Science and Technology Research Institutes

Association for Women in Science Inc

  • Alexandri, VA
  • www.awis.org

Mission Statement

AWIS is a national advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. By breaking down barriers and creating opportunities, AWIS strives to ensure that women in these fields can achieve their full potential.

Service Areas

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National

AWIS chapters throughout the US serve local communities.

ruling year

1990

Principal Officer since 2006

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Ms. Janet Bandows Koster

Keywords

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women, science, scholarships, fellowships, mathematics, engineering, technology

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EIN

23-7221574

 Number

6979492422

Also Known As

AWIS

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies, Associations (U03)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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We envision a day when women will participate fully in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as manifested through equal opportunity, pay equity, and recognition for their accomplishments.

Programs

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Program 1

Member Services - Services include publications on scientific studies and access to digital resources. In addition, members receive support through mentoring and networking. Other services - includes extensive website and digital resources on scientific policy, grant oppertunities, and upcoming events. Information and resources - responces to queries regarding women in science, ranging from general statistics to requests for specific information on resources for funding. Magazine - a quarterly publication for members provides resources to promote women in fields of science and technology.

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Service Areas

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National

AWIS chapters throughout the US serve local communities.

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Association for Women in Science Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Association for Women in Science Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Janet Bandows Koster

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The innovation workforce in the United States is in dire need of talented scientists and engineers, and American women provide a key source of potential innovators, which is underutilized and under-recognized. In most of the life sciences, there is gender parity in degrees both at the undergraduate and graduate level, but fields such as physics, computer science, and engineering show far less improvement in the proportion of majors who are women. For the last 40 years, AWIS has worked to increase the representation and status of women in STEM fields and more recently, to provide a more family-conducive work environment. Across the board, the STEM workplace has yet to accommodate the modern working family, and we hope you join us in the effort to achieve parity for women in this area."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Joan Herbers PhD

Ohio State University

Term: Jan 2010 - Dec 2012

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