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WGS presents its 4th Annual Undergraduate Career and Research Forum!

So I have the B.Sc. What's next?

When: October 25, 4-6pm

Where: Gerlinger Lounge

What: Undergraduates are invited to join WGS in this free event to discuss the next steps after earning their bachelor's of science

There will be an open Q&A session with graduate students from multiple STEM fields and backgrounds. Students are encouraged to ask about the graduate school application process, paths other than graduate school, careers with different degrees, GREs, and even how to get involved with research as an undergraduate! The panel will be followed by an open mingle/round table session with scientists/engineers from various career fields, including industrial scientists from start-ups and large corporations, research professors, teaching professors, computer scientists, and more!

Click here to RSVP.

The JUMP program is now underway

Did you know that the UOWGS organizes a mentorship program that pairs undergraduate women in the sciences with graduate women mentors? We are looking for both undergraduate mentees and graduate mentors to help with JUMP. You can find more information on JUMP here, including what you need to apply. We have closed all applications for this year. Check back again next year!

Congratulations to the newly elected boardmembers for the 2016-17 acedemic year

Kimberly Jones

Annie Greenaway

Social Chair:
Kate Walsh

Seminar Chair:
Andrea Steiger

Funding Chair:
Kathryn Chamberlain

Outreach Chairs:
Lisa Eytel
Loni Kringle

Graduate School Liaison:
Madison Myers

Recorder Chair:
Michelle Sconce

Benevolent Webmaster:
Amanda Steinhebel

Stay tuned for updated officer profiles once the boardmember transition gets underway!

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!

Check our our year in review

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

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

Enjoy the pictures here and stay tuned for our next science slam! Start thinking about how you'd present your favorite science!

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.

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

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 subscription science boxes for young scholars

Promotion of Women in Computer Science

More Information on Women in Computer Science

Campus resources!

Graduate School

Career Center

Women in Computer Science