Associations & Societies
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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.
Committee on Women in Science and Engineering
[National Academy of Sciences] (CWSE) CWSE’s focuses to coordinate, monitor, and advocate action to increase the participation of women in science and engineering. The committee collects and disseminates information on the education and employment of women scientists and engineers, and recommends ways to enhance women’s advancement.
Hispanic Assoication of Colleges and Universities
[HACU] The HACU mission includes improved access to and the quality of postsecondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students. The HACU is also the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).
Minority Institutions Faculty Fellowship Program
[Office of the Secretary of Defense] The HBCU/MI Faculty Fellowship Program is a partnership between the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and minority institutions that provides faculty with an opportunity for challenging experiences with OSD organizations. The program also provides OSD with a cadre of highly skilled professionals who can accomplish short-term projects in their field of expertise. The awarded positions are generally located in the Washington, D.C. area.
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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.
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
[NOBCChE] The NOBCChE is a formal organization dedicated to the professional advancement of Black chemists and chemical engineers. Membership is required based on membership status, regular, associate, or student member.
National Technical Association
[NTA] The NTA is a rapidly growing association of minority scientists and engineers. The association is dedicated to encouraging minority youth and women to choose careers in science and technology, and creating access and opportunity to science/technology careers through academic preparation and awareness.
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.
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[S-Star.org Institutions] S-Star.org is an alliance between six different universities, spanning five continents that aims to provide a bioinformatics education to interested students everywhere, regardless of background. The site contains a global, unified bioinformatics learning environment (GLOBULE) made up of modular courses in the disciplines of genomics, bioinformatics, and medical informatics.
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.
The United Negro College Fund
[UNCF] UNCF is the nation�s oldest and most successful African American higher education assistance organization. It is a consortium of 39 private, accredited four-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Women in Technology International
[WITI Foundation] The premiere association dedicated to increasing the number of women in executive roles in technology and technology-based companies and encouraging young women to choose careers in science and technology.