Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology (CSWM)

What's New

May 19, 2015 - CSWM Communicator - Spring 2015
The Spring 2015 issue of the CSWM Communicator has been published by the CSWM.  It features highlights of the committee's activities at this year asm2015 meeting in New Orleans, LA.

August 23, 2012 - Women in Biology Webpage
A website developed by 2011 Alice C. Evans Award Winner Susan Forsburg, this site provides a starting point for finding information for biologists who happen to be women. It is a list of bookmarks to the ample original content already available on the web

September 27, 2011 - New Workplace Flexibility Policies for Scientists Announced
The White House and National Science Foundation announced new workplace flexibility policies to support America’s scientists and their families. These policies will help retain women in the STEM fields. 

Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology (CSWM)
This committee periodically collects data on the training and employment of women microbiologists; studies legislation affecting women microbiologists; interacts and cooperates with similar committees in other scientific organizations; encourages women microbiologists to participate in ASM activities; and advises ASM on matters concerning the status of women microbiologists.

Awards and Helpful Websites


There is a dedicated discussion group, ASMWomeninMicro.  To join the listserv go to: Subscribe to Listserv and type in your e-mail address, hit the "go" button and subscribe to the list. 

Committee Newsletter - CSWM Communicator

The CSWM publishes a newsletter bi-annually with information of interest to women microbiologists.  It includes information on the committee's General Meeting activities, grant and funding opportunities and helpful websites.