Judith Finlay finlay at ix.netcom.com
Tue Apr 18 00:27:28 EST 1995

Association for Women In Science

Abundant Career Opportunities For Women In San Diego
Conference celebrates the role of women in biotechnology

CONTACT:    Bob Giargiari, (619) 236-1332

         SAN DIEGO Wednesday, April 5, 1995 -- The Association of Women 
in Science (AWIS) today announced that it will host its second annual 
Women in Bioscience Conference in May to explore key issues facing women 
employed in San Diego's biotechnology and related fields.  The event, 
subtitled "Envisioning The Future," specifically addresses career 
opportunities for women in this growing industry.
         Sponsored by AWIS and UCSD CONNECT, the conference will 
highlight the many accomplishments San Diego women are making to the 
region's growing biotechnology enterprise. According to Lynne Friedmann, 
president of the San Diego AWIS Chapter, "This is an excellent forum to 
celebrate the important role women play in bioscience, and to explore 
new opportunities for professional growth."
         Women in Bioscience II will feature industry speakers and 
workshops to stimulate communication among women at all levels and in 
all disciplines of science.  The conference will address many issues, 
including research, entrepreneurship, education, public relations,
business development, and employment.  While the conference is organized 
by and for women to reflect their unique experiences in bioscience, the 
information presented will be valuable to anyone interested in the 
         "Women In Bioscience II: Envisioning The Future" will take 
place Saturday, May 6, on the University of California, San Diego campus 
Conference registration is $60 for general Admission, $45 for AWIS and 
CONNECT members, and $20 for students.  For registration or additional 
information, call Teresa Young at (619) 687-5580, or write AWIS, P.O. 
Box 179096, San Diego, CA 92177, att: Csillia Fenczik (email 
Csilla at scripps.edu).
         AWIS, founded in 1971 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to 
improving the educational and employment opportunities for women in 
science and technology.  Today, the organization numbers nearly 5,000 
members representing 53 chapters across the country. The Women in 
Bioscience Conference is just one example of how AWIS is providing a 
leadership role in the San Diego scientific community.
         CONNECT, often referred to  "incubator without walls," was 
started as a University-private sector partnership to serve the needs of 
high-tech entrepreneurs.  Through a variety of
activities, CONNECT links entrepreneurs with the financial, managerial, 
and technical resources they need for success.  CONNECT also works with 
San Diego businesses, drawing upon their expertise to educate the 

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