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September 2018 Connect

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September 2018
GWIS Connect is a periodical for GWIS national and chapter news.  Subscribe
Autumn Colors in Helsinki
In This Issue
  • September's coffee and conversation with Dr. Amy Belfi and Dr. Gina Moreno
  • Fellowship Applications open in November
  • Accepting Honorary Membership Nominations
Join your President and President-Elect for Virtual Coffee and Conversation:
Setting yourself up for a Successful Semester

Coffee with LaptopThis month, we will host our monthly virtual coffee and conversation featuring GWIS President, Dr. Amy Belfi, and GWIS President-Elect, Dr. Gina Moreno, called "Setting yourself up for a Successful Semester." Amy and Gina will share tips on preparing for the new academic year. You bring the coffee and we'll provide conversation! This month's coffee and conversation will take place on Monday, September 17 at 3:00 p.m. CDT. GWIS members can register here.

We also want your feedback! We want to connect with as many of our members for these virtual coffee and conversations as possible. If you are interested in joining a virtual coffee and conversation but the meeting time does not work for you, please register anyways! We will send you a link to a recording of the meeting and you will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on what time(s) would work better for you or what topics you would be interested in discussing in the future.

In late November, we will host a virtual meeting on applying for the GWIS Fellowship. Please consider taking the following survey to indicate your time preference for our annual virtual Fellowship meeting

Virtual Fellowship Meeting Time Preference Survey
Learn More about Virtual Coffee and Conversations
Register for this Month's Virtual Coffee and Conversation
Applications for the 2019-2020 Fellowships will be available as of November 5, 2018.
The deadline for all applications will be January 11, 2019.
Learn more about our Fellowships
Upcoming Accepting Honorary Membership Nominations

We all know of women in the scientific community who are all-stars. Whether you saw them give a sublime presentation at a conference or have had the opportunity to interact with them personally, these women embody what GWIS stands for. Now is your chance to nominate this very important person for the Honorary Membership Award. We have three named awards, one for research, one for teaching, and one for early career scientists (less than seven years post PhD graduation). Nominating your choice couldn't be simpler! Just fill out the nomination form and hit submit! Why not nominate an amazing woman scientist today? 
Nominate an Honorary Member!
Upcoming Virtual Coffee and Conversations
  • Monday, September 17, 3 pm CST - Setting Yourself up for a Successful Semester
  • Tuesday, October 16, 3 pm CST - Featuring Dr. Cori Wong
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2 pm CST - Featuring Dr. Krista McCoy
We look forward to connecting with you for these virtual mentoring and discussion sessions! More details about future Coffee and Conversations coming soon! 
Chapter News
Los Angeles's first outreach event was a success. The members partnered with Project Scientist to give 30 young girls tours of seven laboratories in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern California. The girls from Project Scientist were able to visit and talk with chemists from several areas of Chemistry, including Organic, Inorganic, and Chemical Biology. 

Greater Maryland's members had a wonderful social event at Black Ankle Vineyards. From solar panels and geothermal heating to creating their buildings out of the materials found in their vineyard, Black Ankle has focused on their use of resources. Everyone got to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, sampling delicious wine, and networking!

Upcoming events
East Central

Chicago, IL
September 27th, 6:00 pm, General Meeting and Science Talks from members. Goethe Institut. For more info, contact the chapter.

Research Triangle, NC
September 28th, 6:30 pm. Watch Black Panther with GWIS, organized by North Carolina Museum of At in Raleigh. Museum Park Theater. For more info, contact the chapter or visit the Research Triangle chapter website.
West Central

Eastern South Dakota
September 13th, 5:30 pm, GWIS Social Gathering. SDSU.

Northern Colorado
September 21st-23rd, GWIS Cabin Retreat. An opportunity to learn about GWIS, help set goals for this academic year, and create new friendships. Contact Andrea Jenney for more information on how to RSVP.

Los Angeles, CA
September 4th, 1:00 pm, GWIS Board Meeting. Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more info, contact the chapter
International Chapter
Whatsapp Group
. The WhatsApp app, available for computers and smart phones, will allow International chapter to connect with other members in real time to ask questions of officers, find out about funding opportunities, ask for guidance with applications, find fellow members in the same scientific field and/or region of the world. If interested in participating in this group, please send an email to International Chapter with the subject “Whatsapp for International”. 

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