Join AWIS

Join AWIS through the National website.
Students who wish to join AWIS Bethesda should do so by joining AWIS National at the Junior level

AWIS is dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Founded in 1971, AWIS provides women a network, a resource, and a voice to achieve this goal.

AWIS-Bethesda members receive announcements of our monthly events, which include:
  • Seminars and workshops on topics such as: how to optimize your CV/resume and LinkedIn profile, how to land a federal job, how to achieve the perfect work-life balance and much more!
  • A seminar by an outstanding woman scientist who has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health as the annual Pittman Lecturer, in honor of Dr. Margaret Pittman, the first woman laboratory chief at the NIH
  • Numerous opportunities to socialize and network with other members as well as recruiters from local agencies throughout the year

Members have exclusive access to our chapter Listserv and LinkedIn group, which feature job announcements, events and resources of interest and details on all our meetings and events.

Members have the opportunity to be directly involved in our chapter activities by submitting nominations for the AWIS-Bethesda Excellence in Mentoring award, nominating candidates to serve as officers on the Board, and volunteering on the Board.

The National AWIS office publishes materials about women in science, including a quarterly print magazine and a biweekly electronic Washington Wire. It is also an active participant in policy discussions at the Federal level and participates in a variety of national coalitions related to women in science issues. More information about AWIS-National can be found on the National website.

We welcome your support and participation!