The mission of the Seattle Area Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is to create a broad, interdisciplinary, welcoming environment to advance the careers of women in science and technology, and promote the participation of Girls in the sciences.
We envision a world where Seattle Women of all ages are actively supported in STEM hobbies, studies, and careers. We believe that the entire Seattle community will benefit when women are positively represented, compensated, and recognized for their achievements in all STEM pursuits.
2022-2023 Seattle AWIS Board Members
President Mi-Youn Brusniak, PhD, PMP firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Tracy E. Popowics, PhD, email@example.com
Secretary Elizabeth Goodnight, B.S. firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Reitha Weeks, PhD email@example.com
Awards & Banquet Alison Fitch, MBA, Ijeoma Kalu, MSc firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs Isil Hamdemir, PhD email@example.com
Girls in Engineering Math & Science (GEMS) Tia Low, B.A, Vanessa Maldonado, Ph.D, EIT firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Mentoring Danielle Faivre, BS email@example.com
Membership Miriam L. R. Meister, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity & Website Laura Szkolar Sienkiewicz, PhD, PMP, RAC email@example.com
Scholarship Fran Solomon, PhD, Melissa Conerly, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle AWIS was founded in 1985, through graduate students and post-doctoral researchers at the University of Washington (UW). Early days for Seattle AWIS focused on UW graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in the biological and health sciences with chapter meetings held at UW South Campus Center