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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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Participate in a Focus Group at AGU!

Dec 5, 2017

Are you concerned about sexual harassment in STEM? You are invited to participate in a focus group as part of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE award to develop bystander intervention and research ethics training to improve work climate conditions in the earth and space sciences by preventing sexual and other types of harassment in the…

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ESWN at AMS 2018

Nov 2, 2017

ESWN is hosting two events at the 2018 American Meteorological Society meeting in Austin, TX. Please consider adding them to your AMS schedule. Earth Science Women’s Network Annual Networking Reception Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 PM Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill Women in Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon (co-sponsoring this event) Tuesday, January 9, 2018,…

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ESWN Events at AGU 2017

Oct 31, 2017

ESWN will once again be sponsoring and participating in a series of workshops, town halls, and events at the annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. We hope you can join us! Earth Science Women’s Network Annual Networking Event Monday 12/11 | The Rusty Nail , 1102 Constance St.  | 6 – 9 PM AGU Networking…

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