Newsletter

Our monthly newsletters are listed below. We feature upcoming events, chapter news, job opportunities, science outreach events, information from AWIS National, and a member spotlight.

If you would like to nominate a notable woman for our monthly member spotlight, please fill out the form in our Member Spotlight section.

We are also willing to work with sponsors for more advertising and exposure to our network of women in STEM professions around the Greater Baltimore area. Please contact our Sponsorship Committee: sponsorship@awisbaltimore.org

2015-12-01: Conversations, MedImmune Event, Member Spotlight and more!

posted Dec 1, 2015, 1:03 PM by AWIS Baltimore




Monthly Newsletter

01 December 2015


http://www.awisbaltimore.org

awisbaltimore@gmail.com

Highlights:

Upcoming Events: Quarterly Conversations with Dr. Renetta Tull!

Member Spotlight: Dr. Aparna Shah, Vice President of Social Media for AWIS Baltimore

From AWIS National: Advice from Women Executives

...along with News from Our Chapter, 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!


Conversations with Dr. Renetta Tull


  • Please join our quarterly hostless dining event with a woman scientist!

  • Speaker: Dr. Renetta Tull, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs (formerly Assistant Dean) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is also the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate.

  • When: Sunday, December 13, 2015, 1:00 pm

  • Where: Teavolve - 1401 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD 21231

  • RSVP by Thursday December 10th here! Only 5 spots available!

  • Cost: Pay for your own meal.

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


Evolution of Success: Lessons from Women Leading Science


  • Presented by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association MidAtlantic Chapter. The discussion will be led by JoAnn Suzich, PhD and Vice President of Infectious Diseases at MedImmune.

  • Speakers: Claire Fraser, PhD, Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland; Yasmine Belkaid, PhD, Chief of the Mucosal Immunology Section at the NIH; Cristina Rondinone, PhD, Vice President of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases at MedImmune; and Redonda Miller, MBA, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

  • When: December 3rd, 2015 from 4:30 - 8:00 pm

  • Where: MedImmune, One MedImmune Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

  • For more information please click here.

  • Join us at this exciting event and please stop by the AWIS Baltimore table and say hello!


Coming Soon…


We will be hosting a Happy Hour event the week of January 11th at Shakers! Stay tuned for more info!


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


Member Spotlight






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Aparna Shah, PhD: Vice President of Social Media for AWIS Baltimore


Aparna has recently joined our Executive Board and is responsible for using social media to keep you all informed of events and opportunities offered by our chapter!

Professional Position

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Pharmacology, University of Maryland, Baltimore

  • PhD, Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

  • MS, Life Sciences, Sophia College for Women, University of Mumbai, India

  • BS, Life Sciences and Biochemistry, St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai, India

Contributions to AWIS

  • Vice President of Social Media: Current

Interests

  • Research: Investigating the role of the microRNA system in regulation of dopamine signaling and motivated learning

  • Etc.: Teaching, outreach, scientific writing, art and music

  • LinkedIn Profile

      Fun Facts

  • Aptly nicknamed as the cake monster by her niece, Aparna enjoys eating and baking desserts. If there's 80's pop music playing you may even catch her dancing in the kitchen.


Nominate an AWIS member 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 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


Advice from Women Executives

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

Interview with Four Fabulous Female Chief Executives

  • Are you in need of a little inspiration or a pep talk? Are you afraid of speaking up during meetings? Here is a great article for you! Rather than shying away from discussing gender-related career topics, this recent New York Times piece explores female leadership face-to-face with women chief executives, and offers priceless pieces of wisdom.

  • Advice from 4 female execs


December 1st is #GivingTuesday and we need YOUR support

  • Join the #GivingTuesday movement and make a tax-deductible year-end donation to our Chapter via PayPal today!  Your donations help us put on events, find dynamic speakers, and facilitate networking to help us keep women in the picture.



News from Our Chapter


Amazing Events Coming Soon!

  • We have an exciting line-up of events for Spring 2016 including a brewery tour, LinkedIn strategy session, networking happy hours, and so much more!  


