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

  • Volunteer for 2019 Spring into STEM™: Science outreach for middle school girls!

    We are excited to announce our continued collaboration with Young Women in Bio RTP (Young WIB) and Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) at North Carolina Central University to host the 2019 Spring Into STEM™: Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Scientists. This is a science outreach event for middle school girls that will be held at BRITE on Saturday, April 27 from 9am – 12 noon. Volunteers can sign up here!

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  • Volunteer at the Food Bank with GWIS!

    We invite all our members and friends of GWIS Research Triangle to volunteer at the Durham Branch of the Food Bank with us as a group. This is a special volunteer activity specifically for you to attend as a part of the GWIS – RT contingent!

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  • Applications for 2019 Dr. Jennifer Leigh Ingram Travel Award are now closed

    Research Triangle, NC Chapter of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) has established a travel award in honor of Dr. Jennifer Leigh Ingram. This award is given to defray some of the costs that female graduate students incur while traveling to national or other major scientific meetings where they are presenting the results of their research.

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News

  • Applications for 2019 Dr. Jennifer Leigh Ingram Travel Award are now closed

    Research Triangle, NC Chapter of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) has established a travel award in honor of Dr. Jennifer Leigh Ingram. This award is given to defray some of the costs that female graduate students incur while traveling to national or other major scientific meetings where they are presenting the results of their research.

  • 5th Annual Charity Casino Night was a great success!

    Thursday, December 6 was a cold night, with traffic conditions being their usual self. However, this didn’t stop so many of our GWIS-RT friends and supporters from showing up to our 5th Annual Charity Casino Night. From the open bar to the delicious fried chicken, everyone who attended really had a great time. Of course, Continue reading

  • Halloween Science Trivia was Spooktacular!

    GWIS Research Triangle celebrated yet another successful Halloween with science trivia at Raleigh Brewing Co. GWIS members and friends showed up in costume and with their trivia hats on! A big thank you goes out to the members of our leadership board for all their hard work planning this event.

Past Events