Women's Resource Center

The Division of Student Affairs

Graduate Women in Science

The first GWIS chapter, Alpha, was started in Cornell, NY, while the second chapter (Beta) was in Madison, WI. These chapters still existence today, along with 16+ other chapters in the US and international. Members include graduate students, post docs, as well as the professionals in industry, or higher education. Disciplines are numerous, ranging from social scientists to basic scientists in all areas of science. Minimum membership requirement is to have at least a BS in a scientific discipline with lab experience, but most of our members have graduate and professional degrees.

The National membership exceeds 1500 and continues to grow as new, younger members continue to ‘pick up the banner’ to make GWIS a timely and relevant organization for the women scientist of today. Membership is at the National level with a local chapter affiliation.