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Perspectives on Women in Science Portland: An interview with members on the origins of the group and the road ahead!

By Daniela Saderi When I first arrived from Italy to Portland five years ago to start a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Women in Science Portland had just been formed. I remember first hearing about them when someone explained to me that a group of “bad-ass” women grad students and Read more about Perspectives on Women in Science Portland: An interview with members on the origins of the group and the road ahead![…]

PDX Spotlight on Alliance for Visible Diversity in Science (AVDS)

PDX Spotlight! We love the local landscape of supportive networking, professional development, and learning communities! In this post, the spotlight is on The Alliance for Visible Diversity in Science (AVDS), a local advocacy group based at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. As the NSF study referenced above illustrates, representation of all people of Read more about PDX Spotlight on Alliance for Visible Diversity in Science (AVDS)[…]

Resources: The Awesome List

Welcome to the Awesome List! Here’s a list of resources, articles, podcasts, groups, and more that have been recommended by our community! Check out our calendar of events for listings from us and our partner organizations! Here’s a group of Women in Science associates at the Portland March for Science this spring, put on by Read more about Resources: The Awesome List[…]

Featured STEM Professional – April 2017

Sheila Ochugboju, Ph.D. This month, meet an inspiring woman who describes herself as “adaptive, creative, and contemplative”. Dr. Sheila Ochugboju is a science communicator and has done some amazing work across Europe and the African continent over the last 15 years. She worked as the Chief Communications Officer at the African Center for Economic Transformation Read more about Featured STEM Professional – April 2017[…]

Featured STEM Professional: May 2017

Masayo Takahashi, M.D. Ph.D. John Muir once said: “In the eternal youth of Nature, you may renew your own”. However, since then stem cell research has come some way and is capturing the imagination of the public in a way that few other fields of science have. The cloning of Dolly the sheep by Sir Read more about Featured STEM Professional: May 2017[…]

Summer Events and Opportunities!

Summer in Portland is wonderful! Join our next HAPPY HOUR on July 12th 5:00-8:30pm, location TBD. The Alliance for Visible Diversity in Science (AVDS) is holding their next informal happy hour on Thursday June 29th at the Feathered Nesst (OHSU) from 5-7pm. All are welcome! Visit our events page or their website for more information. For parking information on Marquam hill click Read more about Summer Events and Opportunities![…]

Our Mission and Values

Our Mission Building a community of supportive networks for the development, retention, and promotion of women in the sciences. ​ Our Values We believe women in the sciences includes any person identifying as a woman who works, studies, or aspires to be in a science-related field. We create programming that is focused on professional and Read more about Our Mission and Values[…]