AWIS-PHL Book Club, Sunday, June 2, 2019, 11 am, tables on Market St. side of 30th St. Station, Philadelphia: Dare to Lead by Brené Brown. The event is free (pay-as-you-go for coffee, etc.), but please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing email@example.com. Click here for a flyer.
Congratulations to our Incoming Executive Board for 2019-2020
Kim Scata, PhD, President
Natalie Chernets, PhD, President-Elect
Sandra Saouaf, PhD, Past President
Roshell Muir, PhD, Vice President/Programs
Elise Lewis, PhD, Secretary
Tracee Popielarczyk, PhD, Treasurer
AWIS-PHL Promotes Women in STEM at the Philadelphia Science Carnival
Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry - June 28, 2019, at Penn
This one-day event, co-sponsored by AWIS-PHL, will include talks from organic chemists in industry and academia, a dynamic poster session, panel discussions, and many opportunities for networking. Professor Geraldine (Geri) Richmond (University of Oregon), past-president of AAAS, National Medal of Science awardee, and co-founder of COACh, will give the keynote lecture. The intended audience is women from all sectors of organic chemistry, at all career stages, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and professionals; however we welcome anyone interested in attending.
Check out the AWIS Events page and don’t miss our Resources and Links pages where we share information on STEM careers, recommended reading to start or advance your career, summer opportunities for students, and links to other scientific and professional organizations.
Roberto Ramos, Ph.D., a physics professor at the University of the Sciences, invites your most promising female middle school students (incoming 8th/9th grader) to apply to the 2019 Physics Wonder Girls Camp for Middle School Girls. The physics camp is free and has attracted coverage by ABC Network News 6 and Fox News and was featured in science media outlets nationally. The camp is open to promising female middle school science students (incoming female 8th/9th graders in the Fall) who have good aptitudes in science. The applicant must be recommended by their science teacher. There are two separate four-day camps this year (June 10-13/24-27) and both are FREE, to be held at the campus of the University of the Sciences. The FREE camp is funded by Constellation – an Exelon company and Puratos Corporation and is designed to stimulate and sustain interest in STEM, especially physics, among middle school girls. Details of the camp and the application packet can be downloaded here: https://sites.google.com/usciences.edu/physicswondergirlscamp/. The application deadline is May 29, 2019 (Early submissions recommended).
Start Talking Science, invites you to present your research at Start Talking Science 2019. This is a free, public event where STEM researchers present non-technical posters to local students and the community. See this flyer for more information. When: Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 6-8pm Where: Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Interested STEM researchers should submit a summary here: www.starttalkingscience.com/submit. The submission deadline is June 14, 2019.
Paul Greengard, a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist who died in April 2019, used his share of the award — about $400,000 — to fund an annual $50,000 prize for female researchers. Read his obit.