Open Positions on Our Executive Board

  • Check out the open positions in the sidebar to the right. Our positions are flexible, with room for more than one leader. Email awisbaltimore@gmail.com if you’re interested!


Join Our Mailing List


Bits from Our Blog


Calling all writers!

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


More in Baltimore


Christmas Village in Baltimore

  • Nov 27-Dec 24th, West Shore Park

  • Website


Mannheim Steamroller at the Lyric!

  • Dec 10th, 7:30-9:30 pm, Lyric Opera House

  • Website




For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events


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: awisbaltimore@gmail.com


Our Executive Board

Co-President: Jocelyn Reader, PhD

Co-President: Jessica Curtis, PhD

Communications & Sponsorship: Lindsay Rizzardi, PhD

Finance: Sarah Amend, PhD

Programs: Isabel Martinez Ferrando, PhD

Programs: Available!

Programs: Available!

Public Relations: Available!

Social Media: Aparna Shah, PhD

Past President: Ekemini Riley, PhD

Webmaster: Issel Anne Lim, PhD

More Info: Executive Board


Useful Links


Donate while you shop!

Support us this holiday season by shopping through AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Association For Women In Science Inc (that's us!)

Help us to support you:

shop & donate today :)




Useful Links

AWIS Baltimore Website

AWIS National Website

Events in Baltimore

Newsletter brought to you by:

Lindsay Rizzardi, PhD & Ekemini Riley, PhD

AWIS Baltimore

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2015-06-02: Tri-Chapter Networking Event, New Conversation Event, Star Chapter Award and more!

posted Jun 2, 2015, 8:48 AM by AWIS Baltimore




Monthly Newsletter

2 June 2015


http://www.awisbaltimore.org

awisbaltimore@gmail.com

Highlights:

Upcoming Events: Annual Networking Social, Conversations with Dr. Stacey Williams

Member Spotlight: Dr. Lindsay Rizzardi, VP of Communication and Sponsorship

From AWIS National: 2015 National Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship - view discussions online!

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


AWIS Baltimore Events





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June Events

Our Executive Board plans events to promote professional development, STEM

education, networking, and much more!


AWIS DC, Bethesda, and Baltimore Annual Networking Social Co-sponsored with AAAS Mentoring Affinity Group


  • When: Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Where: AAAS Headquarters, 1200 New York Ave, NW, Washington DC

  • Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

  • Please contact awisdc@gmail.com with any questions.

  • Please RSVP via EventBrite here!

  • Sign up to volunteer here!




Conversations with Dr. Stacey Williams


  • Please join our quarterly hostless dining event with a woman scientist!

  • Dr. Williams’ Bio: Stacey is an Assistant Professor at Notre Dame of Maryland University in the School of Pharmacy. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 2008. She then transitioned to the FDA and worked as a Consumer Safety Officer. Stacey will talk about how she was able to transition from the FDA back to academia.

  • When: Sunday, June 14, 2015, 5:00-8:00 pm

  • Where: Bluegrass Tavern -1500 Hanover St, Baltimore, MD 21230 (check out their menu!) (They also have $5 valet parking after 5 PM).

  • RSVP by Friday June 12th here! Only 5 spots available!

  • Cost: Pay for your own meal

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




Coming Soon...

Conversations with Dr. Renetta Tull

  • Fall 2015!

  • Renetta Tull is Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs (formerly Assistant Dean) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is also the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate.


From AWIS National:

             Tuesday, June 16, 2015


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


Member Spotlight










Lindsay Rizzardi, PhD: VP of Communication and Sponsorship


Lindsay has recently joined our Executive Board and is responsible for fundraising and keeping you all informed of events and opportunities offered by our chapter!

Background

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Epigenetics, Johns Hopkins

  • PhD, Genetics and Molecular Biology, UNC-Chapel Hill

  • MS, Biology, UNC Wilmington

  • BS, Biology/Marine Biology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Contributions to AWIS

  • Current VP of Communication as well as VP of Sponsorship. She hopes to recruit many new sponsors so we can provide our members with more networking opportunities and special events!

  • She’s your go-to person for questions about membership, events, and getting involved.

