Newsletter – 23 Feb 2016

Hello Grad Community!

Have you been wondering how you can get involved with SWE as a graduate student at the Society-level? Apply to be a FY17 Graduate Coordinator! See the information below, and feel free to email myself or Liz with any questions! and

In this newsletter:

  1. Apply for FY17 Graduate Coordinator positions!

  2. Upcoming Region Conferences!

  3. Grad Community Spotlights

  4. Blog Basics: Resources page — tips on starting a Grad group

(1) Get more involved with SWE as a graduate student! Apply for FY17 Graduate Coordinator positions!

The Graduate Leadership Team (consisting of the Graduate Member Coordinator, the Graduate Programming Coordinator, and their coordinator-elects) is looking for new coordinators for FY17, starting in July 2016!  This is a great opportunity for grad students to get involved in the SWE Grad Community. The three positions are:

Graduate Member Coordinator-Elect (GMC-Elect): Supports the Graduate Member Coordinator in working to foster a strong community and network for graduate students in SWE by facilitating communication between graduate students in SWE and SWE graduate student groups, and by representing the interests of graduate students to the Society. The GMC-Elect assists the GMC, in preparation for assuming the GMC role the following year.

Social Media Coordinator (SMC): Ensures that all the Graduate Community social media and online outlets have current and regular content in order to allow graduate students to stay up to date on relevant information.

Webinars Coordinator (WC): Assist in coordinating the webinars hosted by the Graduate SWE community, by selecting topics, inviting speakers, and coordinating logistics with SWE headquarters to ensure webinars are advertised and routinely presented.

The applications are due by April 01 2016 11:59 pm CDT (Midnight).

GMC-E, SMC and WC application:

SWE HQ application:

Note that the GMC-Elect position requires the SWE HQ Committee Chair application. The SMC and WC application includes an area where you indicate whether or not you submitted the GMC-Elect application and allows you to rank your preferences. Both applications require similar information and responses, but please make sure to follow the directions!

Applicants will be notified within the week after the deadline if there any additional questions and to schedule a phone interview. If you have any questions, please contact Liz at

(2) Upcoming Region Conferences

Region Conferences have begun!! Many conferences have poster competitions, sessions, and other events for graduate students.

Upcoming Region conferences:

26-28 Feb : Region F, H, and i
31 Mar – 2 April : Region D

Check out the blog for more details specific to your region!

(3) Grad Community Spotlights

Did you see the most recent Spotlights?

Denise Freeman (8 Feb 2016):

Kelly Connelly (22 Feb 2016):

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

(4) Blog Basics: Resources page

A lot of people have been asking for tips on how to start a Grad SWE group/committee. Check out our Resources page for several links to material that may help you get your Grad group started!

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



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