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WISE-Session I

WISE-Session I

"Achieving work/life balance" by Dr. Allyn Howlett. Event Timing: Thursday, April 18, 2024 6:00 – 7:00 PM ET Register today by clicking on the link

SFA summit

SFA summit

AWIS-NC will be at the Science for All Summit Morehead Planetarium & Science Center this coming Wednesday, February 28th. We hope you will stop by and discuss ways to promote IDEA in STEM with us!

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

Tandeka Boko’s STEM journey began in high school when an African American female guidance counselor asked her to become a math tutor, and led her to conducting environmental research in rural and urban communities in North America and in Eastern Africa.

Upcoming Virtual Book Club

Upcoming Virtual Book Club

Join the Quarterly VIRTUAL Book Club open to all AWIS Members Register today. Book: "Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray When: Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 at 7pm EST

Proactive Leadership

Proactive Leadership

A big shout out to Dr. Bita Nickkholgh for her outstanding work with membership outreach, with the Proactive Leadership Award! AWIS NC has grown to over 100 members through her efforts! Thank you so much Dr. Nickkholgh, we couldn't do this without you!

AWIS Meridian Award Winner

AWIS Meridian Award Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Tandeka Boko on receiving the AWIS annual Meridian Award for epitomizing the values of AWIS through her commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility in STEM.

HERspectives Fall 2023 Advertising Flyer Regular

HERspectives Fall 2023 Advertising Flyer Regular

HERspectives - an after-school Fall program for women-identifying high schoolers where you'll meet trailblazing women in STEM and launch advocacy projects. Please submit this quick interest form by Wednesday, September 6th. We will contact you with further information afterwards!

HERspectives Session 1

HERspectives Session 1

HERspectives Session 1 Topic- 'Self-Advocacy' lead by Ms. Tomara Gee

Meet and Greet Coffee

Meet and Greet Coffee

Meet and Greet Coffee & Tea Event to celebrate efforts and contributions by Predocs and Postdocs sponsored by Wake Forest Postdoctoral Association and AWIS-NC on September 19th, 2023

AWIS-NC Team

AWIS-NC Team

Our Team: from left, Dr. Boko (Secretary), Dr. Howlett (Treasurer), Dr. Kulkarni (President), Dr. Ajja (Mentorship Chair) and Dr. Levi.

AWIS-NC Member Spotlight (website)

AWIS-NC Member Spotlight (website)

Please join us in congratulating AWIS-NC member Joan Schanck, MPA for receiving the 2023 TERMIS-AM Educational, Training, and Outreach Award!

AWIS-NC Volunteer Leadership Awards

AWIS-NC Volunteer Leadership Awards

AWIS North Carolina recognizes our volunteers for their hard work and dedication to our mission. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their tireless efforts every day to educate, enrich, and empower women in all STEM fields!

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AWIS-Summer-of-Science-Spotlight-2023_Gauri-Kulkarni

Gauri Kulkarni, PhD, believes regenerative medicine can revolutionize the healthcare industry. Find more on STEM career path in Regenerative Medicine.

Conquering the Confidence Gap

Conquering the Confidence Gap

Learn the strategies to eradicate imposter syndrome once and for all.

Stories of Strength: Battling Gender Bias

Stories of Strength: Battling Gender Bias

STEMINISM SPEAKS A Summer 2023 Workshop Series Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 6 pm EDT

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

Educate Engage 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.

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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

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•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

WOMEN in STEM CAN CHANGE the WORLD!

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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Contact AWIS-North Carolina

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