Fun Facts

  • Lindsay is a home-grown Southerner that loves her sweet tea and Alabama Football!  ROLL TIDE!

  • Email: Lindsay.Rizzardi@jhmi.edu

Nominate an AWIS Baltimore Member Today!

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

  • Looking for ladies who are inspiring to the AWIS community, looking for a job, and/or whom you’d like to learn more about.



From AWIS National









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

Summit panels, keynote, and other speeches available to watch on-demand!

  • On April 30, 2015, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), in partnership with The Ohio State University (OSU), hosted the 2015 National Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC. The Summit brought together more than 100 senior-level experts for a national dialogue on the nexus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and gender.

  • Watch the Summit panel-by-panel or all at once to learn from these fascinating people and their conversations regarding innovation, entrepreneurship, and gender.    



News from Our Chapter

Received 2014-2015 Star Chapter Award!

  • What an honor! The AWIS Star Chapter designation is awarded to those chapters that exemplify what a successful AWIS chapter program should look like.

  • Thank you to all our members for

    making our chapter one of the best!


Join Our Mailing List


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

Activities are featured on the Volunteer Opportunities section of our website. Know of a science outreach event? Submit a Volunteer Opportunity!

More in Baltimore


98 Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series

  • May 7th - Sept 24th, Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore

  • Website

13th Annual Tour dem Parks, Hon!

Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival

  • June 13th (noon), Rash Field, 20 Key Highway

  • Website

Baltimore Women's Classic 5K

  • June 28th (8:00 am), Rash Field

  • Website

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events

Other Information

Sponsorship

  • 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.  

  • 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 awisbaltimore@gmail.com 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: awisbaltimore@gmail.com


Our Executive Board

President: Ekemini Riley, PhD

Communication: Lindsay Rizzardi, PhD

Finance: Sarah Amend, PhD

Programs: Isabel M. Ferrando, PhD

Programs: Claudia Avalos, BS

Programs: Maren Rey, BA

Public Relations: Jessica Curtis, PhD

Sponsorship:Lindsay Rizzardi, PhD

Social Media: Jocelyn Reader, PhD

Webmaster: Issel Anne Lim, PhD

More Info: Executive Board


Useful Links


Donate while you shop!

Support us by shopping through AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Association For Women In Science Inc (that's us!)

Help us to support you:

shop & donate today :)



Useful Links

AWIS Baltimore Website

AWIS National Website

Events in Baltimore

Newsletter brought to you by:

Ekemini Riley, PhD (President) & Lindsay Rizzardi, PhD (VP of Communication)

AWIS Baltimore

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Facebook

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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




Monthly Newsletter

03 December 2014


http://www.awisbaltimore.org

awisbaltimore@gmail.com

Highlights:

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! awisbaltimore@gmail.com


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:

Achievements

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

Background

  • [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







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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

  • Code.org 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 awisbaltimore@gmail.com 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 groups.google.com/group/awisbaltimore

  • 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: bit.ly/1vwCtJ2

  • 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 (randallziman@ymaryland.org) 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 http://baltimore.org/events


Other Information

Sponsorship

  • 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 awisbaltimore@gmail.com 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: awisbaltimore@gmail.com


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


Useful Links


Donate while you shop!

Support us this holiday season by shopping through AmazonSmile! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Association For Women In Science Inc (that's us!)

Help us to support you:

shop & donate today :)





Useful Links

AWIS Baltimore Website

AWIS National Website

Events in Baltimore

Newsletter brought to you by:

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

AWIS Baltimore

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2014-09-24: ACS Gala, Finding an Industry Job, Things Change...

posted Sep 24, 2014, 12:19 PM by Issel Anne Lim   [ updated Sep 26, 2014, 2:22 PM ]




Monthly Newsletter

24 September 2014


http://www.awisbaltimore.org

awisbaltimore@gmail.com

Highlights:

Upcoming Events: ACS Maryland Section 100th Anniversary; Dr. Joanne Kamen’s Visit

Member Spotlight: Dr. Issel Anne Lim, Webmaster for AWIS Baltimore

From AWIS National: Outside of Academia

...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!


