Each summer, one SDE-GWIS chapter hosts a national conference, drawing members from all over the country to present research, network, and talk about issues faced by women scientists.



2019 GWIS National Meeting will be held in Rapid City, SD from June 20th-22nd. Come join us to celebrate this year’s theme “Communicating Science to Connect, Lead, and Empower”.

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Previous national conferences:

2018: “Diverse Science” at Iowa City, Iowa, featuring Dr. Sherree Wilson, Associate Dean for Cultural Affairs and Diversity Initiatives, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Dr. Fatima Toor, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering & Physics and Astronomy, “Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm”; Dr. Corrie Moreau, “The Evolution of Symbiosis in Ants and How I Became a Cartoon Character”

2017: “The 21st Century Scientist: Skills for Success” at Sioux Falls, SD, featuring Dr. Elizabeth Travis, Associate VP, Women’s Faculty Programs, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Dr. Amy Elliott, Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Population Research, Sanford Health; Dr. Isaiah Hankel, founder of the Cheeky Scientist. Banquet speaker is children’s science author Rebecca Johnson.

2016: “Educating Scientists for Effective Science Outreach” at Raleigh, NC, featuring Dr. Holly Meninger, Director of Public Science for North Carolina State University

2015: “Beyond the Bench” at The Pennsylvania State University, featuring Brendan Muller, Director of Science at the Wrinkled Brain Project and astronomy outreach specialist

2014: “Building Bridges: Practicing Science in the Modern Era” at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, featuring Jorge Cham, creator of PhD Comics