News and Current Events

WGS Winter Workshop: Creatively Communicate your Science, Feb. 15th


Come join us for the WGS / University Innovation Fellows Winter Workshop for a night of science communication through art. We will provide the supplies for you to convey your research through a more creative outlet! The event will be held on February 15th from 5-7pm in the Visualization Lab in the Allen Price Science Library. See attached flyer or visit our website for information!



UO Women in Graduate Sciences Fourth Annual Fundraiser

Saturday, March 17, 2018 • 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Registration is now open for our 4th Annual Fundraiser on March 17th with speaker Astronaut Wendy Lawrence. Please join us as we celebrate our continued growth and success! Event information and registration can be found at
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Science Adventure Days are here!

Come join us for a Girls’ Science Adventure Workshop! Girls Science Adventure Days is a series of events that WGS runs in conjunction with the Science Factory where girls grades 4-6 learn about different science topics each Saturday from Feb 10 – March 17.

February 10 – Forensic Science: ‘WhoDunnIt? A Case of the Missing Cookies’ at UO

For our first science adventure, girls will put on their lab coats and detective hats to solve a mystery. Forensic science is the application of different scientific fields to examine evidence of a crime and adventurers will get to use chromatography, fingerprint analysis, and more to work out the mystery as a team.

Also check out the upcoming 2018 Girls’ Science Adventures Workshops:

February 17 – Girls’ Physics Adventures at UO
February 24 – Adapt or Go Extinct: Ecology at the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History
March 3 – Math Adventures at Eugene Science Center
March 10 – Rocks, Crystals, and Fossils: Geology at UO
March 17 – Astronomy with Special Guest NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence at Eugene Science Center

*If you would like to volunteer to help with the Feb. 10th, Feb. 24th, and/or March 10th workshops (no experience necessary), please fill out the google form: An informational meeting about the topic will be held for volunteers the Friday prior to each event.

If you have any additional questions please contact Lisa Eytel ( or Dana Reuter (


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, 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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