“Hi! My name is Katharine Brumbaugh Gamble and I am an Aerospace Engineering PhD Student at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin). I have been involved in SWE since I was a sophomore at Purdue where I served as the Community Service Chair, then the Programs Director, and ultimately the Vice President. When I came to UT-Austin, I wanted to stay connected with SWE and got involved with our Grad SWE Committee. I served as the Committee Co-Chair for two years, helping to increase participation and organize innovative events for the UT-Austin engineering grad students.
Now, I serve as the FY14 Regional Conference Coordinator for the National SWE Graduate Student Community. Our goal is to help graduate students find a network within SWE at a National level. This includes developing programming of interest to graduate students for the national and regional conferences as well as webinars. I am also involved in Region C as the Graduate Student Community representative. My goal here is to increase awareness, representation, and participation of graduate students within Region C. It is hard for graduate students to find a community within SWE, because many of us feel we’re not really collegiates any more, but neither are we professionals.
I could really use everyone’s help in generating a list of any Graduate SWE Committees or groups at the collegiate sections of Region C.
If you know your local collegiate section has a Women in Engineering Program (or similar name) could you please send me the contact information for the director?
If you know your local collegiate section has a SWE graduate student group, could you please send me the following information:
(1) What is the name of the group?
(2) What collegiate section is it a part of?
(3) Who are the leaders/directors/chairs of the group? (and their contact information)
Also, in general, if any of the collegiate or professional sections know of graduate students (or, if you’re a grad student!) who are involved with SWE, we’d like to start getting a database together of people we can call upon for being panelists and speakers or a part of the National Grad SWE community. Please send me their contact information, or you can provide my information to them (below).
Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to offer!”
Katharine Brumbaugh Gamble