Welcome to Palo Alto AWIS
AWIS Palo Alto has been connecting Peninsula women in science for more than 25 years. In fact on April 16th, 2015, we will celebrate our 30th anniversary. There are monthly chapter meetings featuring distinguished speakers on a wide range of topics. We invite you to join us and participate in any activities that interest you. The friends you make at AWIS will enhance your career potential and your unique input can shape the future of the AWIS Palo Alto organization for the better. Palo Alto AWIS provides career support and inspiration by building community among women in science and technology.
Learn more about AWIS's mission here. And learn about joining the Palo Alto Chapter by clicking here. Chapter membership is only $20 and includes free attendance to meetings and invitations to partner events
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Girls and Women in Science
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Katherine Nielsen, MA, MS. Co-Director of Science and Health Education Partnership at UCSF
More and more women work in science each year, but parity is still elusive. Where are we now? How can we support and foster girls' (and all children's) interest in science?
Katherine Nielsen is Co-Director of the Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) at the University of California at San Francisco. Trained as an educator and a scientist, she has taught science at the middle through undergraduate level; conducted research in developmental neurobiology; and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in education. Ms. Nielsen obtained a Masters Degree in Biology at Montana State and a Masters Degree in Education from Stanford. She has years of experience in the scientist-teacher partnership field and helped found the Bay Area Science Festival. She is co-author of Girls in Science: A Framework for Action.
|WHEN:||Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Xerox PARC Auditorum
|NEW COST:||Non-members $10 plus fees
Free for Palo Alto Chapter Members*
$15 at the door for non-members
* Palo Alto, San Francisco, East Bay, or Sacramento Valley Chapter members included. Students may join the chapter only here. Others must join National AWIS and the Chapter for the benefit here.
Call for Nominations for NCC Banquet
There is still time to nominate someone you know for an AWIS Recognition Award!
Do you know a woman who has helped you or others in personal career development? NCC-AWIS will give three awards that recognize this important support for women in science at the recognition awards dinner in late April. Nominating someone is easy. Write a letter explaining how the person has helped other women develop professionally. Include a brief professional history to allow us determine which of the three award categories is appropriate. For more information or to submit nominations contact Mary Alice Yund at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations for this year should be received by Monday February 10th.
Do you know someone to nominate? Past winners can be found here.
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National AWIS Webinars Free to AWIS MembersThese webinars are being offered exclusively to AWIS members as a FREE membership benefit - mark your calendars today! Click here to register.
Strategies to Retain Mid-Career Female Scientists
Retention of mid-career women is a serious concern for employers. Dr. Sprunt and a colleague conducted a survey on behalf of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) to determine the factors impacting the attraction and retention of employees. Their findings will surprise you. Itís not just about starting a family or having children.
Learning to Lead (Part Two): The Savvy of Successful Leaders
Science professionals looking to gain leadership experience often overlook one of the safest places to learn those skills, local chapters of AWIS, disciplinary groups, or community service organizations. Whether you aspire to lead a team or an organization, leadership roles within your local chapter can help you learn skills that can be leveraged in your current or future roles and will make you more competitive in this global marketplace.
Part Two of this Leadership Series reveals the Savvy of Successful Leaders. Leaders are both born and learn to lead. Successful leaders acquire and embody essential skills and abilities. They know how to demonstrate big picture thinking and make sound decisions. They are also effective communicators. Leaders have a style and manner about them that builds confidence, establishes credibility, and increases their influence over their own lives and those of others with whom they collaborate. Can you become a Savvy Leader? Find out on Wednesday, March 5th at 1:00 p.m. EST.
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Volunteers Needed:Fundraising, membership, social media, communications, newsletter articles
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AWIS T-shirts for Scholarships!
Proceeds from our chapter T-shirt sales help fund annual scholarships for local community college female students to study health and science. We plan to award 3 scholarships every
year, but our budget has only allowed us to give out 2 for the past two years. And, we think we can do better!
Teal shirts are $20 each. Our chapter logo has been revamped, and we hope that wearing it will get our group some good visibility and community support. Plus, they are pretty hip.
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Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors
We would also like to thank XEROX PARC for the use of their Auditorium for meetings.
- Bio-Rad Laboratories
- Genencor Corporation
- Genentech Corporation
- Smoliar Foundation
- and anonymous donors
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Invest in Palo Alto AWIS---and advertise your company to a vital sector of scientists and biotechnology professionals in the Bay Area! Contact our chair of Industry Outreach to find out more about sponsoring a Palo Alto AWIS chapter meeting.
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