American Chemical Society (ACS) Maryland Section 100th Anniversary Gala!

  • The Maryland Section is proud to be celebrating 100 years of service to local chemist community with a gala. This event features an open bar during a pre-dinner cocktail hour, dinner, and wine served with dinner. Join us as we celebrate the past and take steps toward the future in this fun-filled networking event!  

  • Keynote speaker: Dr. William Carroll, ACS Past President and current Chair of the Board of Directors

  • When: Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:00-10:00pm

  • Where: Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

  • Attire: Cocktail attire

  • Ticket prices: $50 ($25 for students) - ticket sales end October 10th!

  • For more info & to purchase tickets, please visit http://maryland.sites.acs.org/.


“Smooth Transitions - Top 10 List: Things Scientists Ask About Finding an Industry Job”

  • Join us as we host Dr. Joanne Kamens, Executive Director of Addgene and Founding President of AWIS Massachusetts!  Recently named one of Forbes’ 40 Women over 40, Dr. Kamens has a wealth of knowledge to share with us.  Her presentation will give you some criteria to consider in deciding if embarking on an industry science career is right for you and then will provide concrete tools and resources for preparing for this transition.

  • When: Thursday, November 13, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm

    • refreshments, networking, & sign-in - 5:30-6:00pm

    • featured presentation - 6:00-7:00pm

    • networking - 7:00-7:30pm

  • Where: Health Sciences Facility II (HSF II), 20 Penn Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 (building #41 on this map)

  • Parking: closest garages are ~1 block away - Penn Str Garage (120 S. Penn St.) OR Pratt Str Garage (646 W. Pratt St.)

  • Circulator Route: stop # 207 (Penn Str) on orange line. From JHMI - green line transfer to orange; from JHU Homewood - take JHU shuttle to Peabody - then take purple line transfer to orange

  • Ticket prices: Free for AWIS Baltimore members; $10 for non-members (ticket purchasing instructions to follow via email!)



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Coming Soon...


“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: TBD

  • Ticket prices: Free for AWIS Baltimore members; $10 for non-members (ticket purchasing instructions to follow via email!)


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


Member Spotlight



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Dr. Issel Anne Lim: Webmaster for AWIS Baltimore


Our webmaster has just begun her new position as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Big Data and Analytics Program.  She is now working in the Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications (OSPPC) at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Congratulations, Issel!!

Background

  • AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, NIH/NIMH/OSPPC

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University

  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

  • SB, Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contributions to AWIS

  • VP of Communications (2012-2014)

  • Created and maintains website for AWIS Baltimore

  • Created and distributed AWIS Baltimore newsletter

Fun Facts

  • Issel started her own freelance design company (Quirky Ink, LLC; www.QuirkyInk.com), which promotes creative communication through building websites, designing customized images, and editing various types of writing. She created our current website (www.awisbaltimore.org) in 2013.

  • issel@mri.jhu.edu


Nominate an AWIS member 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!


Feel free to nominate 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



Outside of Academia

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

Outside of Academia

  • For scientists, careers outside of academia are becoming more and more popular. However, these career fields are still known as "     Not a Failure!



News from Our Chapter

The Joint Chapter Picnic was a fun time of networking, & picnic eats on a rainy summer day!

  • This year AWIS Baltimore & AWIS DC joined AWIS Bethesda in hosting their annual summer picnic!  It was a great time to catch up with our fellow MD-DC Area AWIS family!

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 awisbaltimore@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining our planning committees.

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 groups.google.com/group/awisbaltimore

  • 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

Things Change...

  • At the AWIS Bethesda Annual Mentoring Dinner, Dr. Vogel gave some of her own experience and advice as both a career-changer and a career development professional. A key point that she shared is that “...Things Change. What may seem “right” early on may not be right later.  It’s best to keep your options open by not closing any doors…”

  • Article by Donna L. Vogel, MD, 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!


Science Camp Coordinator

  • The Community Science Education Program out of the office of Johns Hopkins Government and Community Affairs is looking for a new Camp Coordinator!

