Welcome to the AWIS West Michigan Chapter
The AWIS West Michigan Chapter aims to recruit and retain women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. AWIS West Michigan was created as the result of an 18-month collaboration between Karen Gipson, Grand Valley State University physics professor, and a team of students, deans, faculty and staff from the Van Andel Institute and Hope College.
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 wide range of employment sectors, scientific disciplines, and career stages. Their activities can vary greatly based on the leadership and community they serve. By joining a Chapter, members have opportunities to advance their careers through professional development, mentoring, information sharing, outreach and professional networking in formal and informal social settings.
Additional information is available about this Chapter on their website and social media pages. Membership in AWIS National is a requirement for participation in an AWIS Chapter.