News and Current Events

Congratulations to the UOWGS 2017-2018 Award winners!

Click here to learn about this year’s winners!


Come join us for our 10th Annual Generations Luncheon!

The generations luncheon brings together students of science from high school through faculty levels for lunch. The event is inclusive to everyone, but aimed to provide inspiration to female identifying STEM enthusiasts. This year’s luncheon will feature a keynote address from gold medalist runner and coach Cathie Twomey Bellamy. Attendance is by invitation only, except for graduate student WGS Members.

To RSVP, click here!

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 2:00pm

Location: Redwood Auditorium, Erb Memorial Union



If you are interested in helping to guide the future of UOWGS, this is your opportunity!

We are starting the process of electing UOWGS officers for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The positions to be filled are:
**Social Chair**
Seminar Chair
Outreach Co-Chairs (2)
Public and Alumni Relations Chair
Funding Chair
JUMP! Chair

**Please note that President, Treasurer, and Social Chair must be filled by officers who have been on the Executive Council for the previous year**

If you are interested in running for a position, please follow this link to a self-nomination form.

You will be asked to submit a short paragraph about yourself, which could include your qualifications, visions for the office, willingness and time commitment, and any other information you believe will help in voting selection.

Information about each position is included in the self-nomination form. Further information about the organization can be found in the complete bylaws at:

Self-nominations must be submitted by Monday, June 11 at 5 pm. If you would like to suggest a candidate (not yourself) or a position, please contact Andrea Steiger ( or Lisa Enman (

Elections will open on June 18th and last for one week.



UOWGS in the Spring 2018 Issue of Oregon Quarterly

UOWGS is honored to be featured in and on the cover of the Spring 2018 issue of Oregon Quarterly! Click here to learn more!





The UOWGS Winter 2018 Newsletter is out!

You can also view our Winter 2018 Newsletter here


Go here to see past newsletters


Our Mission


The Women in Graduate Science (UOWGS) organization at the University of Oregon strives for gender equality by focusing on the professional development of women in all disciplines of science to enable them to become successful contributors to their fields.

This mission is accomplished by informative workshops, inspirational speakers, and a community outreach program. In addition, the organization provides social support for women scientists at the University of Oregon, and offers financial support with yearly scholarships.

The UOWGS invites all who encourage and support the advancement of women in science to become members and to help in our work towards an inclusive science community. The UOWGS is supported by the Graduate School, generous donors, fundraising events, ASUO, and member dues.

UOWGS is also dedicated to the support and equal treatment of LGBT scientists. All UOWGS meetings and events are dedicated safe spaces.

For more information about how UOWGS is run, we welcome you to browse through our bylaws.

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