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Women in Science

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Mission Statement

The mission of Women in Science is to support and promote the career development of women scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University by increasing the representation, participation and leadership of women in scientific disciplines and by promoting the leadership skills, visibility and academic policies required for success at Virginia Commonwealth University and in the sciences.

Women in Science serves to facilitate communication and networking among its members and to provide support to all women students and trainees in science in order to build a supportive community of women scientists that will nurture the professional development of current and future women in science.

VCU is an institutional member of the Association for Women in Science.

For more information, visit the WIS website.

Event Highlights

Spring 2009
  • Girl Scout Fun Day
    The Women in Science student organization hosted some 60 girl scouts, parents and troop leaders from the Richmond metropolitan area on Saturday, May 2, 2009, on VCU’s MCV Campus. The purpose was to encourage girls’ interest in science careers. Some 25 WIS members and faculty worked with the Girl Scouts at 6 stations including pathology, microbiology, clinical labs, human genetics, biochemistry, plus a group of medical and nursing students discussing health careers. The demonstrations with active learning by the girls brought lively discussions and interactions. Thanks to everyone who participated. See the photo gallery below. Photos provided by Emily Boice.

    To see the photo gallery please visit Women In Science at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS)

In June 2008, members of the WIS executive board participated in the Girls Excelling in Math and Science Program—also known as GEMS—at a nearby Richmond elementary school. See the Photo Gallery.

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