Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

The Southern Louisiana chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) held a successful fundraiser on September 19 at Painting with a Twist in Metairie, with over 35 participants (left, Carmen Canavier, president, the owner of Painting with a Twist presenting the check, and fundraising chair and former president Angela Amedee. We ran a booth at a STEM outreach event for Girl Scouts at the University of New Orleans on September 29, organized by Crescent Combe. Activities included “dress like a scientist” and “squishy circuits” (center, demonstration by Katelyn Gurley).  We had a business meeting on Tuesday, October 2 at which Lisa Harrison-Bernard presented Ayesha Umrigar with her travel award (right panel).  Our next planned event is a potluck Thanksgiving luncheon on November 14th. We have a new website where people can join and also apply for the travel award.