GradSWEekly [Week of September 25, 2017]

Front and Center

GradSWE Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 26 | 5:00-6:00PM | MEB 143
Getting involved with GradSWE is a great way to meet outstanding women in engineering, connect with faculty, and gain valuable leadership experience. Come to our committee meeting to find out more!
Contact: Sierra Young (

Grad School Coffee Chat
Friday, September 29 | 1:30-2:30PM | Engineering Hall 106B3
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 fellowships and funding. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Whitney Sinclair (

Upcoming Events

GradSWE Digital Learning Lunch
Tuesday, October 3 | 12:00-1:00PM | 2005 MEL (Deere Pavilion)
Engineering education is an increasingly important and relevant field of study, especially how to incorporate digital technologies into the classroom. Come learn about the advances that Dr. Emma Mercier, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, is making in this area through the use and development of new digital tools that foster collaborative learning in undergraduate engineering courses. Please sign up here if you plan to attend.
Contact: Sarah Garrow (

weSTEM 2018 Conference
Registration to attend weSTEM 2018 is now open!
Join GradSWE at Illinois on Saturday, February 10th for our flagship initiative - the Women Empowered in STEM (weSTEM) conference. During this annual event, STEM leaders will share experience and insight from their diverse career paths following a graduate degree. Conference includes panel discussions and breakout sessions to facilitate one-on-one interactions with these accomplished speakers and promote the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience.

Learn more at:
UIUC registration form || Non-UIUC application form
Contact: Erin Molloy (

Other Announcements

Social Director Wanted!
GradSWE is in need of a Social Director for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you like planning fun events and getting to know other GradSWE members, this may be the position for you! Contact Sierra Young ( if interested.

Join the Publicity Committee!
Interested in becoming more involved with GradSWE? Apply your creative side and join the Publicity Committee in promoting GradSWE events and the upcoming weSTEM conference! Open positions include Graphic Design, Website Design, and Social Media Coordinator. 
Contact Nicole Chan ( and Elle Wroblewski (