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.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 23-7221574
703-894-4490
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Rating: 5 stars  

AWIS is a wonderful organization that has helped to introduce me to other women in science in my community. They have actively promoted science and interest in STEM fields especially to a community of young girls. I had the opportunity of hearing some of the wonderful feedback from many parents about how their daughters had a blast learning about science with positive role models from our AWIS-ND chapter. I'm so proud to be a part of this community!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a foreigner they had helped me keep in contact with professionals like myself, build my network and also learn from more experienced and successful women in the STEM fields.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

AWIS is an organization that helps to give women in the sciences and engineering not only a voice, but a sense of community that they may not have in their places of study or work. The local chapters are dedicated to the encouragement and support of women, the national chapter has the record and visibility to effect change where there is inequality. It is organizations like these that will help to transform and motivate the other half of the national (and even international) part of the workforce. Thank you for your efforts - and please continue to empower others with the data to help effect positive change.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

AWIS is a great venue for female scientist to network. It is a great way to meet scientist in various fields of work and learn about work options. The seminars hosted by AWIS are very educational and enlightening, as well. I really enjoy being a part of the organization and feel that they are great asset for all women working in diverse realms of science.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

AWIS is a very important organization that gives the tools that women in science and academia need. I benefit greatly from their webinars and implement their suggestions successfully in my work place.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

A college freshman in her 40's is not unheard-of, yet it is assumed I have an understanding of the intricacies of college and academic life that I did not possess. As a young teen, I had to quit high school to support my single-parent mother; now,through the support of AWIS, I know that I will succeed in my adult academic efforts because of the time and information the members give to each other. I learned about AWIS from a podcast by Dr. Kirsten Sanders and became a member immediately. Through the webinars AWIS has hosted, I have learned much about grant writing (getting a "Yes" takes time and effort, don't give up!) and how to find a job in the science field. AWIS helps familiarize me with the workings and lingo of the STEM fields and, through this familiarity, I gain confidence to continue my biochemistry degree, and I am realizing a long-time dream of achieving my college degree and transitioning to a career in the science field.

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

Developing skills and the confidence to use them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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