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.


The Landscape of Artifical Intelligence

Wednesday – December 14, 2016 – 6:00 PM


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109


Come join us to learn about local Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and the future of AI. Our panelists will discuss their research in machine learning, intelligent interaction, and mechanism design. Our panelists will discuss how their field has evolved, common misconceptions, their thoughts on the rate of progress towards general AI applications, and how advances in AI will impact society.


Our distinguished panelists:


Anushka Anand, Senior Research Scientist, Tableau Software


Dominique Simmons, Applied Research Scientist, Dimensional Mechanics


Ece Kamar, Researcher, Adaptive Systems and Interaction Group, Microsoft Research