GradSWEekly [Week of August 28, 2017]

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GradSWE Welcome Lunch
Monday, August 28 | 12:00-1:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Learn about the events that GradSWE puts on throughout the year and ways to get involved! Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (

GradSWE Info Session
Tuesday, August 29 | 5:00PM | MEB 143
Getting involved with GradSWE is a great way to meet outstanding women in engineering, connect with faculty, and add valuable leadership experience to your resume. Come to this meeting to find out more info; we'll be discussing our programming and events that take place throughout the year, as well as ways to get involved through subcommittees! 
Contact: Sierra Young (

GradSWE Meet and Greet
Tuesday, August 29 | Immediately following the Info Session | Cocomero, 709 S. Wright St.
Join the GradSWE committee at Cocomero immediately following our Info Session to chat with current members in an informal setting and enjoy some delicious froyo!
Contact: Sierra Young (

GradSWE Welcome Event: Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, September 2 | 10:15AM-12:00PM | MEB 143
Team up with other GradSWE members to solve riddles and explore campus in our first big social event! It'll be a great way to get to know other members, familiarize yourself with campus, and compete for pride and glory! Check out the Facebook event for more details.
Contact: Elle Wroblewski (

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Mahomet Aquifer Lunch
Monday, September 11 | 12:00-1:00PM | MEB 143
The Mahomet Aquifer is a large groundwater resource for east-central Illinois. Laura Kalman will be speaking on her work related to the Mahomet Aquifer along with water quality and management. Please sign up here if you plan to attend. 
Contact: Sarah Garrow (

Grad School Coffee Chats
Friday, September 8 | 1:30-2:30PM | Location TBA
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 complete an overview of the graduate school application process. Please sign up here if you plan to attend. 
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (

Other Announcements

Outreach Survey
Many of our members participate in a variety of outreach projects, in addition to school and research. Please tell us about your engagement in and thoughts on outreach activities through this survey. We'll use this information to see what's important to us, audiences or projects we've neglected, and coordinate our upcoming outreach projects so please thoughtfully complete as many of the questions as you can. 
Contact: Dot Silverman  (

Apply to iFEAT and Info Session
Tuesday, August 29 | 5:00-6:00PM | Transportation Building 114
Do you desire to obtain a faculty position upon completing your PhD or postdoc? Are you planning to go on the job market in the next 1-2 years? Then consider getting a head start on drafting your faculty application materials (cover letter, research and teaching statements) by participating in the Illinois Female Engineers in Academia Training (iFEAT) program. The program is open to female STEM graduate students and postdocs.

Interested in learning more? Then check out our website or attend the info session at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 29 August 2017 in Transportation Building 114. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 05 September 2017.