Girl Day 2017, Feb 25


Girl Day 2017 at UT Austin on Saturday, February 25th
It is organized by Women in Engineering and it will be our second year as a participating organization.

We need volunteers to help middle/high school girls to run simple experiments in classrooms throughout campus. AWIS Austin had lots of fun last year with teaching the girls how to string nucleotides to make DNA strands.

The website for the event is and please let me know if you would like to help us with this outreach event!

EU Medical Device Regulation, Feb 16


There is also another special lecture that we would like to announce for Austin scientists.

The Regulatory Affairs Professional Society-Texas Chapter has invited AWIS to an event on February 16 titled “The EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR): Ten Steps to Certification”.

The full announcement and RSVP information can be found at:

AWIS Lecture Announcement July 2016


Dear AWIS Members and Guests,

Please join us for our AWIS Summer Lecture titled:

“The Act of Being Brave.”

Thinking of changing jobs or negotiating a salary raise in the next couple of years? Many recent studies have shown that women in STEM often do not negotiate salary or promotions well and do not advocate effectively for themselves. This talk will address the theory behind why women are less likely to promote themselves and how we can learn to be braver in our careers.

Our speaker for the evening will be Misty Mogford, HR Manager at Asuragen. Misty has her BA in Public Administration from Texas State University in San Marcos.After college, Misty campaigned as a legislative liaison for House Representative Patrick Rose and realized her true passion was working with people.She became a recruiter from 2008-2010 and joined Anue Systems, Inc as their HR Representative in 2011.Misty’s experience has been in the high technology industry for the past 5 years before joining Asuragen as the HR Manager in March of this year.Misty lives in East Austin with her husband, daughter and enjoys being a part of the Austin culture.

Thursday, July 28
6:00-8:00 pm
2150 Woodward Street, Suite 100, Austin
Dinner and drinks will be served.
There will an opportunity to network with fellow AWIS members
and guests, 6:00 pm onwards.
RSVP to Margo Lee (President) at AwisAustin.President@yahoo. com

AWIS Austin planning meeting 2016


Dear AWIS Members and Guests,

Do you enjoy our programs for Austin women in science? Do you like helping and mentoring women? Or do you want to meet and connect to other women in the STEM fields both locally and nationally? If you answered yes to any of these questions, AWIS Austin has a place for you! Come to our annual planning meeting for 2016-17.

Lectures series topics • Seminars • Community outreach • Networking • Social media • Mentoring opportunities

August 3, 2016
6:00-8:00 PM
1100 Nueces Street
Austin, TX 78701
Wine, cheese, appetizers and dessert will be served
RSVP Margo Lee at

Please come and bring your thoughts and ideas for the upcoming year. Many thanks for all your help last year and we are very excited to keep working to increase the opportunities, continuing education, and networking for professional women in STEM. Looking forward to seeing you then!

Austin Women in Technology, May 6


Austin Women in Technology
May 6, 6:00-9:00
Dress for Success Give Back Party, Crawfish Boil and Zydeco Music
Scholt Garten
1607 San Jacinto Boulevard

AWIS Webinar, May 12


AWIS Webinar (Free to Members)
May 12, 12:00 ET
Spot and Stop It: How to End Harassment at Professional Meetings

This is a virtual webinar; no registration fee for AWIS Members. An email will be sent with the link and registration code.

Advance GSE Program Workshop, May 22-24


Advance GSE Program Workshop
May 22-24, Start May 22, 6:00 PM
Sheraton Inner Harbor, Baltimore

Meredith Gibson

Online registration is closed.

Biobash, May 24


May 24, 6:00 PM
Radisson (111 E Caesar Chavez)

Please join us for our twice annual premier networking event featuring an update on the innovation taking place in our community. We will have complimentary appetizers, beer, wine, scientific posters and opportunities to connect and get involved. This is a great time to meet new contacts and catch up with your science colleagues.

Free; Annual Individual BioAustin membership $25

Women in Technology International Summit, June 5-7


Women in Technology International Summit
San Jose, CA

WITI’s 2016 Annual Summit is shaping up to be the biggest and boldest ever — brimming with insights, tools, techniques, and opportunities to advance you and your company to ever-greater levels of productivity and success.