Help Us Make WE15 Great!!

Happy New Year!!

The weather may be cold but our hearts are still warm from how much fun we had at WE14. GradSWE is excited about the new year and the promise of bringing value at this year’s upcoming 2015 Society of Women Engineers Convention (WE15). You are receiving this message because you expressed an interest at WE14 in taking an active role in planning the programming for WE15.
We are pleased to announce our Grad SWE WE15 Kick Off Meeting! 
The call for workshop proposals for WE15 is now open. With this in mind, we will have a call to brainstorm potential workshop topics and divvy up responsibilities to any that are eager to get involved. We like to have a cohesive effort in our programming so we have to huddle up ladies so we can have another awesome year.
Conference call
Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific
Dial in: 605-475-6333
Access code: 3221683
The deadline for proposals is March 13, 2015.
Proposals may be submitted here.
We look forward to having you on the call!!
The call is also out for the FY2016 Graduate Programming Coordinator. If you are interested in the position, please dial in because we will discuss the position briefly. You may also reach out to Richelle Thomas, the current GPC for more details about the position. See the official call for applications for more details. You may submit an application for consideration here.

Graduate Leadership Opportunity: Application for WE14 Graduate Programming Coordinator

We are currently seeking applicants for the WE14 Graduate Programming Coordinator (GPC) position. The GPC position is a two-year term filled by a SWE graduate student or recent graduate (one year as coordinator-elect and one year as coordinator). WE14 GPC will support WE13 GPC, Marcella Vaicik, for WE13 and then be the lead for WE14. The GPC lead and coordinate annual conference graduate programs (abstracts due March 2013), including abstract submissions, posters, rapid fire presentations, and update SWE grad blog . This person ideally will have attended WE12  and been involved in planning sessions for WE12. This person must attend WE13 and WE14 and will serve on the Conference Programming Board. WE14 GPC does not have to be current graduate students, but must have completed their graduate degree within the past 3 years. Applications are due by January 15th, 2013.

Application WE14 Grad Prog Coordinator

The leadership commitment timeline will look similar to this:

  • January 2013 — application submission and selection of WE14 GPC; Support WE13 GPC, Marcella Vaicik, with coordination of call for graduate program abstracts; help organize teleconference to discuss WE12 session successes and areas needing improvement and brainstorm new ideas; find session leaders
  • February 2013 — facilitate and work with session leaders to submit abstracts by March deadline
  • February – April 2013 — work with Conference Program Board to provide guidance on topic selection
  • April – August 2013 — Finalize conference schedule, communicate with session leaders about conference timelines, support session leaders by providing resources as needed, ad hoc roles and responsibilities
  • August – October 2013 — begin advertising campaigns for WE13 graduate programs; finalize conference schedule to reduce session conflicts; follow up on speaker registrations
  • WE13 — help your session leaders, connect with graduate students, advertise other sessions, and support Graduate Leadership team
  • after WE13 — tie up loose ends from WE13; Post session summaries to blog, transition into lead role and mentor WE15 GPC