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

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If you are interested in recieving emails about our virtual programs and/or other educational & fun STEM materials, resources, and demos, please click the link below! You can opt to recieve our monthly newletter and/or information about our upcoming events.

Voices Has a New Name!

The Voices co-chairs and committee members are excited to announce that “Empower Conference: Building Connections Through Community” will be the new name for our annual networking conference!

We would like to invite anyone interested to submit a new logo design using this form https://forms.gle/x7MVBSaXpDzN7iF3A

Follow us on Instagram!

We are officially on Instagram!

Follow us at @gwis_psu

Accepting Nominations!


 We are accepting nominations for Trailblazer Tuesday and Feature Friday!

Trailblazer Tuesdays features pioneering scientists who have made a difference in their field and in the world.

Feature Fridays highlight the recent accomplishments of our GWIS members (paper publication, passing exams and degree milestones, conference presentations, outreach activities, etc.)

To nominate someone, click here.

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.

GWIS State College has been an active chapter at Penn State since 1930, making it the longest running women’s organization on campus. We organize local 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 and dynamic young women and learn about our upcoming events.