GradSWEekly [Week of May 1, 2017]

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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 (

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 4 | 5pm | 143 MEB
Staying on campus for the summer? Looking for ways to get involved with GradSWE? Come to our last Committee Meeting of the semester to learn about and help plan events for this summer!
Contact: Sierra Young (

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Graduation Celebration Lunch
Thursday, May 11 | 12-1pm | 2240 Digital Computing Laboratory
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our graduating members at our final lunch of the academic year! Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Malia Kawamura (

Leadership Opportunity: iFEAT Co-Coordinator
Deadline: Friday, May 12, 5pm
Do you want to become a campus leader in promoting women in academia? Then help coordinate the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) Program! You will help organize speakers for the 2017-2018 program, assist with engineering education research, and meet faculty from all over campus. If you're interested and are graduating in 2019 or later, please submit an application by 5pm on Friday, May 12, 2017.
Contact: iFEAT (

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 (

External Announcements

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