Past Events

This page shows past events held by our chapter. For information on upcoming events, please visit our Events Page.

If you are interested in events occurring throughout our Seattle science community, check out our Community Events Page. If you are interested in coordinating an event with AWIS, please contact: programs@seattleawis.org.

 

Nov
19
2018
PATH: Talks and Tours

Monday November 19th

Note that this month is NOT the usual third Wednesday, so that you can be at your thanksgiving events.

4:45 PM – Arrive
5:00 PM – PATH lab and Shop Tour
5:45 PM – 6:30PM – Talks

Due to space constraints, we are limited in the number of people who can actually enter the lab workshop for a tour – reserve a place through this form.

Location: PATH, 2201 Westlake Avenue Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121

Parking is very limited. We encourage you to take public transit or carpool.

Some nearby public parking options:
SP Plus Corporation (2200 Westlake Ave.,Seattle, WA 98121)
Diamond Parking Services, LLC (2115 Westlake Ave., Seattle, WA 98121)
Seattle Loyal Inn, LLC (2301 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121)


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5pm - 6:30pm at

PATH, 2201 Westlake Avenue Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121

Parking is very limited. We encourage you to take public transit or carpool.

Some nearby public parking options:
SP Plus Corporation (2200 Westlake Ave.,Seattle, WA 98121)
Diamond Parking Services, LLC (2115 Westlake Ave., Seattle, WA 98121)
Seattle Loyal Inn, LLC (2301 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121)

Schedule

Join Seattle AWIS and PATH for an evening of presentations and lab tours at PATH
headquarters, Seattle. PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health
equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and
funders to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in
science, health, finance, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other
specialties, PATH develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines,
drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

4:45 PM – Arrive

5.00 PM – PATH lab and Shop Tour
5:45 PM – 6.30PM – Program

Due to space constraints, we are limited in the number of people who can actually enter the lab workshop for a tour – reserve a place through this form.

Oct
17
2018
Landing Your Next Role

When it comes time to look for your next role, it might feel like you’re unsure where to start. From editing your CV to perfection, to preparing for the interview, there is a lot of preparation that goes into a career move. With help from our experienced panelists, from across the STEM sectors, we will dive into best practices for job seekers, and answer your questions about landing your next role.

Mackenzie Cooper – Account Executive, Medix

Jennifer Keys – Director of HR, LabKeys

Lauren Klemp – Recruiter, Aerotek


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6pm - 8pm at

Fred Hutch
Weintraub Building, B1-072/074/075
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

*Please enter through the Thomas Building.

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:45pm – 8:15pm – Networking

Sep
19
2018
Being a Woman Scientist

Being a woman in science comes with a unique set of challenges. In 2017, the US Department of Commerce reported that Women only occupied 25% of all STEM jobs, and that the retention of Women in those roles was significantly lower than their male counterparts. With this in mind, our speakers will share insights from their successful career journeys including the challenges they faced, and advice for early-career Scientists.

A picture of Alexis Kaushansky, PhD

Alexis Kaushansky, PhD
Assistant Professor
Center for Infectious Disease Research

A picture of Monica Orellana, PhD

Monica Orellana, PhD
Principal Scientist
Institute for Systems Biology

Seattle AWIS programs are FREE.

All are welcome – members, non-members, all genders.

More information at:  http://www.seattleawis.org/


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6pm - 8pm at

Fred Hutch
Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

*Please enter via the Thomas Building.

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Jun
14
2018
2018 AWIS Banquet

Come celebrate with Seattle AWIS!

2018 AWIS Banquet

Thursday – June 14, 2018 – 6:30- 10:00 pm

UW Center for Urban Horticulture

3501 NE 41st St., Seattle WA 98105

We hope you and your colleagues will join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the award winners at our annual June banquet: The banquet promises to be an inspirational evening. You will hear from the 2018 Award Winners, meet the AWIS undergraduate scholarship winners and enjoy the company of other supporters of women in science. We encourage local companies and organizations to become table sponsors to show their support for our dynamic scientific community.

All tickets have been sold but you can add your name to a waitlist if seats become available.  Contact reithaweeks@gmail.com.

 

Learn more about our 2018 Award Winners!

 

Thank you to our AWIS banquet Table Sponsors!

PLATINUM LEVEL:  

  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Fred Hutch Office of Scientific Career Development and Student Postdoc Advisory Committee
  • Juno Therapeutics
  • Nohla Therapeutics
  • ZymoGenetics/Bristol-Myers Squibb

GOLD LEVEL:                

  • Intellectual Ventures
  • Seattle Children’s Research Institute

SILVER LEVEL

  • UW Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE)
  • ADVANCE

Thank you to our major Scholarship Donor:  Battelle


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6:30pm - 10pm at

UW Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle WA 98105

May
16
2018
P4 Medicine and Scientific Wellness

Today, the American healthcare system focuses almost entirely on diagnosing and treating disease. The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) and Arivale have a new vision that is focused on keeping people well and preventing their transitions into disease states. This vision has been enabled by the convergence of systems biology, big data, analytics and consumer engagement. Central to this vision are personal, dense, dynamic, data (PD3) clouds, which enable novel insights into transitions from wellness to disease, new approaches to biomarker discovery, and the empowerment of individuals to enhance their own health. This approach represents the foundation for the launch of a new industry – Scientific Wellness®.

Our panelists:

Jennifer Lovejoy, PhD – Chief Translational Science Officer- Arivale, Inc.; Affiliate Faculty – Institute for Systems Biology; Adjunct Faculty – University of Washington

Nathan Price, PhD – Professor & Associate Director – Institute for Systems Biology; Co-Founder – Arivale, Inc.; Affiliate Faculty – Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering and Molecular & Cellular Biology

6pm - 8pm at

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

*Please enter via the Thomas Building.

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Apr
23
2018

AWIS was invited to fill a booth at the WiT Regatta Resource Fair, showcasing some 30 non-profit and professional organizations that can help support women in the Seattle tech industry. We talked to many women about the programs AWIS offers, and made some great connections with the other non-profits there that might lead to some exciting partnerships for our GEMS program!

Seattle WiT Regatta

6pm - 9pm at

The Collective, 400 Dexter Ave

Schedule

Two AWIS volunteers behind a table with promotional material

AWIS booth at WiT Regatta 2018 – thanks to Sombilon Studios for the photo!

Apr
18
2018
The Science of Renewable Materials cohosted with ACS

Seattle AWIS and ACS Puget Sound Section copresent:

The Science of Renewable Materials

More efficient energy sources and strategic thinking… Come join us to learn more about renewable materials. Our panelists will discuss current research on selecting less toxic and environmentally friendly materials for solar and electronic devices, low cost energy storage and adoption of clean energy technologies, company strategies in renewable energy, and the renewable value of waste.

 

Our distinguished panelists:

Vanessa Miler-Fels, Renewable Energy Strategist, Microsoft

Danielle Gambogi, Waste Zero Specialist, Recology® CleanScapes

Lilo Pozzo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

Christine Luscombe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Seattle University


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6pm - 8:15pm at

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

*Please enter via the Thomas Building.

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:45pm – 8:15pm – Networking

Apr
13
2018
AWIS national webinar: star chapters

The Seattle AWIS chapter has been recognized as a Star Chapter in the AWIS National Organization! The national group is hosting a webinar to celebrate all the chapters that have achieved this status, and share some of the best practices and ideas from chapters that have had a particular success.

12pm-1pm at

live online webinar

Schedule

All AWIS members are invited to join the live webinar announcing the FY 2017 AWIS Star Award Winners. 
Mar
27
2018
Chapter Board Meeting: March

The chapter board meets monthly at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for monthly updates. Chapter members are welcome to attend all board meetings with no obligation!

6.30pm - 8.30pm at

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Thomas Building, SZE WEST

Schedule

Chairs of each committee get together to discuss chapter activities, plans and new ideas. All members welcome to attend.

Mar
21
2018
The Galileo Dialogues: “Time and Time Again" at Seattle University

The Infinity Box Theatre Project presents the 9th Annual Galileo Dialogues.

