2017 AWIS Award winners!

Award for Scientific Advancement in STEM:

Dr. Emily Fox

Award for Excellence in Science Education: 

Dr. Alyssa Taylor

Award for Excellence in Science Outreach:

Claudia Ludwig


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.

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Join us at our Monthly Chapter Meetings!


Save the date for our upcoming programs:
Nov. 15, Dec. 13*, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16.


We offer monthly chapter events on the 3rd Wednesday from September to May. *December’s event will be held on the 2nd Wednesday (Dec. 13th).*

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

Pre-registration 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 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.


Climate Change and The Science Behind Extreme Weather


Wednesday – October 18, 2017 – 6:00 PM


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


There is a consensus among the scientific community that climate change is happening. What are the causes and effects of climate change? Is extreme weather tied to climate change? How much will the seas rise? Our climate change experts will speak on their research, perspectives, and recommendations regarding the challenges that climate changes pose.


Our featured panelists:

Dargan M. W. Frierson, PhD – Associate Professor, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

Nicholas A. Bond, PhD – Research Meteorologist, Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean

Steven Emerson, PhD – Professor Emeritus, School of Oceanography, Program on Climate Change, University of Washington