The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) elected Dr. Gillian Small, CUNY Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), to serve on its 14-person national governing board.
“Dr. Small’s commitment to diversity in scholarship, research and entrepreneurship is exceptional and we are privileged to have her serve on the AWIS national governing board as councilor,” said Janet Bandows Koster, AWIS CEO. “Her passion will serve the organization well as we move forward with a new strategic plan focused on how we, as a society, can develop inclusive, fiscally-responsive systems to drive research excellence, feed long-term economic growth, and fuel innovative solutions to global challenges facing all our citizens.”
AWIS is the largest multi-discipline organization for women in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — and reaches more than 20,000 professionals with members, chapters, and affiliates worldwide.
Dr. Small is a strong advocate for women in the STEM fields at CUNY. She has established multiple initiatives including the Women in Science series of programs and the Inspiring Women Scientists annual forum. Her goal has been to establish a community of women scientists at CUNY including students, faculty and professionals by providing them with practical tools for building successful careers.
“I am honored to have been elected to the AWlS national board which does so much to support women in the STEM disciplines,” Small said. “I look forward to contributing to the success of this important organization and the women it serves.”
About the ASRC: The new CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) is a University-wide venture that elevates CUNY’s legacy of scientific research and education through initiatives in five distinctive, but increasingly interconnected disciplines: Nanoscience, Photonics, Structural Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Sciences. Led by Dr. Gillian Small, Vice Chancellor for Research and the ASRC’s executive director, the center is designed to promote a unique, interdisciplinary research culture. Researchers from each of the initiatives work side by side in the ASRC’s core facilities, sharing equipment that is among the most advanced available. Funding for the ASRC from New York State is gratefully acknowledged.
About AWIS: Founded in 1971, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-discipline organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 20,000 professionals in STEM with members, chapters, and affiliates worldwide. Membership is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS. www.awis.org