 

Join Seattle AWIS and the Physics Department at Seattle University in “Time and Time Again.” The evening features a staged reading and an audience conversation about diverse relations between science and society.

 

Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Location: Seattle University, Student Center – Room 160
1000 E James Way, Seattle, WA 98122

The Student Center is near the intersection of 12th Ave and E Cherry St. An entrance to the building can be found off of 901 12th Ave.

More information: http://infinitybox.org/galileo.html.

This event is free and open to all.

 

7pm - 9pm at

Seattle University
Student Center – Room 160
1000 E James Way
Seattle, WA 98122

The Student Center is near the intersection of 12th Ave and E Cherry St. An entrance to the building can be found off of 901 12th Ave.

Schedule

7:00pm – 7:30pm: Networking and Refreshments
7:30pm – 9:00pm: Play reading and discussion

Feb
21
2018
Application to Offer

Application to Offer

 

Wednesday – February 21, 2018 – 6:00 PM

 

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

 

You write the perfect cover letter, your CV has been polished to perfection and you’re ready to apply, but what should you really expect next? From following-up with recruiters to getting great references, and impactful negotiation techniques, our experienced panelists will share their behind-the-scenes knowledge of what to expect from your job search.

Our panelists: 

 

(Left to right)
Jenna Bourgeois – CEO, Dynamics Intelligence Inc.
Maya Skolnick – Senior Manager, Recruiting and Talent, NanoString
Sandi Gray – Senior Human Resource Manager, ZymoGenetics/Bristol-Myers Squibb


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6pm - 8pm at

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

*Please enter via the Thomas Building.

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Jan
17
2018
Data Science in Biology

Data Science in Biology

 

Wednesday – January 17, 2018 – 6:00 PM

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – SZE Suite
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

 

Big Data is becoming one of the most significant advancements of the last decade. With data showing the ability to contribute to everything from election predictions to transportation services, extracting useful information from extremely large datasets is transforming multiple scientific fields, and the biological sciences are no different. Billions of data points on genes, proteins and other molecules, as well as large volumes of patient data, can give us precious insights to better predict and treat disease. Over the next decade, discoveries through the use of computational models will allow us to leverage that data into meaningful information, contributing to the improvement of healthcare globally.

 

 

Our speaker:
Lara Mangravite, PhD
President, Sage Bionetworks


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6pm - 8pm at

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
SZE Conference Rooms
Thomas Building
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Dec
13
2017
AWIS Holiday Networking Social

Enjoy the warmth of the season, and come join AWIS Seattle at Dexter Brewhouse in celebrating the holidays! It’s the time of year when we reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to what 2018 may bring, so what better time to get to know your scientific community here in Seattle? Come meet new people, expand your network and enjoy a drink with AWIS.

6pm - 8pm at

Dexter Brewhouse
803 Dexter Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Nov
15
2017
Science Beyond the Lab

Increasingly scientists are searching for opportunities beyond bench research. Not only are more scientists interested in pursuing non-research based careers, but the limited availability of tenure-track faculty positions means that these are no longer considered the “alternative” career option. From scientific writing to clinical research, our diverse panel will share insights about their careers, the challenges of these roles and their recommendations for transitioning out of the lab.

 

Panelists:

  • Kersten Brinkworth, CCRA – Clinical Research Support, Fred Hutch
  • Jennifer Dougherty – Senior Program Manager, Institute for Systems Biology
  • Divya Padmanabha, PhD, CMPP – Senior Accounts Manager (Technical), Cactus Communications Inc.

6pm - 8:15pm at

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

 

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:45pm – 8:15pm – Networking

Oct
18
2017
Climate Change and The Science Behind Extreme Weather

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


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6pm - 8:15pm at

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

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:40pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:40pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Oct
1
2017
Group Mentoring Application Deadline

Looking to build your network or find your first job?
Thinking about a career change or retirement?
Need tips to balance work and family?

 

Then get advice from experienced scientists by joining the Association for Women* In Science (AWIS) Group Mentoring Program. *You do not need to be a woman to join.*

 

To join a mentoring group, you must apply online by filling out this form.
Interested in being a mentor? Email the mentoring committee.

 

Learn more about our mentoring program.

Sep
20
2017
Applying, Interviewing and Negotiating Biotech Industry Jobs

Applying, Interviewing and Negotiating Biotech Industry Jobs

 

Wednesday – September 20, 2017 – 6:00 PM

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – SZE Conference Room
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

 

Find out the up-to-date tips for seeking employment in the biotech industry. Our speakers will share their experiences that can help make your industry job search less daunting and the journey more enjoyable.  The panel will include the latest information on resume writing, effective networking techniques, impactful interviewing practice and negotiating methods.

 

Our Distinguished Panelists:

Jessica Huszar, PhD – Scientific Recruiter, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Cheryl Ferguson – Recruiting Consultant, Omeros Corporation


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6pm - 8:15pm at

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
SZE Conference Room
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:40pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:40pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Jul
24
2017
Informal Summer Meetup

Happy Hour at Mollusk 4 – 6:30 pm on Monday, July 24!

 

Join Seattle AWIS for an informal happy hour at Mollusk in South Lake Union (803 Dexter Ave N). Enjoy a drink and/or some food (no host) and the opportunity to mingle with the AWIS community. We will start around 4 p.m. but feel free to come and go as you please.

Learn more on our Facebook event page.

4pm - 7pm at

Mollusk
803 Dexter Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Jun
31
2017
2017 AWIS Banquet success

Thank you to AWIS members and the community for your support of Seattle AWIS programs from September through June.  Our monthly programs will take a summer break and begin again in September.

The 2017 AWIS Banquet and Award Presentations on June 6th was an inspiring evening recognizing our award winners and scholarship recipients.  See more details and pictures here.

Thank you to our Table Sponsors:

GOLD LEVEL: 

  • Fred Hutch Student/Postdoc Advisory Committee & Office of Scientific Career Development
  • Intellectual Ventures
  • Seattle Children’s Research Institute
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, UW
  • Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, UW
  • ZymoGenetics/Bristol-Myers Squibb

SILVER LEVEL:           

  • Center for Infectious Disease Research
  • Fred Hutch Science Education Programs: Summer HS Internship & Science Education Partnership
  • Institute for Systems Biology
  • UW Bioengineering

Thank you to our Scholarship Donors: 

  • Battelle
  • Veronica Smith-Natalie Hamrick
  • Immune Design
  • Leon & Emma Solomon Memorial Scholarship
  • Steve Gilbert-Janice Camp
  • AWIS Members

Jun
6
2017
Annual Awards Banquet

Join us at the 2017 AWIS Banquet for an inspiring evening.

June 6th – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Landing at Tyee on Lake Union

 

Purchase your ticket now! 

Student tickets – $30; AWIS Members – $35;

Non-AWIS Members – $40
(service fee will be added for online ticket sales).

Ticket sales end at noon on Friday, June 2nd.

 

 

Congratulations to our 2017 AWIS Award Winners!

The AWIS Banquet is also a fundraiser for AWIS undergraduate scholarships. Donations can be made online at the time banquet tickets are purchased. Thank you to our major Scholarship Donor:  Battelle!! 

Read more about the winners and the banquet here.

6 PM - 9 PM at

The Landing at Tyee on Lake Union
3229 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
17
2017
Finding the Right Fit: How to Work with a Recruiter to Enhance Your Next Job Search

Cosponsored by the Hutch United:

Finding the Right Fit: How to Work with a Recruiter to Enhance Your Next Job Search

 

Wednesday – May 17, 2017 – 6:00 PM

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

 

Ready to make a change? Join us to learn from Senior Consultant Kris Williams on how to prepare for your next job search. Kris Williams has 17 years of experience in recruiting, talent acquisition, and diversity recruiting in the fields of healthcare, biotech, and tech. She will talk about CVs/resumes, cover letter pointers, how to work with a recruiter, and tips for successful interviews.