  • Every year, Hopkins hosts a Community Science Camp where 5th graders participate in a week-long daily camp that provides science activities. As camp coordinator you would need to coordinate camp activities and supervise 3 other graduate camp aides. A small stipend will be paid for the week.  Interviews to be held throughout the month of September.

  • Contact Carolyn Chance for more info.


Women STEM Speakers

  • The GreenMount School (GMS) is looking for women professionals in STEM fields (especially math, physics, astronomy and computer science) who would be willing to speak with a small group of girls (fifth grade to eighth grade) about their field, how they prepared for it, exciting opportunities, etc. If there is any type of activity that could introduce the girls to the STEM speaker's work, that would be ideal.

  • Commitment: one Friday afternoon in either September, October or November.

  • Contact Ann Kehinde (443-739-7271 cell) for more info.

More in Baltimore

Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Lagacy

  • Sept 25th, The Maryland Historical Society

  • Website

Baltimore Book Festival

  • Sept 26-28th, Inner Harbor

  • Website

Peabody Season Opener:  Symphony Orchestra

  • Sept 27th (8:00pm), the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

  • Website

Peabody: Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series

  • Sept 30th (8:00pm), the Leith Symington Griswold Hall

  • Website


For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events


Other Information

Sponsorship

  • 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 awisbaltimore@gmail.com 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: awisbaltimore@gmail.com


Our Executive Board

President: Ekemini Riley, PhD

Communication: Issel Anne Lim, PhD

Finance: [currently available]

Programs: Talmesha Richards, PhD

Programs: Claudia Avalos, BS

Programs: [currently available]

Public Relations: Jessica Curtis, PhD

Sponsorship: Shirley Tan, PhD

Social Media: Jocelyn Reader, PhD

Webmaster: Issel Anne Lim, PhD

More Info: Executive Board


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2014-05-02: Conversations, Leadership, Open Board Positions!

posted May 2, 2014, 10:21 AM by Issel Anne Lim




Newsletter

02 May 2014


http://www.awisbaltimore.org

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Highlights:

This Month’s Events: Conversations with Dr. Erin Bowers

Member Spotlight: This could be you! Submit a nomination today!

From AWIS National: Be an outstanding leader!

...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! We’re always looking for motivated leaders to help out.


Conversations with Dr. Erin Bowers

  • The second installment of our quarterly hostless dining events with a woman scientist!

  • Dr. Bowers’ bio: Erin Bowers is a biotechnology patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She received a Ph.D. in chemical biology from Johns Hopkins University in 2011, where she performed research into the inhibition and modulation of the histone acetyltransferase enzyme p300. During her time in Baltimore, Erin served as the President of the Greater Baltimore chapter of the Association for Women in Science.

  • Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:30am - noon

  • Join us for brunch at Teavolve! RSVP here -- only 5 spots available!


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


Coming Soon...

These events are coming soon!


2nd Annual HoCo STEM Festival

  • Sunday, June 8th, time: 1:00PM-5:00PM

  • Location: Howard County Community College

  • Science outreach volunteer opportunity for our Chapter… details to follow via email!

  • If you would like to plan, advertise, or sponsor an event, please email us! awisbaltimore@gmail.com


Member Spotlight







Nominate an AWIS Baltimore Member Today!


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

  • Looking for ladies who are:

    • Inspiring to the AWIS community

    • Looking for a job, and/or

    • Interesting!


Feel free to nominate 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



Be an outstanding leader!

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

8 Tips to Become an Outstanding Leader!

  • Although individual strengths and abilities vary from person to person, career experts agree that outstanding leaders share some common qualities: they nurture, motivate and inspire their employees because they're genuinely concerned about their employees' personal growth and success. In addition, when employees look to them for guidance, they act swiftly, decisively and confidently. Boost your leadership skills by following the simple steps outlined in this article: Go from good to great!



News from Our Chapter

Our exhibit at the ATLAS Symposium was a success!

  • We partnered up with MDBio Foundation to exhibit at the ATLAS Symposium on Thurs, May 1st.  Thanks to Dr. Ekemini Riley and Dr. Jocelyn Reader for showcasing AWIS Baltimore!

