Science Slam is an opportunity for scientists (especially graduate students) to share exciting and important science with the general public. These can be an informal presentation, a demonstration, or even an interpretive dance, so long as they are under 5 minutes in length. We will be selecting 5 - 7 presenters from a pool of applications. Presenters will be competing for two cash prizes: $100 for first place and $50 for second place. Audience attendees will vote for the winner, and all attendees will be entered to win fun raffle prizes!
Science Slam has one rule, presentations are limited to less than 5 minutes. Otherwise, we welcome talks or performances on any science topic and from any research field. The speaker should be an expert on their topic and presentations must be for a general audience. First and second place prizes will be awarded by the audience. Applications are due May 20th, and applicants should expect to hear back by May 23rd.
Applicants are expected to hear about about the selection by June 1st. Winners will be posted right here on the WGS website homepage, so stay tuned!
On behalf of all of University of Oregon Women in Graduate Sciences (UOWGS) and the people we service I thank you for your support for our 2016 Winter Benefit. For the past several years UOWGS has been able to grow tremendously, in large part due to those that support us, like you. We are highly motivated to help improve the graduate experience for women in science, inspiring women at all ages to pursue science, and supporting women in their next career steps. We are making those goals a reality through starting new mentorship programs, connecting female scientists across the Pacific Northwest, and constantly working to build a positive community. So once again thank you so much for supporting us this year, and hopefully for years to come. It was an amazing night and if you would like to see all the pictures, please, check out our gallery. Feel free to contact us at anytime for feedback or if you have questions.
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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.
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Check out photos from the Winter Benefit here.
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.
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.