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AWIS News Releases

Lee-Ann Hayek Appointed AWIS Spokesperson for the International Year of Statistics, November 26, 2012
AWIS Applauds New Study Documenting Low Numbers of Women in Science and Technology, October 3, 2012

AWIS Mourns Passing of Dr. Phoebe Starfield Leboy, Founding Member, June 18, 2012
AWIS Releases Results of International Survey of Scientists, March 8, 2012
Executive Summary of International Survey of Scientists

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News Coverage of AWIS

Why has the UK got so few women scientists? (The Guardian, May 9, 2012) 
Britain half a century behind the United States when it comes to women in science, says RSC President-Elect  (Royal Society of Chemistry, May 8, 2012) 
Women's scientific achievements often overlooked and undervalued (EurekAlert, May 8, 2012) 
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Our Role in the Media

AWIS reaches out to the public and the media to share information on the trends and issues facing America's 1.3 million women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). AWIS is a source of expert information on working women in STEM across all disciplines and employment sectors.  We help educate the public, Congress, and women involved in STEM careers on issues which prevent women from reaching their full potential. AWIS enhances the future of the U.S. science and technology enterprise by supporting the career advancement of a key national resource:  women in STEM.

Media Contact Information

Janet Bandows Koster, (703) 894-4490,

Types of Information We Provide to the Media

  • statistics on women in STEM, work-life integration, gender differences in research grant awards, etc.
  • interviews with women working in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • interviews with key experts on women in STEM who can provide a broad overview of key issues.
  • access for media to events featuring women in STEM.

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