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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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AWIS Member Spotlight: Amanda Reyna
September 22, 2023
Amanda Reyna holds a BS in Biology from University of Texas-Pan American and an MS in Plant and Soil Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Amanda Reyna
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
September 19, 2023
In this webinar, Dr. Usha Rao addresses the roots of imposter syndrome and discusses the individual and structural aspects that contribute to the experience. She will offer practical solutions and actionable items that help to tackle the issue head-on and reframe it to your advantage.
Usha Rao
The Truth About “Quiet Quitting”
September 19, 2023
There’s a lot of talk about quiet quitting these days.
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Mind The Gender Pay Gap
September 18, 2023
Even in the year 2023, dishearteningly, gender pay disparity continues to persist within the workforce for women.
Mind the Gender Pay Gap
AWIS Member Spotlight: Giselle López
September 15, 2023
Physician scientist Dr. Giselle López wants to help jump-start the careers of future physicians and future scientists.
Giselle Lopez
Committed to Making My Community StrongHer
September 12, 2023
As I approached college, I knew that I wanted a degree that would help me become a problem solver. I had always had a passion for fixing things. Both my grandfather and aunt were engineers at NASA, and I had always looked up to them. So, when the time came for me to decide on […]
Anastasia Grilley
Planet Talk with Sanika Iyer
September 11, 2023
Sanika Iyer started Planet Talk, a nonprofit which provides access to telescopes and role models for students so that they can pursue astronomy.
Sanika Iyer
Capitol Hill Day Returns!
September 7, 2023
On May 16, 2023, a dedicated group of Association for Women in Science (AWIS) members went to Capitol Hill to engage with congressional staff members.
AWIS on Capitol Hill, from left: Alex Soare, Dr. Karen Yee, Dr. Aimee A. Malzahn, Veronica Hong, Niki Litchfield, Dr. Kristy Ortega Johnson, Cosette Schneider Eposi Elonge, Dr. Gretchen Schieber, Dr. Joyner Eke, Meredith Gibson. Missing: Miriam Erickson, who was busy coordinating the next step of the day’s agenda.
AWIS Chapter Spotlight - Chicago
September 1, 2023
The AWIS Chicago Area Chapter is celebrating yet another successful Summer Mentoring Circles season!
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Resume and Interview Tips to Get Noticed and Get the Job
August 31, 2023
With the current job market becoming more competitive, it’s critical that you differentiate yourself from others. This might mean doing things differently than how you’ve always done them. A great way to begin this process is with resume and interview assistance. On May 24, Career Coach Jessica Winder led the “Resume and Interview Tips to […]
Jessica Winder
AWIS Member Spotlight: Tabitha Wakhungu
August 30, 2023
Tabitha N. Wakhungu is a Mechanical Engineer at SMC corporation of America, with a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Wright State University.
Tabitha Wakhungu
AWIS Member Spotlight: Ellen Kuwana
August 30, 2023
Ellen Kuwana is an award-winning scientific communications expert.
Ellen Kuwana
The Room Is Better Because You’re In It
August 29, 2023
Jes Averhart wants you to realize that the world needs YOU.
Jes Averhart
AWIS Member Spotlight: Marj Thomas
August 28, 2023
Marj Thomas
What are the Rights of Pregnant Employees?
August 25, 2023
For pregnant workers, the most important question may be “How does the law protect me from being discriminated against in the workplace?”
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AWIS Member Spotlight: Mercy Orukpe Moses
August 24, 2023
Mercy Orukpe Moses is a graduate student Lab at Purdue University. Her research is on flavivirus nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) and its interactions with host proteins.
Mercy Orukpe Moses
Win-Win Networking: Building and Nurturing Transformational Relationships
August 23, 2023
In this webinar, Alaina G. Levine will address strategies and tactics for finding new collaborators and building mutually-beneficial partnerships with professionals across the globe.
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After completing her PhD, Melody Tan pivoted to career on Capitol Hill
August 23, 2023
Melody Tan, PhD is a Senior Policy Advisor who uses her knowledge of science and engineering to advocate on health, energy, environment, climate, science, space, and technology issues.
How to Make a Career Pivot
August 22, 2023
Career coach Melissa Lawrence outlines a roadmap to making a successful career pivot.
AWIS member Melissa Lawrence
Donna Vogel, PhD supported early scholars through grant management and career advising
August 21, 2023
Donna Vogel, PhD supported early scholars by managing grants, offering advice, and providing professional skills training.
Allen Institute Partner Spotlight
August 18, 2023
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Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry
August 17, 2023
In 2018, chemists Dr. Lara Kallander and Dr. Donna Huryn decided to plan the first Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry (EWOC) conference for the following year.
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AWIS Announces Call for 2023 Annual Award Nominations
August 15, 2023
Nominate yourself or a colleague for a 2023 AWIS award. Nominations will be accepted through 11pm PT on September 15, 2023.
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Shameka Lewis ensures workplace safety for Kellogg's Company
August 14, 2023
Shameka Lewis' work as an EHS Director ensures workplace safety for workers in the manufacturing industry.
AWIS Announces Announces Partnership with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
August 11, 2023
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments.
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Bashayer Khouja contributes to food policies and regulations for the FDA
August 9, 2023
Bashayer Khouja's experience in the food industry has led to her current role as a Research Microbiologist for the FDA.
