WE12: Graduate Student Involvement in SWE Sections

What happens to my SWE membership when I go to graduate school? Are there separate graduate sections? How can I attract grad students to participate in my section? What if I want to start a graduate group at my university? These and many other questions concern current and future graduate students.

For the first part of the session, our panel of graduate students spoke on the SWE Graduate Program at their local universities; both structure and details. Following that we opened the floor to specific questions. Many questions were about getting a program started including coordinating with the undergraduate section, finding funding, grad student vs. undergraduate needs, etc. Our panelist’s sections are all in the Local Graduate Groups section of this blog.

This session was also held as a webinar in September 2012. It should be up on the SWE website soon.

Moderator: Tabitha Voytek (grad-coordinator@swe.org) – Carnegie Mellon University

Panelists:

  • Kayla Shaw – University of Notre Dame
  • Gwen Effgen   Columbia University
  • Katharine Brumbaugh – University of Texas at Austin
  • Sofie Leon – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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