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Special Announcements:

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 UOWGS Awards!

Applications are due May 4th. We have four categories of award:

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 focuses 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. The UOWGS is supported by the Graduate School, generous donors, fundraising events, and member dues.

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.

Upcoming Events

WGS Undergrad Outreach Event "Beyond a Science Degree"

Mon May 4, 2015 4pm to Mon May 4, 2015 6pm
Gerlinger Lounge

Our undergrad research event, "Beyond a Science Degree" is focused on providing information to physical science majors on what their options are post graduation. We are working to help connect students with research opportunities, provide advice on how to reach their goals, and expand the common idea of what you can do with a science degree. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to uowgs@uoregon.edu. Guests who RSVP will be automatically entered to win a variety of great prizes from local vendors! Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Girls' Science Adventure Day - Geography

Sat May 9, 2015 9am to 12pm

WGS Spring Seminar: Dr. Ben Barres

Thu May 14, 2015 11am to 12pm
Deschutes 220

The UO Women in Graduate Science seminar series is proud to welcome Prof. Ben Barres on May 14th from 11am-noon in Deschutes 220. Prof. Barres is a distinguished Professor of Neurobiology, Developmental Biology and Neurology at Stanford University, and a strong public advocate for gender equality in the sciences. UOWGS will host an engaging and interactive roundtable discussion with Prof. Barres regarding women in STEM. We'd love to include your thoughts during the discussion; please email your roundtable questions for Prof. Barres to uowgs@uoregon.edu before the event.

WGS/ION Seminar: Dr. Ben Barres

Thu May 14, 2015 4pm to Thu May 14, 2015 5pm
Willamette 110

The UO Women in Graduate Sciences is proud to cohost the ION seminar series of Dr. Ben Barres on May 14th from 4-5pm in Willamette 110. Dr. Barres has pioneered work in glia neurobiology that has elevated glia from the lowly "glue" of the brain to integral members of the central nervous system formation that are required for proper synaptogenesis. His current work also focuses on the roles of glia and neurons in regeneration or more precisely, the failure to regenerate after injury.

Girls' Science Adventure Day - Behavioral Biology

Sat Jun 13, 2015 9am to 12pm

2015 Members Banquet

Tue Jul 7, 2015
Sweet Cheeks Winery, 27007 Briggs Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97405, United States

Please join us for our 2015 Members Banquet at Sweet Cheeks! This is a members only event. Please check back in May/June for further info.

Raluca Ellis seminar

Mon Nov 16, 2015 11am to 12pm


Past Events

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

Promotion of Women in Computer Science

Campus resources!

Graduate School

Career Center

Women in Computer Science