 

Our distinguished speaker:

Kris Williams, Sr. Consultant, Recruiting Services, Resourceful HR

 


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6pm - 8:15pm at

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

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:45pm – 8:15pm – Networking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr
19
2017
ACS Puget and Seattle AWIS - Environmental Sustainability

Cosponsored by the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Chemical Society:

Sustainability in the Future World: Power and Water Resource Evolution

 

Wednesday – April 19, 2017 – 6:00 PM

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

 

Lights and liquid… Join us to learn more about research in sustainable power generation and water management on a warming Earth. Our panelists will discuss current research on geothermal energy production, the impact of warming on ecosystems and water resources in the ancient and contemporary earth.

 

Our distinguished panelists:

Tanya Hayes, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, Institute of Public Services, Seattle University

Sarah Ogier Office of Sustainability & Innovation Supervisor, Waste Water Treatment Division, King Country

Susan Petty President and Chief Technology Officer, AltaRock Energy, Inc.

Heidi Roop, Ph.D. Strategic Communications Lead – Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington


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6pm - 8:15 pm at

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

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:45pm – 8:15pm – Networking

Mar
15
2017
Site Visit to Seattle Children's Research Institute

Join us to learn about the exciting research happening at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI). SCRI is one of the nation’s top pediatric research organizations and strives to help all children live a healthy and fulfilling life. Listen to short talks from bench and clinical researchers, as well as, the collaborative efforts to translate research into innovative products. Arrive early to grab a limited ticket for a lab tour. Also, stop by the Research HR table to learn more about working at SCRI.

 

We will be joined by:
Elizabeth Aylward, Ph.D. – Director, Office of Science-Industry Partnerships
Krista Geister, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow, Beier Lab
Lisa Maves, Ph.D. – Principal Investigator, Maves Lab
Nikita Midamba, MS – Clinical Research Associate, SMAHRT Lab
Sowmya Pattahbi, Ph.D. – Senior Staff Scientist, Scharenberg Lab

 

*Upon arrival, all guests must proceed to the 1st floor building lobby for check in.
All over 18 are welcome.  Paid parking available. Learn more about accessing the parking garage and the parking garage rates. Bring your ID for check in.


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6pm - 8pm at

Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Jack R. MacDonald Building
1900 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 6:45pm – Introductions
6:45pm – 8:00pm – Program – Talks and Lab Tours

Feb
15
2017
The Galileo Dialogues: “Celebrating Women in Science” through Drama and Discussion

The Infinity Box Theatre Project presents the 8th Annual Galileo Dialogues.

 

Join Seattle AWIS and the Physics Department at Seattle University in “Celebrating Women in Science.” There will be staged reading and discussion the relationship between science and culture, in the context of Galileo’s time and ours.

 

Event Schedule:

7:00pm – 7:30pm: Networking
7:30pm – 9:00pm: Play reading and discussion

 

Location:

Seattle University
Student Center, Room 160
1000 E James Way
Seattle, WA 98122

The Student Center is near the intersection of 12th Ave and E Cherry St. An entrance to the building can be found off of 901 12th Ave.

 

More information: http://infinitybox.org/galileo.html.

This event is free and open to all.


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7pm - 9pm at

Seattle University
Student Center – Room 160
1000 E James Way
Seattle, WA 98122

Schedule

7:00pm – 7:30pm: Networking and Refreshments
7:30pm – 9:00pm: Play reading and discussion

Jan
18
2017
Professional Development

Come meet and reconnect with other AWIS members for our first event of 2017 at Art Marble 21 in South Lake Union. If you’ve been wondering how to become more involved or how to join, meet with board members to find out about the opportunities and benefits of an AWIS membership. Happy hour goes until 6:00 PM so arrive early to purchase your food or drink at the happy hour rates.

Location:
Art Marble 21
731 Westlake Ave N,
Seattle, WA 98109


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6pm - 8:00pm at

Art Marble 21
731 Westlake Ave N,
Seattle, WA 98109

Dec
14
16
The Landscape of Artifical Intelligence

The Landscape of Artifical Intelligence

Wednesday – December 14, 2016 – 6:00 PM

 

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

 

Come join us to learn about local Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and the future of AI. Our panelists will discuss their research in machine learning, intelligent interaction, and mechanism design. Our panelists will discuss how their field has evolved, common misconceptions, their thoughts on the rate of progress towards general AI applications, and how advances in AI will impact society.

 

Our distinguished panelists:

anushka

Anushka Anand, Senior Research Scientist, Tableau Software

dominique-simmons

Dominique Simmons, Applied Research Scientist, Dimensional Mechanics

kamar

Ece Kamar, Researcher, Adaptive Systems and Interaction Group, Microsoft Research


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6pm - 8:15pm at

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

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:45pm – 8:15pm – Networking

Nov
16
2016
Taking the Lead in STEM

Taking the Lead in STEM

Wednesday – November 16, 2016 – 6:00 PM

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium

1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

 

According to the National Science Foundation, women hold less than one third of positions in most STEM fields, despite comprising close to half of the college educated workforce (NSF.gov: US S&E Workforce). These disparities are further amplified in executive positions and other high-level positions, and disproportionately affect women of underrepresented minorities.Our panel will discuss some of the following questions and more, drawing from the knowledge of women leaders across fields, including Business, Technology and Life Sciences.

  • How can women find examples of success when identifiable female leaders are fewer in number than their male counterparts?
  • Are leadership skills beneficial and necessary to obtaining success and gender equality in STEM fields?
  • How do we promote leadership skills in junior positions?

Our distinguished panelists include:

nina-salama

Nina Salama, Ph.D., Member, Human Biology & Public Health Sciences Divisions, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

wiseconf2016-jacky-wright

Jacky Wright, Vice President, IT Strategic Enterprise Services, Microsoft

julie-overbaugh

Julie Overbaugh, Ph.D., Member, Human Biology & Public Health Sciences, Divisions, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

cate-goethals

Cate Goethals, Director, Women Board Directors Development Program, UW Foster School of Business

Sponsored by Hutch United.

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6pm - 8:15pm at

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

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:45pm – 8:15pm – Networking

Oct
19
2016
Microbiomes and the Origins of Life

Microbiomes and the Origins of Life

Wednesday – October 19, 2016 – 6:00 PM

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium

1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

 

Microbes got their start in the ocean and are essential to maintaining its complex ecosystem. Like the ocean, humans also rely on our microscopic passengers to function normally. At birth, each of us was first colonized by our mother’s microbiome. Come join us to hear about the unique microbial communities that support and create life.

 

Sujatha Srinivasan, PhD, presents “The Human Vaginal Microbiome in Health and Disease.”

Sujatha Srinivasan, PhD, Staff Scientist in the Fredricks lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Sujatha Srinivasan, PhD, Staff Scientist in the Fredricks lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Anne Thompson, PhD, presents “Microbial Ecology of Vast Open Oceans.”

Formerly a Sr. Research Scientist at the Institute for Systems Biology

Anne Thompson, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Portland State University


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6pm - 8:15pm at

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

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:45pm – 8:15pm – Networking

Sep
21
2016
Effective Presentations for Scientists

Effective Presentations for Scientists

Wednesday – September 21, 2016 – 6:00 PM

 

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

Feel free to download the slide deck for Carole’s presentation and take a look her resource suggestions and the TED Commandments.


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6pm - 8:15 pm at

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

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Introductions and Presentation
7:30pm – 8:15pm – Networking

Aug
31
2016
Please take our programs survey to help us determine events for this year!

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.

Jun
1
2016
AWIS Annual Banquet and Awards 2016

Wednesday – June 1, 2016 6-10 PM
Tyee Yacht Club, 3229 Fairview Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102

For online ticket purchase, click here.

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

To see the online invite, click here.

Thank you to our 2016 Award Sponsors

Center for Infectious Disease Research 
http://www.cidresearch.org
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
http://www.fredhutch.org/en.html
Zymergen 
http://www.zymergen.com
ZymoGenetics 
http://www.bms.com/ourcompany/our_operations/Pages/zymogenetics.aspx
Allen Institute 
http://alleninstitute.org

We thank the following donors for the 2016 scholarship fund:

Battelle, Zymogenetics (A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company),Veronica Smith and Natalie Hamrick, Steve Gilbert and Janice Camp,Fran Solomon, Anne Ward-Ryan, Melissa Conerly, Sheila Lukehart, Linda Mantel, Allyson Nelson, Peggy Smith, and Reitha Weeks.

