About weSTEM

We are excited to announce the fifth annual weSTEM conference – scheduled for Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at the Illini Union in Champaign, IL.

Started in 2013 by the Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, weSTEM (Women Empowered in STEM) is a one-day conference that provides a forum for STEM leaders to inspire one another to excel at the scientific frontier, developing solutions for the next generation of global challenges. Engineers and scientists share academic, professional, and personal experiences, providing insight into their paths to success in STEM fields.

The 2017 program will feature:

  • Keynote addresses
  • Dual-track talks
  • Breakout sessions
  • Panel discussion
  • Corporate networking

Please refer to the the “Past Conferences” to review previous weSTEM program details. The weSTEM 2017 program schedule is currently under development, so be sure to check back for more information.

  • Want to nominate a speaker for weSTEM 2017? Let us know by filling out this form!
  • Interested in speaking at weSTEM? Please contact Ashley Armstrong (aaarmst2@illinois.edu) with “weSTEM 2017 Speaker” in the subject line.
  • Interested in sponsoring weSTEM? Please contact Megan Witzke (witzke2@illinois.edu) with “weSTEM 2017 Sponsorship” in the subject line.

We look forward to welcoming you at weSTEM!

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