Present a We18: Join our planning call

Present at WE18! Call for Proposal is Open!

Save the date for our WE18 grad programming kickoff meeting, February 8, 9 pm ET.

If you enjoyed participating in the Graduate Community sessions at WE17 or have ideas on how to improve the grad sessions for WE18, we invite you to dial into our community-wide teleconference! This call is to brainstorm and plan ideas for grad-focused sessions at WE18. You could be part of leading a session! The call will be hosted by Megan Beck (Graduate Programming Coordinator) and Mujan Seif (Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect).

Who: You, yes

Date: Thursday, February 8

Time: 9:00 pm Eastern (8:00 Central, 7:00 Mountain, 6:00 Pacific)

Phone Number: 605-472-5492
Access Code: 689159


Session Idea Form (please submit prior to the meeting on Feb 8)

Submit your final session proposal for WE18, SWE’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 18-20, 2018 here! The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 9.

If you have any questions, contact our new Graduate Programming email address at


Call for Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect


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

#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


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


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

Autodesk Logo

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.