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May
18
2016
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Making Your Data Speak

 

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents:

 

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Making Your Data Speak

Wednesday – May 18th, 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

 

You work hard to obtain your data, why not learn the best way to show it? Join us to learn the essentials of data visualization. Presentation tools have come a long way in recent years, and give us the ability to tell new and insightful stories with them. We will begin the evening with a brief overview of the building blocks of data visualization. We will explore some visually appealing examples of data and talk about new concepts in data display. Our panelists will discuss effective applications within cancer research, life sciences, and other science and technology fields.

 

Our Distinguished Panelists:

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Lisa McFerrin, Ph.D.

 

Noah Iliinsky

Noah Iliinsky

Do good with data

Sandlin Seguin, Ph.D.


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6pm - 8:15pm at

Pelton Auditorium
Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center
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.

Schedule

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

6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation

7:45pm – 8:15pm – Networking

Apr
20
2016
Shifting the Focus: Turning a Conflict from Challenge to Opportunity

Shifting the Focus:
Turning a Conflict from Challenge to Opportunity

Co-sponsored by Hutch United

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

6:00 PM – Networking and Refreshments

6:30 PM – Introductions and Program

7:45 PM – Networking and Dessert

Conflict occurs in most workplaces and presents both opportunities and challenges to professionals. Join us to learn about how to effectively turn conflict into opportunity. Our guest speaker, Emma Williams, holds a master’s degree in dispute resolution from Pepperdine University and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR). Through an interactive presentation, she will introduce you to practical tools you can use to shift the course of a conflict in your workplace.

Our speaker: 

Emma Williams, MDR Associate Ombud University of Washington

Emma Williams, MDR
Associate Ombud
University of Washington


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6pm - 8:15pm at

Pelton Auditorium

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

*Please enter through Thomas Building.
*Free Visitor Parking in front of and to the side ofThomas Building and in Employee Parking lot off Aloha St. (across from SCCA). See Map for Details.

Schedule

 

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

6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation

7:45pm – 8:15pm – Networking

Apr
7
2016
Informal Seattle AWIS and WIB - Seattle Metro Happy Hour

Come join Seattle AWIS and Women in Bio – Seattle Metro for an informal happy hour on Thursday, April 7th at Art Marble 21. Come join us for a drink and/or some food and the opportunity to mingle. There will be no host for this event. We will start around 6 p.m.but feel free to come and go as you please. For more information, check out the Facebook event.

6pm at

  1. Art Marble 21- 731 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Mar
16
2016
Rock and Roll: Research and Preparation for Seismic Events in the Pacific Northwest

Seattle AWIS and ACS Puget Sound Section are co-presenting:

Rock and Roll: Research and Preparation for Seismic Events in the Pacific Northwest

Wednesday – January 20, 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

 

Shake, Rattle, Roll… Come join us to learn more about the research of seismic activity and emergency preparation for earthquakes and tsunamis in the Pacific Northwest. Our panelists will discuss current research on earthquakes and volcanic activity, coastal effects from tsunamis, the development of an early warning system (ShakeMaps); and hazard-specific preparedness and response steps.

 

 

Our distinguished panelists are: 

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Renate Hartog, Ph.D. Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

Sandi Doughton Author of Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest

Sandi Doughton
Author of Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest

Jody Miller Deputy Director, King County Office of Emergency Management

Jody Miller
Deputy Director,
King County Office of Emergency Management

Catherine Petroff, Ph.D. Hydraulic Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers; UW Affiliate Assistant Professor

Catherine Petroff, Ph.D.
Hydraulic Engineer, US Army Corps of Engineers;
UW Affiliate Assistant Professor


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6pm - 8:15pm at

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium

1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Feb
17
2016
Innovations in 3D Printing

THE SEATTLE AWIS MONTHLY PROGRAMMING SERIES PRESENTS:

INNOVATIONS IN 3D PRINTING

WEDNESDAY  FEBRUARY 17, 2016  6:00 PM

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

6:00 PM – Networking and Refreshments

6:30 PM – Introductions and Program

7:45 PM – Networking and Dessert

Come join us and learn about innovations and research involving 3D printing. Our panelists will cover many aspects of 3D printing including: 3D printing material systems, 3D printing design, analysis of 3D scan data, applications of 3D printing, and possibilities for the future from innovations in the 3D printing space. In addition to our panelists, there will be a live demonstration of 3D printing technologies.

Our Distinguished Panelists:

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

Assistant Professor of
Mechanical Engineering,
University of Washington

CEO, Founder, and Chief Scientist, Functionalize, Inc.

CEO, Founder,
and Chief Scientist,
Functionalize, Inc.

Co-Director of the Solheim Additive Manufacturing Lab, University of Washington

Co-Director of the Solheim Additive Manufacturing Lab, University of Washington


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6pm - 8pm at

 

Pelton Auditorium

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

*Please enter through Thomas Building.
*Free Visitor Parking in front of and to the side ofThomas Building and in Employee Parking lot off Aloha St. (across from SCCA). See Map for Details.

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Jan
20
2016
Social Media and Activism

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series Presents:

Social Media and Activism in Science

Cosponsored by Hutch United

 

Wednesday – January 20, 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

 

Come learn about how scientists can use social media to promote their work and the work of their colleagues. We will talk about how to effectively communicate with both the scientific community and the general public. Additionally, we will discuss how to use social media to advance causes that are important to creating a supportive and inclusive environment in science.

 

Our distinguished panelists are: 

Jen Davison

Jennifer Davison Program Manager Urban@UW @JenEDavison

Sharona Gordon

Sharona Gordon, Ph.D. Professor, UW Department of Physiology and Biophysics @ProfSharona

 

Kathy Barker

Kathy Barker, Ph.D. Scientist, Author Scientists As Citizens @ScienceActivist


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6pm - 8:15pm at

Pelton Auditorium
Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

*Please enter through Thomas Building.
*Free Visitor Parking in front of and to the side ofThomas Building and in Employee Parking lot off Aloha St. (across from SCCA). See Map for Details.

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Dec
16
2015
Applications of Nanotechnology

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents:

Applications of Nanotechnology in Life Sciences

Wednesday – December 16th, 2015 – 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

 

Come join us to learn about current nanotechnology research and applications for the life science industry. Our panelists will discuss current nanotechnology research and innovative technologies including drug delivery, engineered materials for modifying biological processes, nanomedicine-based and nanometabolic-based platform development, and visualization of tumor cells. We will also learn about education options for getting into the nanotechnology field and connecting with academic and industry partners in our region.

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Our distinguished panelists are:


Suzie Pun, Ph.D. 
Bioengineering Professor, University of Washington

Graciela Matrajt, Ph.D.
SHINE Managing Director, North Seattle College

Heather Franklin, MS/MBA 
CEO/President, Blaze Biosciences

Elizabeth Nance, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering, University of Washington

 

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


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6pm - 8:15pm at

Pelton Auditorium
Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

*Please enter through Thomas Building.
*Free Visitor Parking in front of and to the side ofThomas Building and in Employee Parking lot off Aloha St. (across from SCCA). See Map for Details.

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Nov
18
2015
Center for Infectious Disease Research Site Visit

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents:

A Visit to the Center for Infectious Disease Research

 

Wednesday, November 18th 2015 – 6:00pm

 

Center for Infectious Disease Research

307 Westlake Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109

*Parking for this event is street only.*

 

Come learn about the exciting and innovative research at the Center for Infectious Disease Research, the largest independent, non-profit organization focused on infectious disease. Our scientists strive to develop diagnostic tools, vaccines, and treatments for some of the world’s most devastating diseases, including tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV.

