Toilet Stops in the Field

Many institutions do not have guidelines surrounding toilet stops on field trips, and the topic is rarely discussed. This document is intended to educate staff and students about toilet stops and menstruation in the field. This document also contains a …

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Safety and Belonging in the Field

Ensuring taught fieldwork is a positive, generative, collective, and valuable experience for all participants requires considerations beyond course content. To guarantee safety and belonging, participants’ identities (backgrounds and protected characteristics) must be considered as a part of fieldwork planning and
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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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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 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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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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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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Nature vs Nurture: Girls and STEM

In a New England pub after a conference, our male academic colleagues shrug their collective shoulders at the gender imbalance; in their opinion, women drop out of science because their hormones make them “different”. As women in science know all …

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Rising StarGirls

We encourage girls of all colors and backgrounds to bring their whole selves to the learning, exploration, and discovery of the universe.

By integrating creative strategies such as free writing and theater exercises, we’ve created a new, innovative astronomy curriculum …

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Pathways to Science

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) that supports pathways to the STEM fields. They place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring, and resources. Use this website to find …

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From the webpage: “The Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science (MS PHD’S®) initiative was developed by and for underrepresented minorities with the overall purpose of facilitating our increased participation in Earth system science.

The …

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NOAA Student Opportunitity

Multiple opportunities with NOAA for undergraduate students.
The Student Opportunities website is designed to provide information about educational opportunities that are available throughout NOAA. Information on scholarships, internships and fellowships including a brief description of each program; application deadline; award …

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Improving Your Success in AGU Honors

To reduce the barriers for engagement and success in this essential scientific enterprise, the American Geophysical Union is working to build a more transparent culture around the awards and nomination process.…

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Immigrants’ Success in Science Education and Careers

Written by ESWN member, Gyami Shrestha.

“The contribution of immigrants to the scientific and technological innovation and
progress of the United States is significant. Beyond the existing statistics describing their
status, this study explored the factors driving such immigrants’ success …

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Ecological Society of America (ESA) awards

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) sponsors multiple awards annually for a range of career levels. ESA encourages nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups and also have an awards specifically for the commitment to increasing diversity of future ecologists. Information on …

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Does gender matter?

The suggestion that women are not advancing in science because of innate inability is being taken seriously by some high-profile academics. Ben A. Barres explains what is wrong with the hypothesis.…

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Diversity Isn’t Rocket Science, Is It?

Back in the bad old days, the workplace was a battleground, where sexist jokes and assumptions
were the norm.

Women were shut off from promotion by an old boys’ network that favored its own. They went to meetings and were …

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Does gender bias influence awards given by societies?

AGU is a participant in a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)–funded project called Advancing Ways of Awarding Recognition in Disciplinary Societies (AWARDS), which seeks to examine whether gender bias affects selection of recipients of society awards. AGU is interested in …

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Coaching Service: Escaping the Ivory Tower

Is academia making you miserable?

Are you becoming restless, depressed, apathetic, or cynical? Are you struggling to find a job or finish your degree? Is your teaching feeling rote? Have you lost your enthusiasm for research? Are you resenting your …

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Articles from Nature about women in science

Science remains institutionally sexist. Despite some progress, women scientists are still paid less, promoted less frequently, win fewer grants and are more likely to leave research than similarly qualified men. This special issue of Nature takes a hard look at …

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All About That Space

Video on NASA Youtube channel “ReelNASA” set to music from musician Meghan Trainor’s mega hit “All About That Bass”. Includes shots of space and dance routines featuring interns at NASA’s Johnson Space Center…

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10 Tips for Women Students in Science Fields

There is growing concern at American colleges about why so few women study science, technology, engineering, or math (the so-called “STEM” fields). Though women constitute more than half of undergraduates, according to a study of college students in 2009, 138,000 …

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