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. 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

  • 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.

News

  • 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

  • 2018-2019 GWIS Fellowships!

    Apply for the 2018-2019 GWIS Fellowships! The GWIS National Fellowships Program is proud to offer fellowships in 2018 to help increase knowledge in the natural sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women. Please check our website (www.gwis.org) for guidelines and application instructions, and make sure to read the FAQ section for further information. Continue reading

  • 4th Annual Charity Casino Night was a big win!

    GWIS members and friends celebrated the holidays at the 4th Annual Charity Casino Night at Research Square in Durham! Participants brought a gift to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle and in exchange received chips to play poker games! A special thank you goes to Research Square for hosting the event. A big thank Continue reading

  • Halloween Science Trivia was Spooktacular!

Past Events