SWE Learning Resources – Pt. 1

SWE offers multiple resources to it’s members. Some resources are available at our fingertips at http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org Have you ever thought about accessing resources from SWE and just not quite sure how to get there? SWE offers a plethora of archived resources and new information is being published all the time. Content offerings cover just about any field or subject you could think of, like ‘Career Management’ to ‘Outreach’. This is the first post in a series highlighting and navigating these resources.

Follow the link below to the ‘Graduate School Resources’, which are nested under the ‘Learning’ tab located on SWE’s homepage (previous link). From the link you can navigate to pertinent graduate topics such as, ‘Exploring Graduate School’, ‘Applying to Graduate School’, and  ‘Funding Graduate School’. Check it out and be sure to direct your constituents or potential students to these resources, as well!


Please let me know if you have any feedback! And as always – if there is a subject or topic you are interested in – don’t hesitate to let me know!



UPCOMING WEBINAR: Organizing a Career Exploration Program

Register for upcoming live web session, Organizing a Career Exploration Program on Thursday, August 16th @ 11AM CDT!

Have you ever considered what career options there are related to STEM fields? or How students can access national assets for career exploration? . . .Maybe not, but I challenge you to take a minute to think about answers to these questions and what they might mean for your community.

During the web session Ramona Anand, a SWE Faculty Advisor, will discuss a recent collaboration with the US Army, which resulted in broadening student’s career options and improving the overall socio-economic development of the county. The partnership currently provides opportunities for students to explore career options, get help with declaring majors and measure strength and potential for success. The web session will discuss formal collaboration and memorandum of understanding between a SWE Collegiate Interest Group and the U.S Army. As a participant, you will learn about efforts to extend help to students and the community at-large.

By the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  1. Explain how to plan out Career Exploration Program
  2. Discuss how to organize, coordinate, involve and engage schools, community and government with in-house support
  3. Identify ways to track success and access national resources

Don’t forget to register for Organizing a Career Exploration Program!!!



Webinar Announcement!!!

Please mark your calendars for a webinar presented by Dr. Jenna Carpenter on Wednesday, June 20th from 1-2 CDT. (Watch your inboxes for registration information!) Dr. Carpenter will be presenting on “STEM Success for Women: Research based Strategies to Guide your Path”, which she describes as:

“Research shows that women in STEM fields face some unique career challenges, but it also identifies strategies that can help them succeed. We will examine issues and solutions for managing implicit bias, effective communication and power and influence”

Participants can expect to learn how to:

1.) Identify key issues impacting the success of women in STEM fields

2.) Describe research-based strategies for successfully managing around these issues.

3.) Understand how to begin applying one or more strategies to their own challenges

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Carpenter before the webinar –  be sure to check out her Tedx talk and see her bio below:

Dr. Jenna Carpenter is Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering at Campbell University in North Carolina. A national expert on innovative STEM education and success of women in STEM, she regularly speaks around the country. She has a TEDx talk (“Engineering: Where are the girls and why aren’t they here?”) and has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, US News and World Report, Big Beacon Radio and more. Currently she chairs the ASEE Long Range Planning Committee and is a Co-Chair Elect for the ASEE Undergraduate Experience Committee. Carpenter is co-Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation grant on Professional Development Emphasizing Data-Centered Resources and Pedagogies for Instructors of Undergraduate Introductory Statistics. Carpenter chairs the MAA Council on the Profession and co-chairs the mathematical societies Joint Committee on Women.

Webinar Interest Form

Hey there, GradSWE! This is your FY18 Webinar coordinator here, and this is my first blog post. I hope everyone is enjoying their Autumn season thus far! This post will cover the following items; interest form, upcoming webinar, and link to past webinar. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at elisaduesing@gmail.com with any ideas or suggestions, I look forward to hearing from you soon!!

1.) Do you have any ideas for webinars, or do you want to present in a GradSWE webinar?  Please fill out our form!  Some of our best webinar ideas come from our GradSWE Members!

GradSWE Interest Form

2.) Please join us for a webinar by UTC Research on Monday October 16th at 4:00PM!! Link below:

Engineer Your Future – From Academia to Industry a PhD’s Journey

3.) The following link is to the past webinar on entrepreneurship, “From Capstone Project to Company Creation”:

From Capstone Project to Company Creation