Student Life Make the most of your husky experience and get involved, meet fellow students and build your MolES community. Graduate Student Association The Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute Graduate Student Association was formed primarily to organize DEI efforts and build a stronger community within and beyond MolES. Students that join have the opportunity to make graduate school more enjoyable for everyone, build a community within MolE, recruit great students to UW, lead DEI efforts, become a mentor and build their leadership experience. Goals of the GSA: 1.) Provide inclusive learning and membership opportunities2.) Ensure institutional processes are equitable and transparent3.) Education members of the MolES community on issues of inequity in STEM4.) Empower students to be engaged global citizens and agents of societal change There are two branches of the GSA that work on different aspects of these goals: Outreach: Organizes outreach events for high school students, undergraduates, and non-traditional students Promotes molecular engineering research to the general public Collaborations with existing groups, such as UW Women’s Center and Undergraduate Research Program Recruiting new students through conference tabling Community Development: Professional development opportunities for students Facilitating mentorship opportunities for faculty/grad students and grad student/undergraduates Fostering stronger community within the MolES program through happy hours, movie nights, and more Have student voices heard for seminar speaker invitations Officers: President: Ryan Cardiff Vice President: Olivia Dotson Outreach Chair: Justin Lee Outreach Vice Chair: Gabrielle Balistreri Community Development Chair: Leann Le Community Development Co-chair: Patrick Gerber Follow them on Instagram and Twitter/X @uw_moles_gsa Organizations Explore opportunities that enhance your UW experience. Get involved. Our students join clubs and organizations to learn more, get hands-on experience and to make a difference. Some of these organizations include: Women in Chemical EngineeringNational Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)Society of Women EngineersUW Science ExplorersOut in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (oSTEM)Soundbio LabSociety for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) – UW Chapter Other opportunities can be found through student clubs, committees and competition teams in the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. Student Awards The Ph.D. program recognizez exemplary achievements amongst our Ph.D. students. A full-listing of the awards and students who have received them is listed here.