Food Scientist Kathleen Harsh creates healthier baked goods for the public
August 7, 2023
Kathleen Harsh finds true joy in making products that people can find on grocery store shelves. She helps create healthier baked goods for the public.
Dr. Jane Maienschein Bridges the Gap Between History, Philosophy, and Science
August 7, 2023
Dr. Jane Maienschein, an eminent historian, philosopher, scientist, longtime AWIS member, and former AWIS fellow and board member, is a living example of this transdisciplinary Third Culture.
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Robotics to Change Construction and the World
July 31, 2023
Dr. Tessa Lau is passionate about developing technology to give people super-powers. She is the Founder and CEO of Dusty Robotics, a company that creates robot-powered tools in the construction workforce. She spoke with AWIS member Steff Lebasck about her journey. Tell our readers about the company you founded, Dusty Robotics, and the FieldPrinter. How […]
AWIS Member Spotlight: Dharaniya Sakthivel
July 28, 2023
Dharaniya Sakthivel is a CPRIT scholar, currently pursuing a PhD at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dharaniya Sakthivel
On the Path to Disability-Inclusive Workplaces
July 28, 2023
Four women scientists at the heart of the disability movement share their stories in an effort to promote awareness
AWIS Chapter Spotlight – Seattle
July 28, 2023
The AWIS Seattle Chapter held its 9th Annual Awards Banquet which brought together 127 researchers, students, and public supporters of women in STEM.
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After 20-years of teaching, Catherine Roberts, PhD shares her expertise as a CEO
July 24, 2023
With a 20-year career as a mathematics professor, Catherine Roberts, PhD now begins her journey as a CEO of the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications.
Endictus Corporate Spotlight
July 21, 2023
Through this corporate partnership with AWIS, ENDICTUS CORP has the opportunity to engage with a vibrant community of women professionals who bring a wide range of perspectives, experiences, and expertise to the table.
Create a Vision Statement for Your Life
July 20, 2023
Just like an organization has a vision statement, you should have one as well. In this webinar, Mona-Lee Belizaire will guide you through how to develop a vision statement for your life that you can use when making decisions and planning for your future.
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AWIS Member Spotlight: Suneera Bhatia
July 20, 2023
Suneera Bhatia is a results-oriented healthcare technology executive with 10+ years experience.
Suneera Bhatia
Jennifer Rasing has spent a career of over 20 years dedicated to the biopharmaceutical industry
July 19, 2023
Jennifer Rasing is a passionate scientist and leader who has spent a career of over 20 years dedicated to the biopharmaceutical industry.
As an earth, space, and climate educator, Dr. Kathryn Williamson's clients include institutions and NASA
July 17, 2023
Kathryn Williamson, PhD is a consultant who describes herself as an earth, space, and climate educator.
From Scientist to Primary Patent Examiner, Charlee Bennett, PhD shares how her work promotes innovation
July 12, 2023
Charlee Bennett, PhD shares how her work as a Primary Patent Examiner promotes innovation and shapes the development of new technologies that benefit society.
AWIS Summer of Science Spotlight Charlee Bennett, PhD
AWIS Announces St. Louis Chapter Relaunch
July 12, 2023
AWIS is pleased to announce that the St. Louis chapter is relaunching with new leadership to support women at all career stages.
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Thank Jocelyn Scheirer for helping to pioneer today's advancements in wearable technology
July 10, 2023
The technological advancements in wearable technology have been made possible without the help of early pioneers like Jocelyn Scheirer.
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American Water Resources Association: A Multidisciplinary Approach
July 10, 2023
American Water Resources Association has spent almost 60 years bringing together scientists, researchers, academics, and a variety of stakeholders from the private and public sectors to solve critical water issues in the United States and abroad.
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AWIS Member Spotlight: Yuning Ye
July 7, 2023
Yuning Ye is a graduate student at University of Michigan, School of Information, focusing on Human-Computer Interaction.
Yuning Ye
Elizabeth Hileman, PhD teaches young scientists critical written and verbal communication skills
July 5, 2023
Elizabeth Hileman, PhD teaches young scientists how to convey their discoveries to both technical and lay audiences through critical written and verbal communication skills.
AWIS Summer of Science Spotlight of Elizabeth Hileman PhD
Meenakshi Bhattacharjee, PhD has over 35 years of experience in algal studies
July 3, 2023
Meenakshi Bhattacharjee, PhD is an internationally renowned algal biotechnologist with 35+ years of research and development experience.
Summer of Science Spotlight of Meenakshi Bhattacharjee, PhD
AWIS Announces New Strategic Plan for 2023-2026
June 30, 2023
The Association for Women in Science announced a new strategic plan including revised mission and vision statements for 2023-2026.
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Sustainability in the Rubber Cycle
June 30, 2023
Because of an overabundance of used tires in landfills, environmental service companies work to reclaim, recycle, reuse, and repurpose used tires.
Rubber pieces for recycling
Yolanda Hagar, PhD uses biostatistics to understand clinical and public health outcomes
June 26, 2023
Yolanda Hagar, PhD is a biostatistician who uses mathematical tools and computational approaches to understand clinical and public health outcomes.
Gauri Kulkarni, PhD believes regenerative medicine can revolutionize the healthcare industry
June 26, 2023
Dr. Gauri Kulkarni is the Lead Scientist in the drug discovery and development program at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
AWIS Announces New Board Members
June 23, 2023
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Hongmei Huang and Dr. Julia Omotade will join the AWIS National Governing Board beginning July 1, 2023.
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