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.

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 Voice

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

Recent Updates

Seattle AWIS recently held its 3rd Annual Awards Banquet and Scholarship Fundraiser. For more information please visit the Fundraising tab


Event Schedule (September-June):
6:00pm – Networking and Refreshments

6:30pm – Introductions, Program

7:45pm – Networking

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 front and 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:

Drones: A Researcher’s Eyes in the Sky

Tuesday–September 15th, 2015 – 6:00pm

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium

1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

**The FHCRC 40th Anniversary Block Party will be from 4-7 pm. There will be no parking at FHCRC Visitor Parking spots by the Thomas Bldg. but the Employee Parking Lot off Aloha St will be available after 5pm. Come early to enjoy the block party before the program.**

6:00 pm – Networking and Refreshments

6:30 pm – Introductions and Program

7:45 pm – Networking and Dessert

Come learn about how drones are proving to be a popular and invaluable data collection tool for scientists. From monitoring marine animals and their habitats to understanding changes in climate and atmospheric conditions, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are helping researchers collect an unprecedented amount of data. We’ll talk about how advances in UAV design are taking cues from nature’s most agile species. Additionally, we will discuss the regulations surrounding the use of drones by the public and researchers.

Our distinguished panelists are:


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Robyn Angliss, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, National Marine Mammal Laboratory NOAA

Jennifer Comstock, Ph.D
Scientist, Division of Atmospheric Measurement and Data Sciences, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


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Kristi Morgansen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at UW Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Ashleigh Rhodes
UW School of Law


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

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