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The monthly news and information digest about women in STEM

WASHINGTON WIRE

August 2021

» Happening At AWIS

Next week! Webinar on sexual harassment and grant reporting. Could federal grant requirements really change behavior? Join the discussion and Q&A on Wednesday, August 25 at 1 p.m. with speaker Kristen Schwendinger.

Virtual Career Fair for women in STEM. This free event on Wednesday, September 15 provides a convenient opportunity to meet one-on-one with STEM recruiters who are currently hiring. You don’t need to be an AWIS member to attend.

A conversation on disability in STEM. On Thursday, September 23 at 2 p.m., hear from a panel of disabled women in science on why disabilities make better scientists and how science can become more inclusive.

Looking for an internship? We’ve introduced a new internship section on the AWIS Career Center, designed for STEM students to easily find and apply for current opportunities.

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AWIS Virtual Career Fair Sept. 15

» In Case You Missed It

Olympic medalist and woman in STEM: Gabby Thomas is an Olympic bronze and silver medalist, a Harvard grad, and a master’s student in epidemiology and health care management at University of Texas at Austin. (TIME)

New vaccinologist Barbie: Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine developer Dame Sarah Gilbert now has a Barbie lookalike, one of six “role model” dolls representing women heroes from the front lines of the COVID-19 response. (CNN)

Supporting scientist mothers: The challenges of being a mother and a scientist are undeniable, yet many factors are “invisible.” The nonprofit Mothers in Science conducted a global survey to better understand the penalties and barriers faced by scientist mothers. (Nature)

Words matter in diversifying STEM: AWIS member Dr. Maria Qadri urges scientists and educators to use language that is specific, honest, and intentional, especially when doing work to make science more diverse. (Inside Higher Ed)

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» The Bottom Line

Attention to mental health and wellness can’t just be a pandemic-related work perk.”

Dr. Joanne Kamens, AWIS member, founder of MASS AWIS, and board chair at Seeding Labs. Read the full article  in AWIS Magazine.

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