University of Illinois Invites You: 2014 weSTEM Conference

The Graduate Committee in the Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) is once again hosting their weSTEM conference!

From their website:
weSTEM (Women Empowered in STEM) will provide a forum through which current and future STEM leaders can motivate and inspire each other to excel at the frontier of scientific advancement and develop solutions for the next generation of technical challenges. Women engineers and scientists with advanced degrees will share experiences from their academic and professional career paths and provide insight into their personal successes in STEM.

This graduate student-focused conference, held for the first time last year, has expanded this year to contain two keynote lectures, dual-track session talks, break-out discussion forums, and social networking sessions. The conference is also open this year to female graduate students around the country. In attendance will also be SWE president Stacey DelVecchio, as one of the keynote speakers!

Last year, several graduate member leaders, including myself, had the opportunity to attend the conference. It was a wonderfully refreshing, inspiring, and motivating event, and a great networking opportunity among other female graduate students and successful STEM leaders. You can read all about last year’s conference in our previous post on weSTEM 2013.

Applications to attend the conference will be open from January 15, 2014 to February 28, 2014, and some opportunities for travel funds will be available. All graduate students in STEM programs who are SWE members are invited to apply!

Applications and details about weSTEM 2014 can be found on their website (


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