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Do you know a UOWGS member who deserves recognition? Apply for a UOWGS Award!

Visit our awards page for more info on these scholarships. Awards are available for undergraduates and graduates, and applications are due by 3pm on May 1st. Undergraduate awards do not require WGS membership to apply. Graduate level awards do require WGS membership, but the $5 dues may be turned in with the application.

Scholarship applications must be submitted in hard copy to the UOWGS mailbox in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department office (91 Klamath). In the case of extenuating circumstances, application materials may be emailed to scholarships.uowgs@gmail.com.

UOWGS Helped Design a StemBox!

UOWGS Outreach Co-chairs Lisa Eytel and Loni Kringle and a committee of UOWGS members designed an Optics-themed science box for young girls to explore science! Check out Lisa and Loni in this video about the StemBox they helped design:

You can learn more about StemBox here!

Thank you Women in Graduate Sciences members and supporters!

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 2017 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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Check out 2015-2016 in review

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

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

The College for Arts and Sciences (CAS) Interim Dean Andrew Marcus oversaw the production of this poster, "The Elements of Diversity in the College of Arts and Sciences", for a 2014 conference sponsered by the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion. Pay particular attention to the gender disparities in subjects in red (natural sciences) and green (social sciences), especially among the faculty. This gives you a taste of why we do what we do.

In 2014, a news article discussed a new study that contributed 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 a 2014 undergraduate outreach event. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make it a sucess.

Upcoming Events

STEM Workshops with Ophelia's Place

Mondays  Time: 4pm - 5pm Location: TBD

Interested girls can see the spring calendar of events for Ophelia's Place here. Registration is currently open!

April 3 : Focusing on Optics    April 10 : Tasty Science
April 17 : Engineering Bridges    April 24 : Who DunnIt
May 1 : Electrochemistry      May 8 : Polymer Chemistry

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)

Promotion of Women in Computer Science

More Information on Women in Computer Science

StemBox subscription science boxes for young scholars

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

Tips for Getting Girls Involved in STEM (Thanks to Colleen for this resource!)

Scholarships for women in science (1) (2)

Female Nobel Laureates

Campus resources!

Graduate School

Career Center

Community for Minorities in STEM (CMiS)

Women in Computer Science

Association for Women in Mathematics at UO

Women in Physics

LGBT in STEM (contact Lisa Eytel or Annie Greenaway)