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Dr. Melanie Okoro receives 2017 NOAA Fisheries Award

Jul 3, 2018

In October 2001, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) created a series of annual Employee of the Year Awards. NOAA Fisheries Employee of the Year Awards recognize employees that have made significant contributions to NOAA Fisheries stewardship responsibilities. Congratulations to ESWN Leadership Board Member, Dr. Melanie Harrison Okoro, for receiving the 2017 NOAA Fisheries…

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ESWN wins PAESMEM Award!

Jun 25, 2018

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) represent the highest honors bestowed upon mentors who work to expand science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent. The Awards were established in 1995 and the first awards were bestowed in 1996. Since then, more than 240 individuals and  organizations have been recognized for their exemplary service. Awardees serve…

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ADVANCEGeo Resource Center Launched

Jun 12, 2018

ADVANCEGeo launches new online resource center to address sexual harassment in the geosciences The National Science Foundation-funded ADVANCEGeo project has released a collection of online resources for the community on relevant research and tested strategies to respond to sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination in academia. These public resources can be used to: define and understand…

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ESWN Currents | May 2018

Jun 1, 2018

ESWN Newsmakers Katharine Hayhoe wins Award For Outstanding Climate Science Communication Jurors for this award called Dr. Hayhoe “a unique voice in the climate communication world… able to reach audiences that other climate scientists have not been able to reach.” In her acceptance statement, Hayhoe expressed appreciation for recognition of “communication and outreach — which…

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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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