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Welcome to the central repository for AWIS articles, blogs, press releases, webinars, videos, and newsletters as well as curated content for women in science and STEM.

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Improve Your Leadership in 2024 with Effective Delegation
April 16, 2024
Best-selling author and leadership coach Melody Wilding discussed seven key strategies to manage your mind, communicate effectively, and ultimately lead a high-performing team.
Melody Wilding
AWIS Announces Partnership with Drexel University
April 16, 2024
The Association for Women in Science proudly announces Drexel University is the latest organization to join its partner program.
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AWIS Member Spotlight: Samantha Wilezol
April 12, 2024
AWIS member Samantha Wilezol aspires to build a career as an inspirational speaker, both domestic and internationally.
Samantha Wilezol
AWIS Webinar - Exploring Data and AI Literacy
April 10, 2024
In this AWIS webinar, Dr. Swatee Singh shared a presentation on the complex realm of AI, and explained how the future of this technology can change industries.
Making a Difference: From California’s Orchard Fields to an Inclusive Academy
April 5, 2024
At University of California, Merced, Iris Montes joined the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), motivating her to work to improve diversity in higher education and science.
Iris D. Montes
The Importance of Connection in STEM
March 29, 2024
Meleah Ashford discovered the strength that comes from connecting strongly with other women in STEM. It's not alway easy to bond with colleagues but can lead to a sense of belonging.
Meleah Ashford
AWIS Chapter Spotlight: Notre Dame
March 29, 2024
The AWIS Notre Dame chapter (AWIS-ND) is known for its commitment to community outreach activities.
AWIS Member Spotlight: Lindsay Tessmer
March 29, 2024
Lindsay Tessmer is a first-year doctoral student in the PhD in Nursing Science program at Washington University School of Medicine/Goldfarb School of Nursing.
Lindsay Tessmer
AWIS to Support MacGillivary Freeman’s Film, Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels
March 26, 2024
AWIS members will attend Meet the Scientist events supporting a new film called Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels coming to select IMAX and giant screen theaters in Spring 2024
New film called Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels shows the heart, skeleton, and prosthetic leg of a man in a running pose
Teaching Science Through Quilting: A Conversation with Earth Scientist Laura Guertin
March 22, 2024
Laura Guertin, PhD, a Distinguished Professor of Earth Sciences at Penn State Brandywine, uses creative approaches like quilting to engage audiences in learning about earth science and its applications.
Laura Guertin holding an Alaska walleye pollock while participating in a fisheries survey on the NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson, June 2023.
AWIS Member Spotight: Saba Kanwal
March 22, 2024
Saba Kanwal is a PhD candidate (4th year) working in the Chemistry department at Michigan State University.
Saba Kanwal
AWIS Webinar - Women in Science Now: How to Use Science to Overcome the Remaining Hurdles to Equity
March 19, 2024
During this talk, Lisa M.P. Munoz pairs stories of scientists with data to explore the obstacles facing women in science at every step along their career paths. She also offers a historical perspective on the gender gap and ways you can make science more equitable and inclusive for all.
Astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell: From the Discovery of Pulsars to Poetry
March 16, 2024
Professor Bell Burnell is best known for the groundbreaking discovery of pulsars when she was a graduate student at the University of Cambridge in 1974.
Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, PhD
Association for Women in Science Announces Call for Board Nominations
March 15, 2024
The Association for Women in Science is accepting nominations for directors for the July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2027 term.
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AWIS Member Spotlight: Himanshi Tanwar
March 15, 2024
Himanshi Tanwar, PhD, is an immunologist working in antigen-adjuvant formulations, specialising in herbal adjuvants against bacterial/viral antigens.
Himanshi Tanwar, PhD
Beyond the Monthly Struggle: Raising Awareness and Encouraging Empathy
March 15, 2024
Most of the public is familiar with premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but are less familiar with a severe version of PMS known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
AWIS Announces 2023 ‘Shooting Star’ Chapter Awards
March 14, 2024
The Association for Women in Science has designated ten ‘Shooting Star’ Chapters in recognition of their initiatives throughout 2023 that supported the AWIS mission of advancing women in science.
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Jumping into Leadership
March 8, 2024
How do leadership roles in university organizations and professional societies benefit your career? Natalie Chernets, PhD, has used her experiences to make an impact and gain valuable skills.
Natalie Chernets, PhD
AWIS Member Spotlight: Hannah Grisevich
March 5, 2024
Hannah Grisevich, a senior scientist at Altria Client Services, strives to bridge the gap between scientific innovation and public perception in a field typically at the forefront of controversy.
Hannah Grisevich
Battelle Partners with Association for Women in Science to Empower Women in STEM
March 1, 2024
Battelle, a global leader in science and technology solutions, has partnered with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) to provide professional development and engagement opportunities for employees.
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Job Hunting After the Age of 50
March 1, 2024
Ageism in hiring takes most professionals by surprise. Patricia Flynn Weitzman, PhD, offers suggestions for job seekers over the age of 50.
Patricia Flynn Weitzman, PhD
AWIS Member Spotlight: Ijeoma Okoye
March 1, 2024
Ijeoma Okoye is a third-year PhD candidate in the Microbiology and Immunology program at Drexel University College of Medicine, studying the mitochondria of Plasmodium falciparum parasites to discover novel antimalarial drug targets.
Ijeoma Okoye
Building Molecular Literacy through Chemistry Comic Books
March 1, 2024
After seeing inequities in science education, Colleen Kelley, PhD decided to write comic books to help kids better understand the fundamentals of chemistry.
Colleen Kelley
Women as Subjects of Clinical Research
March 1, 2024
Removing women from research has resulted in medical treatments, and the benefits of such treatments, being geared solely toward men. This is changing slowly.
AWIS Announces New Nevada Chapter
February 23, 2024
AWIS is pleased to announce that another chapter has been established to serve the state of Nevada.
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