March 31 Member Meeting Recap

Hi everyone!

Here is your WCS member meeting recap. The subsections are organized into the following categories (so you can skip to the things that interest you most): Upcoming Events, Annual WCS Lecture Nominations, Outreach, and Announcements.

Upcoming Non-WCS Events

  • Monday 4/4 at 12:30 in MoLES 115 – DICE brown bag career talk with Prof. Dawn Lehman, UW Civil engineering
  • Wednesday 4/13 at 7:30 at Town Hall – Hope Jahren book tour Double feature with UW Science Now (oceanography and environment researchers)
  • Wednesday 4/20 at 5:30 in the Q Center (HUB 315) – oSTEM interest meeting
  • Wednesday 4/20 at 6:30 at Fred Hutch – AWIS event “Shifting the Focus: Turning a Conflict from Challenge to Opportunity” with associate ombud Emma Williams. If you want to attend this AND the oSTEM meeting, there are shuttles that go from UW to Fred Hutch!

  • July 8-10: PNW Women in Science retreat: UOWGS is hosting this year, want to rotate hosting around the region. Current organizers are making the materials and resources organized and available. Currently limited to women in graduate sciences (now not just chemistry). $120 for both nights and all meals, scholarships very available

Upcoming WCS Events/Collaborations

  • April 26 and May 3 – two collaborations with PLU/Free Radicals. Panel discussions focusing on a) what grad school is actually like and b) careers you can pursue with a B.S., M.S., and/or Ph. D. in Chemistry. More info to come, contact Zoha Syed ( or Beth Mundy ( for more info.
  • Possible Career Workshop for WCS in May – we’re not sure what to do yet, but if you have any recommendations or requests, contact an officer! This may also be in collaboration with Women in Chemical Engineering and the Science and Engineering Business Association, so it’s a great opportunity to network!

Annual WCS Lecture

  • February’s lecture was a huge success, and this year we want it to be even better (if that’s possible). Beginning Monday, April 4, there will be a Google Doc open and accepting nominations for next year’s WCS lecture. (Please also include some information about why you would like this person to visit. Maybe include some resources.) It will be open until Sunday, April 17. On Monday, April 18, a voting poll will open to choose your favorite candidate for the lecture.


  • The Shoreline STEM Festival is Saturday, May 14. We’re happily accepting more volunteers, so if you’re wanting to get into outreach, this is your chance! Additionally, Rae is interested in developing a new demo for outreach events. If you have any interest in the STEM festival or in designing a demo, email Rae at


  • The revised Constitution has been ratified! The new version will be up on the website ASAP. Please check it out!
  • The mailing list settings have been updated so now emails you send out to the listservs should go out sooner. Hooray!
  • Very soon we’ll be having a brainstorming session for the mentor network to establish the expectations questionnaire. Please be on the lookout for more information regarding that!
  • If anyone is interested in helping to find or make informational posters about women scientists, please let us know!

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