GWIS is hosting Spring into STEM: Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Scientists

Registration is open for middle school girls to attend Spring into STEMTM: Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Scientists. GWIS, in colloboration with Young Women In Bio – RTP, is hosting this event at NC State’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) on April 28 from 1 PM – 5 PM.

Middle school girls are invited to an afternoon of scientific activities. Fields of science represented include: chemistry, physics, ecology, epidemiology, engineering, and molecular biology. Experiments, networking, and a keynote talk will be presented by local women in STEM and volunteers from the Graduate Women in Science and Women In Bio local chapters. Each student will also receive their own lab notebook to take home.

To register a middle school student, sign up HERE*. Registration deadline is April 25, but space is limited!

*Note that if you are not a Women In Bio member, you can register as a guest. This is a FREE event so there is no registration cost. 

What: Spring into STEM outreach event for middle school girls

When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 1-5 PM

Where: North Carolina State University’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)


Join GWIS for our fundraiser at Ponysaurus Brewing Company!

Join us Sunday May 6th at Ponysaurus Brewing Company for our first fundraising event of the year! Help us reach our goal of raising $500 for GWIS so we can continue supporting women in STEM throughout the RTP area. Ponysaurus will have a donation option set up so that when you cash out your bar tab you can donate directly to GWIS. Feel free to bring along family and friends, as all are welcome!
If you are curious to know how your favorite beer is made, sign up for one of the brewery tours (https://goo.gl/forms/e9k6c3doK2iRMOiB2). Otherwise, kick back, relax, and enjoy the company of your fellow scientists.
Ponysaurus will have a food truck on site or you can reserve a grill through their website (http://ponysaurusbrewing.com/grills/), but please give them at least two weeks notice so they have enough time to prepare food. We hope to see you there!
 

Volunteer for Spring Into STEM™ science outreach event for middle school girls

GWIS is collaborating with Young Women in Bio RTP (Young WIB) and NC State’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) to host Spring Into STEM™: Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Scientists. This is a science outreach event for middle school girls that will be held at BTEC on April 28, 2018 from 1 – 5 PM.

We need volunteers to help the students do experiments and activities in chemistry, physics, ecology, epidemiology, and molecular biology! Volunteers will help the students with the activities, help the students network, and help set up and clean up the activities. Volunteer will be needed from 12 – 6 PM on April 28.

Click here to sign up to volunteer and we will contact you with additional information. Sign-up ends March 31, but volunteer spots are limited. Sign up early to guarantee a spot.

What: Volunteer for a science outreach event for middle school girls

When: April 28 from 12-6 PM

Where: North Carolina State University’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) on Centennial Campus


Join GWIS for an imposter syndrome workshop with Meredith College mentees

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 – 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):

  • 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!


Volunteer for the Region 3A Science and Engineering Fair

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.

Judges

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, 2018Sign up to judge: https://ncsefreg3a.stemwizard.com/public_site/judge_register

Volunteers

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/


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. The deadline for all GWIS Fellowships will be 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time, January 12, 2018.

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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 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!

 


Halloween Science Trivia was Spooktacular!

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!

 

 


Fourth Annual Charity Casino 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).

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