News and Happenings


August 2018

Congratulations to Tijana Martinov, the 2018 Sharon L. Doherty Student Leadership award winner

tijuana 200x200Tijana Martinov, a Ph.D. candidate in the Fife lab, a leader of the Association of Multicultural Scientists, and an active member of the Career Development Committee within her graduate program was awarded the 2018 Sharon L. Doherty Award. This award is given to a University of Minnesota student who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service concerning women's issues on campus or in the broader community. The Doherty Award was established in 1993 and honors the work of former doctoral student and University of Minnesota alumna, Sharon Doherty, whose exhaustive efforts led to the successful Commission on Women's Students Initiative and continued University commitment to programming for women students. Tijana will be awarded $1000, to be used in support of attendance at a national leadership conference. The award will be given at the annual Celebrating Changemakers event hosted by the Women's Center on October 11, 2018. Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony, RSVP here

January 2018

EWIS secures a UMN Campus Climate Micro

EWIS secured a UMN Campus Climate Micro grant to set up a seminar to help train biomedical scientists to learn how to effectively work in diverse teams to achieve a common goal.  The seminar will be held during the Spring of 2018, please watch both the website and Facebook page for further information.  You can also connect directly via email. This award was granted by the Campus Climate Engagement Team at the University of Minnesota.  In its third year, CCET received over 67 applications and awarded nearly $24,000 to 31 projects.  For more information on the projects awarded or on CCET click here.

April 2017

Thanks to everyone who participated in The March for Science

EWIS at MFSOn April 22, 2017, a group of CFI and EWIS members from the University of Minnesota joined over 10,000 other Minnesotans to march on the state capitol to show support of higher education and the discovery, access, and understanding of scientific information. The march was to remind everyone that we are working to protect and defend science funding, regulatory agencies, and evidence-based policy-making in recognition that science plays a vital role in the progress and sustainability of society.