 

Our distinguished speakers are:

Laura Green, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Scientist, Sherman Lab

Alexis Kaushansky, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor

Suzanne McDermott, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Scientist, Stuart Lab

Ashley Vaughan, Ph.D. – Senior Scientist, Kappe Lab

Lisa Shelton, RNP and Emma Fritzen, M.S. – Malaria Clinical Trials Center

Marilyn Parsons, Ph.D. – Professor

Shahin Shafiani, Ph.D. – Senior Scientist, Urdahl Lab

 

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


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6pm - 8:15pm at

Center for Infectious Disease Research

307 Westlake Ave. N.

Seattle, WA 98109

*Parking for this event is street only.*

Schedule

6:00 pm – Networking and Refreshments

6:30 pm – Introductions

6:45 pm – Short Talks from Scientists

7:30 pm – Lab Tours

7:45 pm – Networking and Dessert

Oct
21
2015
Overcome gender bias: Leveraging mentors to maximize career development

Seattle AWIS and Hutch United are co-presenting:

Overcome gender bias: Leveraging mentors to maximize career development

Wednesday October 21, 2015 5:00 PM

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium

1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109 – Free visitor parking

5:00 PM – Networking and Refreshments

5:30 PM – Introductions and Program

7:00 PM – Networking and Dessert

Come join us to discuss and raise awareness to issues that many scientists face throughout their career. Our panelists will discuss their experiences with the mentoring relationship, career transitions, and maintaining a work-life balance. Throughout our panel, we will break into small groups to continue the conversation on a more personal level.

** Everyone is important in order to make a change! **


Our Distinguished Panelists:

Sue Biggins, Ph.D. – Basic Sciences Division Associate Director, FHCRC

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Jackie Stilwell, Ph.D. – Principal Scientist/ Research Manager, RareCyte, Inc.

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Peggy Porter, M.D. – Human Biology and Public Health Sciences Division, FHCRC

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Julian Simon, Ph.D. – Clinical Research Division  Associate Member, FHCRC

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Cecile Krejsa, Ph.D. – Senior Director Drug Development, Acerta Pharma

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5pm - 8pm at

Pelton Auditorium

Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center

Schedule

5:00pm* – 5:30pm – Networking and Refreshments

5:30pm – 6:45pm – Introductions and Program

6:45pm – 8:00pm – Networking and Dessert

* Early start time for October meeting only

Sep
15
2015
Drones: A Researcher’s Eyes in the Sky

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!

More information at: http://www.seattleawis.org/


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Schedule

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

6:30-7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation

7:45–8:15pm – Networking and Dessert

Jun
17
2015
2015 Seattle AWIS Awards Banquet

3rd Annual Award Banquet for Scientific Advancement and Early Career Achievement – June 17th, 2015 at The Landing at Northcut from 6-9pm. Complimentary underground parking will be available on both, P1 and P2 levels. Please proceed to the EAST elevator and go up to the 2nd floor. 

 

The Awards Banquet is a semi-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.

 

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

 

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.

 

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.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.


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6pm - 9pm at

Location

The Landing at Northcut (MAP for directions)

Complimentary underground parking will be available on both, P1 and P2 levels. Please proceed to the East elevator and go up to the 2nd floor 

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

Schedule

6:00pm – 6:45pm – Networking and Refreshments

6:45pm – Dinner is Served

7:00pm – Welcome and Introduction

7:15pm – 2015 Undergraduate Scholarship Awards

7:30pm – Introduction to Awards

7:35pm – Award for Scientific Advancement

8:05pm – Award for Early Career Achievement

8:35pm – Closing Remarks

May
20
2015
An interview with Rhonda Rhyne, Medical Technology CEO, Board Director and Women's Leadership Author

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents:

An interview with Rhonda Rhyne,

Medical Technology CEO, Board Director and Women’s Leadership Author 

May 20th, 2015 • 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

There are universal leadership skills you can develop in order to succeed in your desired career.  Our speaker serves as a role model and mentor to those in all stages of their career.  She will share her experiences and provide advice that can help make your career path less daunting and the journey more enjoyable.
Ms. Rhyne is author of “Keys to the Corner Office: Success Strategies for Women by Women”

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 programs@seattleawis.org.

Seattle AWIS is seeking donations for its 2015 scholarship program which will be awarded in June 2015.

Please use our DONATE button on our Scholarship Program webpage to donate directly or send a check to our Seattle AWIS Scholarship Committee Chair.

Checks should be made payable to: Seattle AWIS Scholarship Fund
Seattle AWIS Scholarship Committee Chair
5805 16th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105

The Seattle AWIS scholarship program was launched in 1990 to provide financial assistance to undergraduate women who are majoring in science, math or engineering fields at four-year colleges and universities in Washington State. More than $175,000 in scholarships have been awarded since then. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic excellence, financial need, motivation to pursue a science-based career, and a record of giving back to their communities. Many scholarship recipients have found that receiving an AWIS scholarship is validating and gives them increased self-confidence to go for their dreams and goals.  This support from a group of women whom they admire is as important as the financial support.

Join the AWIS Board next year!

You are invited to share your talents, expand your network of colleagues and help make AWIS a terrific organization! We are looking for officers and committee chairs or co-chairs to serve July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Voting for the new Board will take place in June.

Officers: President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer

Committees: Events, Newsletter, GEMS, Scholarship, Banquet & Awards, Mentoring, Publicity, Membership and Website
If interested or to get more information, contact Reitha Weeks at reithaweeks@gmail.com.

Not yet a member? Check out the the membership link on our website for the benefits of membership.


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Schedule

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

6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation

7:45pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Apr
15
2015
Non-Traditional Roles In Education

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents: 

“Non-Traditional Roles in Education”

April 15th, 2015 • 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Is it possible to stay in higher education without becoming a faculty member?

Seeking an industry job is great for people who want to continue their research careers beyond the tenure track, but what about those of us who are passionate about education? Our panelists will discuss their roles and paths to non-traditional roles in higher education that offer greater stability than adjuncting.  Please join Seattle AWIS as we explore how to leverage your background as a scientist into a fulfilling career in education. Our distinguished panelists are:

  • Naomi Bogenschutz, Ph.D., Program Manager, University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education
  • Stephanie Diemel, M.S., eLearning Faculty-in-Residence, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Shoreline Community College
  • Michèle Royer, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Specialist, Bellevue College

Event Schedule:

6:00pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – Panel Discussion
7:45pm – Networking

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

 

 Location: 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

 

*Free Visitor Parking.* If parking in the visitors lots (near the Thomas Building)  is a challenge, free parking is also available in the Employee Parking Lot off Aloha St. (across from SCCA). See the map for details. Please enter through the Thomas Building.

 

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

 

For additional event information, please email programs@seattleawis.org.


Volunteer for an AWIS Committee!

We invite you to share your ideas and talents and expand your network of colleagues by volunteering for an AWIS committee. You can serve for an entire year or even just a single event or task! We especially invite you to join the Programming Committee– this is one of the most active and exciting parts of our organization. All of our committees actively recruit throughout the year to help generate new ideas and engage our members: this helps us create programming, special events, and chapter tools that are tailored to our current, up-to-the-minute interests and recruit new members. We hope to see all of our members take the opportunity to volunteer with a committee and more deeply engage our chapter. We can’t wait to work with you! To find out more about volunteering, contact any of our committees below:


UPCOMING AWIS PROGRAMS – Save the Date

May 20, 2015: Professional Development Workshop – Rhonda Rhyne, CEO, Provencio, Inc.
June 2015: Annual Banquet and Awards. Exact date and location coming soon.


Seattle AWIS is seeking donations for its 2015 scholarship program which will be aware in June 2015.

 

Please use our DONATE button on our Scholarship Program Webpage to donate directly or send a check to our Seattle AWIS Scholarship Committee Chair. Checks should be made payable to: Seattle AWIS Scholarship Fund.

 

Please mail to:
Seattle AWIS Scholarship Committee Chair
5805 16th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

 

The Seattle AWIS scholarship program was launched in 1990 to provide financial assistance to undergraduate women who are majoring in science, math or engineering fields at four-year colleges and universities in Washington State. More than $175,000 in scholarships have been awarded since then. Scholarship recipients are selected based on academic excellence, financial need, motivation to pursue a science-based career, and a record of giving back to their communities. Many scholarship recipients have found that receiving an AWIS scholarship is validating and gives them increased self-confidence to go for their dreams and goals and that this support from a group of women whom they admire is as important as the financial support.


