UNT Establishes Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Affiliate | College of Science
January 23, 2020

UNT Establishes Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Affiliate

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organizational success and drive systemic change. Using an intersectional approach, AWIS provides a unique national platform where essential research meets advocacy, innovation, and practice in supporting the advancement of women in STEM. Faculty and students at UNT are working to launch an affiliate group on campus that will eventually grow into a full chapter of AWIS.

Interested members of the student body are welcome to attend the first North Texas AWIS affiliate event on Wednesday, January 29 at noon in UNT's Life Science Building, room A419. Refreshments will be provided.

The affiliate group is looking to encourage membership among qualifying students in STEM fields at UNT. Once the UNT AWIS affiliate reaches 20 members, the organization can then become a chapter, conduct fundraising activities to create its own scholarships, and host networking events/workshops for women in STEM.

Currently, the COS Graduate Studies Office is open to paying AWIS membership dues for qualifying undergraduates. Please contact Heather Miller for more information or to RSVP for the January 29 AWIS event at heather.miller@unt.edu

Chemistry Scholarship Available to AWIS Members

The Joann Peters Scholarship was created and funded by a chemistry alum, and the first award will be given in Spring 2019. The award is open to undergraduate Chemistry* majors. Eligible applicants must:

-Be full-time students majoring in Chemistry* and be in good academic standing with the department and College of Science.

-Be citizens/permanent residents.

-Complete the FAFSA in the award year.

-Be an active member in The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) (or its successor) for twelve months prior to applying for this scholarship.

*If no chemistry students meet the criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a biology student.