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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, gender minorities, 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!


Friday, February 10th - Cafe & Co

6:30 - 8:30pm
Networking, Sponsored by MathWorks

Saturday, February 11th - IHotel

9:00 - 9:50am
    9:20 - 9:35am
9:45 - 10:10am
10:10 - 11:00am
11:15am - 12:00pm
12:00 - 1:00pm
1:00 - 3:00pm
3:10 - 3:55pm
3:55 - 4:10pm
4:15 - 5:10pm
5:10 - 5:40pm
5:40 - 6:30pm
6:30 - 6:40pm
Speaker Photo
Opening Remarks
Opening Keynote
Session 1 Talks
Breakout Sessions
Panel Session
Session 2 Talks
Closing Keynote
Closing Remarks
*Schedule is subject to change