Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) is a national professional scientific organization started at Cornell University in 1921, and we are a newly re-established chapter. GWIS members regularly organize and participate in public outreach, informational sessions, professional development events, and social outings.

GWIS-Alpha is affiliated with the National GWIS organization, whose mission is to to advance the participation and recognition of women in science and to foster research through grants, awards, and fellowships.