AWIS champions the interests of women in science across all disciplines and employment sectors. Working for positive system transformation, AWIS strives to ensure that all women in these fields can achieve their full potential.
"The Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society was established in 1927 as the Women’s Service Committee to encourage women chemists to take an active interest in Society activities. The Committee shall serve as a forum for women in chemistry and related professions; develop recommendations regarding issues of interest to women chemists; provide a means of increasing and improving participation of women in the chemical sciences and the Society; promote the recognition of women chemists; and inform the Council and other appropriate Society bodies of the Committee’s activities."
"The SWE chapter at California State University, Los Angeles aims to increase community involvement, general membership, and mentorship program participation. From previous years, community involvement has been limited to collaborations with other professional organizations such as SHPE, NSBE, and MESA. SWE would like to change this to start establishing our own connections to get more involved with the community and this starts with our surrounding local schools. SWE vows to keep these connections ongoing to years beyond. We plan to increase our network to reach our local SWE Next schools which include Lincoln High School and Nightingale Middle School in addition to partnering with our local SWE-LA chapters. Moreover, our general membership numbers have started to decline steadily over the years. SWE will focus on revamping our social media presence and engaging more with the underclassmen (Freshman and Sophomores). These goals will be achieved through our mentorship program and through internal outreach events via advertisements in beginning engineering classes. Lastly, SWE will continue to improve its mentorship program through increased advertisements to gain more mentors and allocate more resources for our mentees and mentors. This year, SWE will give our mentorship program priority to mock interviews, resume checks, and funding for professional conferences."