Annual Awards Program

Anything is Possible; Multiple Paths to Success

Mary Osbakken, PhD, MSBME, MD
Owner, Osbakken Consulting, LLC, & Adjunct Visiting Research Professor, Drexel University

  • Recognition of 2018 Travel Award and DVSC Award Recipients
  • Introduction of the 2018-2019 Chapter Officers

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Hamilton Building, Thomas Jefferson University
Reception 6 p.m. Program 6:45 p.m.

Future Events

Women in Biomedical Research and Academic Medicine: Fixing the Leaky Pipeline 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. This event, originally scheduled for March, is being rescheduled. Watch for the new date to be announced soon.

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 for more information.  See photos from past years here (select the Science Carnivals tab).

Have an idea for a program? What to host an event at your site? Email

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:

Present your research at Start Talking Science 2018 a free, public event where STEM researchers present non-technical posters to local students and the community — Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 6-8 p.m., Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. See flyer. More…

Administrative Postdoctoral Fellow Position – a unique opportunity at Jefferson. This is a full-time position focusing on career and professional development programming for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  It is appropriate for someone who is interested in leaving the research bench and moving into administration in higher education or possibly career counseling, as well as other similar positions. See full job description.
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: to learn more. More…
Philadelphia’s 50/50 Day Event: Vision 2020 presents 50/50 Day, an annual, international gender equality day that involves the screening of a mini-documentary and discussions on the importance of gender equality and diversity in leadership — Thursday, April 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Duane Morris, 30 S. 17th St., Philadelphia. Food and drink (for those age 21+) will be provided. This event is free and open to the public, but registration in advance is requested. Click here to register. More…

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.

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. More…


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