National Annual MeetingThis four-day business meeting and conference attracts SDE-GWIS members from all chapters and features leadership training, keynote speakers, research poster sessions, career workshops, honorary awards presentations, and much more. This meeting travels to different areas of the country each year at the convenience of our host chapters, and provides excellent opportunities for networking and sustaining friendships among our international membership. It is usually held in mid-June.
National Volunteer OpportunitiesSDE-GWIS is a volunteer organization that encourages its members to become actively involved to support the organizational goals. | Volunteer positions include: Nominating Committee, Fellowships Committee (includes fellowships reviewers), Honorary Membership Awards Committee, Parliamentary Committee, Chapter Establishment Committee, Membership Committee, Public Relations Committee, Editorial Board, Development Committee, Web and Technology Committee, International Relations Committee, Newsletter and E-News contributor, and AAAS Representative. Contact the Executive Director or any officer for more information about each position or see our page.
Chapter ActivitiesAs a member of SDE-GWIS you will automatically be invited to visit and join your nearest local chapter, of which there are 20 at present. Chapters develop unique projects for attaining the organization’s goals. Activities may include: participation in mentoring programs, support of local science fairs, sponsorship of college students’ receptions, workshops or career days, brown bag lunches, or speakers bureau participation. Some chapters meet regularly to hear members, as well as outside speakers, address topics of interest. Many have picnics to start or end the year, holiday parties, field trips, or other social events. Occasionally each chapter responds to the opportunity to host the annual National Meeting and Conference.
Chapter dues are in addition to the national dues. See the chapters section for chapter contacts.