Contact Us

Mailing Address:

University of Texas at Austin
Women in Natural Sciences
1 University Station, G2500
Austin, TX 78712
utwinsprogram@utexas.edu

WINS Program Coordinator:
Elizabeth Morgan
(512) 232-1062
PAI 5.60

Apply to WINS

How to Apply
First-Year WINS Application deadline: 

March 28

 


 

 

BGCA1_1_1.jpgJulia Serna, Outreach Coordinator, creates an oscillating clock with a Walnut Elementary student in the Boys and Girls Club as part of a Fun With Chemistry event.

Women in Natural Sciences (WINS) seeks to promote science outreach programs for students in grades K-12, especially young women. WINS is also passionate about giving back to the Austin community through various volunteer opportunities.

WINS students have multiple opportunities throughout the year to share their love of science with students in local elementary and secondary schools. WINS students perform outreach at special educational events, mentor/tutor students in local independent school districts, and provide essential support for on-campus outreach events. The following outreach opportunities are available to any WINS student, past or present, to provide everyone with an opportunity to serve! 

We participate in events and initiatives both on and off campus.

Such as:

Beginning Spring 2012, the WINS Residential Program began a very special partnership with Girlstart, a local non-profit which shares our goal of mentoring young women in science.  WINS students have the opportunity to volunteer and also gain paid internship experience through Girlstart. Through events like DeSTEMber and Girls in STEM, WINS students are able to inspire young girls to pursue STEM careers and contribute to end the stigma against women in science. 
 
Starting Fall 2016, the WINS Residential Program also formed a partnership with Dr. Kate Biberdorf, General Chemistry lecturer and founder of Fun With Chemistry. This program inspires young students to pursue science through fun, hands-on demonstrations at outreach events around the Austin community. Through this partnership, WINS students have had the opportunity to create and perform a chemistry show at The Thinkery museum, which was featured on the Wall Street Journal. They also have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Biberdorf as her right-hand stage crew in the wildly popular demonstrations for the Boys and Girls Club, featured on news sites such as NBC Nightly News and Discovery. 

WINS Service Abroad

Every summer students in the WINS Residential Program have the opportunity to travel to another country to volunteer and experience another culture together as a program. Our 2012 trip was to Costa Rica and in 2013 , 2014 and 2017 we spent 11 days in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the summer of 2015 we traveled to Cusco, Perú and Machu Picchu.

Visit our WINS in the World Blog for more photos and to follow our adventures.

Have an idea for a WINS outreach project or interested in WINS colunteering at your school? Let us know at winsoutreach@utexas.edu!