Women in Neutron Sciences (WiNS) – Empower, Encourage, Enlighten

The Women in Neutron Sciences (WiNS) group promotes professional development of women at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. WiNS seeks to foster a work environment that is equitable and inclusive through thoughtful discussion, awareness, outreach, learning events, partnerships, and support.

If you would like to receive updates of WiNS professional development activities or social events, join our listserv.

 

WiNS 2023 Executive Committee Elections

Thank you for your participation in the WiNS Election for nominating and voting for the Executive Committee 2023. Please find below the 2023 WiNS Executive Committee:

Chair
Cassie Sabens

Vice Chair
Neelam Pradhan

Communications
Dana Humphreys

Learning & Development Project Lead
Angel Berrocal

Recognition & Engagement Project Lead
Mike Hoffman

Outreach & Networking Project Lead
Cristina Boone

Strategic Events Project Lead
Alicia Manjon Sanz

Spotlight on Women in Neutrons
Cynthia Esau

Outings Coordinator Project Lead
Kristel Ghoos

DEI ( Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)
Carrie Elliot

HR Advisor

Lisa Bollinger

 

Members at Large

Melissa Harvey

Stephanie Hembree

Jennifer Earles

Monique Wesh

Rob Knudson

 

WiNS Hike taking place on January 7th

Everyone is welcome to join the Women in Neutron Sciences (WiNS) for the January Hike:

When: Saturday January at 10.00 am (Rain date January 8)

Where: Hall Bend Small Wild Area, we will hike a 5-mile loop

Directions: We will meet at the Hall Bend trailhead, see google_maps.

This hiking area just past Tellico Dam is popular for a reason! We will follow the Hall Bend trail, which first meanders along the lake before going into the woodlands. Along the way we will pass a bluff overlook with great views of the lake and the surrounding area. Don’t forget to bring lunch!

Please contact outings coordinator Kristel Ghoos (ghooskl@ornl.gov or kristel.ghoos@hotmail.com, 865-900-7083) if you are interested in taking part.

 

WiNS Nomination Form

As outlined in the mission statement, Women in Neutron Sciences promotes the professional development of women. The WiNS Spotlight Nomination Form below is intended to help nominate women across the lab to recognize their notable accomplishments and/or significant project contributions.

Due to our fast-changing groups, we ask managers and work colleagues to help us identify women in your group suitable of this nomination. Nominees will be featured quarterly on our WiNS website. Please go to link below to fill out a Nomination Form. Nominations for Q1 FY23 are due Friday November 11, 2022.

Link:

WiNS Nomination Form

 

Some links from our members and colleagues:

  1. Explore stories of Women in STEM through this fantastic series of posters: Posters – Women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (ingeniumcanada.org)
  2. Story and video about the difficulty of working mothers during the pandemic https://www.kulikulifoods.com/pages/supermoms for the “SuperMoms here at ORNL” in his own words

 

WiNS 2022 Executive Committee

Chair
Alicia Manjon Sanz

Vice Chair
Cassie Sabens

Communications
Neelam Pradhan

Members at Large
Cynthia Esau
Melissa Harvey
Monique Wesh

Learning & Development Project Lead
Carrie Elliot

Outings Coordinator Project Lead
Kristel Ghoos

Outreach & Networking Project Lead
Dana Humphreys

Recognition & Engagement Project Lead
Cristina Boone

Strategic Events Project Lead
Yan Wu

Spotlight on Women in Neutrons
Mike Hoffmann

HR Advisor
Lisa Bollinger