Association for Women in Science
The Central Arizona chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS-CAZ) has professional development opportunities for you!
AWIS-CAZ, also known as the Society for Women in Science, is a part of the national AWIS organization--the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the United States.
AWIS-CAZ currently has over 700 members, including men and women at all career stages within or pursuing a STEM profession.
AWIS-CAZ hosts monthly seminar luncheons, workshops, outreach events and informal gatherings to provide members, and non-members, the opportunity to interact with other STEM professionals and to provide mentoring and career development tips.
Here are some upcoming AWIS events to mark on your calendar:
Friday, October 23rd, 2015
A panel of graduate students and PIs will describe the research opportunities available on campus and how to find a lab that is right for you.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Justin Harding, from ASU New Media, will discuss the fair use of materials for teaching and publishing as well as media resources. This event is funded through the Graduate and Professional Students Association (GPSA) and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG).
Friday, January 15, 2016
This is a one day conference where panel speakers for each discipline of STEM will describe their career achievements, how they got to where they are now, and give advice to those who wish to pursue a similar career. The panelists will represent all career sectors and will come from professional organizations such as NASA, NIH, Intel, Google, and ASU. In addition to the panel presentations, there will also be an all STEM poster session with prizes for the best poster in each discipline.
For those who want to work with K-12 students or the general public, AWIS-CAZ is also involved in outreach. Each year the chapter organizes a group of judges for the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair and hosts the Hands on Science tour of labs at ASU. In June 2015, chapter members co-organized the science education panels at the Phoenix Comicon which was a huge success and is expected to be an even bigger event in 2016.
If you are an ASU student, staff, or faculty member, click here to join AWIS-CAZ.
More information:Page Baluch PAGE.BALUCH@asu.edu