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

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

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"Picture a Scientist" Further Discussion and Survey:

The first small group discussion will be held on May 10th from 12:00-1:00.  Please use this link for the Teams meeting:


Join WiNS, WiNGS, and CFW in small group discussions regarding the film "Picture a Scientist". These discussions are intended to keep the conversation going from the viewing and discussion WiNS hosted in February. These discussions will occur from noon to 1 PM on 5/10 and 5/17 and will be followed by a management roundtable. Please RSVP for the discussions using the following survey as we will be creating small breakout discussion groups with a moderator, note attendance to both sessions is not mandatory please join as you can. The first will be a general discussion of your perceptions of the film along with generating some potential questions for the roundtable. The second discussion will revolve around your thoughts on how the science community can be more inclusive. On 5/24 there will be a panel discussion with lab management regarding their impressions of the film "Picture a Scientist".


Congratulations to Hassina Bilheux!

Hassina Bilheix is one if the three femal scientist from ORNL cited by EERE for Energy Storage Research



"Picture a Scientist" Viewing and Discussion:

Bring your lunch and join WiNS for a viewing and discussion of "Picture a Scientist" Friday, February 12th, 2021.


Viewing starts at 11:00 AM ​

Discussion Starts at 12:30 PM​


Short on time? View on your own using an ORNL device and just join the discussion​:


Picture A Scientist Viewing and Discussion flyer.pdf


Congratulations to Clarice Phelps!

Congratulations to Clarice Phelps who in in the Isotope and Fuel Cycle Technology Division, for her recognition by Knoxnews as one of the Knox.biz “40 under 40” Class of 2020!



Congratulations to Lisa Debeer-Schmitt!
Lisa Debeer-Schmitt is the new NSSA Communications Secretary

WiNS 2021 Executive Committee

Alicia Manjon Sanz & Wei Tian

Cyndi Esau

Members at Large
Katia Danilova
Mary-Ellen Donnelly
Melissa Harvey
Rob Knudson
Shelly Ren

Learning & Development Project Lead
Jennifer Earles

Outreach & Networking Project Lead
Cassie Sabens

Recognition & Engagement Project Lead
Bryan Chakoumakos

Strategic Events Project Lead

Spotlight on Women in Neutrons
Valerie Fudurich

HR Advisor
Melissa Preast

Outgoing Chair
Monique Wesh