Call for Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect

WE17

Apply to be GPC-elect. Applications due Dec 31.

Are you excited about the growing number of opportunities for graduate students in SWE? Did you attend WE17 or a past conference and were inspired to be a leader in the GradSWE community?

The GPC-elect works alongside the GPC to organize the graduate student focused events at the annual conference. Learn more about the graduate leadership team here. Through the GPC-elect role, you get to work with a wonderful team of leaders to help shape sessions impacting the SWE graduate community. Additionally, there are numerous networking opportunities accompanying this role where you can create long-lasting connections. For this role, you would serve as GPC-elect for WE18 and GPC for WE19 (attendance is required at both conferences). This position runs from January 2018 to December 2019.

Applications are due Sunday, December 31 at 11:59 PM PT. Application here. For question, contact past-GPC Emily Hoffman at emilyhoffman18@gmail.com.

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#We17 is here – join us whether you’re in Austin or on your couch!

The annual conference is this week in Austin, Texas. We are so excited for all the of great programming this year has to offer. See our line up of sessions, including the Graduate Reception and the Rapid Fire competition.

If you can’t be in Austin, it doesn’t mean #We17 is out of your reach. Interact with us on social media at our facebook or twitter as we post updates.

Annual conference is a time to be inspired by your colleagues and mentors, and to learn a lot. Be sure to read about the Keynote Speakers and watch the promo videos featuring your fellow SWE members!

We17: Rapid Fire Research Presentation Competition Finalists

The Rapid Fire is a research presentation competition that takes place at the annual conference, with both undergraduate and graduate divisions. The session name comes from the short length of the talks, only 4 minutes! This format challenges finalists to present their technical work clearly and succinctly to a panel of industry and academia judges from across engineering disciplines. The top 10 finalists were selected this summer to compete at We17 in Austin. After a competitive selection process, they represent top graduate and undergraduate  research!

Congratulations to our graduate finalists:
Amy Van Asselt, University of Wisconsin
Sarah Beauchamp, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Sarah Garrow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Divya Kernik, University of California, Davis
Priyanka Sarker, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kazi Tasneem, Vanderbilt University
Lisa Volpatti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sarah Watzman, The Ohio State University
Jill Wenderott, University of Michigan
Rana Soltani Zarrin, Texas A&M University

Congratulations to our undergraduate finalists:
Jessica Bilskie, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Alena Casella, University of Akron
Eileen Choe, Loyola Marymount University
Marlyn Garcia, The University of Texas at El Paso
Leah Kaplan, University of Arizona
Margarita Kovalchuk, California State University, Sacramento
Chanel Manzanillo, California State University Sacramento
Julia Miao, Cornell University
Elizabeth Tan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Asena Yildiz, University of California, Berkeley

Rapid Fire awards are made possibly by our sponsor, Praxair. Check out their career opportunities and why to work at Praxair!

Come see these students present at We17:
Rapid Fire: Graduate Students — Thursday, Oct 26, 2:15pm-3:15pm, Room 5
Rapid Fire: Undergraduate Students —  Saturday, 11:15am-12:15pm, Room 19A

 

We17 Events: Graduate Reception

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Past GMC and Past GPC at We16 Graduate Reception

If you are attending We17, the Graduate Student Reception is a must-attend event. What’s better than food, networking, and socializing with your fellow grad students? This year Autodesk is sponsoring and bringing along some of their best engineers to network with us. This will be a highlight of We17!

Add the event in your conference plan. And check out career opportunities at Autodesk!

What: Graduate Student Reception
When: Friday, Oct 27, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Where: JW Marriott –Brazos

Meet our We17 Sponsors: Praxair

Meet our We17 Sponsors: Praxair

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We are pleased to announce Praxair is sponsoring the Rapid Fire research presentation competition at We17. Through this sponsorship, Praxair and GradSWE members can connect for networking, professional development, and career opportunities. Praxair is interested in students like you!

Whether you are attending conference or not, be sure to check out their Careers Page for more information. Learn about their career areas, culture, and leadership development program.

They have both full-time opportunities and internships. Praxair is looking for talented engineers like our GradSWE members!

Polish your resume and practice your elevator pitch, We17 is all about making new connections.

Meet our We17 Sponsors: Autodesk

Meet our We17 Sponsors: Autodesk

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We are pleased to announce Autodesk is sponsoring the Graduate Student Reception at We17 (Friday, October 27 at 5:00). Through this sponsorship, Autodesk and GradSWE members can connect for networking, professional development, and career opportunities. Autodesk is interested in students like you!

Whether you are attending conference or not, be sure to check out their Careers Page for more information. Learn about their career opportunities for graduating students.

Check out their LinkedIn and even their Instagram!

Polish your resume and practice your elevator pitch, We17 is all about making new connections.

We17 GradSWE Sessions

Get excited for We17 with a full list of GradSWE activities! Plan your own schedule on the Conference Planner. Meet new friends at the Business Meeting and the Reception! We hope to see you there. Follow our twitter @SWE_grad for updates!

Look out for similar programming at WeLocals and follow our posts this winter and spring to get involved with GradSWE programming next year!

Thursday

Time Session Speakers Room
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Your First Academic Position: Questions for the Hiring Committee Raenita Fenner, Stephanie Gillespie Room 4
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Rapid Fire: Graduates Finalists Room 5
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm GradSWE Business Meeting Grad SWE Leadership Team Room 19A

Friday

Time Session Speakers Room
9:00 pm – 6:00 pm Graduate & Undergraduate Poster judging Finalists Level 4 Lobby
3:50 pm – 4:10 pm Nevertheless She Persisted: My PhD Thesis and Transmission Electron Microscopy Emily Hoffman Room 18AB
4:50 pm – 5:10 pm Academic Advisement – How to Choose Your Advisor, and Work With Them Sanjana Das, Josa Hanzlik, Genevieve Kane Room 18AB
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Graduate Student Reception Sponsored by Autodesk JW Marriot – Brazos
7:00 pm Graduate Social Easy Tiger

Saturday

10:00 am – 11:15 am Engineer Your Life Outside Your Classroom – Put Your Extracurriculars to Work Mary Beth Biddle, Claudia Gutierrez, Josa Hanzlik, Samantha Schneider, Danielle Schroeder Room 15
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Rapid Fire: Undergraduates Finalists Room 19A
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Planning for Life After Graduate School Jaimie Dougherty, Josa Hanzlik, Theresa Newton, Rachel Unruh Room 13

Note: All sessions in the Austin Convention Center unless otherwise noted.