Women in science blog

Hi, I have started a blog on issues relevant for women in science and women (or man!) in general. I will be writing about diversity in the workplace (with particular attention to science when my experience is), work-and-life balance, gender …

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AGI Wallace Fellowship

Applications are open to all women pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the geosciences. The successful applicant will be a thesis-based, full time student and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship is …

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Science Classroom Outreach Opportunity

The National Center for Science Education is launching Scientists in the Classroom, an exciting new program that connects early career scientists with local classrooms! We are looking in particular for graduate students and postdocs who are interested in working with …

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The gender imbalance

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) this month launched a study into the root causes of gender disparity in scientific research. The study, which is being run by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), has allocated between …

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Use mentoring to fix science inequality

We suggest that mentorship is particularly important for scientists from the developing world. It can address the problem of science inequality while helping to resolve global issues.

Academics in developing countries are rarely able to take advantage of cutting-edge knowledge …

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Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?

Women now earn 57 percent of bachelors degrees and 59 percent of masters degrees. According to the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2006 was the fifth year in a row in which the majority of research Ph.D.’s awarded to U.S. citizens …

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Peer Mentoring: Career GPS

“We met every other week for 2 years. We discussed imposter syndrome and unearthed myriad ways it was negatively affecting our work. We identified ways to improve our scientific productivity and implemented strategies for effective goal setting. We learned how …

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Men and Mothering

University policies and academic culture continue to discourage men from being active parents

It’s no secret that more than 40 years after Title VII guaranteed them equal treatment in the workplace, women with children still go home from work and …

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Nurturing a Baby and a Start-Up Business

Fledgling companies are like sticky-fingered toddlers. You’ve got to watch them every single minute.

And yet a small group of women is proving that it’s possible to start a high-growth technology company and have children at the same time. They …

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To work or not shouldn’t be a question

We are a two-scientist couple, an Austrian and a German, both with experience working in the United States. So we read with great interest the Working Life story in which Michelle Gabriele Sandrian, an American, shared her experience working as …

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Women Scientists in the Americas

This publication contains a series of interviews with eminent female scientists from the Americas. It aims to offer readers throughout North, Central and South America an account of their remarkable careers. These women relate their dreams, motivations and the story …

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Spotlight on Women in Fisheries

The list of women in fisheries who are making an impact is vast and ever growing. Fisheries recently interviewed six of the best – a collection of women involved at all levels in AFS: Diane Elliott (Research Microbiologist at the …

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Women, work and the art of gender judo

When asked at a September fundraiser in San Francisco how she manages as a woman in the Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand explained that most senators are older men, so they see her as a daughter. Rather than dismissing her, they have …

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Women in Science

“Today, women are in the mainstream of science and many of the world’s top scientists are women.
In fact, the face of modern science would be unrecognisable without the major contributions made by women, including more than a dozen Nobel …

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Women in science – passion and prejudice

“Scientific research requires special talents, just as much as intelligence, passion and diligence. I do not know a single successful scientist who is really lazy, and only very few who are able to pursue at the same time other interests …

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The Feminine Critique

DON’T get angry. But do take charge. Be nice. But not too nice. Speak up. But don’t seem like you talk too much. Never, ever dress sexy. Make sure to inspire your colleagues — unless you work in Norway, in …

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The Gender Gap on Service

For years, women in academe have complained that they are assigned a disproportionate share of departmental service duties — work that needs to be done but that doesn’t carry much weight when it’s time to decide who gets promoted.

A …

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Salary, Gender and the Social Cost of Haggling

About 10 years ago, a group of graduate students lodged a complaint with Linda C. Babcock, a professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University: All their male counterparts in the university’s PhD program were teaching courses on their own, whereas …

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Why Men Still Get More Promotions Than Women

Here are two articles. The first one is “The Ivory Ceiling of Service Work.”

“How does a successful associate professor with a distinguished publication record, a visible leadership role among women scientists on campus, and prestigious grant funding for interdisciplinary …

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Reality Check

When I started teaching chemistry at a women’s college 10 years ago, a sophomore named Tahnee came to me and said she wasn’t very good at math, so was a bit nervous about taking chemistry. She wanted to become a …

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Women Count

I am a counter by nature. I count things as an effective way to occupy my mind. How many people are in this room? How many are women? How many are wearing glasses? How many people are using a Mac …

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The Real Barriers for Women in Science

Women are seriously underrepresented on academic science and engineering faculties because of a mix of “unintentional” biases and outdated institutional policies and structures, a National Academies committee said in a report Monday.

The report, the latest in a recent drumbeat …

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Science in Greenland: It’s a Girl Thing

Is Being a Scientist All About the Science? Actually, It Is!
Science in Greenland: It’s a Girl Thing is a video created by a group of Dartmouth women graduate students who did field work in Greenland to interest girls and …

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Nurturing Women Scientists

Nationwide and institution-sized surveys show a leaky pipeline partially patched, but the reservoir still far from full.

When the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) surveyed its postdoctoral fellows in 2003, more than 1,300 of them answered questions ranging from …

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NASA Johnson Style

NASA Johnson Style is a volunteer outreach video project created by the students of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was created as an educational parody of Psy’s Gangnam Style. The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in …

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Science: It’s a Girl Thing!

A video that focuses on the talent and commitment of Dartmouth College scientists. It shows them at work in Greenland and comunicates a passion for scientific research to girls and young women who are considering a career in science.…

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NASA Johnson Style

Parody video from NASA titled “NASA Johnson Style” set to music from “Gangnam Style” by South Korean K-pop sensation Psy. Includes stunning shots of space and dancing scientists.…

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The Inquisition of Climate Science

This book is about the politics of climate change denial. James Lawrence Powell comprehensively take on the climate science denial movement and the deniers themselves, exposing their lack of credentials, their extensive industry funding, and their failure to provide any …

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State of Fear

In “State of Fear” fiction writer Michael Crichton tackles global warming. Millionaire George Morton is about to donate $10 million to the National Environmental Research Fund (NERF) when he suddenly decides against it. His lawyer, Peter Evans, is as surprised …

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Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature

This is a thought-provoking collection of essays edited by environmental historian William Cronon. In this book scholars such as Carolyn Merchant, Richard White, Kenneth Olwig, Donna Haraway, and others “contribute to an ongoing dialog about the environment.” The book has …

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The Ultimate Resource 2

Arguing that the ultimate resource is the human imagination coupled to the human spirit, economics Professor Julian Lincoln Simon led a vigorous challenge to conventional beliefs about scarcity of energy and natural resources, pollution of the environment, the effects of …

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The Control of Nature

In “The Control of Nature” writer John McFee turns his attention once more to geology and the human struggle against nature. In one sketch, he explores the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ unrealized plan to divert the flow of the …

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NSF: Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration …

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Silent Spring

Silent Spring is a book by Rachel Carson that was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced …

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Social Networking for Scientists

This wiki is a gathering place for anyone with a passion and interest in science communication and workshop attendees from across the country so that everyone can continue to learn about the topic as well as network with one another.…

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ScienceBlogs

ScienceBlogs is a website that compiles blogs about science and related issues from around the world. Topics covered include the earth sciences as well as other topics such as education, politics and medicine…

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StrictlyFishWrap Blog

This blog is led by an ESWN member!

“This blog is fairly free form and aims to help (mostly) graduates students work on their writing and communication skills. We cover anything oceanographic, marine biology/ecology or policy based, looking for submissions …

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