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Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) is a diverse and inclusive community that promotes equal opportunity and advancement for all women in support of world-class science.
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  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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    BWIS Speaker

    "The 'Sniffing' Kidney"

    Presented by Jennifer Pluznick, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

    4 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, June 28, 2018, 4:00 pm

    The speaker will discuss the chemical sensors which our body uses for smell and taste, which are 'classically' found in the nose and tongue, are also found in the kidney and in blood vessels, and that these individual sensors play functional roles in physiology. These sensors are chemical detectors, very well-developed to do their functions by evolution, and recent studies have shown that many other organs and tissues in the body take advantage of these receptors. We are particularly interested in how the kidney – which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis, or balance, in the body – utilizes these receptors. Jen is now an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Coffee and cookies at 4:00 p.m. This event is open to the public.

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    BWIS Gertrude S. Goldhaber Award Ceremony

    12 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 12:00 pm

    Please join Brookhaven Women in Science as they award this year's Gertrude S. Goldhaber Award recipient.

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

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.