in 1024 Chemistry Annex (formerly 112 CA).
Sign up to attend the Impostor Syndrome presentation at
Contact: Ceci Klauber (
Workshop sponsored by a PPG Industries Grant and the UIUC Department of Chemistry