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Graduate Community Events at WE16!

Mark your calendars for these events hosted by the SWE Graduate Community! We have grad student sessions each day. Also monitor our social media pages for real-time updates about the sessions and other social events! See the image below for links to our various social media pages, and talk up these sessions at the conference!



Owens Corning Grad SWE Scholarship

Application Link

DEADLINE:  October 7, 2016

Owens Corning is pleased to offer a $1000 scholarship to the Society of Women Engineers Graduate Community. This scholarship is intended to provide the scholarship recipient with direct exposure to a career in science & technology. The scholarship has two components, the monetary prize and an opportunity for job placement.

– US Citizen or otherwise eligible to work in the United States on a permanent basis
– 3.0 GPA
– Major of study: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, and other building materials related fields
– Completed at least 3 years of doctoral study OR 1 year of masters study if not pursing PhD
– Willing and able to complete internship at Owens Corning Science & Technology in Summer 2017, unless graduating
– Planning to attend the WE16 Annual Conference for Women Engineers, Philadelphia, PA October 26 -30, 2016

Apply for the Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE) Program


Interested in a career in academia?  Consider applying for WE16’s ALWE program!

SWE is pleased to offer the Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE) program at WE16. ALWE is geared toward existing faculty members and graduate students, giving them an introduction to the tangible skills and knowledge needed to pursue and gainfully acquire institutional leadership positions at a university.

Participants who qualify will receive travel assistance to attend the program at WE16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Applications of due August 15th.

Click here for more details about the program.

Newsletter – 12 July 2016

Newsletter – 12 July 2016

Hello Grad Community!
Welcome to FY17. My name is Liz Dreyer and I am taking over as the new Graduate Member Coordinator. I look forward to serving all of you this year and seeing the SWE Grad Community continue to grow. If you ever have any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact myself and the rest of the SWE Grad Community Leadership team by emailing
I’d like to also introduce the rest of the Grad Community Leadership team. Our team for FY17 is:
  • Graduate Member Coordinator (GMC): Liz Dreyer – University of Michigan
  • GMC-Elect: Genevieve Kane – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Graduate Programming Coordinator (GPC): Rachel Unruh – Texas A&M
  • GPC-Elect: Emily Hoffman – Northwestern University
  • Social Media Coordinator (SMC): Allie Anderson – Colorado School of Mines
  • Webinar Coordinator (WC): Celine Liong – Stanford University
You can read a short bio about each person on the blog: Please join me in welcoming everyone aboard for a great year.
Please be sure to forward this to other graduate students, or those who are supportive of women getting advanced STEM degrees!

In this newsletter:

  1. Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE)
  2. Grad Community Spotlights
  3. Book your WE16 room now!
  4. Follow us on Social Media!

(1) Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE)

The overarching purpose of ALWE is to give female academics in engineering departments an introduction to the tangible skills and knowledge needed to pursue and gainfully acquire institutional leadership positions at a university.

Participants in the program will experience two-full days and six interactive sessions that will provide best practices to advance in academia while creating opportunities and mechanisms to network across institutions. To that end, the objectives of ALWE are as follows:

Recognize the various roles associated with holding leadership positions within academia.

Learn strategies and tools to advance in leadership roles within academia.
Learn negotiation skills to use in pursuing institutional leadership positions.
Expand an existing network of women in academia.
Support a community of practice focused on similar goals and faced with similar challenges.

Dates:  October 28 – 29, 2016
Time:  8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Location:  WE16 – Philadelphia, PA
Check out the tentative agenda.

Check out more information and apply for the program at

(2) Grad Community Spotlights

Did you see the most recent Spotlight?

Stanford Grad SWE (27 June 2016):

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

(3) Book your WE16 room now!

Now is the time to start thinking about your plans for WE16.  You can book your hotel, sign up to be notified when conference registration is live, and more at

Sign up to volunteer for WE16! It’s a great way to give back to the conference that gives so much, and you get a discounted registration rate!  More at

(4) Follow us on social media!


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

Grad Member Spotlight – Stephanie Moffitt

4 April 2016

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PhD Student, Materials Science and Engineering, expected graduation spring 2017

Northwestern University


Stephanie has been an active SWE member at Northwestern since 2012. She served on the planning committee for NU SWE’s biggest outreach event, Career Day for Girls, in 2013 and 2014. Starting in the fall of 2014, she began serving on NU SWE’s executive board as the first graduate student liaison (at least in recent memory). At this time, Stephanie also began to lead and further develop GradSWE at Northwestern. This has included obtaining a university grant, increasing membership, and developing programs.  This past fall, Stephanie was excited to attend her first SWE conference, WE15. At the conference she co-presented the talk “Preparing Powerful Application Essays”.

Stephanie currently holds a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In 2014 she was selected to attend the International Center for Materials Research Summer Mini-School and Workshop on Advances in Oxide Materials at the University of California at Santa Barbara. This winter Stephanie was invited as a round table speaker to SWE in the City, NU SWE’s first daylong professional development event in downtown Chicago.

Congratulations, Stephanie, on all that you’ve accomplished! Keep up the great work!


What is your degree program (MS/PhD, department)? When do you expect to graduate?

I am a 4th year Materials Science and Engineering PhD student. I expect to graduate in spring of 2017.


Give a brief explanation of your research.

The unique combination of optical transparency and electrical conductivity is required by many applications. Large-area flexible displays are the current driver of the field of transparent conducting oxides. In my research I study the distinct property changes that evolve in transparent conducting oxides when they are deposited under conditions compatible with flexible plastic. Specifically I am interested in how the arrangement and composition of atoms informs their performance. Oxides compatible with plastic present a significant challenge to study because they lack long-range order. This precludes the use X-ray diffraction and computer simulations that rely on periodic boundary conditions. To overcome this challenge I use element-specific local structure X-ray measurements combined with electrical measurements to gain an understanding of how these materials function on a fundamental level.


What do you hope to do with your degree? What are your career goals?

After completing my PhD, I hope continue developing my skills as an independent researcher through a post-doctoral position at a national laboratory. This position will prime me to achieve my ultimate goal of becoming a tenured professor at an R1 research institution. I aspire to act as a role model and mentor to women pursuing careers in science and engineering. As a professor I will interact with students at the undergraduate and graduate level; I will have the status to inspire even more students.


What are some of your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?

I’ve been a dancer all my life. As a graduate student I still find time to take class at Foster Dance, a local studio. Next year I plan to enter the “Dance Your PhD” contest. I also really enjoy playing intramural flag football on my department’s team. This year we won the Corec division!


What’s a fun fact about you?   

I grew up flying airplanes. My grandfather help found a recreational airport in California. I spent much of my time growing up at that airport helping my dad fix small airplanes and flying around the western United States.