Volunteer for Palo Alto AWIS

Volunteering for Palo Alto AWIS enables you to make valuable connections with other women in science and an opportunity to lead or assist with Palo Alto AWIS events.

Get Involved

Palo Alto AWIS seeks volunteers to help in all areas! Contact our President to get involved.
Curently Needed: All positions

Reimbursement Form

Click here to download the word document you can fill in and send to our Treasurer if you need reimbursement.

Palo Alto AWIS Committees

Content Team
  • Programs Committee
    The Programs Committee is responsible for choosing meeting topics, arranging for speakers, and coordinating refreshments for each meeting. The committee meets once ayear to coordinate upcoming meetings. If you have suggestions for topics or would like to become involved with Programs, please email Linda and Kelly.


  • Membership Committee
    The Membership Committee is responsible for check-in at meetings, maintaining the membership database and distributing emails. This committee also initiates activities aimed at recruiting new Chapter Members. If you're interested in learning more about AWIS and membership, please contact Kristy.
  • Community Outreach
    The AWIS-PA Outreach Volunteers offer their time and talents to further science education and career awareness in our local communities. The goal is to provide learning opportunities to support teachers, hands on activities that are engaging to show science is fun, develop your leadership and teaching skills. Our volunteers leads Young Explorer hands-on activities, serves as email mentors, career day speakers and science fair judges. We sponsor a prize for best high school female project at Synopsys Championship, a regional ISEF affiliated science fair. And, serve as a resource for requests from the community and a network of ideas. If you would like to help, please contact Katy.
  • Mentoring
    The Mentoring Committee strives to build bridges between professional women scientists in the Bay Area and women graduate students of science at Stanford University through a one-on-one mentoring program. The Committee believes that sharing our time, our experiences, and our friendship in mentoring the young women graduate students of today, we will be assisting the creation of the scientific leaders of tomorrow. Click here to open the mentoring website!
  • Scholarships
    The Palo Alto AWIS scholarship program reflects this organization's commitment to improving educational opportunities for women in cience. Our chapter offers a two $1000 student scholarship awards to women majoring in a science subject at either De Anza or Foothill community college. We also have a joint scholarship with the Chinese Bioscience Association (CBA). The scholarships are awarded annually and presented at the April Awards Banquet. If you'd like to help select winners please email Felicia.


  • Website
    The webmistress maintains our website, updating it a few times a month so that it is current. If you have some knowledge of html and could help us, please email Ashley.
  • Newsletter
    The newsletter is produced twice and year and provides articles on previous meetings as well as articles of interested to the scientific community. They contain committee updates, upcoming events, and chapter information as well. The newsletter committee is responsibel for soliciting articles, writing articles, and formatting the newsletter. If you would like to submit an article or help out, please email Ann Tang.

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