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 L&L with Dr. Singh

Please join WiNS for our June Lunch & Learn with Dr. Vandana Singh.

Singh is a tenured professor from the School of Information Sciences (SIS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research investigates the experiences of marginalized groups within technical fields like software engineering and information technology. Dr. Singh and her collaborator, Professor Jeff Carver, Univ. of Alabama, recently won the competitive Google Award for Inclusion Research (2021). With a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) perspective in mind, they plan to develop a class at UTK to create thoughtful tech citizens for the future by educating upcoming professionals on DEI topics. This L&L will be virtual via Teams on June 9, 2022 from 12pm-1pm.

Teams Link

For more information or questions about the event contact: Carrie Elliott, elliottcl@ornl.gov


WiNS museum visit on June 25

Everyone is welcome to join the Women in Neutron Sciences (WiNS) for the June museum visit:

  • When: Saturday June 25th, 10.00 am
  • Where: American Museum of Science and Energy AMSE
  • Address: 115 Main St East Oak Ridge, TN 37830

The AMSE is a must-see for everyone who works at ORNL or lives in Oak Ridge! AMSE tells the story of the advances in science and engineering that have occurred in Oak Ridge since the first days of the Manhattan Project. This region has been and remains to be on the cutting-edge of scientific innovation. Let’s learn more about it Saturday June 25th! (Admission is 8$)

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 L&L with Dr. Chi

WiNS Lunch & Learn featuring Dr. Miaofang Chi , Distinguished Materials Science researcher and Outstanding Individual Accomplishment Director’s Award Recipient is available here.

Note : Do not distribute above video externally. This is for internal ORNL use only.


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

Alicia Manjon Sanz

Vice Chair
Cassie Sabens

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