Outreach Programs

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).

Contact president@awislavc.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 scientists!

March/April Outreach Opportunities

posted Feb 15, 2014, 10:49 PM by AWIS LA-Ventura County Web Admin

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8am-12pm
Brighter Horizons Math, Science and Technology Conference 
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks

AWIS LAVC Workshop: 
That’s not what I expected! (Accidental and Intentional Drug Discovery)
We will discuss and provides hands-on demonstrations of the “accidental” discovery of penicillin. Activities will also include example computer modeling of drug molecules in their binding sites. 

Contact Tracy at tblois@amgen.com if interested in volunteering or learning more. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH-LA)
Los Angeles, Mount St. Mary’s Doheny campus near USC

AWIS LAVC Workshop: 
Gummy Fish Genetics
We use gummy fish to demonstrate population genetics in both a healthy and polluted pond.  

EYH-LA is also looking for help with the following: 
 
  • Volunteer to help EYH with logistics on April 5th 
  • Lead or suggest other workshops for this year or in the future
  • Ideas or contacts for Keynote Speakers for this year or for future events
  • Ideas on getting funding and sponsorship

Contact Kathryn Lee at kgyflores@gmail.com if interested in volunteering or learning more. 

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