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2014-12-03: Job Resources for Scientists & a call to get more involved with our Chapter!

posted Dec 3, 2014, 9:43 AM by AWIS Baltimore   [ updated Dec 3, 2014, 9:43 AM by Issel Anne Lim ]

Monthly Newsletter

03 December 2014


Upcoming Events: Career Options & Job Resources for Scientists!

Member Spotlight: This could be YOU! Please get involved to build a stronger AWIS Baltimore community!

From AWIS National: Disney Characters Attract Girls to Coding

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

AWIS Baltimore Events


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Upcoming Events

Our Executive Board plans events to promote professional development, STEM

education, networking, and much more!

“Career Options & Job Resources for Scientists”

  • Speaker: Dr. Tianna Hicklin, Assistant Editor, Custom Publishing, Science/AAAS

  • When: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm

    • Refreshments, Networking, & Sign-in - 6:00-6:30pm

    • Featured Presentation - 6:30-7:30pm

    • Networking - 7:30-8:00pm

  • Where: Johns Hopkins Medical Campus - 1830 E Monument St., Baltimore, MD 21205, Classroom 2-108

    • Parking: Washington Street Garage and parking meters

    • Circulator Route: From UMaryland - orange line transfer to green line; from JHU Homewood - take JHU shuttle to JHMI

  • Ticket prices: Free for AWIS Baltimore members; $5 for non-members

  • Registration is required: Get your tickets here!

  • Who: This event is open to everyone - women & men, AWIS members & non-members (at the above ticket price)

Coming Soon...

Stay tuned for event announcements in the New Year!

We’re always looking for motivated leaders to help out.  If you would like to plan, advertise, or sponsor an event, please email us!

Member Spotlight

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This Could Be YOU!

Nominate a member of our AWIS Baltimore community to be featured in our member spotlight!  We are looking for women who are:

  • Inspiring to the AWIS community

  • Looking for a job, and/or

  • Interesting!

Here’s a sample of what we’d like to feature about the nominee:


  • [tell us why you’ve nominated this person!]


  • [insert current position], [insert current institution/place of employment]

  • [insert grad degree], [insert grad institution]

  • [insert undergrad degree], [insert undergrad institution]

Contributions to AWIS

  • [insert relevant AWIS Baltimore contributions… ex. position on exec board, event attendance, or even what you hope to contribute!]

Fun Facts

  • [amuse us!]

Feel free to nominate yourself or ladies whom you’d like to learn more about. This is a great way to build community and get to know our fellow members. Please participate today! :)

From AWIS National


Disney Characters Attract Girls to Coding

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

Disney Characters Attract Girls to Coding

  • is a non-profit group that offers free tutorials to encourage kids as young as kindergarteners to learn to code. This year, they teamed up with Disney for their second annual "Hour of Code" lesson to encourage more girls to join in. The characters from the movie Frozen, Elsa and Anna, will teach students how to create drawings such as snowflakes and snowmen. The tutorial begins on December 8, 2014.

  • Let her code     

News from Our Chapter

Dr. Kamen’ Transitioning to Industry Seminar was a hit!

  • What an honor! Last month we hosted Dr. Joanne Kamens, Founding President of AWIS Massachusetts, Executive Director of Addgene, and one of Forbes' 40 Women over 40!

  • Check out our Twitter Feed for tips on transitioning to industry!

  • For those who attended the event, her slides will be emailed out to you shortly!

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!

New Mailing List

  • We have migrated our mailing list to a Google Group! Instructions on how to join our new mailing list can be found on our website. If you would like to be added to this new mailing list, please “apply for membership” via

  • Note that  being a member of our mailing list does not mean that you are automatically a member of our chapter -- we encourage you to become an official member of AWIS today!

Bits from Our Blog

Making Data Visual!

  • Dr. Issel Anne Lim, our VP of Communications and Webmaster, recently landed a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship! This month she gives us valuable tips on how to make big data more visual!

  • Article by Issel Anne Lim, PhD

  • Want to showcase your writing? Want to build you writing portfolio?  Then Submit a Blog Post today!

Professional 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

Here is a sampling of the most recent opportunities.  More activities will be featured on the Volunteer Opportunities section of our website. Know of a science outreach event? Submit a Volunteer Opportunity!

Youth Robotics Program Volunteer

  • The Y of Central Maryland is partnering up with Baltimore City Public Schools to support youth robotics programs in Baltimore City Schools. With the help of our volunteers, they will be able to provide great robotics events for over 250 students that will inspire the next generation of engineers and critical thinkers. To make this a success, they need your help! To join them as a volunteer, please register here:

  • Event Details:

    • Baltimore IT Academy

900 Woodbourne Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212

Saturday, December 13th

7:00am - 4:00pm (part day role available!)

  • Contact Randall Ziman ( for more info.

More in Baltimore

Christmas Village in Baltimore

  • Nov 27-Dec 24th, West Shore Park

  • Website

It’s A Wonderful Life

  • Nov 18-Dec 21st, Center Stage

  • Website

Peabody Free Woodwinds Master Class with William Jenken, bass clarinet!

  • Dec 7th (7:00pm), the Cohen-Davison Family Theatre

  • Website

Peabody: Wind Ensemble

  • Dec 12th (7:30pm), the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

  • Website

For other local events, visit

Other Information


  • We are proud to announce that AWIS Baltimore has courted its first sponsor: Women in STEM, by the Institute for International Research (IIR)! This is a very exciting accomplishment for our Chapter.  Look out for more information in emails to follow!

  • 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, PhD

Communication: Issel Anne Lim, PhD

Finance: [currently available]

Programs: Talmesha Richards, PhD

Programs: Claudia Avalos, BS

Programs: Maren Rey, BA

Public Relations: Jessica Curtis, PhD

Sponsorship:  [currently available]

Social Media: Jocelyn Reader, PhD

Webmaster: Issel Anne Lim, PhD

More Info: Executive Board

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Newsletter brought to you by:

Ekemini Riley, PhD (President) & Issel Anne Lim, PhD (Webmaster)

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