We17 Graduate Sessions

The SWE Annual Conference, We17, has  focused programming just for graduate students. We are pleased to promote our sessions this year, including:

  • Your First Academic Position: Questions for the Hiring Committee, Thu, Oct 26, 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Nevertheless She Persisted: My PhD Thesis and Transmission Electron Microscopy, Fri, Oct 27, 3:50pm – 4:10pm
  • Academic Advisement – How to Choose Your Advisor, and Work With Them, Fri, Oct 27, 4:50pm – 5:10pm
  • Engineer Your Life Outside Your Classroom – Put Your Extracurriculars to Work”, Sat,  Oct 28, 10:00am – 11:15am
  • Planning for Life After Graduate School, Sat, Oct 28, 2:45pm – 3:45pm

Additionally, our Grad SWE business meeting will be on Thursday, October 26, 4:30pm – 5:30 pm.

Sessions by your follow peers and academics can be an impactful learning experience at the national conference. If you can’t attend We17, look out for graduate programming at WeLocals and at We18. These sessions are BY graduate students, FOR graduate students. If you would like to get involved, look for calls for applications for WeLocals this fall or for We18 in early March 2018.

 

Look out for more information on the blog as we approach WE17!

 

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