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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: Doeun Kim
November 30, 2023
Doeun Kim is passionate about working in healthcare as a future pharmacist, as well as drug development research in Alzheimer’s disease.
Doeun Kim
The Great Imbalance: Gender Inequality in Academic Publishing
November 17, 2023
Sarah Fahim sheds light on the gender inequality gap in academic publishing.
Bar graph and line graph showing the gap between percentage of women in 'Scientist' vs. 'Editor' or 'Editor-in-Chief' roles
Flint Water Crisis: 10 Years Later
November 14, 2023
The Flint Water Crisis was completely preventable, but the perfect storm of poverty, greed, and racism caused those in power to look the other way. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha shares how the city is doing now and the lessons learned in the fight for justice.
A Career Path to Science Communication Writing
November 14, 2023
Communicating your work clearly and effectively through writing benefits everyone. Freelance scientific editor Ellen Kuwana shares some tips.
Ellen Kuwana
How to Delegate Without Authority
November 9, 2023
Moving from doing the work to delegating the work takes practice. Melissa Lawrence explores the steps to successful delegation.
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Tips for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal
November 3, 2023
Pavithra Madamarandawala shares her experience in writing a successful grant proposal.
Pavithra Madamarandawala
Ethics in Science: An Interview with Dr. Elisabeth Bik
November 3, 2023
Dr. Elisabeth Bik has reported problems in over 7,000 scientific papers, and her work has resulted in more than 1,000 retractions and in another 1,000 corrections.
Dr. Elizabeth Bik
AWIS Chapter Spotlight: Northern California
October 30, 2023
The 29th Annual AWIS Northern California Chapters Awards Gala celebrated the incredible accomplishments of women in STEM.
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Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving Equity
October 27, 2023
Lisa M. P. Munoz, science writer and the Founder and President of SciComm Services, Inc., shares why she wrote Women in Science Now, a book on gender bias and discrimination in STEM fields.
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AWIS Announces New Nevada Chapter
October 26, 2023
AWIS is pleased to announce that another chapter has been established to serve the state of Nevada.
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Addressing the Opioid Crisis: A Path to Saving Lives and Empowering Communities
October 20, 2023
Holly Chapman and Jacquiline Silva are addressing the opioid crisis in their community and beyond.
AWIS Member Spotlight: Michaela Davenport
October 20, 2023
Michaela Davenport is a Field Technical Support Scientist at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments.
Michaela Davenport
How To Work With Recruiters
October 20, 2023
This article will help you better understand the role that recruiters play, and how you can work with them in a positive and constructive way during your job search.
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Exploring Data and AI Literacy
October 19, 2023
Discover the history of language models, especially their use in Financial Services, both past and present. Dr. Swatee Singh shares the reasons for the excitement behind Large Language Models, how they are being used presently, and what their future potential is.
Dr. Swatee Singh
AWIS Announces New Partnership Agreement with Medpace
October 18, 2023
AWIS is pleased to announce a new partnership with Medpace, Inc., a Contract Research Organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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AWIS Announces 2023 Award Winners
October 13, 2023
AWIS is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Spark, Meridian, and Zenith awards which recognize AWIS members who demonstrate strong leadership skills, innovative thinking, and a commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility in STEM.
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Addressing Harassment in STEM at the Systemic Level
October 13, 2023
The Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM held its 5th annual convening last month. AWIS board member Joanne Kamens attended and wrote a recap of the event and recent efforts to address harassment in STEM at the systemic level.
AWIS member Dr. Joanne Kamens
AWIS Member Spotlight: Jessica Ramirez
October 13, 2023
Jessica Ramirez, a PhD candidate at Rush University, is researching ovarian cancer biomarkers to enhance early detection methods.
Jessica Ramirez
Association for Women in Science Applauds Nobel Laureates
October 9, 2023
Three of the ten STEM Laureates this year were women which is on par with the percentage of women in STEM occupations.
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AWIS Member Spotlight: Mayara Matos
October 6, 2023
Mayara Patricia Viana de Matos, PhD, is a biologist in the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Mayara Matos, PhD
13 of the Smartest Questions to Ask a Hiring Manager
October 6, 2023
Make a strong impression on any hiring manager by asking these insightful questions and ending your interview on a positive note.
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Arise Firebird: Women of Color Transcending Workplace Trauma and Finding Joy
October 5, 2023
Arise Firebird is an insightful and inspiring documentary directed by Jimi Okubanjo which focuses on the stories of three women of color who navigate toxic racism and sexism in the workplace.
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AWIS Member Spotlight: Yvette Figueroa
September 29, 2023
Dr. Yvette Figueroa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University, specializing in strength and conditioning, human performance, and female athletes.
Yvette Figueroa
The Fight for Women in Science
September 28, 2023
The North Carolina chapter of AWIS hosted a virtual book club featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Kate Zernike, author of The Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the Fight for Women in Science.
The Exceptions book cover
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Partner Spotlight
September 27, 2023
AWIS Partner Shimadzu Scientific Instruments shares details about the organization and the importance of this AWIS partnership.
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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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