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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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 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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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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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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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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Scientopia Blogs

Scientopia is a collective of people who write about science because they love to do so. It is a community, held together by mutual respect and operated by consensus, in which people can write, educate, discuss, and learn about science …

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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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SciGirls

SciGirls is a show for kids ages 8-12 that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each half-hour episode follows a different group of middle school girls, whose eagerness to find …

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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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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 …

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Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet

Possibly the most graphic treatment of global warming that has yet been published, Six Degrees is what readers of Al Gore’s best-selling An Inconvenient Truth or Ross Gelbspan’s Boiling Point will turn to next. Written by the acclaimed author of …

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking …

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The GO3 Foundation

In the GO3 Project students at more than 100 schools in 25 countries around the world measure air pollutants and upload their data to a public database for graphing and display on Google Earth. Ground level ozone is measured in …

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What the Best College Teachers Do

What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers …

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Presidential Innovation Fellowship

Presidential Innovation Fellows are private, non-governmental, and academic professionals. They are paired with innovators from the government to develop solutions to national problems.

The Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program brings the principles, values, and practices of the innovation economy into …

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MBA for Scientists

Businesses and government organizations are placing increasing emphasis on technology transfer – moving research out of the lab and into practice. Increasingly, science researchers are participating in technology transfer efforts by starting or joining entrepreneurial ventures, by working for larger …

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What do researchers do?

‘What do researchers do?’ is a series of publications exploring the destinations and career paths of doctoral graduates and how they contribute to society, culture and economy.…

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents.…

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Professor Destressor

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 …

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On the Cutting Edge

On the Cutting Edge is a program developed to provide professional development resources for early career faculty in the geosciences. The On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty brings together workshops, websites, and research activities to support …

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Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

ORISE offers hundreds of science education experiences at national laboratories and federal agencies.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and …

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Joint Fire Science Program

FireScience.gov is your one-stop source to access fire science information, resources and funding announcements for scientists, fire practitioners and decision makers.

We are committed to improving your access to fire science information. On this site, you can:

-Apply for funding…

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International Contact and Research Performance

The scope of this article is to illuminate the relationship between degree of international contact and research performance among researchers in small countries. Comparisons are done between the natural, medical and social sciences, technology and the humanities. Three indicators on …

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Informal relations

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
a study.…

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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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Igniting Girls’ Interest in Science

Girls’ interest, participation, and achievement in science decline as they advance in grade levels. For example, in fourth grade, the number of girls and boys who like math and science is about the same, but by eighth grade, twice as …

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Hiring Authorities: Students and Recent Graduates

The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs. Successful applicants are placed in a dynamic, developmental …

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Going Alt-Ac: How to Begin

Maybe you have become disenchanted with academia and/or the academic job search, or you have recently discovered the numerous possibilities outside of the university. Perhaps you have known from the beginning that a different path calls to you, or maybe …

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Hope for Graduate School Childbirth Policies

A majority of prospective and current female graduate students believe that academia is incompatible with a fulfilling family life. These concerns are exacerbated when institutional support regarding childbirth is unstated, incoherent across disciplines, or informal in nature.…

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Harassment in Science, Replicated

As an undergraduate student in biology, I spent several weeks in Costa Rica one summer with an older graduate student on a research project deep in the cloud forest. It was just the two of us, and upon arriving at …

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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 …

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Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast

David Archer’s book is an accessible, entertaining, but detailed account of how scientists are trying to predict future climate change. It is an excellent book and should be the first port of call for anyone wanting to delve deeper into …

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Geek Feminism Blog

The Geek Feminism blog exists to support, encourage, and discuss issues facing women in geek communities, including science and technology, gaming, SF fandom, and more.…

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Encounters with the Archdruid

In “Encounters with the Archdruid” John McFee recounts three episodes in the life of famous environmental activist David Brower. The three people he encounters are a geologist, a land developer, and a dam builder.According to a review from the Wall …

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El tesoro de una científica rebelde

Ana Roqué de Duprey (1853-1933) was an educator, suffragist, and one of the founders of the University of Puerto Rico. This article talks about her book “Botánica antillana” in which she described more than 6,000 species of plants and trees. …

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Enough is Enough

Power differentials among individuals are inevitable and they certainly exist in academia, where power comes from the perception that an individual is more influential and has greater access to resources than the majority of their peer group. This influence then …

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Dirt: the erosion of civilization

David R. Montgomery is a geomorphologist who studies how landscapes change through time, argues persuasively that soil is humanity’s most essential natural resource and essentially linked to modern civilization’s survival. In “Dirt: the erosion of civilization” he traces the history …

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COACh

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 …

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Competition and Careers in Biosciences

The rapid progress of biomedical research should be rewarding young scientists with bright careers. Instead, the National Research Council (NRC) reports a “crisis of expectations” as career opportunities fall short of those in comparable occupations. Our analysis suggests that the …

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Branching Points

Branching points is a collection of resources designed to give science graduate students ideas for nonacademic careers. Much of the material here is based on the dozens of informational interviews I conducted to figure out what I wanted to do …

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30 Useful Social Media Monitoring Tools

If you work in online marketing or social media, you know how difficult it can be to try and be everywhere at once. Social media monitoring tools can be extremely useful to help brands, companies and individuals keep up with …

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