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bINSPIRED | stay MOTIVATED | grow PASSIONATE

February 13, 2021

Virtual Conference

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

 

ABOUT

weSTEM (Women Empowered in STEM) is a one-day conference designed to inspire and connect current and aspiring STEM leaders. It was started in 2013 by the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at the University of Illinois.

Invited speakers will share experience and insight from their diverse career paths following a graduate degree in STEM. The conference features lectures, workshops, and breakout sessions that showcase successful career paths of women and men in STEM, and facilitate the discussion of topics unique to the graduate student experience.

 

Click here to watch a video about weSTEM 2016! 

 

schedule

Friday, February 12th

6:30-8:30 PM

Evening Welcome Reception

Networking reception with participants and conference speakers

Saturday, February 13th

9:00-9:45 AM

Registration

10:00-10:45 AM

Welcome & Brunch

10:45-11:30 AM

Opening Keynote Speaker

12:00-12:45 PM

Session One Talks

1:00-1:45PM

Panel Discussions

1:45-2:30 PM

Networking Session & Snacks

2:30-3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

4:00-4:45 PM

Session Two Talks

5:00-5:35 PM

Banquet Dinner

5:35-6:20 PM

Concluding Keynote Speaker

6:20-6:30 PM

Closing Remarks

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SPEAKERS from 2020 conference

 

SPONSOR weSTEM 2021

Join us this year for our flagship initiative to motivate and inspire brilliant young professionals in STEM! With your sponsorship, you’ll gain unique company promotion and recruiting access to the nation’s top graduate students in STEM.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Recognition in the weSTEM 2021 conference program booklet

  • Online recognition at the GradSWE at Illinois website and on social media

In addition, sponsorship packages include,

Distinguished Scientist - $5000+

Sponsors weSTEM 2021's virtual platform, brunch and dinner gift cards for the day of the conference, and conference swags. Includes an e-book of attendee resumes in addition to sponsorship of GradSWE events.

Senior Scientist - $2500+

Sponsors weSTEM 2021's virtual platform, brunch and dinner gift cards for the day of the conference, and conference swags. Includes an e-book of attendee resumes.

lead scientist - $1500+

Sponsors weSTEM 2021's virtual platform and brunch and dinner gift cards for the day of the conference. Includes an e-book of attendee resumes.

Associate scientist - $750+

Sponsors weSTEM 2021's virtual platform and brunch and dinner gift cards for the day of the conference.

contributor - $350+

Sponsors weSTEM 2021's virtual platform.

Contact Wanqiu Chen (gradswe-funding@illinois.edu) if you are interested in sponsoring weSTEM 2021.

*A portion of all weSTEM 2021 Sponsorship packages will go towards​ funding the GradSWE general fund. Activities covered by these​ proceeds include: professional development lunches, national conference attendance, outreach initiatives and much more!​*

weStem 2020 SPONSORS

Distinguished Scientist Tier

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Lead Scientist Tier

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Associate Scientist Tier

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Associate Scientist Tier

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Contributor Tier

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