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 awisbaltimore@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining our planning committees.

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 groups.google.com/group/awisbaltimore

  • 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!


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!


Phoebe S. Leboy Public Policy  Fellowship

The Fellow reports to the Executive Director & CEO to advance the Association's legislative agenda and policies on behalf women science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Some examples of duties and assignments for the Fellow include:

  • Tracking legislation and analyzing policy issues at the nexus of gender and science.

  • Working with key AWIS advocacy partners including scientific and engineering societies.

  • Representing AWIS at key coalition meetings and conferences.

  • Developing talking points, letters, and other advocacy documents.

  • View full position description here.

AWIS offers a competitive salary and benefits.  If you are interested in applying for the 2014-2016 Fellowship, please send your resume to Janet Bandows Koster, Executive Director & CEO, at koster@awis.org.

Science Outreach

More activities will be featured on the Volunteer Opportunities section of our website. Know of a science outreach event? Submit a Volunteer Opportunity!


Judges Needed for Balt City School Science Fair

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

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


More in Baltimore

Peabody Brass Ensembles Mid-Atlantic Trombone Choir

  • May 4th (7:30-9:30pm), the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

  • Website

Peabody Youth Orchestra

  • May 11th (3:00-5:00pm), the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

  • Website

FlowerMart

  • May 2-3, Mount Vernon

  • Nothing says springtime in Baltimore like flowers, big hats and lemon sticks. Shop at plant and other vendor displays, take part in a hat contest and check out lots of family entertainment options. Come celebrate at the historic grounds of Mount Vernon Square, where a variety of organizations gather together to enjoy live musical performances, tributes and awards.

  • Website

Sowebo Arts and Music Festival

  • May 25th, Hollins Market

  • This music festival features some of Baltimore's best bands, regional arts and crafts, visual art, interactive events for children (and the child in all of us), and not to mention good eats and drinks.

  • Website


For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events


Other Information

Sponsorship

  • 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 awisbaltimore@gmail.com 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: awisbaltimore@gmail.com


Our Executive Board

President: Ekemini Riley, PhD

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


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2014-03-11: Job Searching, Networking, Conversations, and more!

posted Mar 11, 2014, 2:07 PM by Issel Anne Lim





Monthly Newsletter

11 March 2014


http://www.awisbaltimore.org

awisbaltimore@gmail.com

Highlights:

This Month’s Events: AWIS Hosts Lab Support!

Member Spotlight: Dr. Jocelyn Reader, PhD, VP of Social Media

From AWIS National: Equitable Solutions

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


AWIS Baltimore Events








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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.

AWIS Hosts Lab Support: “From Academia to Industry - Tips and Tricks for Your Successful Job Search!”

  • Wednesday, March 19th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

  • Location: Health Sciences Facility II (HSF II), 20 Penn Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 (building #41 on this map)

  • Parking: closest garages are ~1 block away - Penn Str Garage (120 S. Penn St.) OR Pratt Str Garage (646 W. Pratt St.)

  • Circulator Route: stop # 207 (Penn Str) on orange line. From JHMI - green line transfer to orange; from JHU Homewood - take JHU shuttle to Peabody - then take purple line transfer to orange

  • Details: Come out and learn how to utilize a scientific staffing company to land a job!  Lab Support, a division of On Assignment, is an international leader in placing scientific and engineering professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire opportunities. Having pioneered a specialized staffing approach, most Lab Support Staffing Consultants possess a degree in science or engineering and a passion for the industry they represent.

  • RSVP on our website so that we can provide sufficient refreshments!

  • Organized by AWIS Programs and Social Media (Mrs. Ekemini Riley, Dr. Jocelyn Reader) and co-sponsored by the University of Maryland SOM Office of Postdoctoral Scholars (OPS)


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




Upcoming Events

These events are coming soon!


AWIS DC, Bethesda, and Baltimore Annual Networking Social

Co-sponsored with AAAS S&T Fellows and WISE Affinity Group

  • Thursday, April 3rd, time: 6:00PM-8:00PM

  • Location: Koshland Science Museum, 525 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

  • Cost: Free for AWIS and AAAS Members (with current, paid membership status for  AWIS National and/or AAAS); $5 for non-members

  • Registration is required - RSVP here!


