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
  • Banquet Tickets for the Seattle AWIS 2015 Awards are now available! Check out the Seattle AWIS Awards page for details.
Seattle AWIS Newsletter


Event Schedule:
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
There is free parking in the 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 Awards are intended to honor established women in our local scientific community and to further recognize the accomplishments of women in science. We would like to honor these women with a reception-banquet to inspire women in the early stage of their careers.

In June 2015 Seattle AWIS will hold its 3rd Annual Award Banquet for Scientific Advancement and Early Career Achievement. Typically, two inspiring female scientists from the Puget Sound are acknowledged at the event, which also serves as Seattle AWIS’s primary fundraiser to raise money for scholarships that we award to undergraduate women majoring in STEM at a four-year college or university in Washington State.

The Banquet will take place on June 17th, 2015 at The Landing at Northcut). It is a formal attire event that will begin at 6pm with a pre-dinner reception. Dinner will be served buffet style and during the course of the evening we will hear talks from each award recipient, as well as participate in the annual scholarship awards ceremony and toast to the 30th Anniversary of the Seattle AWIS Chapter.


This year we will be honoring Dr. Julie Overbaugh with the Award for Scientific Advancement and Dr. Brandi Cossairt with the Award for Early Career Achievement.

Dr. Overbaugh is an accomplished HIV scientist whose research has had a substantial impact on our understanding of HIV transmission and pathogenesis, particularly in high-risk women and infants in resource-limited settings. She has inspired many women scientists from both the US and abroad through mentoring over 60 female graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research technicians throughout her career.

Dr. Cossairt is a new member of the UW’s chemistry faculty where she has established a flourishing research group in 2012. She has identified a unique research area at the interface of inorganic, materials and energy sciences. Dr. Cossairt is working on developing chemical methods to discover new energy efficient technologies, create new renewable energy solutions, and mitigate carbon dioxide emissions, thereby reducing the impact of the non-renewable energy use.