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Retweeting Zuska: Kim at All of My Faults Are Stress Related asks: I’ve got a question for women readers, especially those in the geosciences, environmental sciences, or field sciences: what do you get out of reading blogs? And if you have a blog yourself, what do you get out of writing it? I’m asking because…

Do you know a woman in science or engineering who has taken a career break from her academic position? The NSF-ADVANCE program at George Washington University is doing a study of women in career breaks, whether voluntary or not, to understand the pipeline of women professors in science and engineering we are conducting a NSF-sponsored…

Was that the train? Was it? The Scientiae train? Oh damn, I was in the bathroom! A couple of posts were left off the train completely inadvertently, so please accept the conductors’ apologies, and enjoy a pretty open compartment on the bullet train to catch up to the main locomotive. Photo from Frogandviking on Flickr…

All Aboard for the June Scientiae!

All month the Scientiae train has been loading at platform 37.7*, and now we’re pulling out of the station on a wonderful journey on the rails. I’m picturing a Harry Potter-esque train running through the Scottish countryside, complete with cozy compartments and carts full of goodies, comforting tea, and chocolate frogs.** But most importantly, this…

Cornelia Dean at the New York Times reports on a new report by National Research Council on the status of women faculty in STEM fields. I haven’t read it yet (just ordered a copy), but Dean reports one particular item of note, “The panel said one factor outshined all others in encouraging women to apply…

The email below announces this year’s “Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position” workshop run by Rice University’s ADVANCE program. I’ve heard great things about this workshop and they’ve run it for several years. In fact, I applied two years running and didn’t get in, so it must be popular for a reason. Dear Colleague: A recent…

Remember Bill Nye the Science Guy, that television popularizer of science for kids? Maybe it’s time to give him an update and a facelift. That’s the goal of Susan the Scientist, a project of Dr. Susan Reslewic, who is launching a new blog, myspace, and youtube presence to (in her words): teach ‘citizen science’ to…

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,…

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…

The Smithsonian Institution has made available on Flickr an amazing set of photographs of early women scientists and engineers.The pictures include women who worked at the Smithsonian and images from the Science Service Archives now housed at the Smithsonian. Some of these women scientists are well-known, even Nobel laureates, while others worked in obscurity. Some…