Newsletter – 1 Dec 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. GET INVOLVED IN THE GRAD COMMUNITY! Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect application now open!
  2. Recorded Title IX Webinar
  3. Grad Community Spotlights
  4. Blog Basics: Funding and Employment
  5. Follow us on Social Media

(1) Call for Applications! Graduate Programming Coordinator Elect application now open!

Are you excited about the growing number of opportunities for graduate students in SWE on the national level? Did you attend WE15 and gain lots of inspiration and ideas to better serve the graduate community? Do you in any shape or form want to play a role in continuing to grow graduate student programs on the national level? If you said yes to any of these, you should apply to be the Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect (GPC-elect)!

Each year the GPC-elect works alongside the GPC to construct and formulate the agenda of events for graduate students at the national conference. A list of this year’s graduate events at WE15 can be found here. Through the GPC-elect role, you get to work with a wonderful team of ladies to help shape sessions impacting the SWE graduate community nationwide (and beyond)! Additionally, there are numerous networking opportunities accompanying this role where you will create long-lasting connections as you serve as GPC-elect for WE16 and GPC for WE17.

Applications are due by Tuesday, December 15 at 11:59 PM CST. Download the application using the link below. Send completed applications to Rachel Unruh at


(2) 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.

(3) Grad Community Spotlights

Did you see the most recent Spotlights?

Stephanie Gillespie (16 Nov 2015):

Cornell Grad SWE (30 Nov 2015):

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

(4) Blog Basics: Funding and Employment

This is the second newsletter where we 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 Funding and Employment:

This page is a tremendous resource with fellowships, postdocs, and full-time jobs listed with links to get more information. Definitely keep this one site bookmarked, as we are continuously updating it! Most recently added is the Loreal postdoc:

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,250 women scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

In the US, the For Women In Science fellowship program awards five post‐doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

Applications opened on November 30, 2015 and are due by February 5, 2016.

The application and more information about the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can befound at

(5) Follow us on Social Media

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

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


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