AWIS Chapters And Affiliates Receive STAR Awards For Advancing Women In STEM

Apr 10, 2018 | Press Release


Maria Ibañez


Washington, DC, April 10, 2018 – The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is announcing the recipients of its 2018 STAR Chapters and Affiliates Award. Thirty AWIS chapters and affiliates from coast- to-coast will receive the STAR Award for demonstrating strong leadership and well-organized programs to advance women in STEM in all employment sectors.

“AWIS research shows that gender and racial gaps remain preventing women in all disciplines of STEM from achieving long term success,” said Janet Bandows Koster, AWIS Executive Director and CEO. “In cities across the country, our AWIS chapters and affiliates are truly making a difference for women in STEM fields and are deserving of the STAR Award. I am proud to recognize their efforts to advocate and drive positive change in STEM workplaces around the country.”

AWIS is the leading global network advocating for women in STEM. The AWIS STAR Chapters and Affiliate Award honors those groups that have accomplished key objectives outlined in the association’s Strategic Plan. The award encourages groups to perform specific activities designed to ensure that women in STEM fields can achieve their full potential.

“The Association for Women in Science is the extended network that supports our work. Receiving the STAR Award from AWIS installs a level of confidence and high regard for the work that the chapters and affiliates do on the ground,” said Isabel Escobar, PhD, Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, and Chair of AWIS Chapters and Affiliates Committee. Escobar is President of the AWIS Kentucky Affiliate.

Groups that successfully accomplish 12 of the goals outlined by the AWIS National Governing Board and the Chapters and Affiliates Committee during the fiscal year are honored with the annual AWIS STAR Chapters and Affiliate Award.

The 2018 AWIS STAR Chapters & Affiliate Award Winners are:

AWIS New York WiNS Chapters
AWIS Northwestern Ohio Chapters
AWIS Palo Alto, California Chapters
AWIS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chapters
AWIS San Diego, California Chapters
AWIS Seattle, Washington Chapters
AWIS Bethesda, Maryland Chapters
AWIS Central Massachusetts Chapters
AWIS Central New Jersey Chapters
AWIS Chicago, Illinois Chapters
AWIS East Bay, California Chapters
AWIS Fairbanks, Alaska Chapters
AWIS Notre Dame, Indiana Chapters
AWIS LA / Ventura County, California Chapters
AWIS Massachusetts Chapters
AWIS Metropolitan Washington, DC Chapters

AWIS Southern Louisiana Chapters
AWIS St. Louis, Missouri Chapters
AWIS Gulf Coast-Houston, Texas Chapters
AWIS West Virginia Chapters
Cal State U-LA AWIS Affiliate Group
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical
Campus AWIS Affiliate Group
Emory University AWIS Affiliate Group
Kentucky AWIS Affiliate Group
University of Michigan AWIS Affiliate Group
Oklahoma AWIS Affiliate Group
DeSales University AWIS Affiliate Group
Austin, TX AWIS Affiliate Group
Janelia Research Campus AWIS Affiliate Group
Inland Northwest / WSU AWIS Affiliate Group


About AWIS:
The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a global network with 80 grassroots chapters and affiliates connecting more than 100,000 professionals in STEM with members, allies and supporters worldwide. Founded in 1971, AWIS has been the leading advocate for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to achieve business growth, social change, and innovation. We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. To learn more, visit and follow us @AWISNational on Twitter and Facebook.

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