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2014-02-14: Career Panel, Sushi Conversations, and More!

posted Feb 13, 2014, 7:25 PM by Issel Anne Lim   [ updated Feb 20, 2014, 10:03 AM ]

Monthly Newsletter

14 February 2014


This Month’s Events: Conversations with Dr. Jennifer Yoon

Member Spotlight: Ekemini Riley (Udofa), President of AWIS Baltimore

From AWIS National: Women on the Brink

...along with News from Our Chapter, Job Opportunities, Science Outreach, and More in Baltimore!

AWIS Baltimore Events

Events This Month

Our Executive Board plans events to promote professional development, STEM

education, networking, and much more! We’re always looking for motivated leaders to help out.

Conversations with Dr. Jennifer Yoon

  • Wednesday, February 19th, 7:00pm

  • Minato Sushi Bar, 1013 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201

  • Details: Dr. Yoon is OTT’s Technology Licensing Analyst. She has a PhD in Physiology from the University of Maryland, with a focus on metastatic breast cancer, and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Greenebaum Cancer Center. She currently focuses on the evaluation and market positioning of newly disclosed technologies, and develops initial marketing strategies for new University inventions.

  • SOLD OUT! Stay tuned for pictures following our dinner!

  • Organized by AWIS Programs and Social Media (Dr. Jocelyn Reader, Ekemini Riley)

Career Panel: Policy and Education

  • Thursday, February 27th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Mountcastle Auditorium, Pre-Clinical Teaching Building (PCTB), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 725 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, MD 21205 (Directions)

  • Details: Have you ever wondered how to apply your scientific background to public policy? Do you want to know more about molding young minds at a private high school or college? Join us for a career panel with professionals providing insight into the world of policy and education.

  • RSVP Today! (Free for all! Please RSVP so we can provide refreshments.)

  • Organized by AWIS Committees for Programs, Communication, Public Relations (Dr. Talmesha Richards, Ekemini Riley, Dr. Issel Anne Lim, Dr. Shirley Tan) and the Johns Hopkins University PostDoctoral Association (Dr. Blythe Shepard, Dr. Nick Puts).

Events are open to all members. Get involved, plan events, and meet new people!

Upcoming Events

These events are coming soon!

AWIS hosts Lab Support

  • Wednesday, March 19th

  • Information session from a scientific staffing company. Details coming soon!

AWIS DC, Bethesda, and Baltimore Annual Networking Social

  • Last week of March (Date TBD)

  • Details coming soon!

If you would like to plan, advertise, or sponsor an event, please email us!

Member Spotlight

Ekemini Riley (Udofa): The President of AWIS Greater Baltimore

Our president was invited to speak at TEDxBaltimoreWomen 2013. Her talk focused on “Connecting women and STEM”.


  • PhD Candidate, Molecular Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • BA, Natural Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University

Contributions to AWIS

  • Current President and past VP of Programs (2011-2012)

  • Played an integral part in our Chapter being awarded the Star Chapter Award 2013; Organized several events, including the Undergrad Professoriate Career Panel, AWIS-Women in Bio (WIB) Networking Happy Hour, AWIS-WIB Diversity in STEM webinar, and many more!

Fun Facts

  • Ekemini was born on a leap day… her birthday occurs once every 4 years!


Nominate an AWIS member to be featured in our member spotlight!

From AWIS National

Women on the Brink

Become a member of AWIS National and receive monthly newsletters about issues especially geared towards women in science! One of this month’s articles:

Women on the Brink

  • Women comprise half the workforce these days. They make up two-thirds of the primary or co-bread winners. Women are two-thirds of the minimum wage workforce and earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man.

  • Read more on The Shriver Report

News from Our Chapter

Chapter Award: Star Status!

  • We are officially a 2013 AWIS Star Chapter!  This award honors chapters who have accomplished many of the key objectives outlined in the AWIS Strategic Plan. The award encourages chapters to perform specific activities designed to ensure that women in STEM fields are able to achieve their full potential.

Open Positions on Our Executive Board

  • A few of our executive board members are transitioning, so we have a few openings on our executive board! Our positions are flexible, with room for more than one leader.

  • Email if you’re interested in joining our planning committees.

New Mailing List

  • We are migrating our mailing list to a Google Group! Instructions on how to join our new mailing list can be found on our main website. If you did not receive an email with a subject line containing “[AWIS Baltimore]” and would like to be added to this new mailing list, please “apply for membership” via

Job Opportunities

Open positions will now be featured in the Job Listings section of our website.

Know of a job opportunity? Submit a job posting!

Science Outreach

Montgomery County Science Fair Judges NEEDED!

Bits from Our Blog

Interested in Interviews?

  • Whether you're trying to get an interview or get the offer, here are a few things to think about: showcasing your skills, customizing your application, and brainstorming your interview answers.

  • Article by Issel Anne Lim, PhD

  • If you’d like to write an article, Submit a Blog Post!

More in Baltimore

Peabody Wind Ensemble

  • February 14th (7:30-9:30pm) at the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

  • Website

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

  • February 21st (8:00pm)

  • Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall: Space, the final frontier. Beam yourself up and explore strange, new worlds with your host George Takei. Selections from Star Trek and the best of John Williams: E.T., Somewhere in Time, Star Wars and more. An out-of-this-world musical adventure. Live long and prosper!

  • Website

Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour

  • February 22nd (8:00pm) at the Lyric Opera House

  • The ninety-minute show is a unique blend of stand up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, and, for the first music.

  • Website

For other local events, visit

Other Information


  • Would you like to sponsor an event with AWIS Baltimore? We’re always looking to collaborate, network, and promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • Email if you’d like to help out!

Want to Contribute?

Know of an upcoming event, or want to write an article?  

Want to promote your business or event to women in science from the Greater Baltimore area?

→ Email us:

Our Executive Board

President: Ekemini Riley, BA

Communication: Issel Anne Lim, PhD

Finance: [currently available]

Programs: Janelle Jones, BBA

Programs: Talmesha Richards, PhD

Programs: Claudia Avalos, BS

Public Relations: Jessica Curtis, PhD

Sponsorship: Shirley Tan, PhD

Social Media: Jocelyn Reader, PhD

More Info: Executive Board

Useful Links

Useful Links

AWIS Website

AWIS National

Events in Baltimore

Newsletter by Issel Anne Lim, PhD (Communications/Webmaster)

AWIS Baltimore