West Virginia University has renewed its institutional partnership with the Association for Women in Science. AWIS is the largest multidisciplinary organization for women in STEM dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 15,000 STEM professionals around the country.

WVU supports and promotes diversity in STEM by providing faculty and graduate students with professional development and leadership training. 

As a result of WVU’s partnership with AWIS, all interested graduate students enrolled in a STEM program are eligible to receive a one-year, free membership in AWIS. Go to http://www.awis.org/wvu to sign up using a university email address.

AWIS Membership Benefits

As AWIS members, graduate students receive the following:

  • AWIS Magazine, an award-winning publication covering research, workplace trends and career advancement.
  • Washington Wire, a biweekly e-newsletter providing a digest of hot-topic articles covering careers, education, science and technology work-life satisfaction, health, events and opportunities.
  • Exposure to a variety of career opportunities in industry, nonprofit and academia through the AWIS Career Center.
  • Professional development/leadership training through live and on-demand webinars.
  • Access to networking through the AWIS West Virginia chapter - http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/awis/ ($5 dues for students) and the associated student organization (email Claire Struebing at cmstruebing@mix.wvu.edu for more info).