The 2017 AWIS New Jersey STEM Scholars

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Winners and sponsors

Association for Women in Science New Jersey chapter offers scholarships to female high school seniors and Juniors, residing anywhere in the state. The purpose of the competition is to provide encouragement to New Jersey high school women who have chosen to undertake a science, technology, engineering, or math course of study.  Scholarship Comm

This year, applicants from all parts of New Jersey displayed especially high academic performance, were active in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, and received exceptional support from their recommenders.  Essays were well written and thought-provoking, enlightening our review committee about the lives and aspirations of our applicants, and about the accomplishments of inspirational New Jersey women scientists. 



Barriers and facilitators for workplace gender diversity

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Creating Role Models across all gender Spectrum’s

REGISTRATION LINK: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4gjx7fdab&oeidk=a07eedw2onf246d4470

July 27th, Thursday, 6:00PM jennifer

Clinical Academic Building, 125 Paterson Street, Room 2144, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 

Workplace gender inequity extends way beyond stereotypical male and female roles. While misogyny gets some attention, other gender inequities often get overlooked. Preference by majority in the “other” gender spectrum to stay invisible often leads to lack of role models and sometimes, unintended perpetuation of stereotypes.

Association for Women in Science New Jersey chapter is organizing this diversity event to discuss real life challenges faced by many of us.  Jennifer Long, a veteran military combatant will share her experience of fighting bias in the Millonigmilitary, a direst work place for gender minority.

James Millonig, Senior Associate Dean of School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers University will discuss how gender minority can thrive in science and in higher education.

The objective is to raise awareness and dispel myths for improved perceptions about workplace fairness,

AWIS New Jersey Marching for Science

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“Science, Not Silence”

AWIS New Jersey  partnered with the New Jersey March for Science to support the national mission:

“The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.”

The march organized in Trenton war memorial by Prof. Matthew Buckley (Founder) and Elizabeth Meyer (Lead organizer)   drew more than 3,000  peaceful and non-partisan scientists, supporters of science and advocates for evidence-based policies. 

New Jersey Assembly joint legislative resolution.

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Association for Women in Science empowers andpromotes women scientists through programs that facilitate career development, education, networking, leadership & entrepreneurial opportunities. For close to 20 years we have been annually recognizing high school seniors and this year also Junior female students who reside in New Jersey and who demonstrate interest & intent to pursue STEM for higher education in form of Annual STEM Scholarships & Awards.

Association for Women in Science was recognized for the service on the New Jersey Assembly floor with presentations of resolutions to our scholarship recipients.


Spearheaded by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker,the resolutions had bipartisan support from  Pamela R.Lampitt, Chair Women & Children,   Bateman and  Ciattarelli. Additionally, it was supported on the floor by Maer Muoio, Valerie Vainieri Huttle,  Eric Peterson,    Gordon Johnson,  Ronald S Dancer and  John DiMaio