Media Coverage

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ESWN President Tracey Holloway and Leadership Board Member Erika Marín-Spiotta discuss ESWN’s efforts to increase the retention of women in science in this article in the Nelson Institute’s alumni magazine.


ESWN member Julia Rosen wrote this article for EOS about the obstacles that women in science face. It prominently features ESWN and includes quotes from ESWN President Tracey Holloway and many ESWN members.


ESWN Leadership Board Member Melanie Harrison-Okoro was featured on Introductions Necessary, a daily podcast highlighting notable women and their contributions to STEM fields both throughout history and in the modern day.

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This press release explores PROGRESS (Promoting Geoscience Research, Education and Success), an undergraduate mentoring network inspired by ESWN and launched with support from multiple ESWN Leadership Board Members.


ESWN Leadership Board Member Erika Marín-Spiotta will receive the Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.



ESWN Leadership Board Member Erika Marín-Spiotta was interviewed for this article about the NSF-funded workshop on sexual harassment, which was co-sponsored by AGU, ESWN and other societies.

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AGU released this statement about the workshop, “Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: A Call to Respond,” which was co-organized by ESWN and attended by ESWN Board Member Erika Marín-Spiotta.


ESWN Leadership Board Member Asmeret Asefaw Berhe’s life and research were featured in this article from Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego.

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Tenure, She Wrote discussed ESWN’s efforts to increase the number of women in science being nominated for and receiving awards.


ESWN Leadership Board member Meredith Hastings was profiled by Brown University, her home institution. She explained her leadership role and work with ESWN, in addition to her hopes for the organization’s future.



ESWN was mentioned in an EOS opinion piece on the importance of support networks for graduate students.



ESWN Board member Erika Marin-Spiotta led this opinion piece in AGU’s EOS on ways AGU and other scientific societies can build a no-tolerance community for sexual harassment. 

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ESWN was mentioned in AGU’s From the Prow on sexual harassment and the scientific community.

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ESWN President Tracey Holloway was named an AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Fellow. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison released articles announcing the Fellows and mentioned Tracey’s involvement in ESWN.

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ESWN Leadership Board member Rebecca Barnes published an article in the Colorado College Bulletin about women in science and ESWN’s dedication to supporting women.

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ESWN was mentioned in a Nature article about removing the barriers that prevent students from entering the geosciences.

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Article discusses ESWN’s impact through informal networking.

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ESWN was featured in a post by the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.

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ESWN Leadership Board Member Meredith Hastings received an AGU Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award and thanked the women of ESWN for benefitting her all along the way.

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ESWN was mentioned in a Nature article for working to combat sexual harassment.

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ESWN member Laura Guertin featured ESWN in her AGU blog post celebrating Women’s History Month.

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ESWN was launched as an official nonprofit organization. Read the press releases about this exciting step from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brown University.


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A press release on a major NSF award given to ESWN Leadership Board Members to support undergraduate women in STEM and try to close the gender gap in the earth sciences.

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ESWN President Tracey Holloway was interviewed in Nature about ESWN.



An EOS article about ESWN’s Skills for Networking and Communication Workshop.

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A press release from Brown University on the $1 million NSF ADVANCE grant that ESWN received in 2009.