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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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  1. JUL

    30

    Today

    Brookhaven Women In Science (BWIS) Event

    "Unexpected Unions: A Physicist's Dip Into the Art and Design World"

    Presented by Ágnes Mócsy

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

    Thursday, July 30, 2015, 4:30 pm

    Hosted by: Vivian Stojanoff

    The discoveries and wonder of science have great capacity to inspire. Ágnes Mócsy, a theoretical physicist, will discuss how as a physicist and professor at an art and design institute she has been able to share this inspiration with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds and use it to build cross-sections between physics and art. Mócsy will discuss how breaking down barriers between art and science may better propagate the scientific way of seeing the world.

  2. AUG

    7

    Friday

    Brookhaven Women In Science (BWIS) Event

    "2015 Goldhaber Award"

    Fen Guan, Stony Brook University

    12 pm, Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Friday, August 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Hosted by: Linda Bowerman

    2015 Goldhaber Award Seminar and Lunch Reception


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.