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My year of travel

Okay. It’s been another month since I blogged. But since I last wrote, my dad wrote the family holiday letter and asked me how many places I’ve traveled to. Here’s the list. January To Detroit to look at the SWE Archives To RTP for ScienceOnline2009 February To Arizona, invited to a workshop on engineering and…

I’m digging out of a mound of to-dos, but wanted to make you aware of two opportunities to explore feminist pedagogies and research methods in engineering education at the 2009 FIE later this month. Note participation in the workshop requires advance registration. Please share this notice with other colleagues who might be interested, and feel…

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…

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…

When I first started to go to conferences, I couldn’t see what people saw in them. I didn’t know anyone, I thought lots of the sessions were boring, and I found the whole thing overly stressful to deal with. Then I started making some friends who I would see at said conferences, and then started…

And so conference season continues…

Somehow I’ve survived this week with only one really big “oops” (an IRB application I should have turned in weeks ago), and I am off tomorrow to continue my conference tour. I’m heading to a workshop in Delft, The Netherlands on gender and engineering research (along with a couple of R&R days in Amsterdam –…

JAM redux: a summary

Okay, so I have recovered from my visit to Washington, and my first JAM conference. Here are some highlights that are more edited than my lame live-blogging post is.

At JAM last week, a really useful session was conducted by Nakeina Douglas, an assistant professor in the L Douglass Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth. She also is involved in the Grace E Harris Leadership Institute, and teaches public policy and research methods. “What was so useful about her talk?”…

Blog friend Pat Campbell and her colleagues Susan Metz, and Jennifer Weisman gave a great talk at JAM on getting your research message out to the press.

Joint Annual Meeting, Day 1

I’m liveblogging the Joint Annual Meeting of the HRD directorate programs, and although the internez is spotty, I will update as we can. We began the morning with a keynote by Dr. Wanda Ward, Assistant Director for the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at NSF. The first half of her talk was largely about…