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 Executive Committee Nominations

Women in Neutron Science (WiNS) is accepting nominations for the following 2024 WiNS Executive Committee positions: 

  • Vice-Chair
  • Communications Officer
  • Project Leads
  • Learning & Development
  • Outings 
  • Outreach & Networking
  • Recognition & Engagement
  • Strategic Events 
  • Spotlight on Women in Neutron Sciences

If you would like to nominate someone, or even yourself, please email us at wins@ornl.gov 

Please submit nominations by Thursday, October 19th COB. 

If you would like more information, please see the WiNS charter : Charter | Neutron Science at ORNL or contact us at wins@ornl.gov


WiNS Spotlight 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. 


WiNS Nomination Form


WiNS Executive Committee

Cassie Sabens

Vice Chair
Neelam Pradhan

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

Jennifer Earles

Monique Wesh

Rob Knudson


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