UOWGS Looks for Members and Mentors!

The Women in Graduate Science (UOWGS) organization at the University of Oregon is focused on supporting and inspiring women in all disciplines of science, to further their careers. This mission is accomplished by informative workshops, inspirational speakers, and a community outreach program. In addition, the organization provides social support for women scientists at the University of Oregon, and offers financial support with yearly scholarships.

The group started over 10 years ago as a social support network for female graduate students at the UO. This has grown to become a full support system for all graduate students (regardless of gender) by organizing seminars, facilitating networking opportunities, and providing valuable knowledge of the possibilities that a science degree provides. Over the years they have expanded this program to provide multiple seminars/workshops per year and now have outreach programs spanning from Kindergarten through the Undergraduate level, with opportunities for members to engage with students at any level.

This year, UOWGS is excited to be kicking off their undergraduate mentorship program (JUMP!), increasing travel awards that will allow their members to present their research at conferences across the country, and hosting an alumni conference next summer. In addition, their second Annual Winter Benefit will be held in late February to help raise funds for the various programs and scholarships UOWGS provides.

UOWGS invites all who encourage and support the advancement of women in science to become members. UOWGS is supported by the Graduate School, generous donors, fundraising events, and member dues. More information about their events and how to get involved can be found at their website: uowgs.com.

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