Association for Women in Science (AWIS) – Southern Louisiana Chapter

Jane Eason, Ph.D., P.T.
Past President, AWIS


Upcoming Events for Summer/Fall Semester

  • Painting with a Purpose, 4931 W. Esplanade Ave, Suite D, Metairie – Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Girl Scout BIG Event – Saturday, September 29 at 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at UNO


Our Sci-Fly Speed Mentoring event was held Monday, July 16 in seminar 1 of the N/AH building. This event, akin to “speed dating” was a mentoring event for the more than 50 high school and undergraduate summer interns on our campus.  AWIS extends a thank you to the faculty, postdocs, and students who contributed their time and expertise to serve as mentors.  AWIS would also like to thank Dean Nelson for his support of this event by providing lunch for all mentees and mentors. It was a huge success!

The AWIS Southern Louisiana chapter is dedicated to empowering women in science and technology by providing a platform for networking opportunities and career development programs, and to promoting an interest in science among girls and young women.  The AWIS Southern Louisiana chapter welcomes all persons interested in furthering the careers of women in science.

The cost to join the national organization is $150.00 annually as a professional member and $65.00 annual for junior members (students, postdocs).  To join only the AWIS-SL chapter only, professional and junior member dues are $25.00 annually and $10.00 annually for students.  We use this money to help fund our Outstanding Young Scientist Travel Award for graduate students/post-docs as well as for other community outreach events.  If you are interested in joining the local AWIS chapter, please contact our treasurer, Stefany Primeaux at

If you are interested in learning more about us, please contact anyone on the Executive Committee; we would be glad to provide more information.

  • Local Executive Board members are:
  • Carmen Canavier, President
  • Maureen Basha, Secretary
  • Stefany Primeaux, Treasurer
  • Jane Eason, Past-President
  • Crescent Combe – Post-Doc Representative
  • Katelyn Gurley – Graduate Student Representative