Happy Black History Month AWIS DC Members and Friends!

Please see the below list of highlighted events through AWIS National and AWIS Chapters across the country. As many events are still virtual, we can continue to take advantage of the variety of events across the AWIS network and meet fellow community members.


Upcoming AWIS Local & National Events, Opportunities, & Resources:

  • AWIS National Webinar – The Essential Role of Membership for Women in Science (Thursday, February 15th at 12pm ET): Have you ever wondered about your network of colleagues or wish you had more mentors in your life? If so, this webinar is for you. Led by Tamara L. Greenfield King, J.D, this webinar will discuss the importance of mentorship for women in science. Attendees from all career stages will gain insights into the strategies that foster a fruitful mentor-mentee relationship and propel you toward success. Find more information and register here


  • AWIS Philly – Learning Immunity from Emerging Viruses (Tuesday, February 20th at 6pm ET): Kellie Ann Jurado, PhD, Presidential Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss how we can learn how our immune system works by understanding how viruses cause pathogenesis. Dr. Jurado’s research team uses emerging viral pathogens to describe early life immunity. Register here.

  • AWIS NC Virtual Book Club: The Personal Librarian (Thursday, February 22nd at 7pm ET): Join AWIS North Carolina for their book club this February, where they will be discussing The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. What if your professional advancement requires that you hide your personal self? This book makes us think about our values as we develop our careers. Register here.

  • AWIS Philly Book Club: Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Joseph Grenny et al (Sunday, February 25th at 11am ET): This New York Times bestseller and business classic has been fully updated for a world where skilled communication is more important than ever. The book that revolutionized business communications has been updated for today’s workplace. Crucial Conversations provides powerful skills to ensure every conversation―especially difficult ones―leads to the results you want. Written in an engaging and witty style, it teaches readers how to be persuasive rather than abrasive, how to get back to productive dialogue when others blow up or clam up, and it offers powerful skills for mastering high-stakes conversations, regardless of the topic or person. Zoom link will be provided upon registration. RSVP:


Looking Ahead:


  • AWIS National Webinar – Women in Science Now: How to Use Science to Overcome the Remaining Hurdles to Equity (Tuesday, March 19th at 1pm ET): Women working in the sciences face obstacles at virtually every step along their career paths. From subtle slights to blatant biases, deep systemic problems block women from advancing or pushing them out of science and technology entirely. During Women’s History Month, Lisa M.P. Munoz shares insights from her book Women in Science Now: Stories and Strategies for Achieving EquityWomen in Science Now examines solutions to this persistent gender gap, offering new perspectives on how to make science more equitable and inclusive for all. This book shares stories and insights of women from a range of backgrounds working in various disciplines, illustrating the journeys that brought them to the sciences, the challenges they faced along the way, and the important contributions they have made to their fields. Find more information and register here


  • AWIS Virtual Career Fair (Thursday, March 14th – Details to Come): For the fourth year, AWIS will connect women in science with employers seeking top talent. Network live with employers.s – details to come!


  • AWIS DC Cherry Blossom Happy Hour (early April – Location and Time TDB): Cherry Blossom season is around the corner and we are excited to welcome Spring with a Happy Hour during their bloom. More details to come! 

Techstravaganza 2024 (Saturday, May 18th from 9am – 5pm EST): From hands-on activities to mind-blowing demonstrations, Techstravaganza inspires students to explore their passion for STEM. This event takes place at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA. AWIS DC is running a DNA Extraction booth and we are looking for volunteers to help out with a shift – reply to this email ASAP if you’re interested in volunteering! We have 5 spots remaining!