AWIS-NJ Science & Policy Panel 101

Science Policy 101
An event designed for science professionals. Understand how and why your participation is essential for shaping good science policy decisions. Science policy is a category of policymaking focusing on policies affecting the conduct of the science and research enterprise, including the funding of science. It also refers to the act of applying scientific knowledge and consensus to the development of public policies. 
Rush D. Holt, PhD., chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a 16 year member of the US House of Representatives says  “The scientific community must play a role in advocating for policies that remove barriers and connect scientists. Fortunately, many in the scientific community are already working together to do just that.”
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The Politics of Promotion

AWIS CJC and Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering are pleased to host a book launch
“Politics of Promotion” by Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., an award winning entrepreneur and Forbes and business insider contributing writer.

The winners of 20th annual AWIS-CJC High School STEM Scholarships will be announced.

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AWIS_CJC at 14th annual conference for young women in STEM at Princeton University

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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Jeiven Pharmaceuticals, AWIS-CJC & Rutgers PSM joint Clinical research event.

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.


2013 Scholarship Winners

2013 Scholarship Sponsors:

Jeiven Pharmaceutical Consulting, Inc.

Garden State Neurology & Neuro-Oncology, PC

Coldwell Banker, Real estate agent, Sangita Sancheti

 2013 Scholarship Winners:

1st Place:

Michelle Guo

Bergen County Academies 

200 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 

2nd Place:

Rachel Xu

The Lawrenceville School

2500 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


Neha Syal

Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science

195 Cedar Bridge Rd, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Scholarship Awarding on June 27th event co-hosted by the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering.

AWIS NJ will be partnering with the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering for  the event to announce our winners and to hand out the awards to the winners and other selected participants.

The program will then continue as a workshop; “How to prepare your applications for medical  and  graduate Schools” . Panel members include:

Jim Millonig, PhD

Smita Thakker-Varia, PhD

Meryle R. Kramer.

Event sponsors and organizers:

Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science & Engineering (Elaine Zundl, Dean and  Laura Stiltz, Director).

AWISNJ, Jeiven Pharmaceutical Consulting, Inc., Garden State Neurology & Neuro-Oncology, Coldwell Banker.