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The monthly news and information digest about women in STEM

March 2019

» ICYMI

 : Apply for the Virtual Visiting Scholars program, the  one-year research project that explores gender equity in STEM workplaces. 
 : AWIS Member Dr. Carol Hirschmugl and Dr. Marija Gajdardziska Josifovski – founders of university-incubated start-up SafeLi, LLC and graduates of the AWIS accelerator  – were awarded a $225,000 NSF SBIR grant for developing longer-lasting, low-cost, non-toxic batteries.

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‣ Hitting the Hill. Tomorrow, AWIS will advocate for women in STEM and call for funding, equity and workplace protections against sexual harassment and discrimination. Follow us on .
 Leading academic and professional societies, including AWIS, announce the Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEM to advance professional and ethical conduct, climate, and culture. .

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» The Bottom Line

I wanted to be an engineer, and there were many people who said I wouldn’t make it. I would cry – I had tears falling on my hands, but I was still working on my keyboard.”

– The first African American woman to earn an engineering doctoral degree in Oklahoma, Dr. Pamela McCauley is Oklahoma’s ‘Hidden Figure.’ An AWIS National Governing Board Member, the STEM entrepreneur is also NSF I-Corps program director.

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