March 18th, 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:

Banquet and Awards:


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.


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

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

7:45pm – 8:00pm – Networking

Download the flyer

6pm - 8pm at

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!

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