Graduate Women in Science

We are an interdisciplinary society of scientists who encourage and support women to enter and achieve success in science through full participation in their scientific research and its applications; in the development and advancement of women; in the integration of their careers, personal goals, and society's needs; and by professional networking and mutual inspiration.

GWIS have a rich history with over 80 years as a professional organization of women in science. Now GWIS has along 16 chapters in the US and international. The National membership exceeds 1500 and continues to grow as new, younger members continue to "pick up the banner" to make GWIS a timely and relevant organization for the women scientist of today.

GWIS was founded at Penn State in 1936 and is the oldest women's organization at Penn State today!

Mission Statement