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June 2018 GWIS Connect

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June 2018
GWIS Connect is a periodical for GWIS national and chapter news.  Subscribe
In This Issue
  • Candidates for National Office
  • National Conference Reminder and Registration 
  • Look forward to GWIS Empower for an article on choosing a postdoc lab!
  • Upcoming Coffee and Conversation
  • Chapter News
Candidates for the 2018 GWIS National Office

If you are a member of the Grand Chapter, don't forget to vote in the National Officer Election. Voting members should have received instructions via email. The deadline for voting is June 15.
Learn about our Candidates
Join us at the National Conference on Diverse Science
in Iowa City June 15-16th!

The 2018 National Conference in Iowa City is finally here!

We are looking forward to welcoming GWIS members and friends to Iowa City for the annual business meetings and an exciting scientific conference including presentations about diversity, a panel session about diverse science careers, a poster session and competition, and a banquet with a Keynote address from Dr. Corrie Moreau, director and associate curator at the Field Museum of Natural History.

Registration will close on Friday, June 8th.

Same day registration will be available only for the daytime portion of the scientific conference, from 1pm-6pm ($10 for GWIS members, $15 for non-GWIS members, cash accepted at registration desk). If you want to attend the business meetings, our Friday welcome dinner, or Saturday dinner and our fabulous Keynote address, be sure to register before June 8th! 

Register HERE!
Find more information about the conference on the GWIS website.
GWIS National Meeting

Those of you who registered before May 23 should have received an email with additional information about the meeting, including the conference agenda.
Questions? Email
Email us with your GWIS National Meeting Questions
Later this month, GWIS Empower will feature an article on how to choose a postdoc lab by Dr. Nafisa M. Jadaviji!
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Upcoming Coffee and Conversations

This summer, we will slow down our coffee and conversations. We are excited to continue this mentoring program in the fall and hope to host a special pop-up coffee and conversation later this summer. Look for topics and dates in future GWIS news media!
Chapter News
Members of the Los Angeles chapter got together for the End of Year Celebration. Everyone had a great time with good food, drinks, and intelligent science lovers.

Chicago chapter recently hosted an industry career panel and facilitated the members to meet female scientists who work in industry and network with other female scientists throughout the Chicagoland area. Participants walked away with new insights about medical science liaison and consultancy
Upcoming events
East Central

Chicago, IL
June 14th, 6:00 pm, Annual Fundraiser with Raffles and Silent Auction. For more info, contact the chapter or visit website.

Research Triangle, NC
June 16th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Duke Lemur Center self-guided tour. Duke Lemur center 3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC. $12/person. Visit the Research Triangle chapter website for more info.
West Central

Northern Colorado
June 23rd, 10:00 am. Scavenger Hunt Hike with Girls Rites. Location TBD. Contact Lyndsey to volunteer, to plan, or to participate.

Los Angeles, CA
June 22nd, 10:00 am. Yoga and Picnic on the Beach. 27th avenue and ocean front walk, Venice.  RSVP here. For more info, contact the chapter.

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About GWIS

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

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