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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.
  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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  1. MAR




    "Girl Power in STEM: Press for Progress' Symposium at SBU"

    8:30 am, Stony Brook University

    Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8:30 am

    The Girl Power in STEM: Press for Progress! symposium at Stony Brook University (SBU) on March 3, co-sponsored by Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS), will celebrate the accomplishment of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. Lecturers and panelists, including many from Brookhaven Lab, will discuss the impact of women in STEM careers, on the work environment, and on the economy, and how society can improve women's participation in STEM fields. The event marks International Women's Day, proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) as a day to champion women's rights. This year the UN celebrates taking action to promote equal opportunities at all levels and to help forge a more gender inclusive world.

  2. MAR



    BWIS Lecture

    "Madame Curie's Life and Work"

    Presented by Edward Sierra, BNL Quality Management Office

    4 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4:00 pm

    Edward Sierra will provide a talk on Marie Curie, an extraordinary scientist, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and still the only one awarded with two Nobel Prizes. Ed's interest in the early pioneers of radioactivity was piqued by the discussions he had many years ago with the renowned Dr. Maurice Goldhaber, the prominent physicist and a former Laboratory Director at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He learned that Goldhaber was a student under Sir James Chadwick at the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University and that he attended a graduate course in Berlin given by Dr. Lise Meitner. Ed's research on Meitner led to an interest in Marie Curie. Her work and life is the topic of this talk.

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.