Conversations with Dr. Erin Bowers

  • The second installment of our quarterly hostless dining events with a woman scientist!

  • May 2014

  • More details coming soon!


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

awisbaltimore@gmail.com


Member Spotlight






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Jocelyn Reader, PhD: VP of Social Media


Jocelyn is the voice behind our Twitter feed and Facebook posts.  She also works behind the scenes of our many AWIS events.

Background

  • PhD, Human Genetics, University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • BA,, Biological Sciences, Goucher College

Contributions to AWIS

  • Current VP of Social Media

  • Successfully given our chapter an online presence! She’s been instrumental in finding speakers for our events and she’s also co-organized several events, including the Undergrad Career Panel (2012), AWIS-WIB Social (2012), and the AWIS-WIB Diversity in STEM webinar (2013)

Fun Facts


Nominate an AWIS Baltimore Member Today!


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

  • Looking for ladies who are inspiring to the AWIS community, looking for a job, and/or whom you’d like to learn more about.



From AWIS National


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AWIS Goes for the Gold with New Book on Equitable Solutions

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

Equitable Solutions

  • Earlier this month, AWIS National launched their latest book at a posh gala affair hosted by Elsevier Foundation at The Library in Chicago.  Equitable Solutions for Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce: Beyond Best Practices, written by past AWIS president Donna Dean, PhD, and AWIS CEO and Executive Director Janet Bandows Koster, MBA, presents a new way of framing the discussion about work life integration and satisfaction. The book is available through Elsevier’s website and AWIS members receive a 30% discount.

  • Read more on Equitable Solutions.



News from Our Chapter

Career Panel Event was a Great Success!

  • Lots of info shared at our career panel on Policy and Education in March! Special thanks to our panelists: Jennifer Cohen, PhD; Carolyn Lauzon, PhD; Bethany Drehman, PhD; Deborah Castillo, PhD; Kate Brendler, MEd; Crystal Watkins-Johannson, MD, PhD. Bios can be found here.

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 awisbaltimore@gmail.com 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 groups.google.com/group/awisbaltimore


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

More activities will be featured on the Volunteer Opportunities section of our website. Know of a science outreach event? Submit a Volunteer Opportunity!

Volunteers Needed for 2nd Annual Hopkins Robotics Cup

  • Saturday, April 5th at Newton White Athletic Center at Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus

  • Looking for judges, referees, field personnel, concessions, etc. Contact Margaret Strong (410-614-1469)

Cultural Fair for Children at JHU Spring Fair 2014

  • Friday, April 25 (4pm-6pm) & Saturday, April 26 (1pm-4pm)

  • “Over Sea and Land We Go!”: cultural fair for kids that showcases the countries represented by the Hopkins student and postdoctoral body, with 20 booths for different countries. More info here.

Science Outreach to Refugee Youth in Baltimore


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

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


More in Baltimore

Peabody Modern Orchestra

  • March 12th (7:30-9:30pm) at the Joe Byrd Hall

  • Website

Peabody Opera Theatre

  • March 13th (7:30-10:30pm) at the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

  • Benjamin Britten: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Website

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

  • March 21-22nd  (all day) at Timonium Fairgrounds

  • Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE–TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.

  • Website

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events


Other Information

Sponsorship

  • 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 awisbaltimore@gmail.com 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: awisbaltimore@gmail.com


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


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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


http://www.awisbaltimore.org

awisbaltimore@gmail.com

HIGHLIGHTS

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!

awisbaltimore@gmail.com


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”.

Background

  • 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!

  • ekemini@gmail.com


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 awisbaltimore@gmail.com 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 groups.google.com/group/awisbaltimore

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 time...live music.

  • Website

For other local events, visit http://baltimore.org/events


Other Information

Sponsorship

  • 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 awisbaltimore@gmail.com 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: awisbaltimore@gmail.com


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



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AWIS National

Events in Baltimore

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

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