2016 Award Sponsors

Thank you to our 2016 Award Sponsors: Center for Infectious Disease Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Zymergen, ZymoGenetics, and the Allen Institute.

2016 award recipients

Congratulations to our 2016 award recipients

For Scientific Advancement:

Dr. Hongkui Zeng from Allen Institute

For Leadership Excellence in Biotech or Public Sector:

Dr. Erin Shellman from Zymergen

Scholarship Fund

Thank you to our 2016 scholarship fund donors – Battelle, Zymogenetics (A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company),Veronica Smith andNatalie Hamrick, Steve Gilbert and Janice Camp,Fran Solomon, Anne Ward-Ryan, Melissa Conerly, Sheila Lukehart, Linda Mantel, Allyson Nelson, Peggy Smith, and Reitha Weeks.

Your Voice

The opportunity to mentor and be mentored through chapter-based and Internet resources

Your Resource
  • Monthly meetings that feature local speakers discussing scientific research, career development, public health, and environmental issues
  • A newsletter to keep you connected to issues and events relevant to women in science
  • Networking opportunities with local professionals in your field
Your Network

The Seattle chapter of the Association for Women in Science is an active organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women in science and technology and to promoting the participation of girls in the sciences.


Join us at our Monthly Chapter Meetings!

Save the dates: Dec. 14, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, and May 17.

6:00 PM – Networking and Refreshment
6:30 PM – Introductions, Program
7:45 PM – Networking and Dessert

Pre-registration is not required for our events.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Please enter through Thomas Building.
*Free Visitor Parking in front of and to the side of Thomas Building and in Employee Parking lot off Aloha St. (across from SCCA). See Map for Details.

All AWIS meetings are FREE and open to members and non-members, both men and women!

For additional event information, please email programs@seattleawis.org.


Taking the Lead in STEM

Wednesday – November 16, 2016 – 6:00 PM


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium

1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109


According to the National Science Foundation, women hold less than one third of positions in most STEM fields, despite comprising close to half of the college educated workforce (NSF.gov: US S&E Workforce). These disparities are further amplified in executive positions and other high-level positions, and disproportionately affect women of underrepresented minorities.Our panel will discuss some of the following questions and more, drawing from the knowledge of women leaders across fields, including Business, Technology and Life Sciences.

  • How can women find examples of success when identifiable female leaders are fewer in number than their male counterparts?
  • Are leadership skills beneficial and necessary to obtaining success and gender equality in STEM fields?
  • How do we promote leadership skills in junior positions?

Our distinguished panelists include:


Nina Salama, Ph.D., Member, Human Biology & Public Health Sciences Divisions, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Jacky Wright, Vice President, IT Strategic Enterprise Services, Microsoft


Julie Overbaugh, Ph.D., Member, Human Biology & Public Health Sciences, Divisions, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Cate Goethals, Director, Women Board Directors Development Program, UW Foster School of Business

Sponsored by Hutch United.



We are currently planning a program on either: Artificial Intelligence or Virtual/Augmented Reality.
Let us know at programs@seattleawis.org if you have any speaker suggestions!
More details coming soon.