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Congratulations to our 2015-16 UOWGS Award Winners

Karfilis Women in Leadership Award:
Jaclyn Kellon

Travel Award:
Fern Bosada
Madison Myers

Parenting Award:
Denielle Perry

Sara Staggs Undergraduate Transition Award:
Eva Biedron

Undergraduate Summer Research Award:
Thomas Forman
Lindy Comrada

Head to our awards page for a description of the awards and statements from the winners!

Thanks to everyone who attended our wildly successful Science Slam!

Congratulations to our winning presenters, as selected by the audience

First place: Meaghan Emery
Second place: Kara Nell

Stay tuned for our next science slam, and start thinking about how you'd present your science!

Scroll through our latest newsletter to see what we've been up to over the last year!

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Show your support for gender equality in the sciences with sweet WGS swag!

The cost is $15, and all proceeds will support the influential seminars and activites you're used to seeing from WGS. Plus, you'll look stunning, if I do say so myself.

Follow this link to place your order!

Thanks to all of the patrons and local businesses who supported our first Winter Benefit! We couldn't have done it without you!

Check out photos from the Winter Benefit here.

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.

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

In the News

A recent news article discusses a new study that contributes 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 our recent undergraduate outreach event. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make it a sucess.

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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)

Scholarships for women in science

Female Nobel Laureates

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

StemBox science kits for girls and boys

Promotion of Women in Computer Science

More Information on Women in Computer Science

Campus resources!

Graduate School

Career Center

Women in Computer Science