Come join us to learn what it’s like to work in a rocket engineering organization. We will be joined by three women from Blue Origin:

Courtney Schmitt

Courtney Schmitt – Avionics Engineer


OraLynn Reeves – Program Manager

Marina Gillett

Marina Gillett – Quality Specialist

Oralynn will cover managing engineering projects and programs. Courtney will do a brief technical talk on robotics and engineering. Marina will discuss empowering women in male-dominant fields.

Monthly meetings are open to everyone, members and non-members, free of charge. No RSVP required. All genders welcomed. Refreshments available. For more information, please click here.

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Introductions and Presentation

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

6pm - 8pm

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Thomas Building, Sze Conference Room


Join Kim Parsons, PhD, to learn more about her work orca pod genetics.

Kim Parsons, PhD

Kim Parsons, PhD

Kim Parsons, PhD is a Research Geneticist at Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries. Kim has expertise in developing and applying molecular genetic tools to address ecological questions in the study of marine mammal conservation and management. Her work spans multiple groups including collaborative studies with governmental agencies, non-profit and NGOs globally. Kims work addresses questions of both local and international relevance, contributing to our understanding of the evolutionary history and current status of cetacean populations, and helping to mitigate human impacts.

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Introductions and Presentation

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

6pm - 8pm

Pelton Auditorium, Fred Hutch

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 AWIS Scholarships!

Award: Scholarship amounts range from $1000 – $7500.

Deadline:  March 1, 2020

For more details, check the Scholarships page

AWIS Seattle 2019 Award Trophies

The 7th annual Seattle AWIS banquet and award presentations on June 6th was a wonderful evening!  Our thanks to our table sponsors and attendees.

Read more about the banquet and see pictures here.

2019 Seattle AWIS Award Winners

AWIS 2019 winners holding the trophy

L to R:

  • Dr. Corrie Ortega, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory; Early Career Achievement in STEM
  • Dr. Reitha Weeks, Shoreline Community College; Outstanding Seattle AWIS Member
  • Dr. Denise Galloway, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Science Advancement and Leadership
  • Dr. Jeanne Chowning, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center;  Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach

Congratulations to the 2019-2020

AWIS Scholarship Recipients

2019 Seattle AWIS undergraduate scholarship recipients and Scholarship Committee co-chairs.

For more details, please click here.