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You're Cordially Invited to the Annual UOWGS Winter Benefit!

It's that time of year again! UOWGS is pleased to announce our third annual Winter Benefit. The event will be on March 11, 2017 at the Downtown Athletic Club in Eugene, OR. Tickets are $75 per person, and this event will feature a plated dinner and silent auction. All proceeds will go towards supporting UOWGS in our mission to support gender equality and diversity in the sciences through professional development, outreach, and scholarships. Tickets can be purchased through our Benefit page until February 21, 2017.

Can't make it but still want to support UOWGS? Consider purchasing a take-away ticket. Pictures from last year's event can be found here.

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Check out 2015-2016 in review

Take a look back to see what our members were up to last year with this photo slideshow.

Our Mission

The Women in Graduate Science (UOWGS) organization at the University of Oregon strives for gender equality by focusing on the professional development of women in all disciplines of science to enable them to become successful contributors to their fields.

This mission is accomplished by informative workshops, inspirational speakers, and a community outreach program. In addition, the organization provides social support for women scientists at the University of Oregon, and offers financial support with yearly scholarships.

The UOWGS invites all who encourage and support the advancement of women in science to become members and to help in our work towards an inclusive science community. The UOWGS is supported by the Graduate School, generous donors, fundraising events, and member dues.

UOWGS is also dedicated to the support and equal treatment of LGBTQ scientists. All UOWGS meetings and events are dedicated safe spaces.

For more information on how our organization is run, we welcome you to browse through our bylaws

In the News

The College for Arts and Sciences (CAS) Interim Dean Andrew Marcus oversaw the production of this poster, "The Elements of Diversity in the College of Arts and Sciences", for a 2014 conference sponsered by the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion. Pay particular attention to the gender disparities in subjects in red (natural sciences) and green (social sciences), especially among the faculty. This gives you a taste of why we do what we do.

In 2014, a news article discussed a new study that contributed to the growing body of evidence which indicates that gender bias is a continuing challenge in the sciences. Want to change this? We do too.

Around the O wrote an article about a 2014 undergraduate outreach event. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make it a sucess.

Upcoming Events

Girls' Science Adventure Days (Girls register here)

Meetings will be held the Friday before each date for volunteers to familiarize themselves with the demos. Please RSVP to volunteer.

DNA: Saturday, February 18, 2017 Time: 8am - 1pm Location: The Science Factory

Optics:  Saturday, March 4, 2017 Time: 8am - 1pm Location: The Science Factory

The Brain  Saturday, March 11, 2017 Time: 8am - 1pm Location: The Science Factory

StrengthsFinder Workshop with Stacey York

Monday, March 6, 2017 Time: 10am - 12pm Location: KLA107

Please RSVP here!

Annual Winter Benefit

Saturday, March 11, 2017 Time: 5:30 - 9 pm Location: Downtown Athletic Club

Please purchase tickets here.

STEM Workshops with Ophelia's Place

Mondays  Time: 4pm - 5pm Location: TBD

Please RSVP to volunteer as you will need additional information.
April 3 : Focusing on Optics    April 10 : Tasty Science
April 17 : Engineering Bridges    April 24 : Who DunnIt
May 1 : Electrochemistry      May 8 : Polymer Chemistry

Past Events



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Additional Information

About women scientists!

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

IEEE Women in Engineering

The Society of Women Engineers

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

Promotion of Women in Computer Science

More Information on Women in Computer Science

StemBox subscription science boxes for young scholars

A page of resources about Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

Scholarships for women in science (1) (2)

Female Nobel Laureates

Campus resources!

Graduate School

Career Center

Community for Minorities in STEM (CMiS)

Women in Computer Science

Association for Women in Mathematics at UO

Women in Physics

LGBT in STEM (contact Lisa Eytel or Annie Greenaway)