Newsletter – 22 Sept 2015

Hello Grad Community!

In this newsletter:

  1. Welcome to the fall semester!
  2. Join us on Twitter and our new Facebook page!
  3. Region Grad Reps needed for Regions A and B
  4. WE15 Housing
  5. Upcoming webinars
  6. Grad Community Spotlights
  7. University of Dayton looking for mechanical and aerospace assistant professors
  8. Connect with us!


(1) Welcome to the fall semester!

Welcome back! May productive research come your way this academic year! The Graduate Community is here to serve you, and we’d like to know what you would like to see from us! Please fill out a quick Google Form to let us know your thoughts:

Additionally, if you know of other graduate students who may be interested in the Graduate Community, please forward these emails on to them, or point them to the Blog and Facebook pages! If you are part of a Grad Group, please ensure your distribution list receives these emails!


(2) Join the Grad Community on Twitter and our new Facebook page!

The Grad Community Facebook Group is transitioning to a Facebook page in order to streamline all the posting across all the social media platforms. Continue to receive the Community updates by liking the page:

Make sure to check your settings: The Default setting is that the Page post appears on your Newsfeed at the time it was posted. The “Get First” allows you to see it at the top of the Newsfeed. Also, make sure Notifications are enabled so that it pops up in your notifications with updates.

The Grad Community is now on Twitter! This is another fantastic way to stay connected with the Grad Community! Follow us on Twitter @SWE_grad


(3) Region Grad Reps needed for Regions A and B

Graduate students, or recently graduated grad students! Are you looking to get involved at the region level? We are currently in need of region graduate student representatives (RGR) for Regions A and B. As RGR, you participate in the region leadership meetings and represent graduate students by voicing concerns or providing input to the activities and plans of the region. The purpose of the RGR position is to increase awareness and participation of graduate students in each region. You’re encouraged to reach out to collegiate and professional sections to help them boost their graduate student participation. In many regions, the RGR also helps plan graduate student involvement at the region conference.

For more information, check out the blog post:


(4) WE15 Housing

Are you coming to WE15 and wanting to share a hotel room? Send an email to Katharine at and indicate whether you’re looking for a room, or whether you have a room reserved and are looking for roommates!

We want to help people facilitate filling and/or finding rooms, if they desire. Katharine is looking for an additional 3 people for her room at the Hampton Inn if anyone is interested — please email!


(5) Upcoming webinars

6 Oct 2015, 2-3pm EDT

Conference Intelligence – Getting the most out of WE15 by Shawna Fletcher and Kaitlyn Bunker, PhD

The upcoming SWE annual conference, WE15, will include many sessions and opportunities for graduate students. Join Shawna Fletcher, Director of Women in Engineering at Texas A&M University and Dr. Kaitlyn Bunker, an Associate with Rocky Mountain Institute and recent graduate to learn how graduate students can make the most of their SWE conference experience.  The career fair is an important aspect of the conference and we will suggest steps graduate women can take to prepare for the career fair, how to interact with companies during the event, and tips for securing an interview.  Another key aspect of the conference is the sessions and we will highlight many sessions that are most relevant and interesting for graduate students.  Finally, we will give an overview of some of the main conference events and the suggested dress code.  As past conference attendees, including attendance as a graduate student and academic professional, we plan to share our best advice for graduate students will who be attending WE15 this October!

Register here:


(6) Grad Community Spotlights

Did you see the September Spotlights? Make sure to check out Rebecca’s awesome contributions to research and SWE.

Rebecca Reck (7 Sept 2015):

University of Michigan Grad SWE (21 Sept 2015):

Do you know someone (or yourself) or a Grad Group who deserves recognition? Submit their name here:


(7) University of Dayton looking for mechanical and aerospace assistant professors

Check out more information on the Blog:


(8) Connect with us!



Twitter: @SWE_grad


As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at!



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