Seattle AWIS January Announcements

Upcoming EventsAwards NominationsCommunity Announcements
Thanks to all that came out to our Holiday Networking Social!

Upcoming Events

Join us Wednesday, January 17th for our next event!

The Seattle AWIS Monthly Programming Series presents:

Data Science in Biology

Wednesday – January 17th, 2018 – 6:00 PM
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center – Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109 – Free visitor parking

6:00 PM – Networking and Refreshments
6:30 PM – Introductions and Program
7:45 PM – Networking and Dessert

Big Data is becoming one of the most significant advancements of the last decade.
With data showing the ability to contribute to everything from election predictions to transportation services, extracting useful information from extremely large datasets is transforming multiple scientific fields, and the biological sciences are no different. Billions of data points on genes, proteins and other molecules, as well as large volumes of patient data, can give us precious insights to better predict and treat disease. Over the next decade, discoveries through the use of computational models will allow us to leverage that data into meaningful information, contributing to the improvement of healthcare globally.

Our Speaker:


Lara Mangravite PhD
President of Sage Bionetworks

Seattle AWIS programs are FREE.
All are welcome – members, non-members, women and men!
More information at:

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Awards Nominations

Due tomorrow by 6 pm!

Submit Nominations for 2018 AWIS Awards

Seattle AWIS is inviting nominations to honor local women in three STEM categories:

Scientific Advancement and Leadership in STEM

Early Career Achievement in STEM

Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach
Outstanding Seattle AWIS Member

We have impressive women who are STEM researchers and educators that deserve to be recognized! Please take a moment to NOMINATE a female researcher or educator that has made a difference in her field of science or technology or been a special role model or mentor. Nominees for the STEM awards need not be an AWIS member.

The nomination process is simple – visit for more details and the nomination form.

Nomination Submission Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
If you have questions, please contact awards.
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Community Announcements

Mentors needed for NWABR BioExpo


The NWABR BioExpo takes place May 18th but high school students would like mentors to help select topics, provide resources and evaluate their projects between now and April.

Mentoring will take approx. 4-8 hrs and can be by email, skype or in person. More information about the Expo and mentoring can be viewed at

To register to be a mentor, visit
For more information, please contact Janis Wignall, Bio Expo and Tech Manager bioexpo