Category Archives: Past Events

2015 Holiday Lunch

MGW members and faculty enjoy the first annual MGW Student/Faculty Holiday Lunch in December 2015.

Coffee and Chat

MGW members and female MechSE faculty enjoy the monthly Coffee and Chat in November 2015.

Fall Retreat 2015

MGW spent another beautiful morning at Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch on September 12, 2015.  

Fall Retreat 2014

Take a look at some photos from our retreat to Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch!  We had tons of fun and all got lots of delicious apples to take home! 🙂  

MGW Retreat 2013

This year, MGW celebrated the last weekend before the semester started by going to Curtis Orchard in Champaign.  We picked some tasty apples, as one might expect we’d do at an orchard.  We also took a relaxing wagon ride around the orchard. And of course, we enjoyed some delicious apple doughnuts and other tasty foods read more »

MGW Retreat 2012

To kick off the 2012-2013 school year, MGW went to Kickapoo State Park, where we enjoyed canoeing (and one group took a paddleboat…do we say they went paddleboating?).                             Then we enjoyed a picnic lunch before heading back to C-U.  

Lunch with Female Faculty 2011

Something we like to do once a year in MGW is have a lunch with the female faculty in our department.  It’s a really great opportunity to learn from their experience and get their advice on our future careers.  Here’s some photos from our 2011 lunch:  

2011 Lunch with Graduate Office

In the fall of 2011, MGW was invited to meet with the new Head of Graduate Programs, Prof. Harley Johnson.  (We get to do things like this because our input is valued by the department.  Just more proof that MGW is awesome.)              

MGW Retreat 2011

For our 2011 retreat (to start off the new school year in style), MGW went bowling at the Illini Union.             We may not be the best bowlers, but that’s okay.  We’re good at math and stuff.             Then we got some delicious frozen yogurt. read more »