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.