Not yet a member? Check out the membership link on our website for the benefits of joining.

 



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6pm - 8:15pm at

 

 Location: 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

Please enter through the Thomas Building.

*Free Visitor Parking.* If parking in the visitors lots (near the Thomas Building)  is a challenge, free parking is also available in the Employee Parking Lot off Aloha St. (across from SCCA). See the map for details..

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:15pm – Networking

Mar
18
2015
“The Business of Climate Change: Health, Environment, Energy and Economy”

Seattle AWIS and ACS Puget Sound Section are Co-Presenting:

“The Business of Climate Change: Health, Environment, Energy and Economy”

March 18th , 2014 • 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
 
Nearly 97% of climate scientists agree that human activities are warming Earth’s climate, and the Pentagon considers the consequences to be a threat to national security. What are we doing about it? 
 
As the economic challenges of climate change are gradually appearing, some sectors are opening up to the role they can play in supporting public health, food security, environmental sustainability, and responsible energy development. Seattle AWIS and ACS Puget Sound invite you to join us for a guided panel discussion on the future of climate research consulting, and action with our distinguished panelists:
 
Jessica Finn Coven, Washington State Director, Climate Solutions
 
Cynthia LeRouge, Ph.D., Association Professor, Health Services Department, University of Washington School of Public Health
 
Jeremy T. Mathis, Ph.D., Director, Ocean Environment Research Division, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
 
Christie Baumel, M.S., Senior Energy Policy Advisor, City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment

Volunteer for an AWIS Committee!

We invite you to share your ideas and talents and expand your network of colleagues by volunteering for an AWIS committee.
You can serve for an entire year or even just a single event or task! We especially invite you to join the Programming
Committee– this is one of the most active and exciting parts of our organization. All of our committees actively recruit
throughout the year to help generate new ideas and engage our members: this helps us create programming, special events,
and chapter tools that are tailored to our current, up-to-the-minute interests and recruit new members. We hope to see all of
our members take the opportunity to volunteer with a committee and more deeply engage our chapter. We can’t wait to work
with you! To find out more about volunteering, contact any of our committees below:

Program: programs@seattleawis.org
Newsletter: newsletter@seattleawis.org.
Scholarship: scholarship@seattleawis.org.
Banquet and Awards: awards@seattleawis.org


UPCOMING AWIS PROGRAMS– SAVE THE DATE

March 18, 2015: Panel – The Business of Climate Change. This panel discussion will focus on the
impacts and interests of business and government in climate change, and how this is shaping our global
response to this issue.

April 15, 2015: Panel – Curriculum and Faculty Development. Our April panel will feature a little-known
campus resource: the faculty development office, and how the tools and training they provide can help
make you not only a better educator but a faculty leader.

May 20, 2015: Professional Development Workshop – Rhonda Rhyne, CEO, Provencio, Inc.
Keep an eye out for our quarterly professional development programs, as well as a few social events this spring!
We might even be touring a few big-name labs… stay tuned for future announcements.

June 2015:  Annual Banquet and Awards.  Exact date and location coming soon.

Seattle AWIS is seeking donation for its 2015 scholarship program which will be awarded in June 2015.

Please use our DONATE button on our Scholarship Program Webpage to donate directly or send a check to our
Seattle AWIS Scholarship Committee Chair.

Checks should be made payable to: Seattle AWIS Scholarship Fund 
Seattle AWIS Scholarship Committee Chair
5805 16th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105

The Seattle AWIS scholarship program was launched in 1990 to provide financial assistance to undergraduate
women who are majoring in science, math or engineering fields at four-year colleges and universities in
Washington State. More than $175,000 in scholarships have been awarded since then. Scholarship recipients
are selected based on academic excellence, financial need, motivation to pursue a science-based career, and a
record of giving back to their communities. Many scholarship recipients have found that receiving an AWIS
scholarship is validating and gives them increased self-confidence to go for their dreams and goals and that this
support from a group of women whom they admire is as important as the financial support.


Not yet a member? Check out the the membership link on our website about the benefits of joining.


Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

Location:
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 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 both members and non-members, both men and women!

Please Help Advertise by Printing and Posting our Seattle AWIS Event Flyer.
For general information about our organizations visit the Seattle AWIS and ACS Puget Sound websites.
For additional event information please email programs@seattleawis.org.

Schedule

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

6:30pm – 7:45pm – Introductions and Presentation

7:45pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Feb
18
2015
Digital Health Monitoring: Beyond Heart Rate Monitors and Pedometers

Seattle Association for Women in Science’s February Program

“Digital Health Monitoring:  Beyond Heart Rate Monitors and Pedometers

February 18th, 2014 – 6:00pm–8:00pm

Technology has created a digital revolution in health tracking and assessment.

Join the discussion on how mobile data collection of behavior and health is empowering users and changing health care.

 

Our distinguished panelists are:

Margaret Rosenfeld, MD, MPH; Pediatric Pulmonary Specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine

           Lung function monitoring through a phone app

Fareeha Siddiqui, MD, MPH; Director of Research and Innovation at Global to Local

           Diabetes monitoring and support through iPhones

Jae Osenbach, PhD; Psychometrician and Research Psychologist, contractor for the government National Center for Telehealth & Technology

           Mobile applications for psychological health monitoring

Tharika Chandrasekhar, Program Manager at Microsoft

Microsoft Band fitness tracker


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6pm - 8pm at

Location

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Pelton Auditorium – Enter through the Thomas Building

1100 Fairview Ave. N

Seattle, WA  98109-1024

Free visitor parking

 

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Jan
21
2015
Nail the Next Interview - Insider Secrets from Job Recruiters

Seattle Association for Women in Science’s January’s Program

“Nail the Next Interview – Insider secrets from job recruiters”

Please save this date: January 21st, 2015 • 6:00pm – 8:00pm

If you’ve ever wondered what the real tricks are to landing a STEM-based job in Seattle, look no further! You probably don’t need any “hot tips” or “lifehacks–” just a simple set of skills you can easily develop with a little bit of practice. For insider advice on where to start or how to make the best impression during your next job search, please join Seattle AWIS for ‘Nail the Next Interview: Secrets from Seattle Job Recruiters.’ Our distinguished panelists are:
Yvette Herrera Greer, PHR, global recruiting coordinator at PATH
Maya Skolnik, Senior Recruiter at NanoString Technologies, Inc.
Sherri Edwards, Career coach, trainer, and consultant at Resource Maximizer
Brook Filary, Manager and Human Resources Business Parter at Double Down Interactive / International Game Technology
Our panelists will discuss advice on interviews, how often to communicate, and how best to use social media for the job search, and current trends in the industry.
Event Schedule:
6:00pm – Networking and Refreshments
6:30pm – Panel Discussion
7:30pm – Networking
Pre-registration is not required for this event.Location:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
*Please enter through Thomas Building
*Free Visitor ParkingAll AWIS meetings are FREE and open to both 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 programs@seattleawis.org.

Volunteer for an AWIS Committee!
We invite you to share your ideas and talents and expand your network of colleagues by volunteering for an AWIS committee.
You can serve for an entire year or even just a single event or task! We especially invite you to join the Programming
Committee– this is one of the most active and exciting parts of our organization. All of our committees actively recruit
throughout the year to help generate new ideas and engage our members: this helps us create programming, special events,
and chapter tools that are tailored to our current, up-to-the-minute interests and recruit new members. We hope to see all of
our members take the opportunity to volunteer with a committee and more deeply engage our chapter. We can’t wait to work
with you! To find out more about volunteering, contact any of our committees below:Program: programs@seattleawis.org
Newsletter: newsletter@seattleawis.org.
Scholarship: scholarship@seattleawis.org.
Banquet and Awards: awards@seattleawis.org
For general information about our organization visit our Seattle AWIS website .

