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

  • Scary Science Halloween Trivia at Raleigh Brewing Company!

    Join GWIS Research Triangle for a Halloween-themed Science Trivia at Raleigh Brewing Company! Test your knowledge on science, Halloween, and of course our favorite topic: WOMEN IN STEM! Bragging rights and prizes for the team that finishes first! Costumes are strongly encouraged and prizes for best costume await you! Teams of up to five are Continue reading

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  • September Events

    Wake Audubon Evening Meeting: URBAN WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM Nature Research Center at NC Museum of Science; 121 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601 · Raleigh, NC Close Encounters of the Wildlife Kind: Mapping Human-Wildlife Interactions in North Carolina The NC Wildlife Resources Commission fields complaints about wildlife Continue reading

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  • Twilight Tour at the Duke Lemur Center

    As the temperatures rise, it is time once again to visit our wonderful friends at the Duke Lemur Center! This year, GWIS – RT is teaming up with Duke Lemur Center to bring to you the Lemurs Live Twilight Tour. As the sun sets and temperatures cool, lemurs become increasingly lively and their energy levels peak. 

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News

  • Mentor Girl Scouts at TechnoQuest 2019!

    TechnoQuest is a STEM exploration day run by Girl Scouts North Carolina – Coastal Pines. This event is made possible by generous support from the Duke Energy Foundation. This event serves girls in 6th through 12th grades. 

    You can help be a part of this great event to further the cause of women in STEM by volunteering in two ways: Speed Mentoring and Activity Facilitator

  • Vote for your 2019-2020 GWIS Research Triangle Chapter Officers!

    After a very successful 2018-2019 year for our chapter and for our officers, Graduate Women in Science 2019-2020 is asking you to vote for your new officers for the upcoming year. A few familiar faces that love contributing to GWIS and a few new faces who will definitely enjoy their time as officers.

  • 2019 Spring into STEM™ was a great day for science!

    Spring Into STEM™: Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Scientists, a science outreach event for middle school girls, took place on April 27, 2019. The event was hosted by Young Women In Bio RTP (YWIB), Graduate Women In Science – Research Triangle Chapter (GWIS – RT), and North Carolina Central University’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) Center.

Past Events

  • 2019 Spring into STEM™ was a great day for science!

    Spring Into STEM™: Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Scientists, a science outreach event for middle school girls, took place on April 27, 2019. The event was hosted by Young Women In Bio RTP (YWIB), Graduate Women In Science – Research Triangle Chapter (GWIS – RT), and North Carolina Central University’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) Center.

  • POSTPONED: Merlots and Masterpieces with GWIS – RT!

    Join GWIS – RT for a fun afternoon of painting, wine and relaxation with our Paint N Sip event!

  • 5th Annual Charity Casino Night hosted by GWIS – RT!

    5th Annual Charity Casino Night on Thursday, December 6, 2018at Research Square, Durham NC Join GWIS-RT at the 5th Annual Charity Casino Night on Thursday December 6th at 7 pm at Research Square in Durham NC(601 W Main St Suite 102, Durham, NC 27701). Donate to local children, show off your poker skills, and network Continue reading