“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.
Established in 1995, AWIS NJ empowers and promotes women scientists through programs that facilitate career development, education, networking, leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities.
For close to 20 years, we have been offering STEM scholarships to female high school students from all parts of New Jersey who display high academic performance, are active in extracurricular activities and plan to pursue STEM careers.
The 2016 high school STEM scholarship winners were highly recommended. Their thought-provoking essays enlightened the review committee about the lives and aspirations of the applicants as well as the accomplishments of inspirational New Jersey women scientists. Our reviewers consider the winners among the top young women of scientific aptitude that New Jersey can offer.
2016 AWIS New Jersey High School STEM Scholarship Review Committee
Michael P. Shakarjian, PhD (Chair)
Roberta Batorsky, PhD
A Campaign for Mental Health Under Way at Janssen Research & Development, A Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson
Have you ever thought of eating disorders with disdain, belittled them as a fad, a “phase”, or deemed them as a lifestyle choice? If yes, you are among many who overlook these serious disorders with potentially life-threatening outcomes as “frivolous.”
Our featured article for the month discusses the leading efforts to uncover the causes and potential treatments for illnesses like treatment-resistant depression, suicidality, and other mental illnesses.
AWIS_CJC supported the annual conference for young women in STEM, an initiative by Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Beyond the leadership representation as speakers, AWIS_CJC exhibitor booth introduced close to 500 young female attendees to “AWIS_CJC Annual High School STEM Scholarships” and “AWIS_CJC adopt a river Project.”
The Young Women’s Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics introduces middle-school and high-school aged girls (in 7th though 10th grades) to women scientists and engineers and the wide breadth of careers available to them in these fields.
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Jacob Harel, Tanya Chowdhury Flora Ma,
Based on a successful event last year,we have again brought together highly experienced panel members to highlight strategies for planning a career in clinical research. Options will be presented for new people planning to enter this field, for professionals looking for career transitions as well as career enhancement options for members already engaged in this profession.
Panel members include:
Directors of the Professional Science Masters (PSM) program, Rutgers
Marty Jeiven, President Jeiven Pharmaceutical Consulting, Inc., President for AdiraMedica LLC
Carolyn Benslimane, Recruiter, Valesta Clinical Solutions a division of On Assignment
Nazish Irfanul Huq, Associate Director of Clinical Development, Shionogi Inc.
Human Resources Expert Panel
Clinical Research Expert Panel
Dinner, coffee and snacks will be served. Registration is FREE, but will help us to better plan the event.