About weSTEM

weSTEM (Women Empowered in STEM) will provide a forum through which current and future STEM leaders can motivate and inspire each other to excel at the frontier of scientific advancement and develop solutions for the next generation of technical challenges. Women engineers and scientists with advanced degrees will share experiences from their academic and professional career paths and provide insight into their personal successes in STEM.

The program features:
  •  Two keynote lectures for all participants to attend
  •  Session talks where attendees may decide between concurrent talks in two tracks
  •  Break out sessions for students and speakers to have open discussions on topics relevant to the conference talks
  •  Social/cocktail hour for all attendees to mingle
  •  Brunch and dinner 
The speakers have been specially selected by members of the planning committee; they are people who have had an important impact on the academic/professional careers of the committee. We hope that weSTEM attendees will be motivated and inspired by these individuals, just as we were. We are excited to welcome students from the University of Illinois and SWE members from around the country to attend.

Video Credit: Josh Nielsen and the UIUC College of Engineering