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BWIS Mission

To increase the Laboratory's awareness of the accomplishments of women in science and to provide our members with role models of their own, Brookhaven Women in Science assist in the development of policies and practices that enhance the quality of life for BNL employees; promote a long-term commitment to diversity in BNL staff; promote the advancement of women in scientific and technical careers; provide a forum for the exchange of scientific, technical, and professional information; encourage students to consider careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology; support each other's efforts on the job; and encourage each other's successes.

  1. Brookhaven Women in Science

    Monday, March 16, 2009

    To increase Brookhaven National Laboratory's awareness of the accomplishments of women in science and to provide its members with role models of their own, Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) assists in the development of policies and practices which enhance the quality of life for Lab employees; promotes a long-term commitment to diversity in Lab staff; promotes the advancement of women in scientific and technical careers; provides a forum for the exchange of scientific, technical, and professional information; encourages students to consider careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology; and supports each other's efforts on the job, and encourages each other's successes.

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    Brookhaven Women In Science (BWIS) Event

    "Using Graphene to Understand Biology"

    Presented by Sarah Perry, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    4:30 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, March 30, 2017, 4:30 pm

    Used in inkjet printheads the precise control and manipulation of fluids that are constrained in small volumes emerged in the 1980s. Used in DNA chips, micro-propulsion and microfluidic designs are being applied in the understanding of biological systems. Dr. Perry's research focuses on the use of graphene to develop high throughput technologies to understand the dynamics of biological and biomimetic materials. She is actively engaged in teaching and inspires students to work at the intersection of chemistry, biology, and engineering. Coffee and cookies at 4:00 p.m.


Other News

Scholarships & Awards

Chasman Scholarship - Applications are now being accepted for the Chasman scholarship which is offered to encourage women to pursue careers in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Gertrude GoldhaberGoldhaber Prize - Applications are now being accepted for the Goldharber Prize to recognize substantial promise and accomplishment by a woman graduate student in physics.

For more information please see the BWIS Scholarships & Awards web page.

STEM Fields

CARE 2015 - Registration Deadline: March 4, 2015 This workshop will focus on career paths and developing goals. It is aimed at early career scientists but open to all. See our selection of speakers here and register now at http://www.bnl.gov/care2015

BWIS, in conjunction with Stony Brook university, receives grant to develop workshop for the advancement of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). For more information please see the proposal and approval documentation.