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Announcing JUMP: The Joint Undergrad-graduate Mentorship Program

This program seeks to enhance the retention and interest of Undergrads in science through direct involvement with Graduate student mentors. Through this relationship, they will learn valuable personal, educational, and career skills that will allow them to excel in their Undergraduate scientific career, as well as give them insight into higher education and career opportunities in the sciences.

Graduate student mentors will be issued $500/year in recognition of their volunteered time. The program is free for undergraduates.

Head over to the JUMP page to fill out an application or get more information.

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

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Congratulations to our 2014-15 UOWGS Award Winners

Travel Award:
Megan Brittell
Jennifer Mendoza

Parenting Award:
Terra Hiebert

Sara Staggs Undergraduate Transition Award:
Marina Gross

Undergraduate Summer Research Award:
Devan Compton
Kyla Martichuski

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

JUMP: application deadline for undergrad mentees

Fri Oct 9, 2015 3pm to 4pm

An application form must be submitted online through our website. Email uowgs@uoregon.edu or visit our website if you have any questions.

Undergrad Outreach Event

Tue Oct 13, 2015 4pm to Tue Oct 13, 2015 6pm

Our third annual undergrad outreach event is focused on providing information to physical science majors on what their options are post graduation. More information coming soon on our program schedule! 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.

JUMP meeting with mentors

Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:30am to 10am

JUMP mentor/mentee meeting

Wed Oct 21, 2015 3pm to Wed Oct 21, 2015 5pm

Fall Seminar: Raluca Ellis from The Franklin Institute

Mon Nov 16, 2015 11am to 12pm

Dr. Raluca Ellis will speak to WGS about her work in science engagement and community-based learning programs. Raluca currently works at The Franklin Institute as their go-to environmental scientist. Previously, Raluca held a post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard University, after receiving her Ph.D. in environmental chemistry from the University of Toronto. Come hear her speak about using your science to educate the public, and what careers in outreach look like! For more information see: https://www.fi.edu/scientists/raluca-ellis-phd

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)

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