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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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An Interview with Dr. Jayshree Seth: Meet the 3M "Hall of Fame" Scientist, Inventor, and Author
January 28, 2022
Dr. Jayshree Seth shares key insights form the 3M State of Science Index, and how she advocates for science and for women and girls in science.
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Science, Accessibility, and Advocacy
January 24, 2022
As a disabled scientist, I balance my research, my health, and my work as a disability justice advocate.
Syreeta Nolan is smiling and wearing her graduation gown. She is holding a graduation cap in front of her that's decorated with the words "Black, Disabled in Higher Ed. I made it!" and a Black Lives Matter symbol.
AWIS Webinar - Learn How to Say No to Advance Your Career
January 20, 2022
Eighty-five percent of workers say their well-being has declined in the past year due in large part to rising workloads, according to Harvard Business Review. Whether you have overbooked yourself, realized you have a conflict, or otherwise can’t or don’t want to participate in a project, it’s essential to uncommit gracefully. Setting boundaries respectfully will keep your […]
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Moriah Beck, PhD
January 20, 2022
Dr. Moriah Beck, Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department at Wichita State University, is a proud mentor for numerous students and an advocate for inclusive excellence.
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Waiting for a sign? Well this is it - start your career exploration now
January 14, 2022
Getting your first post-academia job takes time. Here's how to get started and what to expect.
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Request for Proposal: Advocacy/Governmental Relations Manager
January 13, 2022
AWIS is hiring an advocacy manager with expertise refreshing a public policy platform and communicating advocacy goals and strategies.
Corinne Farleigh
January 12, 2022
AWIS member Corinne Farleigh, a Senior Environment, Health, Safety & Security Specialist at Tesla, shares what she's learned from taking on a leadership position early in her career.
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A Forensic Scientist's Path: What a Long, Rewarding Trip It's Been
January 10, 2022
AWIS member Becki Learned's career as a forensic scientist has taken her around the U.S., and now she hopes to inspire other women to enter the field.
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Joyner Eke, PhD
January 4, 2022
AWIS member Dr. Joyner Eke is passionate about research and solving problems in order to make the world a better place.
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Women in the Driver's Seat
December 31, 2021
In the world of racing today, women are celebrating, supporting, and promoting each other’s successes and show no signs of braking their progress.
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Recruiting and Retaining Women in Male-Dominated Industries: Actionable Tips and Examples
December 29, 2021
Companies are struggling to include and support women. Here are some steps to help recruit and retain women, especially in male-dominated industries.
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To Be or Not To Be a PhD Candidate, That Is the Question
December 16, 2021
Choosing whether or not to work toward a PhD, and then whether or not to finish it, can be very difficult decisions―and there are no right or wrong answers.
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Sophie Sanchez
December 15, 2021
Sophie Sanchez, a candidate in the Neuroscience PhD program at the University of Texas at Austin, started a community for women in STEM at UT.
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Association for Women in Science Members Approve Board Slate
December 10, 2021
Sue Windham-Bannister will serve as Past Chair and Isabel Escobar will become Board Chair beginning January 1, 2022.
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AWIS Announces 2022 Scholarship Cycle is Open

December 10, 2021
The 2022 application window for Association for Women in Science (AWIS) scholarships is now open and includes a new award for undergraduate women in science. Submissions are due by February 28, 2022.
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Njwen Anyangwe, PhD
December 3, 2021
AWIS member Dr. Njwen Anyangwe is a multidisciplinary scientist with education, training, and experience in biochemistry, cancer biology, molecular biology, nutrition, and regulatory toxicology.
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AWIS Webinar - Because I said I would: The science behind a promise.
December 1, 2021
As the Founder of an international social movement, Alex shares his insights and actionable ways to become better at fulfilling commitments. He inspires others to become more accountable to their promises through compelling and real-life examples from the because I said I would movement.
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Fireside Chat with H.R.H. Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite
November 21, 2021
AWIS President Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister has a personal conversation with AWIS 2020 Pinnacle Awardee H.R.H. Princess Dr. Nisreen El-Hashemite about her role as a scientist, scholar, and humanitarian.
Fireside Chat with Karmyn Norwood - 2020 Game Changer Award Recipient
November 21, 2021
AWIS CEO Sandy Robert speaks with Karmyn Norwood, Vice President for the Air Mobility & Maritime Missions (AMMM) International Programs Line of Business at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Marietta, Georgia. K
The History of AWIS - Celebrating 50 Years!
November 21, 2021
Ever since AWIS was founded 50 years ago, we are still committed to our goal of advocating for gender equity.
AWIS Webinar - Is Motherhood Causing a Critical Leak in the STEM Pipeline?
November 18, 2021
Dr. Isabel Torres discusses the invisible structural barriers that silently push women in STEM away from their career track and explain why motherhood should be at the center of discussions and interventions to close the gender gap in STEM.
AWIS November 2021 Motherhood in STEMM Webinar Isabel Torres
Four Essential Leadership Skills for Scientists
November 18, 2021
Enhancing these four essential skills is critical for your success as a scientist and for the success of your team. Further developing these skills can open you up to opportunities that were not accessible before and will support your journey as a leader.
