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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
The Internet as a resource and support network for diverse geoscientists
Many geologists think mentoring is provided by colleagues sharing a hallway, networking happens over beer at GSA, and learning about new research occurs when reading a journal or attending a conference. For a small but growing group of geoscientists, mentoring, …Read More
Weizmann Young PI Forum: The Power of Peer Support
The academic path is a challenging journey full of hurdles and without a clear roadmap. As young faculty, we searched for support in steering through the complexities of our new roles. Here we describe our experience in forming a peer …Read More
Role Models and Mentors
Don’t underestimate the importance to female graduate students of seeing successful female professors with children.…Read More
Scientists’ collaboration strategies: implications for scientific and technical human capital
“Scientific and technical human capital” (S&T human capital) has been defined as the sum of researchers’ professional net- work ties and their technical skills and resources [Int. J. Technol. Manage. 22 (7–8) (2001) 636]. Our study focuses on one particular …Read More
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 …Read More
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.…Read More
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.…Read More
UCAR Center for Science Education
The UCAR Center for Science Education engages people in the wonder and relevance of science. The Center is comprised of staff with expertise in the atmospheric and related sciences and science education. Major program areas include formal (K-12) education, informal …Read More
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 …Read More
NCAR & UCAR: Visitor Programs, Internships, Fellowships, and Workshops
NCAR & UCAR host hundreds of visitors each year: university faculty, lab scientists, professionals, and students. Look here for summer internships, fellowships, workshops, and opportunities for scientific visits—from a few days to a sabbatical.
The public is invited to explore …Read More
Pathways to Science (Undergrads)
Provides many links to information and resources, including programs and scholarships for undergraduate students.…Read More
Dr. Susan Robison provides personal and professional coaching.
If you are a college professor or administrator who wants to make a difference while you are making a living … you’ve come to the right place. Educators who live and work …Read More
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. …Read More
Access to Tomorrows-Professor eNewlsetter (or you can sign up to receive it in your inbox) with postings twice weekly, usually on Monday and Thursday mornings, Pacific Standard Time. The eNewsletter seeks to foster a diverse, world-wide teaching and learning ecology …Read More
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 …Read More
Society of Physics Students Internships
Through the SPS summer internship program, physics undergraduates are placed in organizations that utilize their knowledge, experience and energy to advance meaningful assignments relevant to the organization and the advancement of physics more generally. Participating organizations assign one or more …Read More
SOARS: Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science
SOARS is dedicated to broadening participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. It is an undergraduate to graduate program built around a summer research internship, mentoring by top scientists, and a supportive learning community.…Read More
Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences
As you prepare to begin your career as a geoscience faculty member, you’re probably wondering how to land a job you’ll enjoy, as well as what you can do now to lay the groundwork for a successful career in academia. …Read More
The Dissertation Coach
This company is focused on helping graduate students finish their thesis or dissertation and making graduate school a positive learning experience.One person indicated that they had attended seminars presented by Alison Miller, a dissertation and life coach from the Dissertation …Read More
Jo Van Every.ca
Imagine the academic life you would really like to have.
It would include all the best parts of what you have now. It might also include some things you wish you had but have set aside as impossible dreams.
What …Read More
Women are more likely to realize career benefits from informal relationships with colleagues and others if they are in a discipline that comprises at least 15% women and are not simply tokens, finds
How to Leave Academia
Blog of peer-to-peer post academic support. From leaving, the transition, and career advice.…Read More
Girls on Ice
A mountaineering adventure and learning experience for young women. Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year two teams of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and …Read More
Gender issues related to graduate student attrition in two science departments
This study explored the gender issues that contributed to the differential attrition rate of men and women graduate students in two science departments (biology and chemistry) at a large research university. Departmental records were used to compute the student attrition …Read More
COACh is a grass-roots organization that is working to increase the number and career success of women scientists and engineers through innovative programs and strategies. Membership is free and open to anyone who shares its passion for building capacity in …Read More
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 …Read More
American Meteorological Society Scholarships and Fellowships
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with the support of its members, corporations, and government agencies nationwide. The fellowships and scholarships help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing …Read More
Alternative Careers in Science, Second Edition: Leaving the Ivory Tower (Scientific Survival Skills)
Book by Cynthia Robbins-Roth containing advice for those dissatisfied with work, but not with science.
* An insider’s look at the wide range of job opportunities for scientists yearning to leave the lab
* First-person stories from researchers who successfully …
Academic Coaching and Writing
Academic Coaching and Writing (ACW) is a group of professional academic coaches and consultants dedicated to supporting your academic writing and career needs. Our services include research consulting and coaching for dissertation and academic writing; career and professional growth (including …Read More
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…Read More
A Little Advice From 32,000 Graduate Students
When you entered graduate school, did most doctoral students want an academic job and think they would be able to get one? According to 32,000 students who participated last year in the National Doctoral Program Survey, that was the common …Read More
A Lab of Their Own
Attract them as students and recruit them as faculty. Do what you can to keep them in the academy. That’s generally been the mantra of those who are concerned about the dearth of women in university science.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute …Read More
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 …Read More