Winter Benefit 2017

Thank you Women in Graduate Sciences members and supporters!

On behalf of all of University of Oregon Women in Graduate Sciences (UOWGS) and the people we service I thank you for your support for our 2017 Winter Benefit. For the past several years UOWGS has been able to grow tremendously, in large part due to those that support us, like you. We are highly motivated to help improve the graduate experience for women in science, inspiring women at all ages to pursue science, and supporting women in their next career steps. We are making those goals a reality through starting new mentorship programs, connecting female scientists across the Pacific Northwest, and constantly working to build a positive community. So once again thank you so much for supporting us this year, and hopefully for years to come. It was an amazing night and if you would like to see all the pictures, please, check out our gallery. Feel free to contact us at anytime for feedback or if you have questions.

More pictures from the event can be found here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to The Downtown Athletic Club for the awesome venue!

And thank you to all of our local sponsors whose generous donations made our event and silent auction possible!

Officers 2017/2018

2017/2018 Officers

Andrea Steiger — President

Andrea is a fourth-year graduate student in the chemistry department working in the Pluth lab and is in her third year serving on the WGS executive board. Her thesis research focuses on designing controllable hydrogen sulfide donors for studying H2S chemical biology. Outside of lab, she enjoys running, annoying her cat, and drinking coffee

asteiger@uoregon.edu

 

 

 

 

Lisa Enman Treasurer

Lisa Enman is a fifth year chemistry graduate student in Shannon Boettcher’s lab. Her research is focused on heterogeneous catalysts for the water oxidation reaction, which limits the efficiency of hydrogen production via water electrolysis. When not working in the lab, she enjoys hiking, playing softball, watching football, and thrift shopping.

lenman@uoregon.edu

 

 

 

 

Michelle Sconce Social Chair

Michelle Sconce is a third year biology graduate student in the Guillemin Lab. Her research focuses on how microbial-secreted biomolecules impact host development, specifically within beta cells. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and watching football.

msconce@uoregon.edu

 

 

 

 

Danielle Hamann— Seminar Chair

 

 

Kira Egelhofer — Funding Chair

Kira Egelhofer is a third-year graduate student of chemistry and member of the Lonergan Lab. Her research focuses on understanding charge-transport processes at the interface of the solar cell absorber and contact. Kira enjoys being in the outdoors, wine tasting, and annual Harry Potter re-readings.

kegelhof@uoregon.edu

 

 

 

 

Lisa EytelOutreach Co-Chair, Vice President

Lisa is a fourth year chemistry graduate student working on a collaborative project between the DWJ and Haley labs. She is investigating cooperativity in supramolecular probes for anion sensing. If you want to start a non-science based conversation with Lisa, ask her about her beloved Seattle Reign FC or USWNT teams. You might find Lisa skating under the name Abby WHAMblock at Emerald City Roller Derby bouts or on the slopes at Willamette Pass as a ski patroller. She prefers conversations over coffee, chocolate, or cider but can also be found chatting on ski lifts in the Cascades during the winter.

leytel@uoregon.edu

 

 

 

 

Dana Reuter — Outreach Co-Chair

 

 

 

 

Amanda Morris — Recorder Chair

Amanda is a fourth year human physiology graduate student working in the Neurophysiology Lab (https://christielab.uoregon.edu/). Her research focuses on neuromuscular fatigue and aging. In her free time she enjoys mountain biking and hanging out with her dog, Ryder.

amorris8@uoregon.edu

 

 

 

 

Hazel Fargher — Public and Alumni Relations Chair

Hazel is a second year chemistry graduate student working on a joint project in the DWJ and Haley labs. She studies supramolecular forces in molecular probes for the detection of biologically and environmentally relevant anions. Hazel moved to Oregon from New England, and is excited to explore more of the Pacific Northwest. She likes hiking, roller skating, and reading.

hfargher@uoregon.edu

 

 

 

 

Anne Fulton – JUMP Chair

 

 

 

 

Bri Gordon — Webmaster

Bri is a fifth year chemistry grad student in Geri Richmond’s Lab. Her research focuses on using laser spectroscopy to improve our understanding of the molecular nature of atmospherically important molecules at the air-water interface, as a model for secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation. She enjoys reading, drawing, board games, tinkering, playing with lasers, and spoiling her guinea pigs.

 

 

 

Glance back at past officers here