Welcome to the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) at the University of Michigan!

We are the proud Michigan chapter of the national AWIS organization, dedicated to providing women with the skills and support they need to succeed in STEM.

Email us now to be added to our AWIS emailing list! You'll get biweekly updates with events and opportunities.

Michigan AWIS news and updates

  • Winter mentoring circle applications are now open! Sign up for a mentoring circle this semester to discuss the ups and downs of grad school. Applications are open until Friday, January 24.
  • We are filling out our demonstration tables for this year's Young Scientists Expo at Forsythe Middle School. (March 15, 1-4 p.m.) Have a cool idea for a hands-on demo? Just jonesing to play with some non-Newtonian fluids or dry ice with kids? Sign up here!


Take over our Instagram for a week!

Passionate about your research? Want to show everyone how cool your labwork is lately? Going somewhere amazing for fieldwork? Just looking for a way to productively procrastinate?

Take over our Instagram account for a few days! Sharing the ins and outs, ups and downs of grad school and a life in research is a big part of making STEM accessible and approachable - so let's show everyone how diverse scientists and their lives can be!

Email us if you're interested!

Winter 2020 events

Surviving grad school panel: Friday, January 24, 4-6 p.m. in 1230 USB. RSVP here!

YSE 2020: March 15, 1-4 p.m. at Forsythe Middle School on the west side of Ann Arbor.


Tag us on Instagram (@awis_um) & Twitter (@AWiS_UM) so we can share your awesome research and outreach work! Doing cool fieldwork? Share it! Stuck in lab pipetting for the ninth straight hour? Share that too!

Know someone who inspires and pushes you? Tell us who your mentors are - we will highlight them in a mini-profile on Instagram! (They can be anyone - a faculty advisor, colleague, or even your mom!)

Nominate someone for an AWIS Instagram spotlight!

Instagram @AWIS_UM