Newsletter – 17 Nov 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. Facebook Group deleted — join us on our Social Media pages!
  2. GET INVOLVED IN THE GRAD COMMUNITY! Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect application now open!
  3. Upcoming Webinar
  4. Grad Community Spotlights
  5. Engaging Graduate Students in Collegiate and Professional sections
  6. Blog Basics: Local Graduate Groups
  7. New funding/employment opportunities on our Blog

(1) Facebook Group deleted — join us on our Social Media pages!

As of November 1st, we’ve deleted the Facebook Group – so be sure to join us on LinkedIn, the Facebook Page, and Twitter!

Twitter: @SWE_grad –
Google Calendar (to add to your Calendar!):

(2) GET INVOLVED WITH THE GRAD COMMUNITY! Graduate Programming Coordinator Elect application now open!

Are you interested in helping to plan the sessions and events at WE16 and WE17? Applications are now being accepted for the Graduate Programming Coordinator Elect position on the Graduate Community Leadership Team!

The Graduate Programming Coordinator Elect (GPC-Elect) works with the Graduate Programming Coordinator and a dedicated team of graduate students and professional SWE members to create a diverse track of sessions for current graduate students, and for those who are considering going to graduate school, for the annual SWE conference. The GPC-Elect assists the GPC, in preparation for the following annual conference. This is a 2-year commitment, first as GPC-Elect and then as GPC.

Obtain the application here:

Send completed applications to Rachel Unruh:

Deadline is December 15th!

(3) Upcoming webinar

This month’s webinar is focused on SWE’s Public policy on the application of Title IX. It is a recorded webinar presented by Cathy Pieronek who is an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Women’s Engineering Program at the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering.

The webinar is about Title IX:  The Good, The Bad, The Unfinished: SWE’s Public Policy efforts focus on the application of Title IX, the law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education, to engineering programs specifically and all STEM programs generally.  This webinar will provide participants with a background in Title IX to understand how the law works, what it has accomplished since its enactment in 1972 (both good and not so good), and what remains to be done in terms of bringing women into full participation with men in STEM educational opportunities.

Follow this link to view this recorded webinar.

(4) Grad Community Spotlights

Did you see the most recent Spotlights?

University of Texas at Austin (2 Nov 2015):

Stephanie Gillespie (16 Nov 2015):

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

(5) Tips for Engaging Graduate Students in Collegiate and Professional sections

Wanting to get graduate students involved in your collegiate or professional section? Check out this article on All Together with helpful tips, including a Membership Toolkit item and links to our Grad Community blog.

(6) Blog Basics: Local Graduate Groups

This week, we start a new recurring series in this newsletter: Blog Basics. In these segments, I will highlight a different section of the blog, to give readers a better idea of the information you can find on the Grad Community blog.

Today, we focus on Local Graduate Groups:

This page on the blog lists the existing SWE Graduate Groups at various collegiate sections. Are you interested in getting involved at your university? Check out this page first to see who the best point of contact is. If your university is not listed, chances are there is no Graduate Group. If there is — please contact me and I will add you to this list! If there is truly not a grad group, talk to your collegiate section about starting one! You can find tips on starting a Grad Group in the Resources section:

(7) New funding/employment opportunities on our Blog

It’s that time of year again – fellowship application deadline time! Are you looking for funding for next year? Or how about a PostDoc or full-time position? Make sure to check out the Blog for a list of opportunities! New ones are always being added – several from last week at WE15!

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



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