Take a look around, sign-up as a member, volunteer on a committee, sign-up for our mailing list, participate in our planning meetings. We're so glad to have you visit!
May 18, 2013
UCSD Faculty Club
Aspire. Attain. Ascend.Sponsored by the AWIS San Diego Chapter
This is a terrific one-day symposium well suited for networking, learning, and energizing through informative workshops and keynotes.
Registration is required with affordable pricing options especially for students and post-docs as well as discounts for AWIS members and early birds. Very convenient AWIS and WIST Conference bundles available at the registration site also so you can start to take advantage of all the benefits of being an AWIS member.
AWIS LA-VC-WIST Associated Overnight Retreat-Get Away
Several members of AWIS LAVC attend each year, and this year chapter leadership is planning to organize car pools and a chapter retreat for interested members.
Please fill out this survey to indicate your level of interest in WIST and a chapter retreat: Survey
If there is interest, our Chapter will be having a coordinated AWIS LA-VC Weekend Overnight Get-Away to go along with this event. We will be staying nearby at a to be designated hotel so that we can debrief, network, and socialize following the event. Those attending will be responsible for their own accommodations and arrangements however we will do our best to network those wanting to share room expenses when our survey is ready. Members often carpool too so if you are interested, definitely express your interest by filling out the survey.
Chapter Planning Meetings Have Moved!
Third Tuesday of the Month, 8 pm
This month's meeting has been postponed!
Next date: Tuesday, April 23
To join us on the conference call or to submit agenda items, please e-mail us at email@example.com
Second Tuesday of the Month
Next date: May 14
For more about the Coffee Club program, click here.
USC HSC/Grifols/LA County Public Works
Time: 5:30 pm
Seaver Hall (SRH) Plaza Cafe
1969 Zonal Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Time: 4-5 pm
The Biomedical Sciences and Graduate Program Departments
Locations will vary monthly -
Communicating Science to the World:
The Nature and Practices of Science
AWIS LA/VC + Aquarium of the Pacific Workshop
Sunday, April 7th 2013 – 2 pm
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
science communication is sometimes challenging because of differences
in understanding (or differences in opinion) of what science is and how
it works. Recognizing and understanding the spectrum of ideas on the
nature and practices of science (how we do science/ how science works as
an enterprise) can help science communicators like us interpret their
own work to the lay public.
AWIS LA-Ventura County is kicking off this year with an exciting idea for our next Newsletter. We would like to highlight recent events in the science community throughout Los Angeles, Ventura Counties (and wider), but we would need your help.
Send us a 1-2 sentence note about these and other events you might deem worthwhile talking about to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can simply send us a link, if available online.
- In case you know of any recent local science news, please let us know.
- Did your start-up company or lab get a new grant? We want to know about it!
- Did your company launch a new drug, device or diagnostic test? We want to hear about it!
- Did you attend a conference or a talk that you can't stop thinking about? Please, share!
As an example, we have some exciting news to share with you. A new journal, The Journal of Postdoctoral Research, JPR (http://www.postdocjournal.com/about-us.aspx), is getting set to launch in January 2013. You can read more about it in our March Newsletter.
Have you been
looking for a way to get involved? The AWIS Los Angeles-Ventura County
Chapter is looking for a few volunteers to help us remain connected. If
you would like to interact with
energetic, know-how women who want to make a difference, this is the
opportunity for you! You will expand your network and help other women
scientists in their career development. Service in areas related to your
profession is also an excellent way to promote yourself in your resumes
Position – E-mail Coordinator
duties would involve managing the Chapter communication e-mails as
needed per Chapter Officers requests, and maintaining the e-mail list of
the Chapter active members.
Position – Monthly Coffee Club Coordinator
duties would involve acting as a contact person for interested
attendees, reporting attendance to the chapter, and advertising the get
together in your area. The coffee clubs are relaxed opportunities for
our members in a particular geographic area to network and discuss any
topic of interest.Interested volunteers should contact email@example.com.
AWIS LA-Ventura County Outreach Program is designed for groups of 2-3 women in
science to give a 45 min interactive Powerpoint presentation to middle
and high school students on how/why they became interested in science,
the importance of science, how to get involved at a young age, and a
short description of their research (at a very basic level). To find out more about
this exciting initiative and to review opportunities in which you may
serve, please visit our Outreach Program link.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in volunteering or learning more.
Interested in Outreach Opportunities? Please take a minute to fill out our Outreach Survey,
to indicate your interest to speak to junior high or high school
students and give suggestions on new schools to contact. We're always
looking for new ideas and ways to reach the next generation of
The Southern California Science Community
The Southern California Region is rich in
activities. There are many opportunities that our members are interested
in and in which we may be participating. We'll aggregate these
opportunities in this section of our AWIS LA-VC web page & summarize
them at the bottom of our front page. Please note that postings in this section are not sponsored or affiliated with AWIS LA-VC and are for informational purposes only."Work $mart"
What: Work $mart is a salary negotiation workshop for all working women.
Who: Dr. Evelyn Murphy, President and Founder of WAGE Project
When: Tuesday, May 21st, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Registration: Registration will be required information coming soon!
Expand your knowledge by registering to participate in an AWIS STEMiNAR©! Normally a $129.00 value, these programs are offered absolutely free to AWIS members as a member benefit.
Wednesday, April 10 – 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT
Useful Topics for Managers – Why Effective Communication Will Save You
Speaker: Dr. Joanne Kamens, Executive Director, Addgene
Wednesday, April 17 – 12 Noon-1:00 PM EDT
Time Management and Productivity
Speaker: Dr. Mara Jeffress, Career and Professional Development Coach, “Career Talk” Columnist for AWIS National Magazine
Tuesday, April 23 – 10:00 AM-11:00 AM EDT
Bouncing Back . . .Career Strategies for Increased Resilience
Speaker: Liz Benfanti, ACC, CPC, ELI-MP, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
Friday, April 26 – 12 Noon-1:00 PM EDT
So I Have my Ph.D . . .Now What?
Speaker: Dr. Susan Carson, Founder and President, SMART Leadership Coaching
To obtain further details and to register for these programs, click here or paste the following URL into your web browser: http://awis.org/calendar
Can’t attend? AWIS STEMiNARS are recorded and available on the AWIS
website for all AWIS members. Simply click here or go to
http://awis.org/steminars to access.
Benefits of Membership
Did you know that AWIS members are eligible to participate in and view exclusive STEMiNARs on a variety of career and leadership development topics for FREE?
One of the many advantages of becoming an AWIS member! Join today.
Bioscience Management Bootcamp
July 8th - July 20th, 2013
Funding available for Bootcamp!
Exclusive for LA-VC Chapter Members Only