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Women in Science
What is Women In Space (WIS)?
Women in Science (WIS) is a FREE one-day conference hosted by the Oklahoma EPSCoR for female students in grades 6th through 12th and their teachers. Over a thousand female students and educators are immersed in keynote speakers, hands-on-inquiry-based STEM booths, women in STEM panels, and more designed to empower them to seek STEM career fields. Both lunch and breakfast are provided for the students and the educators.
How is the NASA OSGC involved in WIS?
Since 2009, the NASA OSGC has been providing undergraduate female STEM major volunteers from each of our affiliate universities as NASA Ambassadors to assist Oklahoma EPSCoR with a variety of tasks the day before and the day of the conference. This experience allows the undergraduate students to not only make numerous professional contacts, but also allow them to encourage future generations of STEM thinkers and doers. All hotel, transportation, and meal costs are covered by the Oklahoma EPSCoR. Some of our affiliate universities also provide a small fellowship award.
When is the next WIS Conference?
The next Women In Science conference will be held in October of 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Exact dates will be coming soon.
I educate female students in grades 6th through 12th, how do I get involved?
If you are interested in more information about the Oklahoma EPSCoR's Women In Science Conference, please see this link.
I am an undergraduate student, how can I become a NASA Ambassador for WIS?
If you attend one of our eight NASA OSGC affiliated universities(OU, OSU, SWOSU, SEOSU, ECU, Cameron, or Langston) in Oklahoma, please contact the affiliate at your university (see the list of NASA OSGC affiliates at this link). You may also contact our state office lead for this project Dorinda Risenhoover either via email ( or phone (405-314-9161) for more information.