Women in Biomedical Science is an organization that provides positive female scientist role models for K-12 school-aged girls. Our organization is a registered student organization at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. WIBS inspires young girls to pursue scientific education and biomedical science careers. It is important to consider science career options early.
Organization activities include visiting schools to teach children about biomedical science career and education opportunities as well as field trips to lab for age-appropriate simple experiments. Members from undergraduates to career women enjoy public speaking and teaching opportunities, mentorship and socialization within the organization, and leadership opportunities.
WIBS seeks to spark an interest for biomedical sciences and plant the idea of becoming a female scientist in the minds of young girls, especially those who may be underprivileged and would not otherwise know about such opportunities.
Community outreach events have included visits to:
Arvida Middle School
Epiphany Catholic Middle School
Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School
Highland Oaks Middle School
and South Hialeah Elementary School.
We have also had career seminars given by professors Dr. Deborah Mash and Dr. Alessia Fornoni.
On the Gables campus, we participated in a Women in STEM Discussion Panel and GradFest 2016.
Be the inspiration for the next generation of biomedical scientists.
This group does not discriminate against or exclude interested boys or transgender people.