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November 2017 GWIS Connect

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November 2017
GWIS Connect is a periodical for GWIS national and chapter news.  Subscribe
In This Issue
  • Featured Scientist & Webinar with Dr. Virag
  • Donate
  • Cientifico Latino Project
  • Fellowship Applications Open Soon
  • Vote for Membership Committee
(header: "STEM for All" - Obama with recipients of Girl Scout STEM award in 2015)
Featured Scientist: Dr. Jitka Virag

This month's featured scientist is Dr. Jitka Virag, associate professor in Physiology at East Carolina University. She will lead a webinar discussion on Garnering multi-dimensional support for an academic career on Nov. 16th, 3-4 p.m. EST and be featured in an interview later this month in GWIS Lead. Look for details to sign up in next week's issue of GWIS Empower
All through the year, Graduate Women in Science strives to Empower our members to Connect and Lead in the attainment of their scientific careers. From fellowships to mentoring webinars to newsletters and social media to national meetings, we serve our women in the science community with the generous donations from our members and the time of our numerous volunteers. As you give thanks for the good things in your life this month, we hope GWIS is one them! Please consider a donation to our fellowships or our general fund. Thank you!
Donate
Cientifico Latino Project

The Científico Latino Project comes from a drive to increase the rate of minority scientists and professionals by creating a platform where everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, or immigration status has equal access to fellowship and scholarship opportunities and the chance to learn from their peers on how to become a successful professional in STEM and other fields. The newly-launched website and blog contains articles and tips for students, events, a list of institutions with post-baccalaureate programs, and an extensive list of fellowship opportunities for Latino and non-Latino researchers.
 
Cientifico Latino
The nominating committee invites members of the Grand Chapter to vote for the newly formed Membership Committee. Voting ends November 14th. 
Voting Ballot
Fellowship Applications Open Soon

We will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 GWIS Fellowships Program on November 15th! Since 1941, the GWIS National Fellowships Program has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to empower women in the early stage of a STEM career. Please check our website for guidelines and application instructions, and make sure to read the FAQ section for further information. The deadline for all GWIS Fellowships will be 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time, January 12, 2018.

On December 5th, GWIS members can attend a free webinar that will share helpful tips for applying for our fellowships. Look for sign-up information soon on our website.
 
Fellowship Information
Chapter News
State College Chapter recently hosted their first event of the semester entitled "Think Outside the Beaker," which brings chemistry demos to youth visiting campus. They will continue to partner with Penn State's Eberly College of Science outreach office for multiple events this semester.

 
Chicago Chapter recently hosted a career panel focusing on Genetic Counseling with speakers coming from the Genetic Task Force of Illinois and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The panel offered important insights on the current status, challenges, and future outlook of the career.
Eastern South Dakota Chapter held their 7th Annual Girl Scout Science Camp. Over 50 girls scouts came to learn about real life superheroes and their powers. They learned about plant and animal superheroes, the power of chemical reactions, the formation of kryptonite and other crystals, and the magic behind static electricity and density. It was a very enthusiastic crowd and both the scouts and their parents had an awesome time! We would like to give thanks to Sanford Research for their continued support of this event!
Upcoming events
Mid-Atlantic

Greater Maryland
November 15th, 6:00-8:00 pm, Speed Mentoring and Career Workshop. Whitaker Commons, Hood College. Topics will include Optimizing LinkedIn Profile, Salary Advocacy for Women, and Interview Secrets. Register here.

Research Triangle, NC
November 11th, 10:00 am, TechnoQuest 2017 Science Outreach event. Hands-on workshops will be presented to Girl Scouts to increase their awareness of science and technology. Meredith College. RSVP here

December 7th, 7:00 pm, 4th Annual Charity Casino Night. Research Square. RSVP here
 
West

Hawaii
November 16th, 12-1:30 pm, November Luncheon: Innovative and modern career opportunities for today's scientists. POST 601. Contact chapter for more info.

November 18th, 6:30-10:00 am, Girls on the Run of Hawaii Fall 2017 5K. Kakaako Waterfront Park. Contact chapter or visit here for more information. 

November 20th, 4:30-6:00 pm, Fall Book Club. St. John 400. Contact chapter for more info. 

December 10th, 10:00-12:00 pm, Potluck Brunch for National Book Club meeting. Location TBD. Contact chapter for more info. 
 

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Founded in 1921, Graduate Women in Science is an inter-disciplinary society of scientists who collectively seek to advance the participation and recognition of women in science and to foster research through grants, awards and fellowships. We comprise over 20 active chapters of more than 800 women who are "United in Friendship through Science" to support and inspire member professional goals and mutual appreciation of science. Learn more at www.gwis.org.

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