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American Indian Science & Engineering Society
[AISES] This is a non-profit society that combines technology and science with traditional Native American values. This organization also helps American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in engineering and science.
American Medical Women’s Association
[AMWA] This organization operates on an international level to support women in the advancement of medicine and health.
Association for Women Geoscientists
[AWG] AWG is an association that is focused on increasing quality and participation of women in the geosciences including the petroleum, mineral, geotechnical, and hydraulic industries.
Association for Women in Science
[AWIS] This association works to achieve equity in the participation of women in fields of technology and science. This is done through programs, conferences, advocacy, and litigation.
Association for Women in Science & Engineering
[AWiSE] The purpose of this association is to serve as a forum, support, and voice for women who are interested in the fields of science, engineering, and technology.
Association of Women Surgeons
[AWS] AWS supports women surgeons in realizing their professional and personal goals. The goals of this association are to unite women surgeons around the world, to provide an environment suppportive to women’s goals, and to increase the standards of ethical behavior among women surgeons.
California Chicano/Latino Medical Student Association
[CMSA] The goal of this association is to provide a forum for Chicano/Latino pre-medical and medical school students who are interested in the improvement of health care in underserved communities.
National Black Nurses Association
[NBNA, Inc.] NBNA is an association comprised of professional nurses who desire to improve health care for the African American community.
National Hispanic Medical Association
[NHMA] NHMA is an organization whose purpose is to supply information to health care providers and policymakers in the hopes of improving health care for Hispanics in the US.
National Institute of Health Black Scientist Association
[NIH BSA] This association was formed to address the health and scientific issues of minorities in general and the black community in particular.
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Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
[SACNAS] The goal of this society is to assist Native American and Chicano/Latino students in pursuing graduate degrees that lead to careers in the sciences.
Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology
[SCWIST] This is a non-profit organization whose goal is to educate the public about the stereotyping of careers in science and to promote equal opportunities for women in engineering, technological, and scientific careers.
Society for the Advancement of Women’s Imaging
[RSNA] The mission of this society is to provide a forum where physicians can develop and promote a subspecialty within diagnostic radiology devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions unique to women.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
[SHPE] The goal of this society is to help with the advancement of academic and professional development in the fields of engineering and science. This society is at the University of Maryland where they are committed to promote the advancement of the Hispanic community.
Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists
[MAES] This society aims to increase opportunities for Mexican Americans in science and engineering by recognizing achievements, promoting national symposia and technical presentations, providing scholarships, and providing placement and recruitment assistance.
Student National Medical Association
[SNMA] SNMA is a student run organization dedicated to the needs and concerns of minority medical and pre-medical students. They focus on education, community service, and advocacy.
Third World Organization for Women in Science
[TWOWS] The purpose of this organization is to unite women scientists in third world countries to increase their representation in technological and scientific leadership.