Thank you

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:


  • 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

AWIS Annual Banquet and Awards

AWIS Annual Banquet and Awards

Wednesday – June 1, 2016

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
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Allen Institute

Shoreline Community College Biotech Summer Camp

Shoreline Community College Biotech summer camp for high school students – July 7-11

Registration is open – please spread the word to students and parents.
Shoreline Community College is partnering with Institute for Systems Biology to present
“Project Biotech” Summer Camp at Shoreline Community College
July 7-11, 2014 – Monday through Friday –  9am-4pm
For up-coming 9th-12th grade students
Camp Fee:  $400.   A limited number of financial need-based scholarships will be available.
Only 24 spots available – on a first come, first served basis!  Applications are due by June 6th
For more information, contact Adrienne Houck, Biotech Program Manager at or view the camp web page:


NWABR’s Bio Expo Judges Needed Immediately!

NWABR’s Bio Expo Judges Needed Immediately!

NWABR’s Bio Expo promotes science literacy and creativity among high school students. Projects are presented in a variety of forms – from art, drama, or music to molecular modeling, web design or traditional scientific research. For all projects, students must research the science behind their chosen topics.

Judges are needed immediately!

Responsibilities of judges: 

After April 28 – pre-judging (projects sent to you electronically)

May 8 – judges’ meeting at Amgen (attendance required, 4-6 pm)

May 22 – judging at Bio Expo, Shoreline Community College (attendance required, 8am-1pm)
Sign up NOW
Through the link on Volunteer Match:
Or contact Janis Wignall, Student Bio Expo and Tech Manager: (206) 957-3337 or

Portland State University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates

Portland State University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates

Do you know of an undergraduate student who could benefit from an intensive, summer-long research training program in electron microscopy?Portland State University’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program is an eight-week program that gives students the opportunity to work closely with a PSU faculty member to produce a research project. Each student will learn to operate either a scanning electron or focused ion beam microscope (SEM or FIB), and then use these techniques when working on their independent research projects.The program runs from June 23rd through August 18th, and students will be expected to work approximately 40 hours per week for a $4000 stipend.

We will be accepting applications through March 1st, 2014. Women, veterans, and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply. The application is available online through our website at

More information can be found in the attached flyer and on our website. Please post or forward this email to all parties you feel may be interested.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact



2014 AWIS Award Winners

2014 AWIS Award Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of these two awards, chosen from a pool of many qualified candidates by the Awards Selection committee. We will be honoring Dr. Anna Wald and Dr. Nancy Hutchinson with the Award for Scientific Advancement and the Award for Excellence in Science Education/Outreach respectively at our fundraiser/banquet to be held in June 2014.

AWIS Award 2014 Press Release

NWABR Volunteers Wanted

NWABR Volunteers Wanted

The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research is currently recruiting science mentors for the 2014 NWABRStudent Bio Expo! Student registration is underway and additional mentors are still needed. Please sign up, if interested, by taking our survey:

The Student Bio Expo is a unique science fair that engages high school students in creative ways to demonstrate their understanding of the life sciences, and that connects them to scientists and resources in the community.

More information:

Thank you very much for your help! Please contact me (or Janis Wignall at know if you have any questions about the program.