News and Current Events

Come join the UO Women in Graduate Sciences for a Sciene Slam on Thursday April 19 from 6 – 9 pm!

Science Slam is an opportunity for scientists to share thought-provoking science with the public through innovative presentations. These creative talks are less than 5 min each and meant to engage everyone!


Click here to apply to be a speaker at the 2018 Science Slam!



Applications for the 2018 Awards are open now!

Applications are due by 3pm on April 16th 2018 in the UOWGS mailbox in the Chemistry Department main office. Notifications will be made no later than June 1st 2018.

Karfilis Women in Leadership Award

UOWGS Travel Award

UOWGS Parenting Award

UOWGS Sara J. Staggs Undergraduate Transition Award

UOWGS Undergraduate Summer Research Award


UOWGS Bowling Happy Hour & Fundraiser

Bring your family and friends to our UOWGS Bowling Happy Hour & Fundraiser from April23rd to 29th. WGS officers will be going Thursday the 26th from 9PM-11PM

Present this fundraising coupon at the front desk to support UOWGS

Bowling Times:

Monday-Wednesday| 2:30 pm – 5 pm, 9 pm – 11 pm

Thursday| 1 pm – 3:30 pm, 9 pm – 11 pm

Friday| 2:30 pm – 5 pm

Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm


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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