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The Department of Chemistry’s seminar are held in CHEM 101 located at 901 14th Street South at 11:00 a.m. – Noon, unless otherwise noted. To see upcoming seminars, visit the Department of Chemistry calendar.

Outstanding Women in Science Seminar Series

The Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with the UAB Graduate School and Office of Post-Doctoral Education, is proud to sponsor a seminar series featuring Outstanding Women in Science (OWiS). The OWiS Seminar Series seeks to enhance the mentorship of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars by providing opportunities outside of the standard advisor-student mentor framework to engage with the research and personal experiences of high-achieving female scientists. Following each seminar, the featured speaker will meet informally with attendees during which time students can learn more about their work as well as their personal paths to success. By starting these conversations, the seminar series organizers hope to inspire women and promote gender equity in STEM. Both seminars and the following networking events are free and open to the public. Upcoming OWiS seminars are listed on the Department of Chemistry calendar, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences News and Events and UAB Graduate School Upcoming Events lists.

Previous lecturers in the OWiS Seminar Series include:

  • Karen Fleming, Department of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University
  • Suzanne Lapi, Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ahna Skop, Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Tracy Johnson, Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Sarah Heilshorn, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
  • Abby Parrill, Department of Chemistry, University of Memphis