Each year, WIST partners with Argonne’s Educational Programs (EP) to host the Science Careers in Search of Women (SCSW) conference. SCSW inspires young women to pursue careers in science, bringing them into the laboratory for a day of lectures, tours, career booth exhibits, and mentoring. SCSW offers female high school students an extraordinary opportunity to explore STEM professions and areas of interest through interaction with Argonne’s world-class women scientists and engineers.
The 30th SCSW was held March 16th, 2017. Over 200 volunteers participated as poster presenters, tour guides, panelists, lunch mentors, career booth exhibitors, and organizing committee members in hosting this event for area students. WIST was honored to award Laurie Eichberger as the 2017 SCSW Founder’s Award recipient at this event. Thanks to everyone who made this day possible!