We17 Collegiate Poster & Rapid Fire Competition – Applications Open!

Are you interested in attending We17? Apply for the Collegiate Poster & Rapid Fire Competition!

20 graduate student will be selected for travel stipend and award, 10 for the poster competition and 10 for the Rapid Fire talks.

Apply here:
http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/awards/collegiate-competitions

Deadline is June 15.

Be a Part of WE17! Call for Proposals is Open!

We are pleased to announce our WE17 grad programming kickoff meeting!

You are invite to join. Yes you!

The call for proposals for WE17 is open. If you enjoyed participating in the Graduate Community sessions at WE16 or have ideas on how to improve the grad sessions for WE17, we invite you to dial in to our community-wide teleconference! The call is to brainstorm and plan ideas for grad-focused sessions at WE17. You could be part of leading a session! The call will be hosted by Emily Hoffman (Graduate Programming Coordinator) and Jodi Boutté (Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect).

Date: Wednesday, February 15

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

Phone Number: 712-451-0011
Access Code: 409-810

Agenda: GoogleDoc

Proposals are due on Friday, March 10. Submit proposals here. For a list of currently proposed topics or for any questions, email Emily at emilyhoffman18 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Call for applications: GPC-Elect!

Application link: https://goo.gl/forms/I94FgKeEtFeOgTnl2

Are you excited about the growing number of opportunities for graduate students in SWE on the national level? Did you attend WE16 and gain lots of inspiration and ideas to better serve the graduate community? Do you in any shape or form want to play a role in continuing to grow graduate student programs on the national level? If you said yes to any of these, you should apply to be the Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect (GPC-elect)!

Each year the GPC-elect works alongside the GPC to construct and formulate the agenda of events for graduate students at the national conference. Through the GPC-elect role, you get to work with a wonderful team of ladies to help shape sessions impacting the SWE graduate community nationwide (and beyond)! Additionally, there are numerous networking opportunities accompanying this role where you will create long-lasting connections as you serve as GPC-elect for WE17 and GPC for WE18.

Applications are due by Sunday, January 8 at 11:59 PST. Follow the link above to apply!

Newsletter – 23 August 2016

Hello Grad Community!

We16 is about two months away! This week’s newsletter details two way to get involved at We16 and within the SWE Grad Community. Check it out below. 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 grad-coordinator@swe.org.

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. We16: Rapid Fire Sessions (Now OPEN!)
2. We16: Member Survey
3. New GradSWE Mentoring Program
4. Postdoc Opportunities at Penn State
5. Survey on Graduate Studies Funding
6. Grad Community Spotlights
7. Book your WE16 room now!
8. Follow us on Social Media!

(1) Rapid Fire Sessions
Year after year, Rapid Fire presentation prove to be a very beneficial way for SWE grads to practice presenting their research in front of their peers and a panel of judges. The call for applications is officially open and due on Monday, September 26th at 11:59 pm EST. Please fill out the application here. <LINK>

Master’s and PhD students are highly encouraged to apply.

(2) GradSWE Member Survey

Does your university have a GradSWE committee? If so, we would love to have your input! Each GradSWE committee arranges their funding and committee structures in a slightly different way. We are planning to devote time to discussing this at WE16. Ultimately, these efforts will create a reference of “best practices” as GradSWE committees become more prevalent across the country. We greatly appreciate your input! Please fill our the survey here <LINK>

(3) New GradSWE Student Mentoring Program

GMC-elect, Genevieve Kane, is organizing a mentoring program for the GradSWE Community. This is a great opportunity to ask/answer questions and connect with your fellow SWE members.

Learn More: https://swegrad.wordpress.com/2016/08/01/new-gradswe-student-mentoring-program/

Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/C1yZQXIAfrtfVPGn1

(4) Postdoc Opportunities at Penn State

The College of Information Sciences and Technology and The Applied Research Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University are currently seeking US Citizen candidates for three (3) postdoctoral scholarship positions. The job locations are in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Scholars Program was designed to utilize mission-critical expertise possessed by highly qualified subject matter experts in The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) mission to combat and respond to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation and use. Recent graduates and aspiring 2016/2017 graduates are encouraged to apply.

(1)   The first position seeks candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent in computational sociology, computational social science, or a related field. Skills required include computational modeling and simulation (agent-based modeling, social network analysis, Monte Carlo methods, uncertainty quantification, etc.) and proficiency in HPC computer programming as well as a deep understanding of social sciences. Emphasis on human behavior during crisis and disaster scenarios is beneficial.  Please see the full posting athttps://psu.jobs/job/64230.

