UOWGS Awards Deadlines & Other News

The University of Oregon Women in Graduate Science (UOWGS) has a lot going on this term, including graduate student awards for travel and parents, a Spring Kickoff Happy Hour, and a talk about women in STEM with speaker Dr. Ben Barres.

The deadline to apply for the following graduate student awards is May 4th.

The UOWGS Travel Award is a $300 award to help defray the cost of presenting either a talk or a poster at a conference. It is awarded to two graduate students per year and is open to UOWGS members. The UOWGS Parenting Award is a $1,200 award intended to assist parents in raising a child while meeting the high demands of a graduate program in the sciences. One student per year will receive this award. Priority is given to single parents, followed by parents of children less than 5 years old. Parents with children over five years will also be considered.

For more information about the awards and how to apply, click here: http://pages.uoregon.edu/uowgs/awards.php.

Other upcoming UOWGS activities include the Spring Kickoff Happy Hour at Falling Sky Delicatessen on Friday April 10th at 6pm for great drinks, great food and great company! On Thursday May 14th from 11am to 12pm UOWGS is proud to host Dr. Ben Barres for an engaging and interactive roundtable discussion about issues surrounding women in STEM. This conversation is part of their seminar series.  Dr. Barres is a distinguished neurobiology professor at Stanford University and a strong public advocate for gender equality in the sciences. The talk will take place in Willamette 110.

If you are interested in attending or helping with any UOWGS events please contact uoregon.wgs@uoregon.edu or find them online (website: uowgs.com; Facebook: facebook.com/uowgs)

The Women in Graduate Science (UOWGS) organization at the University of Oregon focuses on the professional development of women in all disciplines of science to enable them to become successful contributors to their fields.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 UOWGS invites all who encourage and support the advancement of women in science to become members. The UOWGS is supported by the Graduate School, generous donors, fundraising events, and member dues.


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