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Archives for August, 2009

Bringing babies to conferences

A. Non Mouse, who blogs over at NaCl and hv, has just written a great series of posts about her strategies for successfully bringing a baby to a conference. Check out her how-to posts on childcare, transportation, gear, and accommodations. This is a subject that is close to my heart, and one that I’ve written…

I’m back to working on my class on Experimental Design and Data Analysis. One of my goals for the course is to have students work in groups to write an NSF-style proposal. So I sat down this morning to think about the steps it takes to write a research proposal. When I turned to google,…

Survey of women geoscientists

While I’m working on my course design stuff, please help some of my lovely bloggy friends conduct some research on how women geoscientists use blogs. Over the past several years, the geoscience blogosphere has blossomed so much that this fall, the Geological Society of America (GSA) will be convening a Pardee Keynote Symposium called “Google…

Into the woods

I’m heading off line today and won’t have any internet access for a few days. After that I should have access again, but life has conspired to hand me the “Weeks of DOOOOM” leading up to September 1st-ish. You know, the usual start of classes (with a new prep), two grant proposals (with a third…

A wonderful and alert reader writes: i know you have lots of astronomer readers, so you probably already know about this, but just in case not: http://wia2009.gsfc.nasa.gov/ this is a conference whose title is “women in astronomy 2009: meeting the challenges of an increasingly diverse workforce.” i expect that there will be a lot of…

The ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change received an award from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to hold professional development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to academic careers in STEM. The first workshop will be held October 18-20, 2009 in Seattle. A recent…