(2)   The second positions seeks candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent in physical science or engineering, such as applied physics, nuclear science or engineering, physics, or a related field. Skills required include knowledge of nuclear physics and a general understanding of radiation detection methods. Training or experience in additional nuclear science & engineering areas is beneficial. Experimental or theoretical specialties are welcome, but candidates need to be willing and flexible at learning and reviewing concepts beyond their specialty. Please see the full posting at https://psu.jobs/job/64229 .

(3)   The third position will support research activities to improve methods for understanding nuclear explosion monitoring with an emphasis on seismic methods. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in physical science or engineering, such as applied physics, geology, geophysics or other geosciences, physics, or a related field. Skills and knowledge required include properties of geological media, and an understanding of scientific analysis methods in detecting and characterizing earthquakes and other seismic phenomena. Please see the full posting at https://psu.jobs/job/64469 .

All candidates should have an interdisciplinary background and be willing and flexible at learning and reviewing concepts beyond their specialty. This is not a bench research position within a lab; it is focused on support of basic research and program management. The successful applicants must be US citizens capable of obtaining a security clearance. The appointment will be for a one-year period with a strong possibility of renewal.  Applications are being received now.

Please contact Jan Mahar Sturdevant at jmahar@ist.psu.edu for more information!

(5) Survey on Graduate Studies Funding

Grad students from Georgia Tech are looking to get in touch with people who have “nontraditional” funding sources for their graduate program (e.g. NOT a research assistant, teaching assistant or well-known fellowship). If you fit this criteria or know someone who does, please forward this to them! They are looking to profile them for a We16 talk on funding your graduate degree! Link to the form is here: <LINK>

(6) Grad Community Spotlights

Did you see the most recent Spotlight?

Jordan Rutledge (8 August 2016):
https://swegrad.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/grad-member-spotlight-Jordan-Rutledge

Ana Ramekar (22 August 2016):
https://swegrad.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/grad-member-spotlight-ana-ramekar

Do you know someone (or yourself) or a Grad Group who deserves recognition? Submit their name here: http://goo.gl/51Oh1H

(7) 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 http://we16.swe.org/.

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 http://we16.swe.org/.

(8) Follow us on social media!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SWE_grad

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SWEGrad

Blog: https://swegrad.wordpress.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=8412361

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at grad-coordinator@swe.org!

 

Sincerely,

Liz Dreyer
FY 17 SWE Grad Member Coordinator

Announcing the WE16 GPC-Elect: Emily Hoffman!

Hello Graduate Community! It is my pleasure to announce Emily Hoffman, the Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect for WE16!  Emily is a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University researching the nanoscale properties of metal hip implants using transmission electron microscopy. Emily has attended WE13 in Baltimore, WE14 in Los Angeles, and WE15 in Nashville. She also delivered talks at WE14 and WE15 about opportunities for engineers in policy for students and professionals. Emily will also serve as Graduate Programming Coordinator for WE17.

Welcome, Emily, to the Graduate Committee!

Do you have an idea or vision for conference sessions for graduate students at WE16? If so, stay tuned for more details regarding a teleconference regarding session planning for WE16 very soon!

Call for applications: GPC-Elect!

Are you excited about the growing number of opportunities for graduate students in SWE on the national level? Did you attend WE15 and gain lots of inspiration and ideas to better serve the graduate community? Do you in any shape or form want to play a role in continuing to grow graduate student programs on the national level? If you said yes to any of these, you should apply to be the Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect (GPC-elect)!

Each year the GPC-elect works alongside the GPC to construct and formulate the agenda of events for graduate students at the national conference. A list of this year’s graduate events at WE15 can be found here. Through the GPC-elect role, you get to work with a wonderful team of ladies to help shape sessions impacting the SWE graduate community nationwide (and beyond)! Additionally, there are numerous networking opportunities accompanying this role where you will create long-lasting connections as you serve as GPC-elect for WE16 and GPC for WE17.

Applications are due by Tuesday, December 15 at 11:59 PM CST. Download the application using the link below. Send completed applications to Rachel Unruh at grad-programs-coordinator-elect@swe.org.

Application: https://swegrad.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/gpc-elect-application.docx 

Newsletter – 17 Nov 2015

Hello Grad Community!

