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A semi-coherent point-by-point reply to the nearly incoherent, yet overwhelmingly disturbing, musings of Greg Laden on the subject of women scientists in the field. SIWOTI alert. If you don’t understand why many of us get so riled up by Greg Laden here’s a snippet that should help explain things: “That is, indeed, what every scholar…

Welcome Kim Hannula!

One of my favorite bloggers, with one of the best blog titles ever, has drifted on over to ScienceBlogs. Kim writes beautifully about geology and geosciences education, and occasionally about women in science. She guest blogged for us a few weeks ago, and now she’s got her own well-deserved brighter spotlight. If you are not…

What are you good at? (Part II)

Wow. You all rock. You are good at so many wonderful things – I am impressed. Yesterday’s question was prompted by the introductory activity at a COACh workshop that I had the privilege of attending. The workshop focused on developing the negotiating skills of women in STEM, and I highly recommend it and the other…

Dr. Ashanti Pyrtle is an assistant professor in the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida. She’s a chemical oceanographer who studies the fate, transport and retention of radionuclides in aquatic ecosystems. Her PhD work investigated the marine distribution of radioisotopes from the Chernobyl accident, and she’s currently doing work in Puerto…

Blogroll Amnesty Day

The powers that be have declared this the third annual Blogroll Amnesty Day. According to those powers, we are supposed to be celebrate by linking to five lesser-known bloggers, and reiterating our liberal blogroll policy. First the blogs you should be reading…hard choices here, but I’m going to go with these: The Alternative Scientist -…

Gender and science session – Alice, Zuska, and Abel Non-chronological note-taking from a great session. What is an ally? How do you become an ally? You can be an ally for any oppressed group. (http://partnersinchange.umich.edu/page1_2.html) Be an ally all the time, not just in front of the person to whom you are allied. (Zuska) There…

Friday Night at ScienceOnline

I’m sitting at the edge of the auditorium at the Sigma Xi Center, comfortably sandwiched between Scicurious and Christina Pikas. I’m listening to Rebecca Skloot describe how a creative writing class assignment to write about a place and her response about the freezer in the Colorado State University Veterinary School morgue launched her on a…

Jane Lubchenco to head NOAA

This news is a bit old, but I’m still excited about, so I thought I’d share with others who may not have heard. Jane Lubchenco, an honest-to-goodness-working-mommy-scientist, is going to be the nominee for the next head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is the uber-agency for the National Weather Service and…

For those of you who liked my footwear selection, you may be interested in knowing about Red Ants Pants. They claim to be “the first ever company dedicated to manufacturing workwear for women” and it is a small woman owned and operated business in Montana. The pants are not cheap, but they are durable and…

I’m no longer the most junior member of the department, so I’m not quite as sheltered from service obligations as I was last year. That means that when a faculty position opened up unexpectedly, I got tapped to serve on the search committee. As the woman on the committee, I’m finding myself tasked with making…