Graduate Student Involvement at FY14 Regional Conferences

Region conferences are a smaller version of the national conference, but still containing lots of great opportunities for graduate students, from professional development to networking.The list below contains the crucial information for each region conference. The Graduate Student Community encourages all graduate students to attend their region conference and get to know the other graduate students at the neighboring schools!

Region A:

Region B:

  • Conference dates: February 28 – March 2, 2014
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Sessions of interest to graduate students:
    • SPEAK UP: How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking
    • Unwritten Rules of success: a guide for women in STEM 
    • From Engineer to Educator: one woman’s journey 
    • Encouraging women to pursue higher education, Despite the seemingly overwhelming obstacles 
    • Strategies for mitigating unconscious bias 
    • Mind the Gap: Strategies for Successful Pay Negotiation at every career level
  • Conference website: http://sweregionb.org/region-conference

Region C: 

  • Conference dates: February 7-9, 2014
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Sessions of interest to graduate students:
    • Applying to Graduate School
    • Research Poster presentations
    • Funding Your Graduate Education
    • Graduate student networking event!
  • Conference website: http://sweregionc2014.wordpress.com/

Region D: 

  • Conference dates: February 28 – March 2, 2014
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Sessions of interest to graduate students: Coming soon!
  • Conference website: Coming soon!

Region E:

  • Conference dates: March 28-30, 2014
  • Location: Blacksburg, VA
  • Sessions of interest to graduate students: Avenues to Graduate School
  • Conference website: http://www.sweregioneconference.org/

Region F:

Region G:

Region H:

  • Conference dates: February 14 – 16, 2014
  • Location: Houghton, MI
  • Sessions of interest to graduate students:
    • SWE Participation in Grad School
    • Applying to Graduate School
    • Rapid Fire Research Sessions
  • Conference website: http://www.sweregionh2014.com/

Region I:

  • Conference dates: February 28 – March 2, 2014
  • Location: Wichita, KS
  • Sessions of interest to graduate students:
    • Applying to Graduate School
    • Grad student networking event
  • Conference website: http://wichitaswe.org/icon14/

Region J:

  • Conference dates: February 28 – March 2, 2014
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Sessions of interest to graduate students:
    • Effective Personal Communication
    • Transitioning from College to Career
    • What’s Next After College
    • Applying to Grad School and How to Get Funding
    • Friday night networking event! Mingle with and get to know your fellow Region J grad students!
  • Conference website: http://columbiariver.swe.org/jcon14.html
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