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January Chapter Meeting at Novartis

The East Bay Association for Women in Science Launches the New Year with Our January Networking Event!

In this venue, career professionals will review and practice networking strategies.  In a relaxed setting, networking games will allow you to meet new people and offering you the opportunity to:

  • Meet scientists as well as professionals interested in an affiliated career if you are currently seeking employment
  • Enhance your contacts if you are established in your present position
  • Work on your 30 second elevator pitch
  • Polish presentation skills before the interview
  • Gather invaluable feedback about yourself in a friendly, fun, and informal environment

Our featured presenter is Mara Jeffress, PhD,  of Fulfillment Life Coaching. ( )  She is offering a free month of coaching   – valued at  $240  –  in our raffle for participants who  sign up and attend the meeting!

Thursday, January 24, 2012

Light Dinner & Networking at 6:30 pm,  Structured Program at 7:00 pm

Register at

Fee: $5  members, $10 non-members

Registering w/ Eventbrite will say free; however, fee will be collected at the door

Location: Novartis, 5400 Hollis St, Building X-310 Emeryville, CA

Parking is in front of the Building

East Bay AWIS welcomes all Scientists and Science Enthusiasts:

Men and Women, Members and Community at large

NC AWIS – HBA Winter Workshop

NC AWIS and HBA co-host the Winter Workshop this February

Title:  The Hows and Whys of Networking for Women in Science

Speaker:   Audra Bohannon, Principle for Global Novations

Save the Date:  Saturday February 9th, 2012  8:00am to 2:00 pm

Place:   Genentech Commercial Training Center, 651 Gateway Blvd,  South San Francisco

See flier for details at

Or just register at

February Networking Social at Pyramid

February  Networking  Social at Pyramid Breweries

Join East Bay AWIS affiliates to relax after a day’s work!

Looking for a job or career advice?  Come and network with other people working in science from industry and academia as we return to Berkeley’s   Pyramid Breweries   for our bimonthly gathering.

When: Tuesday, February12th, 2013, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Pyramid Alehouse,  901 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

COST: FREE (Cash Bar)

Happy hour prices and bar bites from 6-6:30 pm



Please join us at Berkeley’s popular brewery, PYRAMID, for an informal gathering of AWIS members and friends!

Everyone is welcome, including non-scientists and men. If you are not an AWIS member yet, please join us!

Bring a friend and meet new ones!

Please share this announcement with your colleagues and classmates who may be interested




Calling All Members – Meet National AWIS Early December

National AWIS representatives will be in town early December for the Am Geophysical Union Conference in SF.  They are putting on 2 events with AGU, a Work-Life workshop and a social Reception.  All northern CA chapter members are invited and it is FREE for AWIS members.  Information is below and on the link at the AWIS site.  Please share these opportunities with your chapter members!

Work-Life Effectiveness for Individuals in STEM
Monday, December 03, 2012 (1:30 PM – 5:30 PM)
AGU Fall Conference – San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 4th Street, Salons 12-13
San Francisco
Donna J. Dean, Ph.D, Past President, Association for Women in Science
Cynthia L. Simpson, M.Ed, Director, Programs/External Relations, Association for Women in Science

Reception at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Monday, December 03, 2012 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
175 4th Street
San Francisco

November Chapter Meeting at Novartis

Charlotte Smith, PhD
Charlotte Smith & Associates, Inc.

Trojan Horses of the Microbial World: How Bacteria Exploit Protozoa for Shelter and Transport

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Typically aquatic protozoa are predators of bacteria, using them for their main food source.  However, some bacteria evade digestion. Dr. Smith will show how three imaging techniques − live imaging, confocal scanning laser microscopy, and electron microscopy − were used to evaluate whether six pathotypes of E. coli that cause diarrhea can survive passage through the ciliated protozoa, Tetrahymena.

Charlotte Smith holds a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology, a Master’s Degree in Community Health, and a PhD from UC Berkeley in Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Smith has over 25 years’ experience solving drinking water quality problems. Before establishing Charlotte Smith & Associates, Inc. in 1994, Ms. Smith was employed by New York City DEP-Drinking Water Quality Division, and GWC, which operated 35 water utilities in 15 states. She has several water industry awards including the “2001 Golden Spigot Award”.  Dr. Smith was a
member of a committee of the National Academy of Sciences that addressed the risk of post-treatment water contamination. At UC Berkeley, she teaches Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences and Drinking Water and Health, and is the faculty sponsor of Global Health and Poverty. She has over 50 publications and presentations.

6:30-7:00 pm – Light supper and Networking

7:00 pm – Presentation

Register at this link:

FEE: $5 for members, $10 for non-members – Registering with Eventbrite will say free, however, fee will be collected at the door

LOCATION: Novartis, 5400 Hollis St, Building X-310 Emeryville, CA

Parking available in front of the building