Future Goals:

  • Expand our reach into the community to provide volunteers for established programs that assist young girls and women in learning about science and how to pursue science-related education and careers.
  • Encourage participation in MentorNet E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science www.MentorNet.net as either mentors or protégés.
  • Encourage participation in AWIS events and activities by scholarship and science fair award winners


Volunteer Opportunities

Outreach Resources


AWIS Outreach Committee Member Functions:

  • Develop events, foster collaborations, and participate in STEM activities that encourage and support women in STEM careers.
  • Provide opportunities for young women to explore and build upon careers in STEM.
  • Engage the larger community to support women in STEM, through organized volunteer activities, mentorship, sponsorship and leadership opportunities.


Leadership Development Opportunities:

  • Communicate Your Passion for STEM
  • Increase Your Network     
  • Build Leadership Skills
  • Contribute to publications – Newsletter Writing, SOPs, STEM Activities
  • Manage expenses
  • Plan events
  • Provide mentoring


Outreach Chair:

Varykina (Kina) Thackray

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Abbie Ferrieri
Alyson Smith
Anita Pottekat
Antonia Darragh
Aubrey Haddach
Bridget Kohlnhofer
Courtney Benson
Ericka Anderson
Kirsten Harper
Laure Kayser
Mary Swinton
Pam Bhattacharya
Prathima Garudadri
Robyn Wygal
Sigrid Katz
Vanessa Langness
Yike (Lindy) Jiang

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