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: Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, and May 17.

6:00pm – Networking and Refreshment
6:30pm – Introductions, Program
7:45pm – 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.


We are beginning to plan for our 2016-2017 Programming Year and we would like your feedback on possible programming topics so we can develop programs that our members and attendees are interested in.
Please take our poll and let us know what programming you are interested in for the 2016-2017 year!  It only takes 5 minutes. https://goo.gl/forms/bynbILAp3ewFwdVf1. If you have any questions, please contact programs@seattleawis.org.


Effective Presentations for Scientists

Wednesday – September 21, 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

Join us to learn about the importance of effective speaking skills for scientists. Carole will go over the traits of a successful speaker, body language signals to avoid, common mistakes, planning a presentation, designing the presentation, the need for “practice, practice, practice” and how to answer questions. Additionally, she will talk about how TED talks are different from other presentations and how to prepare a great TED talk.

Carole Scandella, MS, CCC-SLP

Carole Scandella, MS, CCC-SLP