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Currents | April 2018

Apr 27, 2018

Media Round Up In case you’ve sworn off Facebook or have been too busy to web-surf this month, we’ve combed through our discussion group archives and pulled the links that generated the most buzz in our online community. This month featured a plethora of pieces on women and gender issues in academia from science journals…

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Register for ESWN's Science-A-Thon 2018, a five day online celebration of science

Apr 24, 2018

Science-A-Thon is a five day celebration of science and scientists – from the lab to the field, from learning to teaching, from routine tasks to major discoveries! ​Participating scientists will share the ups and downs of a #dayofscience. Scientists will post photos on social media of their days including morning routines, work commutes, research instruments,…

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Welcoming Women into Geosciences

Apr 7, 2018

Early results of a program* to foster the careers of women entering the geosciences demonstrate the effectiveness of several specific factors – including the importance of same gender mentoring and the importance of role modeling – to the retention of undergraduate women in geoscience disciplines. EOS article about ESWN led mentoring program *PROGRESS is a…

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Currents | March 2018

Mar 26, 2018

Quality of Life Many were moved by a recent profile of two geoscientists (& ESWN members) featured on NPR’s recurring StoryCorps segment. The piece highlights how these two women successfully balance family with the demands of their research. See NPR story here Science Ph.D.s Lead to Enjoyable Jobs So, is it all worth it? Though…

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Currents | Feb 2018

Mar 16, 2018

The Leadership Board is interested in what topics are resonating within the ESWN community. As part of this effort and thanks to ESWN member Wendy Chou, we will now post periodic summaries of the topics that generate lasting conversations in our Facebook group and on the website Forums.  If you are interested in helping out…

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NSF is soliciting public comments on their new sexual harassment policy

Mar 7, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is soliciting public comment on the agency’s proposed implementation of the new reporting requirements specified in NSF Important Notice No. 144, dated February 8, 2018. Full text of the reporting requirements is available online or via download. The National Science Foundation (NSF) does not tolerate sexual harassment, or any kind…

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Open Letter to the Geomorphology Community

Feb 5, 2018

This letter is to alert the community to ongoing online harassment by a registered sex offender who targets individuals in geomorphology and related fields. This has been a problem for many years. The offender, who has an Earth Science degree and self-identifies as a geomorphologist, has spent time in prison on charges of attempted sexual…

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Navigating NSF Workshop

Jan 9, 2018

For those of you who couldn’t be at the workshop or didn’t get a handout, here is the PowerPoint presentation that Jennifer Wade from the National Science Foundation gave on “Best Practices” for grant proposals:  

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Petition to NSF-directed US Antarctic Program regarding sexual harassment

Dec 18, 2017

Please consider signing this petition to NSF : http://bit.ly/2B3tA24 . Petition Text: In light of recent publications of longstanding sexual and physical harassment and abuse in the field, we request that the NSF-directed US Antarctic Program clarify its policies for reporting harassment, investigations of allegations, and enforcements of codes of conduct. Recent events show that domineering behaviors, mainly…

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