Graduate Women in Science

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) is an interdisciplinary society of scientists that encourage women to enter and achieve success in science through full participation in their scientific research and its applications; in the development and advancement of women; in the integration of their careers, personal goals, and society’s needs; and by professional networking and mutual inspiration. GWIS members are working professionals, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students with connections to STEM fields.

The Research Triangle (formerly Rho Tau) chapter was established in 2009 in RTP, North Carolina, as a chapter of Graduate Women in Science (www.gwis.org). The Research Triangle chapter received it’s charter for establishment of an GWIS chapter on June 20th 2009 during the National meeting held in Raleigh.

Charter members of the chapter were: Jennifer Ingram, Winnell Newman, Kelly Mercier, Mary Jane Cunningham, Liz Turpin, Carolyn Fisher, and Erica Tsai.

Past presidents: Dr. Susan Lyons (2017-2018), Dr. Kathleen McCann (2016-2017); Dr. Sarah Council (2015-2016); Dr. Shraddha Desai (2014-2015); Dr. Jennifer Shields (2013-2014); Dr. Rochelle Mikkelsen (2012-2013); Dr. Ana Muresan (2011-2012); Dr. Elaina Howard (2011); Dr. Kelly Mercier (2010-2011); Dr. Jennifer Ingram (2009-2010)

Upcoming Events

  • Cultivate Your Voice and Banish Your Inner Impostor

    The Science Network at the Union of Concerned Scientists and 500 Women Scientists invite you to an online workshop focusing on impostor syndrome—having doubts in your academic accomplishments and fearing being exposed as a fraud—and cultivating your voice, especially as an early career scientist or underrepresented scientist in STEM.

News

  • Welcome to our 2018-2019 Officers!

    Congratulations to our 2018-2019 GWIS – Research Triangle Chapter Officers! President: Kony Chatterjee I’m a PhD student at the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University. My research focuses on developing smart electronic textiles (fabrics of the future!). Last year, I served as the Membership Secretary at GWIS – Research Triangle, because of which I Continue reading

  • Spring Into STEM™: Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Scientists was a fun day of science for all!

    Spring Into STEM™: Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Scientists, a science outreach event for middle school girls, took place on April 28, 2018. The event was hosted by Young Women In Bio RTP (YWIB), Graduate Women In Science RT (GWIS), North Carolina State University’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC), and students from Meredith College. This was Continue reading

  • GWIS – Meredith College mentoring kickoff was a hit!

    GWIS has teamed up with Meredith College to start a mentoring program, where GWIS members serve as mentors to Meredith College students. At the kickoff event, everyone networked and discussed mentoring with Dr. Jennifer Ingram, a GWIS-RT advisor and assistant professor at Duke University. Upcoming events related to the mentoring program (more details to follow): Continue reading

Past Events

  • Join GWIS at Duke Lemur Center!

    Join us at Duke Lemur Center Saturday, June 16, 2018. See details below! Space is limited, so register early! Registration deadline is May 30 (or until all spots are filled). To register to attend, click HERE. Once you register, we’ll send an email with additional information and an invoice.

  • GWIS is hosting Spring into STEM: Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Scientists

    Registration is open for middle school girls to attend Spring into STEMTM: Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Scientists. GWIS, in colloboration with Young Women In Bio – RTP, is hosting this event at NC State’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) on April 28 from 1 PM – 5 PM. Middle school girls are invited to an afternoon of scientific Continue reading

  • Join GWIS for our fundraiser at Ponysaurus Brewing Company!

    Join us Sunday May 6th at Ponysaurus Brewing Company for our first fundraising event of the year! Help us reach our goal of raising $500 for GWIS so we can continue supporting women in STEM throughout the RTP area. Ponysaurus will have a donation option set up so that when you cash out your bar tab you Continue reading