Support for OK Innovation and Research!

The Association for Women in Science, OK affiliate is part of an initiative aimed at encouraging Oklahoma researchers to take advantage of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding. We were excited to see this initiative take-off when a grant was awarded to support these efforts.  Through this platform, the development of a Women in Science and Entrepreneurship Conference is underway. That is just one of the many opportunities that will be available through this program. Check out the Norman Transcript’s announcement here:  Innovation hub to push small business innovation funding

 

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AWIS-OK event gains national recognition

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Our inaugural Women’s History Month Symposium, honoring speaker, Dr. Anne Pereira, was featured in the National AWIS magazine. They highlighted this event by publishing a write-up prepared by Rachel Lane and photos from Dr. Pereira’s lecture. We are excited to bring Oklahoma into the radar of AWIS members nation-wide.

 

AWIS Magazine, Summer 2016 Issue, Volume 48

AWIS Magazine, Summer 2016 Issue, Volume 48

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So what is the Association for Women in Science?

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a national organization dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all STEM disciplines and across all employment sectors. Locally, our AWIS Oklahoma affiliate group helps to enable individuals to become leaders in their fields by providing opportunities for professional network development and increasing awareness of STEM careers. AWIS Oklahoma was founded in Fall 2015 and has already received a lot of interest from faculty and students at the University of Oklahoma as well as industry and government employees.

We serve as an essential resource for students and professionals and hope to be sustained as an OU chapter for years to come. Through this organization mentor-mentee relationships can developed organically through our networking socials, where students, faculty, and industry partners can exchange professional experiences and contact information. We also will host symposiums and career panels, in which all interested individuals can receive advice from a diverse group of academic and industry professionals.

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