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June Virtual Club

June Virtual Club

We are incredibly excited to announce that the author of The Exceptions, Kate Zernike, will be joining us for our virtual book club on June 8th! Scan the code below to enter for your chance to win a free copy of the book, and be sure to register for our event!

STEMinism Speaks Summer 2023

STEMinism Speaks Summer 2023

Summer 2023 Workshop series for High School Students

Young STEM STAR Awards

Young STEM STAR Awards

A special Program developed to encourage future women in STEM!

Amaya Jones

Amaya Jones

AWIS-NC Young Stem Star Award-Elementary Division

Ella Hoffert

Ella Hoffert

AWIS-NC Young Stem Star Award-Junior Division

Allison Owens

Allison Owens

AWIS-NC Young Stem Star Award-Senior Project

With Dr. Gauri Kulkarni, President, AWIS-NC

With Dr. Gauri Kulkarni, President, AWIS-NC

With Amber Foust, Social Media Chair, AWIS-NC

With Amber Foust, Social Media Chair, AWIS-NC



Educate Enrich Empower

Welcome to

AWIS-North Carolina 

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) champions the interests of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors including academia, industry, and government.

By joining our chapter, we will help you in building and refining your career.  We are dedicated to bringing you the tools and resources to support you at every stage of your career, whether you are a student, post-doc or professional. Beyond promoting yourself, becoming an AWIS member shows your commitment to achieving equality in the STEM disciplines both locally and nationally.  

Member Shoutouts

Proud to Share our members' achievements!

Jenny P. Ting, Ph.D

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William Rand Kenan Professor of Genetics, UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

Elected as a Member of Prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Ph.D

Tandeka Boko, Ph.D

STEM Advisor/Navigator/Program Coordinator for NC STEM Alliance
&  Instructor, Biology, Guilford Technical  Community College, NC

Allyn Howlett, Ph.D

Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, NC

Highlighted as a STEM Storyteller  through the Morehead Planetarium Science Center and a Glaxo-Smith Kline Storytelling Grant in partnership with NC Community Colleges

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Joan F. Schanck, MPA

Academic Research Program Officer, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Received the 2023 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-AM) Educational, Training and Outreach Award.


Assistant Professor of Biology (Genetics and Microbiology), Department of Biological Sciences, Winston-Salem State University, NC

Awarded NSF grant of  $299,835 & the project will engage 15 undergraduate students across multiple disciplines


•Awarded membership on the “Power List” published in The Cannabis Scientist. July 7, 2022

•WFMY One is pot, the other is not, but the effects are similar: Delta8 vs. Delta 9, Journalist: Ben Briscoe Published: 12:22 PM EDT April 28, 2022

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Our Partners

Our Mission


Educate: To promote Awareness of STEM among female students

Enrich: To Enrich Personal and Professional development of Women in all fields of STEM

Empower: To Support accomplishments and Leadership of Women in the field of STEM

Driving Excellence in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by achieving diversity inclusion, equal opportunity, encouragement and full engagement of women in all scientific disciplines and across all employment sectors of STEM.

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