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Seattle AWIS’s 4th Annual Awards Banquet and Scholarship Fundraiser is on June 1, 2016 at Tyee Yacht Club 3229 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98102

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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!


6:00pm – Networking and Refreshment

6:30pm – Introductions, Program

7:45pm – Networking and Dessert

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

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 general information about our organization, visit our Seattle AWIS website.
For additional event information, please email



The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents:


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Making Your Data Speak

Wednesday – May 18th, 2016 – 6:00pm

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium

1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

6:00 pm – Networking and Refreshments

6:30 pm – Introductions and Program

7:45 pm – Networking and Dessert


You work hard to obtain your data, why not learn the best way to show it? Join us to learn the essentials of data visualization. Presentation tools have come a long way in recent years, and give us the ability to tell new and insightful stories with them. We will begin the evening with a brief overview of the building blocks of data visualization. We will explore some visually appealing examples of data and talk about new concepts in data display. Our panelists will discuss effective applications within cancer research, life sciences, and other science and technology fields.


Our Distinguished Panelists:


Lisa McFerrin, Ph.D.


Noah Iliinsky

Noah Iliinsky

Do good with data

Sandlin Seguin, Ph.D.


Wednesday – June 1, 2016
Tyee Yacht Club, 3229 Fairview Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102

For online ticket purchase, click here.

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

To see the online invite, click here.

Thank you to our 2016 Award Sponsors

Center for Infectious Disease Research
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Allen Institute