“The purpose of the Society for Women in Marine Science (SWMS) is to provide a framework for discussion, networking, and mentoring young marine scientists. Our overall mission is to increase the visibility and retention of women in marine science, build inclusive professional networks, and create a community of marine researchers who acknowledge and address the difficulties facing women and minorities in the marine field.”

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Featured Members

Our SWMS members are women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)! We have explored our creativity during COVID by hosting virtual follow along paint and origami nights led by our awesome co-chair Julie Trommatter.


SWMS Paint and Origami Night attendees include: Lexy McCarty, Catherine Fitzgerald, Anna Windle, Daniella Hanacek, Stacey Willey, Christine Knauss, Cindy Palinkas, Julie Trommatter