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Women's Resource Center

Women in Science

     Women In Science and Technology    

The following is a list of UA campus and external organizations dedicated to affording women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) the opportunities and resources necessary for achieving full participation in their respective fields.

The University of Akron STEMM Speaker Series which is an opportunity for all students to integrate knowledge across disciplines and enhance their critical thinking. The theme for 2011 is global climate change and we have scheduled five expert speakers to talk on different dimensions of this important issue including defining the issues, plausible solutions, and the impact on health and the environment.  Beyond the science, climate change has significant ramifications for political and economic policy, human health, alternative energy and future sustainability.

Contact: Dr. Helen Qammar, Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL), hqammar@uakron.edu

Association for Women in Science (AWIS) has the mission of the achievement of equity and full participation of women in all areas of science and technology.

Association for Women in Computing is a non-profit national technology organization that promotes the advancement of women across all computing professions.

Association for Women in Mathematics is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging women and girls in the mathematical sciences. This site includes information about a mentor network.

Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) is a committee of the National Research Council (NRC). Its mandate is to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science, engineering, and medicine.

Gender and Science and Technology (GASAT) is an international organization that works to increase the number of women in science and technology and in science and technology education.

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists.

MentorSET  is a UK successful mentoring scheme to help women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). MentorSET provides independent mentors who comprehend the challenges faced by women in the STEM fields and are equipped to provide support and advice.

Organization for women in Science for the Developing World(OWSDW) is a network of over 2000 female scientists in developing countries.

SCWIST is a Canadian non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology.

WIGSAT is a consulting group which promotes innovation, science and technology strategies that enable women, especially those living in developing countries, to actively participate in technology and innovation for development.

Women in Technology International (WITI) is a professional organization dedicated to advancing women in technology.

Women Into Science and Engineering (WISE) The Women Into Science and Engineering (WISE) Campaign promotes science and engineering as a valuable and interesting career option for women.

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