Upcoming AWIS Events

Note: Check our Events Calendar for many events hosted by groups with similar goals to ours.

Below are events we put on as an organization. All are free and open to anyone, regardless of gender identity or OU affiliation


February Tour and Social

Date: Tuesday 2/20/18
12-1 pm Brown Bag Lunch: Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center (SLSRC), first floor atrium
1- 1:30 pm Scientific Glassblowing Laboratory Tour:  SLSRC 3300
1:30- 2 pm Glass Blowing Demonstration:  SLSRC 3300

Mandatory RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-and-glass-blowing-lab-tour-tickets-43073238215

Details: We will host a brown bag lunch then tour OU’s Scientific Glassblowing Laboratory and see a demonstration by Erin Mayberry. It is the only scientific glassblowing laboratory in the whole state, and one of the most up-to-date facilities in the country. Forgot your lunch? That’s okay, there’s food available at Elements Cafe in SLSRC. Feel free to join for lunch, the tour, the demo, or all three!

Erin Mayberry has been working with glass since 2010. She was the recipient of the Memorial Award from the American Scientific Glassblowing Society in 2016, and was only the fifth woman to receive this accolade. She also volunteers annually at The Michigan Glass Project, which raises money to give art funding back to Detroit Public Schools. In 2017, she accepted the position of Scientific Glassblower/Instructor/Lab Manager at The University of Oklahoma, and moved to Norman! There are approximately twelve colleges in the US with Scientific Glassblowing facilities, and Erin is only the third woman to run a University glass laboratory. Oklahoma University is one of only six colleges that offers a class to students in the subject of scientific glassblowing.

3rd Annual Women’s History Month Symposium

Resolutions for Revolutions: Making Plans for Big (and Small) Changes

A lecture by Dr. Elaine Hamm

Date: Thursday, March 8th, 2018
 6- 7 pm Lecture, 7- 8 pm reception
Location: OUHSC Bird Library auditorium and atrium

Details: Our keynote speaker is Dr. Elaine Hamm, COO, Accele Biopharma Inc. Dr. Hamm is an OU alumna and since receiving her Ph.D. from OU, she has gone on to a successful career in industry and entrepreneurship, working at biotech companies as well as funding them. She currently is the head of research and operations for a portfolio of early stage pharmaceutical companies. Following the lecture we will have opportunity for discussion as well as a reception.

We would like to thank the OU SGA, CAC Speakers Bureau, Student Affairs, Office of the President, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy, Gallogly College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and Departments of Geology & Geophysics, Microbiology & Plant Biology, and The OU-HSC GA for sponsoring this event

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