Smita Thakker Varia
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
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:
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.
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Kamana Misra, PhD (Founding Editor)
Smita Thakker Varia, PhD
Doranelly Koltchev, PhD
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Editors Joan Bennett, PhD Helene Hill, PhD
Elaine Zundl Constance Jeffery, PhD
Assistant Editors Natalie Batmanian, PhD Srabasti Dutta, PhD
Jillian W. Freund, PhD
Chemical Matters Clinical Corner
Editors Patricia Weber, PhD Nazish Huq
Assistant Editors Surabhi Garimella, PhD Adana Davis
Tech Insights Medical Affairs
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Assistant Editors Sharon Sibilia, PhD Paula Bistak