for Women in Science, Engineering & Mathematics (AWSEM)
Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics,
or AWSEM, brings together parents, educators and women professionals
in science-related fields to kindle and support young women's
interest in science, engineering, mathematics and technology.
Association of University Women (AAUW)
The American Association of University Women is a national organization
that promotes education and equity for all women and girls.
Our commitment to these issues is reflected in our public policy
efforts, programs, and diversity initiatives.
of Women in Science (AWiS)
AWIS is the Association for Women in Science. They are a non-profit
association which works to promote women's activities in all
scientific fields, from mentoring to scholarships to job listings.
AWIS is dedicated to achieving equity and full participation
for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering,
and Technology Development (CAWMSET)
The Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in
Science, Engineering, and Technology Development was established
by Congress on October 14, 1998, through legislation developed
and sponsored by Congresswomen Constance A. Morella (R-MD).
The mandate of the Commission is to research and recommend ways
to improve the recruitment, retention, and representation of
women, underrepresented minorities (namely, African Americans,
Hispanic Americans, and American Indians), and persons with
disabilities in science, engineering, and technology (SET) education
and employment. Commission exploration of the status of these
underrepresented populations in SET has reaffirmed the nation's
absolute economic and social imperative to ensure that all U.S.
citizens enjoy full participation qat all levels of SET education
and the SET workforce.
on Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE)
The Committee on Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE) was
established in 1991 as a standing committee of the National
Research Council (NRC). CWSE's mandate is to coordinate, monitor,
and advocate action to increase the participation of women in
science and engineering.
for Women and Technology
The Institute for Women and Technology works in areas that engage
women and men in industry, academia, government and communities
to imagine, design, create and deploy technologies that have
positive impacts on women around the world.
MentorNet is The National Electronic Industrial Mentoring Network
for Women in Engineering and Science. We pair women who are
studying engineering or science at one of our participating
colleges or universities with professional scientists and engineers
working in industry, and help them form e-mail based mentoring
relationships. MentorNet is a nonprofit initiative sponsored
through grants from the AT&T and Intel Foundations, the
U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary
Education, IBM, Cisco Systems, Ford Motor Company, Microsoft,
Hewlett Packard, IEEE Foundation, SPIE, Texaco, SAP Labs, and
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering
and Science (GEM)
The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities
in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM), a nonprofit organization,
was formed in 1976 to address this problem. Specifically, GEM
exists to increase the number of American Indian, African American,
Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and other Hispanic Americans
pursuing graduate degrees in engineering and natural science
disciplines. GEM Fellows also obtain practical work experience
through summer internships at GEM Employer worksites.
in Technology International (WITI)
An organization committed to supporting professional development,
personal growth and self-improvement for women in science and
technology. WITI maintains a substantial Web site called The
WITI Campus and also offers a free electronic newsletter called
The Strategist Online.