The election of chapter officers for the 2019-2020 term is now open. If you are dues-paying member of AWIS and AWIS-PHL and did not receive an email with voting instructions, please contact Voting closes April 29, 2019. The new officers will be introduced at the Awards Program on May 15, 2019.

Join AWIS-PHL for Women in STEM Lab Coats at the Philadelphia Science Carnival. Click here for more info.

Annual Awards Program

Annual Awards Program: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Jefferson! Join us as we honor our 2019 Award Recipients, recognize our Mentors, and introduce our 2019-2010 Chapter Officers.

  • Deanna Zubris, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Villanova University – Elizabeth Bingham Mentoring Award. Dr. Zubris will present the keynote address: A Journey in Chemistry: Making Bonds
  • Ilse Pamela Alonso, Drexel University College of Medicine – Robert E. Davies Travel Award
  • Alexis Marie Weinnig, Temple University – Adelaide M. Delluva Travel Award
  • Yiqiu Susan Liu, Central Bucks High School South -The Edyth Malin AWIS-PHL High School Science Award, administered by the Delaware Valley Science Council

AWIS-PHL receives Travel Award Grant from Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

On March 14, 2019, AWIS-PHL President, Dr. Sandra Saouaf, attended the Woman@Langan Women’s Leadership  Summit where she received a generous donation to support travel awards for women graduate students studying engineering and environmental science. Langan is an international company providing integrated land development engineering and environmental consulting services.

AnnMarie Vigilante, PE, Senior Associate/VP at Langan (left) presents award to Dr. Saouaf:









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.

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We were very sorry to have had to cancel our March 12, 2019, program “Things Your Mother Never Taught You.” One of our speakers, Sonja Haggert, author of Invest Reinvest Rest, has graciously made her presentation available on YouTube. Click here to view.

Dr. Frazier F. Benya is giving a talk at Penn entitled Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, & Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The talk will be April 30, 2019, 5:00 PM, in Chemistry ’73 (34th and Spruce) and is open to the public. See more info here.

TASTE OF SCIENCE 2019: April 22 and 23, 6:30-9:00 p.m. This year we’re bringing you a Smorgasbord of Science – from the science behind junk food, to microbe-based water purification, from weather patterns on Mars to current hot topic CRISPR. Head over to for more details on our events! As always, our events are free, but we do encourage you to sign up on our guest list for planning purposes. Click here for flyer to post or share.

Announcing the NASA Postdoctoral Program’s fellowship opportunities The next application deadline is July 1, 2019.  Check the links below for more info or contact with any questions.×8.5in_2018.pdf

Interesting Reading

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