UPCOMING AWIS PROGRAMS– SAVE THE DATE
February 18, 2015: Panel – Digital Health: Beyond Heart Rate Monitors and Pedometers In February, our panel will focus on the digital revolution in Health and the quantified self– how simplified data collection is empowering consumers to better care for themselves.
March 18, 2015: Panel – The Business of Climate Change. This panel discussion will focus on the impacts and interests of business and government in climate change, and how this is shaping our global response to this issue.
April 15, 2015: Panel – Curriculum and Faculty Development. Our March panel will feature a little-known campus resource: the faculty development office, and how the tools and training they provide can help make you not only a better educator but a faculty leader.
Keep an eye out for our quarterly professional development programs, as well as a few social events this spring! We might even be touring a few big-name labs… stay tuned for future announcements!

Seattle AWIS is seeking donation for its 2015 scholarship program which will be awarded in June 2015.
Please use our DONATE button on our Scholarship Program Webpage to donate directly or send a check to our
Seattle AWIS Scholarship Committee Chair.Checks should be made payable to: Seattle AWIS Scholarship Fund 
Seattle AWIS Scholarship Committee Chair
5805 16th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105The Seattle AWIS scholarship program was launched in 1990 to provide financial assistance to undergraduate
women who are majoring in science, math or engineering fields at four-year colleges and universities in
Washington State. More than $175,000 in scholarships have been awarded since then. Scholarship recipients
are selected based on academic excellence, financial need, motivation to pursue a science-based career, and a
record of giving back to their communities. Many scholarship recipients have found that receiving an AWIS
scholarship is validating and gives them increased self-confidence to go for their dreams and goals and that this
support from a group of women whom they admire is as important as the financial support.

Not yet a member? Check out the the membership link on our website about the benefits of joining.

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Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

Location:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
*Please enter through Thomas Building
*Free Visitor Parking

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Dec
17
2014
December 17, 2014 6PM: Women In Game Design

Seattle Association for Women in Science’s December Program
“Women in Game Design”

PROGRAM DETAILS
December 17, 2014 • 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Recreational gaming makes up a huge part of the game design industry, but our love of electronic gaming is also driving rapid innovation in the way that humans interact with and through computers, and research into the ways we learn and educate. However, most games and the science around them are skewed towards the male experience because women only make up 11% of game designers. Please join Seattle AWIS to discuss the broad scope of games design and research, and the emerging role of women in this industry with our distinguished panelists:

Kim Swift, Senior Designer at Amazon Game Studios;

Holly Hirzel, Senior Producer and Program Manager at Microsoft Studios (XBOX),

Eleanor O’Rourke, PhD candidate at the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Department, and

Jen Sward, Associate Dean and Principle Lecturer at DigiPen Institute of Technology.

Our panelists will discuss their specific programs, their research into human-computer interaction and game software design and production, and their experiences working as women in the computer science industry.

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

Please Help Advertise by Printing and Posting our December 2014 AWIS Flyer.

 

Volunteer for an AWIS Committee!

 

We invite you to share your ideas and talents and expand your network of colleagues by volunteering for an AWIS committee. You can serve for an entire year or even just a single event or task!  We especially invite you to join the Programming Committee– this is one of the most active and exciting parts of our organization. All of our committees actively recruit throughout the year to help generate new ideas and engage our members: this helps us create programming, special events, and chapter tools that are tailored to our current, up-to-the-minute interests and recruit new members. We hope to see all of our members take the opportunity to volunteer with a committee and more deeply engage our chapter. We can’t wait to work with you! To find out more about volunteering, view this flyer or contact any of our committees below:
       Program                        programs@seattleawis.org
       Newsletter                     newsletter@seattleawis.org
       Scholarship                   scholarship@seattleawis.org
       Banquet and Awards    awards@seattleawis.org

For general information about our organization visit our Seattle AWIS website .
For additional event information please email programs@seattleawis.org.


Not yet a member? Check out the the membership link on our website about the benefits of joining.


Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

Location:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
*Please enter through Thomas Building
*Free Visitor Parking

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Nov
19
2014
Recreational Marijuana: Science & Society

 
WednesdayNov. 19, 2014 – 6:00 pm
Have you ever wondered about the scientific research and societal consequences surrounding legal, recreational marijuana use for our community?
If so, please join AWIS and ACS for this forward-thinking scientific panel discussion, where we will be exploring topics such as regulating impaired driving, ensuring quality control of marijuana and cannabis-based products, understanding and treating marijuana dependency, and neurochemical and neurobiological issues surrounding marijuana use. Our distinguished panelists are:
Michelle Sexton, ND, Founder and Chief Science Officer of PhytaLab, Washington’s original cannabis quality assurance testing facility;
Caleb J. Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW, Senior research scientist for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) at the University of Washington, studying the impacts of legalized cannabis on impaired driving in Washington State
Denise Walker, PhD, Research Associate Professor at the UW School of Social Work, studying marijuana dependency and addictive behaviors in adults; and
Pratistha Ranjitkar, PhD, Clinical Chemistry Fellow for the UW Department of Laboratory Medicine, studying the development of clinical laboratory methods and testing.
Our panelists will discuss their specific programs and research, the way that their science intersects with law and policy, explain the current challenges in working in the field, and answer YOUR specific questions! This panel will be a guided discussion, but we are soliciting questions from YOU prior to the panel. If you have a question you would like to ask, email programs@seattleawis.org to submit.
*All AWIS meetings are FREE and open to both members and non-members, both men and women! However, pre-registration is REQUIRED for this event to reserve a seat. You can register here:
http://SeattleAWIS-ACSPugetSound.eventbrite.com    Note that priority registration is given to AWIS and ACS members. One week prior to the event, all tickets will be released to the general public, so be sure to sign up now!
Please see our Event Flyer for concise details.
For general information about our organization visit our Seattle AWIS website .
For additional information about our co-sponsor, the American Chemical Society Puget Sound section, visit: http://pugetsound.sites.acs.org.
For additional event information please email programs@seattleawis.org.

Programming Survey! 
Thanks to everyone who completed our upcoming programming survey for next month!

UPCOMING AWIS PROGRAMS– SAVE THE DATE

In response to the enthusiasm on our programming survey last month, we will be hosting our first quarterly weekend event, Personal Rebranding for Leadership Roles, on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10AM at FHCRC in the Sze Conference room. (This is near the Pelton Auditorium, our regular meeting space, but closer to the security desk at the front of the Thomas Building where we enter). As many of us approach the job market anew, it is important to intentionally create a professional identity. We’ll listen to a short lecture and then provide time for discussion and questions.
Our Seattle AWIS Programs are regularly held on the third Wednesday of the month from September through June.
December 17 2014: Women in Gaming
January 21 2014: Nail the Next Interview: Insider secrets from job recruiters

Seattle AWIS is seeking donation for its 2015 scholarship program which will be awarded in June 2015.

Please use our DONATE button on our Scholarship Program Webpage to donate directly or send a check to our Seattle AWIS Scholarship Committee Chair.

Checks should be made payable to: Seattle AWIS Scholarship Fund 
Seattle AWIS Scholarship Committee Chair
5805 16th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105


Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building
1100 Fairview Ave. N. 
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
*Please enter through Thomas Building
*Free Visitor Parking

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Nov
15
2014
Personal Rebranding for Leadership Roles

Personal Rebranding for Leadership Roles 

Saturday – Nov. 15, 2014 – 10:00 AM – Noon
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Sze Conference Room
 
 As many of us approach the job market anew, it is important to intentionally create a professional identity. We’ll listen to a short web lecture and then provide time for discussion and questions.
*All AWIS meetings are FREE and open to both members and non-members, both men and women! Registration is NOT required for this event.
Please see our Event Flyer for concise details.
For general information about our organization visit our Seattle AWIS website .
For additional event information please email programs@seattleawis.org.

 


Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

Location:
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
Sze Conference Room, Thomas Building
The Sze Conference room is on the right, just beyond the reception desk at the Thomas Building entrance we normally use for AWIS monthly programs.
1100 Fairview Ave. N. 
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
*Free Visitor Parking

Schedule

Event Schedule:
10:00am – Networking and Refreshments
10:30am – Webinar Lecture, Marquita Qualls, PhD, Entropia Consulting
11:00am – Discussion
11:30am – Networking

 

Oct
15
2014
Global Empowerment of Women through STEM

Seattle Association for Women in Science’s October Program
“Global Empowerment of Women through STEM”
 
PROGRAM DETAILS
October 15, 2014 • 6:00pm – 8:00pm 

Seattle AWIS members often discuss how we can support each other and continue our own professional development as women in science. We strongly believe that access to this advocacy and support is a real benefit to us as women in often male-dominated fields. The same — and often much stronger– challenges face many women the world over. Especially in the developing world, women continue to face discrimination in access to education, work, economic assets, and participation in decision making and government. Access to healthcare is also limited: the maternal mortality ratio in developing nations is still fourteen times higher than in western or developed regions. 

