Women in Biomedical Research and Academic Medicine: Fixing the Leaky Pipeline
In honor of Women’s History Month, AWIS-PHL is partnering with Women in Bio for this program featuring Penn’s Sarah Millar, Ph.D., recipient of the 2016 Focus Award for the Advancement of Women in Medicine.


Watch for Information On These Future Events

March 24, 2018 – Join AWIS-PHL President Sue Ng, who will be a panelist, at Longwood Gardens Community Read “Celebrating Women in Science and Horticulture” brunch event on Saturday March 24, 2018. Sue will join Lab Girl author Hope Jahren and other prominent scientists for a panel discussion exploring their professional journeys, all while surrounded by the beauty of the Conservatory in lush, magnificent bloom.

Registration is open and includes admission to Longwood Gardens and a buffet brunch during the panel discussion. This is a great opportunity to expand your network and enjoy lively conversation in a beautiful setting. AWIS-PHL members who register for this event will receive a $20 discount to be used at future AWIS-PHL events, please forward your Longwood registration confirmation to rsvp@awisphl.org to receive the AWIS-PHL discount.

Although reading the book Lab Girl is not necessary for attendance at the Longwood event, for those who are interested, AWIS-PHL President Sue Ng and Co-Mentoring Chair Simone Temporal will be hosting a book club and lab coat decorating session (to honor Tu Youyou, 2015 Nobel Prize winner for her discovery of the anti-malarial Artemisinin) on March 4 at 2pm. This lab coat will be highlighted at the Longwood event. The Free Library of Philadelphia has both electronic and paper copies of Lab Girl to borrow. When forwarding your registration confirmation, please indicate if you would like to join for this book club and lab coat decorating session as well.

April 28, 2018Philadelphia Science Carnival on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Interested in participating with AWIS-PHL? You can design a lab coat depicting a woman in STEM and/or wear a coat at the carnival to promote women in STEM. Click here to learn more, or contact Simone Temporal mentoring@awisphl.org for more information.  See photos from past years here (select the Science Carnivals tab).

May 15, 2018 – Annual Awards Program with keynote speaker and 2018 Bingham Award Recipient Mary Osbakken, PhD, MSBME, MD

Have an idea for a program? What to host an event at your site? Email programs@awisphl.org.

Let us know about your STEM events!
Check out the Women in Bio Metro Philadelphia Chapter for information on their events and programs.
See our Bulletin Board page for more information (if any) on the notices below:
The 2018 Global Marathon — The Future is Now: Inspiring Women in Engineering and Technology
The 2018 Global Marathon is a FREE series of conversations, providing the opportunity to learn and engage about women in engineering and technology.
Six, fascinating 30-minute sessions March 7 – April 4, 2018, each Wednesday, starting at 12 PM.
Each person who individually registers and attends at least one, full session is eligible for an eGift card drawing.
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Women and Minorities in STEM. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced support for research, education, teaching, and extension projects that increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Funding is made through NIFA’s Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields (WAMS) Grant Program.
Penn State Brandywine (Media, PA) is currently seeking female presenters for their 2018 STEM Options Program, an opportunity for middle and high school girls to come to campus and interact with professionals in STEM fields. The program seeks to help young women cultivate an interest in STEM and to feel encouraged to pursue the sciences to close the gender gap in STEM careers. See the STEM Options website and this press release: http://brandywine.psu.edu/story/4143/2016/05/20/seventh-grade-girls-explore-stem-careers-penn-state-brandywine to learn more.
 West Philly Stem-a-Thon: Science Education Academy Philadelphia, an organization that provides hands on science experimentation and learning for elementary students in West Philadelphia, has received a microgrant from the Philadelphia Science Festival to run a STEM carnival on Friday, April 27, from 6-8 PM in the gym at the West Rock Baptist Church, 5240 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. They are seeking scientist to host hands-on experiments.

The Young Chemists Committee of the Philadelphia Local Section of the American Chemical Society is soliciting judges, companies, and poster session presenters for their April 10th Poster session and career/grad school fair. All the details can be found at https://phillyycc.org/poster-session or at the eventbrite sign up page  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acs-ycc-poster-session-and-grad-schoolcareer-fair-tickets-42112412359
The Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is offering undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. While preference will be given to those students studying or doing research related to tribology, the applications are open to any sophomores or above pursuing a Bachelors or Graduate degree in the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Tribology, Math or similar studies with a GPA of 3.0 or above. The Section awarded seven scholarships totaling $12,000 to local students in 2017 and has given $32,000 to eighteen deserving students over the past there years. Profiles of recent scholarship awardees can be found here. The application deadline is May 31, 2018, and the awards will be made shortly thereafter. Download Application.


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