Scientific Report 2007
Network for Women in Science
Network for Women in Science (NWiS) at Scripps Research was founded by graduate
students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty in 2003. In the past 4 years, NWiS has
strived to provide support, guidance, and opportunity for female scientists at Scripps
Research; create awareness of issues that affect scientific career development and
success; promote diversity at Scripps Research; and make a positive difference in
the culture of science for the benefit of the entire scientific community.
past year, NWiS sponsored several events for career development and networking for
junior scientists at Scripps Research. NWiS has hosted mentoring lunches at which
junior scientists have the opportunity to informally connect with Scripps Research
faculty. These lunches have provided a unique opportunity for networking across
departments. In addition, NWiS has collaborated with the Kellogg School of Science
and Technology Distinguished Lecturer Series. Through the Distinguished Lecturer
Series, we have hosted 2 outstanding female scientists, Dr. Erin O'Shea from
Harvard University and Dr. Elaine Fuchs from Rockefeller University. These leaders
in their fields met informally with NWiS members to discuss obstacles and opportunities
that arose throughout the lecturers' careers.
The NWiS officers
express their appreciation to the Kellogg School of Science and Technology for its
enthusiastic support of NWiS activities. In addition, we thank the following faculty
for their participation and support of NWiS events: Linda Sherman, Erica Ollman-Sapphire,
Bridget Carragher, Natasha Kralli, Clare Waterman-Storer, Sandra Schmid, Jamie Williamson,
Kerry Mowen, Kathryn Crossin, and Kristin Baldwin.