The University of Chicago Women in Science


Welcome to Women in Science! Our mission is to bring together women at all levels of science, enhancing their educational and professional experiences, and providing a forum for discussion of the issues they face. Learn more about us in our Frequently Asked Questions.

News & Announcements

Study Break - NOV. 13, 2012

Meet and greet WIS and mingle with other students at our first event of the year! Come for a dinner of Jimmy Johns sandwiches & cookies on Tuesday, November 13 from 7-8PM in McCormick Lounge.


Faculty Dinner - FEB. 23, 2012

Join us for free dinner and a talk with a prestigious woman in science on Thursday, February 23 from 8-10pm in McCormick Lounge. Learn from the life and studies of prospective speaker Dr. Elizabeth McNally, cardiologist and heart disease specialist, and participate in a short discussion to ask her any pressing questions you may have.

Science RSO Panel - FEB. 9, 2012

On Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 5:30 E7:00pm in BSLC 109, the eight largest Science RSOs on campus are joining forces to present to you a panel like you've never seen before.

Meet officers from: Women in Science, PHOENIX, Pre-Medical Student Association, SNMA-MAPS, BENZENE, Society of Women in Physics, Society of Physics Students, and TRIPLE HELIX.

Also, CCIHP staff will be there answering your questions, recruiting for new members, and talking to you about opportunities to get involved in everything from research to community service. Learn about our planned events for the year, our new collaborative efforts, and much more. Please join us!

Our First General Meeting

A general meeting to discuss events for the year will be held on November 10, 2011 at 8pm in Hutch. This is a great opportunity to meet old and new members and learn more about WIS! FREE JIMMY JOHNS will be served! Hope to see you then!


Want to join the Women in Science Board?

We generally recruit for new board members at the end/early beginning of each school year. If you're interested in being part of the board in the future, send an email to