Celebrating the lives of former AWIS Members who will be dearly missed.
Helen Conrad Davies
Microbiologist and Professor
Helen Conrad Davies, PhD, was a professor of microbiology and a vocal advocate for racial equality and women's rights. Former students of hers have explained that she was well known for her rather unorthodox teaching methods, such as singing lyrics to different songs in order to help her students memorize complex concepts.
Nancy Forbes leveraged her academic background in physics to establish a long career in government and intelligence. Ms. Forbes was an influential member of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and the Cosmos Club in Washington DC.
Dr. Yvonne Clark was an African American mechanical engineer who’s most notable for her impact in the STEM community. Her work and perseverance as a woman in STEM have changed numbers with at least 1 in 4 women in this industry today.
Ellen Weaver passed away on May 14, 2011, at the age of 86, after a short, difficult battle with cancer. Ellen has been described as a modern-day Renaissance woman. She was a world-class scientist, artist, musician, environmentalist, skier, skater, dedicated scholar and tireless advocate for women in science