However, there are many organizations, often based in our local Seattle community, that are working toward universal access to basic education, training women in health services, and supporting gender equality for women in all parts of the world, just as AWIS supports you! Educating and empowering women, especially in the STEM-related environmental sustainability and health fields, makes it easier to combat disease, ensure environmental sustainability, and ease poverty and hunger. 

Please join Seattle AWIS in welcoming:
Ginna Brelsford, Executive Director of Ayni Education International, an organization that hosts a basic education and computer literacy program for girls in Afghanistan;
Shelby Tarutis, Director and Founder of GambiaHelp, which equips local women’s communities with healthcare education and sustainable food and water programs; and
Lillian Baer, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Grandmother Project, which focuses on educating and empowering female elders.

Our panelists will discuss their specific programs, the difference that STEM-related education, health, and environmental sustainability programs have made in these developing communities, where they see their organizations going in the future, and how YOU can contribute to these efforts from right here in Seattle. 

Programming Survey due before Oct. 15th!
We encourage you to complete our Programming Survey before the Oct. 15th program! The 20-question survey takes less than five minutes, but there is also an opportunity for you to leave more detailed feedback at the end if you are interested in sharing your thoughts with us. Everyone is welcome to share their feedback– periodic AWIS attendees, non-members, and student and professional members. At our October program, we will be raffling off a Starbucks’ gift card for one lucky person who has completed the survey! To enter the raffle, enter your email address at the bottom of the form. 


Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building
1100 Fairview Ave. N. 
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
*Please enter through Thomas Building
*Free Visitor Parking

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Sep
17
2014
Understanding the role of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) in infant immunity

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, 6:00pm

“Understanding the role of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) in infant immunity”

Ana Gervassi, PhD

Staff Scientist, Seattle Biomed Research Institute

Specialized Immunity Subcore Director, Center for AIDS Research, UW

September 2014 Flyer

All AWIS meetings are FREE and open to both members and non-members!


Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

Pelton Auditorium (Weintraub Building)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98105
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Jun
18
2014
Seattle AWIS Awards and Scholarship Fundraiser 2014

Award for Scientific Advancement honoring Dr. Anna Wald MD, MPH Professor in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington and Award for Excellence in Science Education/Outreach, honoring Dr. Nancy Hutchison PhD, Director, Science Education Partnership, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. We will also be presenting the chapter’s 2014 undergraduate scholarship recipients.


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6pm - 11pm at

Talaris Conference Center (Pacific Dining Room)

4000 NE 41st Street 
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

 

Schedule

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Networking and Refreshments

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Introductions and Presentation

7:30pm – 10:00pm – Awards

10:00pm-11:00 – Networking and wrap up

May
29
2014
Science Communication Workshop "Making Your Science Matter"

Thursday, May 29th, 2014, 6:00pm

Science Communication Workshop:

“Making Your Science Matter”

Heather M. Galindo, PhD

Assistant Director of Science, COMPASS

University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Science


Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

Pelton Auditorium (Weintraub Building)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98105
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

 

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Apr
16
2014
"The Ultimate Machine: Using engineering to improve human mobility”

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, 6:00pm

“The Ultimate Machine: Using engineering to improve human mobility”

Kat Steele, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

April2014AWISFlyer


Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

Pelton Auditorium (Weintraub Building)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98105
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Mar
19
2014
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Maternal/Child Health

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, 6:00pm

“Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Maternal/Child Health”

Sheela Sathyanarayana, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, UW Department Of Pediatrics, Children’s Research Institute; Adjunct

Assistant Professor, UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences


Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

Pelton Auditorium (Weintraub Building)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98105
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Feb
19
2014
Drug Development at a Start-up: Sprinting to the Finish Line

Pelton Auditorium (Weintraub Building)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98105
Seattle, WA 98109-1024


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6pm - 8pm at

Wednesday February 19, 2014, 6:00pm
Drug Development at a Startup: 
Sprinting to the Finish Line
Kristin Bedard, Ph.D.
Director and Head of Virology
Kineta, Inc.

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Jan
15
2014
From Farm To Fork

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014, 6:00pm

From Farm to Fork –
What do we know about the impacts of how our food is
produced and distributed on our health and the planet?

Jennifer Otten, Ph.D., R.D.
Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences Program,
Department of Health Services
University of Washington, School of Public Health
&
Senior Research and Policy Scientist
Public Health – Seattle & King County


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Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Dec
18
2013
Citizen Science Panel: Bringing Science To The Masses

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013, 6:00pm

Citizen Science Panel:
Bringing Science To the Masses

Featured Programs:
• Project Violet ‐ Michelle L Cook Sangar, PhD, DVM & Emily Girard
• COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) ‐ Jane Dolliver, PhD
• HiveBio ‐ TBD
• FoldIt ‐ Kathleen Tuite


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Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Nov
20
2013
Panel Discussion: Careers in Intellectual Property

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Oct
16
2013
The Supreme Court's Myriad Decision: Redefining What is Patentable


Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

Pelton Auditorium, Weinbtraub Building

Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center

1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Sep
18
2013
Outreach Event Hosted by: IDRI


Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

1616 Eastlake Avenue East, #400
Seattle, WA 98102

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

May
15
2013
Networking Event Hosted by: Integrated Diagnostics

Note: Event is free and requires pre-registrationPriority is given to AWIS members due to limited space availability.
Please Register at: 

 


Event Flyer

6pm at

 Integrated Diagnostics
              219 Terry Avenue North, Suite 100
              Seattle, WA 98109
Parking: Street parking in South Lake Union Area

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

May
3
2013
AWIS Seattle *Happy Hour Social*

Please register at:

5:30-6:30 at

A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub and Restaurant

1001 Fairview Avenue North # 1700

Seattle, WA 98109

Apr
17
2013
Panel Discussion: Careers in Academics

Panelists:

– Nina Salama, Ph.D., Member of Division, Human Biology, FHCRC

– Bonnie Becker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Marine Ecology, UW Tacoma

– Maitreya Dunham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Genome Sciences, UW

– Janet Bester-Meredith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, SPU

– Fran Solomon, Ph.D., Owner & Instructor, Environmental Teaching International


Event Flyer

6pm at

Fred Hutchinson

Schedule

6:00 – 6:30 – Networking and Refreshments

6:30 – 7:30 – Introductions and Presentation

7:30 – 8:00 – Networking

Mar
20
2013
Amgen Sponsored Event The RANK/RANKL/OPG Pathway: From Discovery to Drug

Allison Jacob, Scientist; TIU, Amgen Seattle


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6pm at

Fred Hutchinson

Schedule

6:00 – 6:30 – Networking and Refreshments

6:30 – 7:30 – Introductions and Presentation

7:30 – 8:00 – Networking

Feb
20
2013
Entrepreneurship: Lessons From My Career

Speaker: Stewart Park,
CEO Infectious Disease Research Institute

Joint event with the Women in Bio, Seattle Chapter
REGISTRATION REQUIRED


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6pm at

Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Jan
16
2013
Science Policy: Current Hot Topics and What to Expect

Speakers:
Patti McKinnell Davis,
Director of Public Affairs, WBBA

 

Lekelia Jenkins, PhD

Assistant Professor, UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs


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6pm at

Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Dec
12
2012
Developing Geothermal Energy in the Pacific Northwest

Speaker: Susan Petty,
CEO AltaRock Energy, Inc
Joint event with the Association of Women Geoscientists on Alternative Energy, Pacific NW Chapt.


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6pm at

Pelton Auditorium, Weintraub Building, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Dec
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Schedule

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

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

7:30pm – 8:00pm – Networking