The Association for Women in the Sciences encourage women to use and develop their scientific abilities and to achieve their full potential. AWIS

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Benefits of becoming a member include receiving the AWIS Newsletter, staying in touch with AWIS, and having your say

Sample Newsletters
September 2009
December 2009

Welcome to the Association for Women in the Sciences

Latest News

AWIS has submitted their thoughts to the Minister for Science & Innovation on the National Statement of Science Investment.


We encourage women to use and develop their scientific abilities and to achieve their full potential.

Our Aims are to:

  1. Provide a network for women interested or working in the sciences to share scientific information, experience and skills.
  2. Explore and speak on issues relating to women and science.
  3. Provide social interaction with others who have similiar interests.
  4. Assist girls and women to gain confidence in their role in the sciences and increase self knowledge.
  5. Provide visibility for women in the sciences and to support women to achieve visibility in the sciences.

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Upcoming Events

Christchurch Networking 2015

The Christchurch branch of AWIS has been quite quiet for some years now - hopefully 2015 will be the year to turn  to turn that around. We would like to invite you all to a networking event on the 2nd of February starting at 5.30pm in the BNZ lounge at EPIC (106 Manchester St). Drinks and nibbles will be provided.


2nd February 2015

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Featured Story

A tale of Snow White, career goals and persistence

Once upon a time, at least three decades ago, a keen young agricultural science student of last name Snow and possessing a slightly quirky sense of humour noted how research articles were cited and immediately decided that the literature needed a specific addition - a Snow White, definitely with no other authors and this became a specific career goal.  Little did she realise just what lengths to which she would need to go to in order to realise this ambition.