GWIS has teamed up with Meredith College to start a mentoring program. Join us for a mentoring and networking event on February 28. The event will include a workshop on imposter syndrome with Dr. Tamara Tal, a principal investigator at the EPA. It will also be a chance to meet and network with fellow GWIS members and Meredith College students. GWIS members who are not formally part of the mentoring program are welcome!
If you are interested in joining us, sign-up HERE by February 21!
What: Mentoring workshop on imposter syndrome
When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Where: Meredith College (specific location information will be emailed at a later date)
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):
- Imposter syndrome workshop (February 28)
- CV/Cover letter workshop (March)
- Volunteer at a STEM outreach event, co-hosted with Young Women In Bio (April 28)
Check out the Meredith College article about the mentoring program!
Join GWIS Research Triangle as we support and encourage budding scientists at the Region 3A Science & Engineering Fair and the North Carolina Student Academy of Science. The fair is Saturday, February 10 at Hillside High School in Durham! You can get involved either as a judge or a volunteer.
Judge elementary, junior, and senior projects submitted by students attending schools in the central region of NC. Judges are needed to work from 8 AM to 1:30 PM.
To serve as a judge, individuals must have training and experience in science and/or engineering and a desire to help students in the pursuit of these topics. A brief orientation, judging rubric, breakfast refreshments, and lunch will be provided.
The last day to register to judge is February 1, 2018. Sign up to judge: https://ncsefreg3a.stemwizard.com/public_site/judge_register
Volunteer at the science fair to help with tasks such as directing students and parents, helping with awards, and clean up. You are not required to have a scientific background to volunteer. Time commitment will vary depending on your availability and chosen volunteer activity.
Sign up to volunteer: https://ncsefreg3a.stemwizard.com/public_site/volunteer_register
If you sign up for either activity, you will be notified one week before the fair with more information about parking, check-in, and the schedule. More information about the fair can be found here http://ncsciencefair.org/region3a/
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. The deadline for all GWIS Fellowships will be 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time, January 12, 2018.
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 you also goes to our sponsors: Honeygirl Meadery, Durham Bulls, Open Doors Yoga, WODBody, Nirvelli Day Spa, and Ponysaurus. The event would not have been possible without our phenomenal GWIS leadership and members who helped organize: Sam Snow, Aminah Wali, Jessica LeRoy, Kony Chatterjee, and Emily Woolard. Thanks everyone!
Gifts for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle!
GWIS celebrated Halloween with science trivia at Raleigh Brewing Company. 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.
A big congratulation goes out to the winning team, Aloha is hello backwards, and to the winning costume, Fanta of the Opera.
Costume contest participants at Halloween-themed science trivia night!
Join GWIS-RT at the 4th Annual Charity Casino Night on Thursday December 7th at 7 pm at Research Square in Durham NC. Donate to local children, show off your poker skills, and network the night away! Everyone is welcome!
Bring an unwrapped educational gift or toy to donate to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Triangle and receive chips to play casino games! Winnings can be exchanged for raffle tickets to enter drawings for gift packages. If you run out of chips, don’t worry! More chips can be acquired through $5 donations.
It will be a night of great food, drinks, and casino games, plus fun prizes for the luckiest winners!! RSVP HERE to join! Please RSVP by November 30. Dressy casual or business casual dress recommended.
What: Charity Casino Night (donate an unwrapped gift and play poker games)
Where: Research Square (601 W Main St Suite 102, Durham, NC 27701)
When: December 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Parking options: Free parking is located in front and beside of Research Square entrance (marked as 1, do not park in front of Magpie or West End) and the gravel Amtrak parking lot (3). Paid parking lots: Fuller Street Garage (2) and Brightleaf Lots (4).
Write to Change the World
Shaping Public Opinion with Op Eds
Want to get your message out? Shape public opinion?
Even with the explosion of social media, Op Eds are a critical anchor in any media advocacy strategy. This hands-on workshop will: (a) introduce participants to the purpose and potential of op-eds as part of a larger media advocacy strategy; (b) provide tips and strategies for developing effective op-eds; (c) help writers “translate” their professional knowledge into brief, powerful arguments that can shape public opinion; and (d) provide participants with tips on amplifying their voice through the media.
Preregistration is required. Please make sure to sign up by Nov 1st. Email us at email@example.com with any questions.
GWIS Grand Chapter has voted to pass the following bylaws amendments. The Bylaw, Policy, and Procedure Manual will be updated to reflect these changes.
1. Changes to the Voting Period (LINK to amendment)
2. Dissolution of the Membership Secretary (LINK to amendment)
3. Changes to the Membership Committee (LINK to amendment)
Are you interested in science outreach? Then come join GWIS-RT for TechnoQuest 2017! TechnoQuest is an event where hands-on workshops are presented to Girl Scouts to increase their awareness of science and technology. We’ll present a workshop that will cover how scientists use DNA to help solve crimes! The event is on Saturday, November 11 at 10:00 AM at Meredith College in Raleigh.
If you are interested in volunteering, sign up HERE by November 3!
What: Volunteer at TechnoQuest 2017
Where: Meredith College (3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607)
When: November 11, 10:00 AM