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Nothing can be more absurd than the practice which prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strength and with one mind, for thus the state, instead of being whole is reduced to half.

— Plato

  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.

  1. MAY

    14

    Wednesday

    Brookhaven Women In Science (BWIS) Event

    "Board Meeting"

    12 pm, Berkner Hall, Room D

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Hosted by: Christina Swinson

    Monthly meeting of the Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) board. All BWIS members and affiliates are welcome to attend.


Other News

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.

BWIS Celebrates International Women's Day

The 1/2-day seminar will include talks from several successful long island women who will address topics such as work-life balance and gender issues.

The event is open to the public and will be held on Saturday March 8, 9 AM -1 PM at Brookhaven National Lab. For more information please see flyer here and agenda here.

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.

In Memoriam -  The Brookhaven Women in Science regretfully report the passing of Victoria McLane. As friend and cofounder, she will be sadly missed.

In Memoriam -  The Brookhaven Women in Science regretfully report the passing of E. Gail Williams and Prantika Som. As friends and valued members of the organization, they will be sadly missed.

STEM Fields

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.