What is SCSW
Each year, WIST works to host the Science Careers in Search of Women (SCSW) conference.
SCSW offers female high school students an extraordinary opportunity to explore STEM professions and areas of interest through interaction with Argonne’s world-class scientists and engineers. The program strives to inspire young women to pursue careers in science by bringing them into the laboratory for a day of lectures, tours, career booth exhibits, and mentoring.
2024 SCSW Conference

2024 SCSW was held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.
Photos from the event are included below. It was attended by approximately 150 students, 40 teachers/chaperones, and 75 volunteers. Read more.


2023 SCSW Conference

2022 SCSW Conference

The 2022 event was held virtually. Learn more.

Photos from Previous SCSW Conferences


Schools may contact [email protected] for more information.

Last Updated: May 8, 2024