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Archives for March, 2009

Hello, Madam President!

In early February, I received a letter from my university president. A hand-signed letter, addressed to me. In it, she reported how she had been reading this blog and my personal work website. (!) She was very complimentary of this blog, and SW and my contributions to engaging more women in STEM fields. I confess…

I’m very busy this week, with visitors to our department, a stack of grading, and the usual drive to do more research and be a better mommy. Alice isn’t in any better shape. I was wondering how I was going to write anything for the blog. And I was also contemplating a bookshelf full of…

This announcement just in: the organization of a US-Europe workshop on research on gender in engineering education. More information below the fold; applications are due April 13, in just over 2 weeks!

Look look, a new journal on gender, science and technology! See the inaugural call for papers below the fold.

Ever since Erin and Hig walked through the village near our summer cabin in British Columbia, I’ve been reading their blog about walking from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands. Once they made it to their destination, over a year from when they started, they set up a yurt and started writing up a book —…

A saga of two prelims

For this month’s Scientiae, Candid Engineer has asked for stories about overcoming challenges. ScienceWoman has already contributed an awesome story to the Diversity in Science carnival, but I think it does for Scientiae, too. What about my own story?

I’m a little more dead than last week

ScienceWoman has been a rockstar carrying the blogging load this week, and I’ll have to crave her (and your) indulgence a little bit longer. Apart from discovering that both my university president and my university provost read our blog (hi again!), I had a site visit on Friday, attended a poster session one evening, am…

Mary Ann Mason has a column in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education describing the importance of role models and mentors for women graduate students. Though Zuska recently wrote a provocative post that argued that “the problem of motherhood” might be a red herring for those interested in increasing the representation of women in science,…

Crafty goodness

There’s a crafty meme going around the blogosphere and lovely academic blogger phd me is going to be sending me a craft of her making. In order to be deserving of her crafty goodness, I’ve promised to make crafts for 5 others. If you’d like to get something from me (probably photo-oriented), be one of…

It’s Women’s History Month, and the Diversity in Science Carnival has asked us to profile women scientists. I spend a lot of time thing about the things that affect the lives of today’s young women scientists, but I also know that we are preceded by some incredibly strong and brave women who faced much tougher…