Welcoming Women into Geosciences
Early results of a program* to foster the careers of women entering the geosciences demonstrate the effectiveness of several specific factors – including the importance of same gender mentoring and the importance of role modeling – to the retention of undergraduate women in geoscience disciplines.
*PROGRESS is a NSF funded program led by Emily Fischer, Rebecca Barnes, Manda Adams, & Sandra Clinton in conjunction with social scientists (Paul Hernandez (West Virginia Univ.) and Brittany Bloodhart (Colorado State)) examining the role of deliberate mentoring on the recruitment and retention of undergraduate women in the geosciences. We are incredibly appreciative of the numerous ESWN members who have served as mentors to the students in this program and we hope that you find our results as rewarding as we do!