Welcome to GWIS

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) is an interdisciplinary national society of men and women, who support equal opportunities for all in the field of STEM. Our mission as an organisation is to build a community to INSPIRE, SUPPORT, RECOGNIZE and EMPOWER women in science.

We invite you to join us in this remarkable journey

GWIS Holiday Potluck

GWIS is organizing a holiday potluck on December 03, 2019. Come and bring your friends along for a fun filled time with amazing food and great company! To sign up for dishes and RSVP, click the button.

Date: Dec 03, 2019

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Venue: Apt. 1, 407 South Corl Street

GWIS General Meeting

Attend our monthly general meeting to know more about what we do and how you can get involved.

Date: December 04, 2019

Time: 4 – 5 PM

Location: Room 113, Chem. & Biomed. Engg. Bldg.


Young Women in STEM Workshop

The workshop will take place on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. Last year, this event brought in over 100 middle and high school girls from Centre County and surrounding areas! The event allows young women in grades 5th-10th to engage in fun, hands-on activities in S.T.E.M. This semester, our theme is “Exploring S.T.E.M.”. Our goal is to familiarize young women scientists with experiments across different S.T.E.M. fields.

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More about GWIS

GWIS has a rich history with over 90 years as a professional organization of women in science. We have 20 active chapters across the world representing over 1500 total members. The National organization supports their chapters by overseeing the the National GWIS Fellowship program, providing professional development and networking opportunities and connecting chapters with resources to run efficiently.

As a chapter of this organization, GWIS State College organizes outreach events, professional development programs, social events, a yearly networking conference, and monthly meetings for graduate students in STEM fields at Penn State. Explore our website to connect with our team of powerful dynamic young women and learn about our upcoming events.