Newsletter – 6 Oct 2015

Hello Grad Community!

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!

In this newsletter:

  1. Join us on Twitter and our new Facebook page!
  2. Upcoming webinar – Conference Intelligence
  3. Grad Community Spotlights
  4. Women in Academia Committee looking for papers to review at WE15
  5. Connect with us!


(1) Join the Grad Community on Twitter and our new Facebook page!
The Grad Community Facebook Group has transitioned 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


(2) Upcoming webinars
9 Oct 2015, 3-4pm 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:


(3) Grad Community Spotlights
Did you see the most recent Spotlights?
University of Michigan Grad SWE (21 Sept 2015):

Samantha Knoll (5 Oct 2015):

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


(4) Women in Academia Committee looking for papers to review at WE15
Diane Peters, the Women in Academia committee chair, is hosting a session at WE15 which will teach attendees how to review academic papers. She is looking for example papers for the attendees to review. Ideally, papers should not have been submitted for publication in order to provide the most amount of feedback. Submit your conference-length paper by directly emailing Diane ( and you could receive valuable feedback to incorporate into your paper prior to submitting it to a conference or journal!

If you’re coming to WE15, check out her session:
“Reviewing Academic Papers: How to Give Useful, Effective Feedback as a Peer Reviewer” — Friday, October 23rd from 2:45-3:45pm in MCC 106B.


(5) 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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