WIMS (Women in Math and Science)

Who We Are:

Women in Math and Science is a group of people who think women can be great and valuable scientists. Therefore, we support women in their science-related endeavors. We strive to create awareness of issues affecting career development and success, to centralize resources available for career and personal development, and to promote service outside of the University community for young scientists.

What We Do:

  1. Outreach
    • Local Albemarle elementary school visits for science presentations
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Charlottesville Women’s 4-miler participation and fundraising
    • Holiday stocking drive
  2. Promoting Women in Science
    • Sponsoring career oriented events
    • Women in Science Stories
    • Parental leave policy for graduate students
  3. Social events and Fundraising
    • Happy hours
    • Selling cups and t-shirts
    • Derby Dames volunteering

WIMS is geared toward all graduate students in the math and sciences, and we encourage all interested parties to attend events.

We have a new website!

For more current information, upcoming events, and to sign up for our listserv, please visit our new website:  http://wimsuva.wix.com/wims-uva