With regard to the commentary about the Association for Women in Science in your July 8 issue [J. Daie, The Scientist, July 8, 1996, page 11], we would like to point out that other coed organizations are also concerned with equal opportunity for women in science.

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) is an interdisciplinary affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a national organization founded at Cornell University in 1926. It is open to anyone (male or female) with a baccalaureate plus evidence of scientific research.

GWIS supports equal opportunity and is willing to work with AWIS to obtain this goal. Endowed by its founders and other women scientists, GWIS offers grants-in-aid and fellowships for financial assistance. Other national and international programs include mentoring, an excellent and innovative newsletter, and an exciting electronic newsletter concerned with current issues. GWIS has semiannual scientific symposia...

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