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

News

  • Grand Chapter Voting for Bylaw Amendments

    At the recent National Meeting, National Council firmed up amendments to our bylaws. GWIS – Research Triangle Chapter has two votes to cast with Grand Chapter regarding these amendments. We would like our members to weigh in on the amendments. Please review the proposed amendments below with their explanations. Then cast your votes HERE. You Continue reading

  • GWIS attended Science Cafe: When Mice are Men

    GWIS members learned about the need for sex equity in biomedical research at Science Cafe: When Mice are Men at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Men and women respond to medical treatments differently. However, from cells to lab animals to human clinical trials, most biomedical research is done only in males. This can have Continue reading

  • GWIS Research Triangle Officer Elections

    Make a difference! Vote NOW for our next generation of GWIS Research Triangle Officers! The polls will be open until 5 p.m. Monday June 19. President: Susan Lyons, Ph.D. Susan received B.S. degrees in biological sciences and journalism from Ohio University. She then received a Ph.D. in the Department of Biology at the University of Continue reading

  • Chapter Dues are Changing!

Past Events

  • Join GWIS at the Science Cafe: When Mice Are Men

    Join fellow GWIS Research Triangle members for a discussion about sex equity in biomedical research at the Science Cafe: When Mice Are Men at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. In medicine, men and women experience illness and respond to drugs differently, but scientists primarily study males when developing treatments for both sexes. University of Continue reading

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  • Tour the Duke Lemur Center

    Join us Saturday June 10 at 9:30 a.m. for a tour of the Duke Lemur Center! Friends and family are encouraged to attend! The tour will cost $8.60 per person and will need to be paid in advance to secure a spot. RSVP here by Thursday June 1. The Duke Lemur center is located at 3705 Erwin Road Durham, NC 27705.

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  • Wikipedia Workshop

    Join GWIS Research Triangle chapter member Beth Knight and her colleague Mary D’Rozario on Monday April 24, 2017 at 6 pm at the UNC Health Sciences Library (Rm 527) for an interactive workshop on using and editing Wikipedia pages. The workshop will provide instruction in creating an account, creating a page and editing a page. If interested, Continue reading

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