To advance the participation and recognition of women in science and to foster research through grants, awards, and fellowships.

Graduate Women in Science is an interdisciplinary society of scientists who encourage and support women to enter and achieve success in science through full participation in their scientific research and its applications; in the development and advancement of women; in the integration of their careers, personal goals, and society's needs; and by professional networking and mutual inspiration.

The Boston chapter was re-established in 2002, as a chapter of Graduate Women in Science (www.gwis.org).