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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 Chapter Spotlight: Notre Dame
March 29, 2024
The AWIS Notre Dame chapter (AWIS-ND) is known for its commitment to community outreach activities.
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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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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Nevada Chapter
January 30, 2024
Chapters Nevada Chapter Network with a Community of Professional Women and Allies in Nevada Become a member Make a Donation Welcome to the AWIS Nevada Chapter AWIS Chapters extend the reach and effectiveness of our collective advocacy efforts on behalf of women in STEM. Chapters are robust, multidisciplinary communities that bring together stakeholders from a […]
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AWIS Chapter Spotlight: New York Women in Natural Sciences
December 1, 2023
AWIS chapter and community resource group, New York Women in Natural Sciences, is celebrating their tenth anniversary of advocacy, community building, and celebrating STEM!
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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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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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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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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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AWIS Chapter Spotlight – Houston
May 24, 2023
AWIS Houston: Empowering the STEM Community through Collaboration and Recognition
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AWIS Chapter Spotlight – San Diego
May 4, 2023
The Academia to Industry (A2I) Committee of the AWIS San Diego Chapter has done a fantastic job organizing Virtual Coffee Chats with various professionals in STEM to highlight the different types of jobs available outside of academia.
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AWIS Announces New Rhode Island Chapter
April 28, 2023
AWIS is pleased to announce that another local chapter has been established in the state of Rhode Island. This brings the number of chapters to thirty-two.
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AWIS Chapter Spotlight - Boston Massachusetts
March 30, 2023
Kathy Nevola, PhD, created the AWIS Boston Chapter LGBTQ+ affinity group to create a supportive place for LGBTQ+ individuals in the STEM fields to experience professional development, community building, and mentorship as well as to highlight voices and experiences from within the LGBTQ+ community.
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AWIS Announces 2022 ‘Shooting Star’ Chapter Awards
March 10, 2023
The Association for Women in Science has designated nine ‘Shooting Star’ Chapters in recognition of their initiatives throughout 2022 that supported the AWIS mission of advancing women in science.
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AWIS Chapter Spotlight – North Carolina
February 7, 2023
North Carolina is a leading biotechnology hub and home to top-tier academic institutions which makes it an ideal location for an AWIS chapter. Since being re-established in 2021, the chapter has hosted talent optimization workshops, diversity, equity and inclusion talks, and networking socials.
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AWIS Announces 2021 ‘Shooting Star’ Chapter Awards
April 15, 2022
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) has designated nine ‘Shooting Star’ Chapters in recognition of their resiliency, digital engagement, innovative outreach, vision, and unique initiatives during 2021.
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AWIS Announces 'Shooting Star' Chapter Awards
April 15, 2021
AWIS recognizes five chapters for stellar outreach, engagement, and advocacy in 2020 with 'Shooting Star' Chapter designation and monetary grants.
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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.
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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.
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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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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
AWIS Webinar - The Essential Role of Mentorship for Women in Science
February 15, 2024
Have you ever wondered about your network of colleagues or wish you had more mentors in your life? If so, this webinar is for you. Led by Tamara L. Greenfield King, J.D, this webinar will discuss the importance of mentorship for women in science.
Strategic Plan: Six Month Update
January 29, 2024
Review the initiatives AWIS has implemented and how they map to the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan priorities.
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How to Choose Your Next Lab or Workplace
January 17, 2024
Are you embarking on a scientific career and wondering how to make the right choice when selecting a lab or workplace? This presentation will give you practical tips on what to look for and how to choose a new lab or workplace out of the lab.
AWIS Member Spotlight: Christy Poland
December 8, 2023
Christy Poland loves animals and nature with a passion. She has worked for 10 years in biomedical research, and is also a certified Master Naturalist of the Galveston Bay Area Chapter.
Christy Poland