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AWIS CEO Transition
November 10, 2021
Meredith Gibson is named Interim CEO of AWIS. Sandy Robert will be leaving AWIS at the end of this year to become Executive Director of ASM International.
The Impacts of Parenthood Are Not Equal
October 29, 2021
Research shows that women who become mothers are offered fewer opportunities and earn less over their careers.
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Harnessing the Science of Diversity:
 A Conversation with Dr. Marie A. Bernard
October 29, 2021
"We need to make sure that the pathway for future scientists is robust, that we have removed barriers and put in as many facilitators as possible."
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AWIS 50th Anniversary Event
October 28, 2021
It’s not every day that an organization turns 50! AWIS National celebrates this historic milestone and 50 years of AWIS advocacy.
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AWIS Encourages Diverse Representation in Nobel Prizes for Science
October 8, 2021
The 2021 Nobel Prize winners in the categories of physics, chemistry, physiology and medicine have been announced and none of the winners are women. We are deeply concerned about the lack of diversity among the recipients.
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Societies Consortium 2021 Convening
September 30, 2021
The Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM held its third annual All Members Convening.
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AWIS Webinar - Hidden Strengths: Disabilities Make Better Scientists
September 23, 2021
Jesse Shanahan led this panel as they shared why disabilities are actually hidden strengths, how to check your own biases, ways you can support those around you, and how science can be more inclusive.
Washington Wire September 2021
September 22, 2021
Goodbye, Washington Wire. Hello, AWIS News Brief!
How to Work Well with Working Mothers – and Why it's Worth It
September 15, 2021
Amid this current “she-cession” and the significant loss of talent across many industries, it is more important than ever to understand that women, specifically working mothers, are worth championing.
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AWIS Webinar - Federal Grant Requirements to Report Harassment Really Change Behavior?
August 25, 2021
Policies against sexual harassment have been in place for many years. Congress continues to push agencies to do more to prevent sexual harassment in extramural research settings.
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Visa Support for Women Scientists in Afghanistan
August 25, 2021
AWIS signed a letter drafted by IEEE asking the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy to extend P-2 Priority designation visas to technical professionals, engineers and scientists that are willing to come conduct research in the United States.
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Carlotta Maria Arthur, PhD
August 20, 2021
Carlotta M. Arthur, PhD, was the first African American woman to earn a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from Purdue University. She is now the Program Director for Clare Boothe Luce Program.
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Washington Wire August 2021
August 17, 2021
Hear the latest on sexual harassment and grant reporting
Nicollette Laroco
July 26, 2021
“I aspire to create a new narrative of what an engineer looks like.”
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AWIS Webinar - How Can I Lead in My Career and My Industry?
July 22, 2021
Erica Mattison leads this online workshop to help you define your vision for leadership. Learn how to lead and identify specific actions to take for whatever point you are at in your career, whether you are starting out or have decades of experience.
Erica Mattison
Washington Wire July 2021
July 20, 2021
These women scientists are leading in sustainability.
These Women Are Making the Plant-Based Meat of the Future
July 20, 2021
LIVEKINDLY spoke with three women from the field of food science about their love for innovation and their journey to their careers.
AWIS Magazine Women in food tech LIVEKINDLY Article
Eco-Friendly Pest Control for a Sustainable Future
July 20, 2021
AWIS member Dr. Fatma Kaplan is a genius in eco-friendly sciences. We spoke with Dr. Kaplan about how she is using science to create large-scale, positive change.
Dr. Fatma Kaplan is in a lab wearing a lab coat and holding up a vial of brown liquid.
What the Pandemic Taught Us About Supporting Employees
July 16, 2021
Dr. Joanne Kamens provides insights on how companies can support their employees post-pandemic.
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Fireside Friday
July 2, 2021
Fireside Friday is a member-only newsletter. AWIS members can check their inbox weekly and click here to view past issues.
AWIS National Fireside Friday Weekly Newsletter
Laura McCullough, PhD
June 25, 2021
Meet Dr. Laura McCullough, professor of physics at University of Wisconsin-Stout. "I want physics to be welcoming to everyone interested in it."
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AWIS Webinar - The ABCs of STEM Success: Hooded and Beyond
June 19, 2021
Dr. Malika Grayson, author of Hooded: A Black Girl's Guide to the PhD, shares her journey of surviving and thriving as a doctoral candidate in STEM … and beyond. She is only the second Black woman and first Caribbean American woman to graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.
Dr. Malika Grayson
Washington Wire June 2021
June 18, 2021
Fulfilling your leadership potential as a woman in STEM
Don’t Ask, Can’t Tell: Let’s Talk about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in STEM
June 1, 2021
Until we are willing to acknowledge people’s sexual orientation and gender identity, we will not be able to create truly inclusive STEM communities.
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Washington Wire May 2021
May 26, 2021
Meet our 2021 inaugural scholarship winners
A Top Notch Resume is Your Gateway to the Job Interview
May 21, 2021
Moving, promotion, or new opportunity? Create a new or updated resume to move forward.
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Monica Gonzalez Ramirez, PhD
May 13, 2021
A Q&A with Dr. Monica Ramirez Gonzalez on her career in biomedical research and her passion for science outreach.
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Association for Women in Science Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients
May 13, 2021
Meet the driven, competent, and impressive AWIS members who are our 2021 scholarship winners.
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