If you know of other graduate students who may be interested in the Graduate Community, please forward these emails on to them, or point them to the Blog and Facebook pages! If you are part of a Grad Group, please ensure your distribution list receives these emails!

In this newsletter:

  1. Facebook Group deleted — join us on our Social Media pages!
  2. GET INVOLVED IN THE GRAD COMMUNITY! Graduate Programming Coordinator-Elect application now open!
  3. Upcoming Webinar
  4. Grad Community Spotlights
  5. Engaging Graduate Students in Collegiate and Professional sections
  6. Blog Basics: Local Graduate Groups
  7. New funding/employment opportunities on our Blog

(1) Facebook Group deleted — join us on our Social Media pages!

As of November 1st, we’ve deleted the Facebook Group – so be sure to join us on LinkedIn, the Facebook Page, and Twitter!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/swegrad/
Blog: https://swegrad.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @SWE_grad – https://twitter.com/SWE_grad
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=8412361
Google Calendar (to add to your Calendar!): https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=ff0dv6ilc983o74fiohikjon5o%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/New_York

(2) GET INVOLVED WITH THE GRAD COMMUNITY! Graduate Programming Coordinator Elect application now open!

Are you interested in helping to plan the sessions and events at WE16 and WE17? Applications are now being accepted for the Graduate Programming Coordinator Elect position on the Graduate Community Leadership Team!

The Graduate Programming Coordinator Elect (GPC-Elect) works with the Graduate Programming Coordinator and a dedicated team of graduate students and professional SWE members to create a diverse track of sessions for current graduate students, and for those who are considering going to graduate school, for the annual SWE conference. The GPC-Elect assists the GPC, in preparation for the following annual conference. This is a 2-year commitment, first as GPC-Elect and then as GPC.

Obtain the application here: https://swegrad.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/gpc-elect-application.docx

Send completed applications to Rachel Unruh: grad-programs-coordinator-elect@swe.org

Deadline is December 15th!

(3) Upcoming webinar

This month’s webinar is focused on SWE’s Public policy on the application of Title IX. It is a recorded webinar presented by Cathy Pieronek who is an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Women’s Engineering Program at the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering.

The webinar is about Title IX:  The Good, The Bad, The Unfinished: SWE’s Public Policy efforts focus on the application of Title IX, the law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education, to engineering programs specifically and all STEM programs generally.  This webinar will provide participants with a background in Title IX to understand how the law works, what it has accomplished since its enactment in 1972 (both good and not so good), and what remains to be done in terms of bringing women into full participation with men in STEM educational opportunities.

Follow this link to view this recorded webinar.
http://advancelearning.swe.org/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=19595

(4) Grad Community Spotlights

Did you see the most recent Spotlights?

University of Texas at Austin (2 Nov 2015):
https://swegrad.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/grad-group-spotlight-university-of-texas-at-austin/

Stephanie Gillespie (16 Nov 2015):
https://swegrad.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/grad-member-spotlight-stephanie-gillespie/

Do you know someone (or yourself) or a Grad Group who deserves recognition? Submit their name here: http://goo.gl/51Oh1H

(5) Tips for Engaging Graduate Students in Collegiate and Professional sections

Wanting to get graduate students involved in your collegiate or professional section? Check out this article on All Together with helpful tips, including a Membership Toolkit item and links to our Grad Community blog.

http://alltogether.swe.org/articles/tips-for-engaging-graduate-students/

(6) Blog Basics: Local Graduate Groups

This week, we start a new recurring series in this newsletter: Blog Basics. In these segments, I will highlight a different section of the blog, to give readers a better idea of the information you can find on the Grad Community blog.

Today, we focus on Local Graduate Groups: https://swegrad.wordpress.com/local-graduate-sections/

This page on the blog lists the existing SWE Graduate Groups at various collegiate sections. Are you interested in getting involved at your university? Check out this page first to see who the best point of contact is. If your university is not listed, chances are there is no Graduate Group. If there is — please contact me and I will add you to this list! If there is truly not a grad group, talk to your collegiate section about starting one! You can find tips on starting a Grad Group in the Resources section: https://swegrad.wordpress.com/resources/

(7) New funding/employment opportunities on our Blog

It’s that time of year again – fellowship application deadline time! Are you looking for funding for next year? Or how about a PostDoc or full-time position? Make sure to check out the Blog for a list of opportunities! New ones are always being added – several from last week at WE15!

https://swegrad.wordpress.com/funding-internships-and-postdocs/

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at grad-coordinator@swe.org!

-Katharine