ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE INC

Rating: 4.86 stars   90 reviews

Issues: Technology, Education

Location: 1321 Duke Street Suite 210 Alexandria VA 22314 USA

Mission:

AWIS is a national advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. By breaking down barriers and creating opportunities, AWIS strives to ensure that women in these fields can achieve their full potential.


Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: Member Services - Services include publications on scientific studies and access to digital resources. In addition, members receive support through mentoring and networking.Other services - includes extensive website and digital resources on scientific policy, grant oppertunities, and upcoming events.Information and resources - responces to queries regarding women in science, ranging from general statistics to requests for specific information on resources for funding.Magazine - a quarterly publication for members provides resources to promote women in fields of science and technology.
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EIN 23-7221574
703-894-4490
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Rating: 5 stars  

i formed the AWIS NJ chapter in the 80's at Rutgers the State University.
My co-founder is Dr. Ruth Berman Reisberg. The other members are Dr. Marian Glenn now professor of cell biology at Seton Hall University. Dr.
Ruby Evangelista Kirkup who was membership secretary with PhD in Chemistry from U of Hawaii. She finished BS major in Chemistry from College of the Holy Spirit in Manila, my alma mater who presented me with a Distinguished Alumna in 2010. Dr. Alice Sari Tempel who worked at South Plainfield Environmental Commission. Claudia of Carter Wallace and MaryJane at Soils and Crops, Rutgers U. Dr. Alice Colby handled the anti Star Wars conference. many more...I attended some of the AWIS-Central Jersey Chapter meetings. I have a lunch date with the current president of AWIS-NJChapter-Joanne Gere.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I send Chronicle for Higher Education emails to the AWIS regularly. also to AWIS-CJC and recently AWIS-NJChapter

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have to say that they should coordinate with Third World Organizations for Women in Sciences(TWOWS)

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Rating: 4 stars  

I think AWIS is a great organization for promoting equality of women in STEM careers. I have benefited from their webinars and opportunities to get writing experience by contributing to AWIS magazine as well as social media sites. I have also found the organization useful for networking and the members I have contacted for informational interviews have been very helpful to my career exploration.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was given the opprotunity to write a feature article for AWIS magazine, and plan to contribute to postings on facebook and Twitter

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't have any suggestions for changes

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a women in science, whose career has taken her to industry (and not academia) I find AWIS to be a valuable resource that keeps me connected to current policies, advocacy happenings, and events. Also, I really enjoy how AWIS provides members with information about the history of the women's movement within STEM fields. Overall, this is one of the most useful professional organizations to which I belong.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My everyday life! I feel the affects of the advocacy work of AWIS when I meet other women leaders and managers. I use the knowledge provided by the organization through the website, webinars, magazine to negotiate salaries and to navigate the challenges of working in a male-dominated field.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Perhaps have a few more local chapters? Overall I really wouldn't make many changes.

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Rating: 4 stars  

AWIS has provided me with several invaluable opportunities that have really boosted my career.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Career development and personal growth

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More advertising, outreach, and visibility

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

New skills; Career growth

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Great!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

AWIS for forty years, has brought together women in science to enable them to support one another in their on-going careers and to reach out to young women as they begin a new career in science. From on-going educational seminars, to opportunities to interact with and help both young and elder female scientists continue to accel, AWIS provides a place for women to grow together in their fields and as women contributing to the greater human good through science.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the many seminars that keep my job skills honed and refreshed.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be more involved!

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Rating: 5 stars  

AWIS is a great organization, providing opportunities for those in the science field to develop and to network.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending lectures.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a member of AWIS in college and recently rejoined as a Ph.D. student. AWIS is a great organization that provides many resources for women to achieve a successful and fulfilling career in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've experienced the results of AWIS in the form of the wide variety of resources this organization provides, such as webinars, networking opportunities, policy newsletters, and the opportunity for involvement in local chapters.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't really have any complaints about this organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I’ve been volunteering with AWIS for now three years. It is a wonderful organization to promote and advance women in science. It offers a number of events, providing an opportunity to network, get and give mentoring and also offers a number of talks by experienced scientific professionals about careers, hot topics in science etc.
This organization provides a foundation for women to gain the confidence in an extremely competitive career path.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Building my network, exploring my next career step in science. I also got an opportunito develop my leadership skills as well as team work skills while organizing events.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase representation of Academic scientists to serve as mentors to aspiring young women

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Rating: 5 stars  

AWIS is a great way to connect with and inspire women in the sciences in your area. As a woman, I am well aware that we are very underrepresented, underpaid, and underresourced in the technical fields- AWIS promotes group unity, networking and volunteer events to inspire those of us who are already in the job or higher education market, as well as those younger women who may be unsure about what their future can hold in the sciences. In a world where positive affirmation is hard to come by, AWIS provides each of its members and the outreach programs the confidence to be an intelligent and ambitious woman, who can make as much of a difference in the world as anyone else.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting new women in all fields of life in the sciences, and being introduced to the amazingly empowering programs and conferences they hold.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None as of yet. It has been a great organization- I merely wish it was more well-known.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a member of and volunteer for AWIS since 2009. I have worked primarily with AWIS Magazine, a quarterly publication that is entirely volunteer-run. The magazine is an essential part of AWIS, highlighting important achievements by women scientists, and inspiring young women to make a difference.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Participating in webinars, reading the public policy newsletters, and contributing to the quarterly magazine.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Broaden its scope.

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