Women Chemists Committee

The Greater Pittsburgh Area WCC’s mission is to be leaders in attracting, developing and promoting women in the chemical sciences.

The goals designed to fulfill the mission statement include:

*Attracting women to a profession in the chemical sciences.

*Providing leadership for career development opportunities for women in the chemical sciences.

*Promoting and recognizing the professional accomplishments of women in the chemical sciences.

The WCC is the Pittsburgh Section’s newest group.  The WCC was formed in June 2011, and members include chemists from industry, government, and academia.  The group is open to students and professionals who are interested in networking & mentoring, professional development, community outreach, and/or leadership opportunities. See the WCC web site at www.pghWCC.org for more information on membership and upcoming events.  Download the July 2015 WCC Informational Pamphlet.

Membership in the WCC is open to all.

2014-2015 Officers:

Chair: Michelle Ward, Ph.D. (michelle@pghwcc.org)
Vice-Chair: Amy Rupert, Ph.D. (amy@pghwcc.org)
Secretary: Mackenzie Speer (mackenzie@pghwcc.org)

2014-2015 Coordinators:

Outreach: Autumn Blackburn (autumn@pghwcc.org)
Fundraising/Membership: Kelley Colopietro (kelley@pghwcc.org)

Props to the Greater Pittsburgh Women Chemists Committee

The Greater Pittsburgh WCC’s inaugural year was profiled in the National WCC Newsletter! To see the article, please click here.

More Props to the WCC for Raising Over $1,000 for Breast Cancer Research

Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation at Magee Hospital.  A special thank you to Mario’s East Side Saloon, who donated 10% of all top floor sales the evening of our fundraising event.  If you wanted to purchase one of the fundraising t-shirts but weren’t able to, we purchased a few extra when we submitted a reorder and they are available now.  You can see the logo on our web site at: www.pitt.edu/~pghwcc/events.html.  Please contact the WCC Chair, Michelle Ward, at muscat@pitt.edu with any questions.

WCC’s Girl Scouts Science of Style Badge Program Featured in InChemistry Magazine!

WCC member Rachel Harris wrote an article for InChemistry Magazine, discussing how the Greater Pittsburgh WCC worked with area Girl Scouts so they could receive their Science of Style Badge.  Read Rachel’s article here.  Congratulations!

Women Chemists Committee Awards

The WCC has its own annual awards.  Please see our awards section to learn more and nominate your colleague.

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