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I’ve been reading both geoblogs and women-in-science blogs for a while, and watching the support networks grow around them. So when I looked through the Geological Society of America’s list of session topics for the 2009 annual meeting and saw one about “Techniques and Tools for Effective Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion of Women and Minorities…

I’m back from the Geological Society of America annual meeting, and I promised to blog about my session. So… here it is. Techniques and tools for effective recruitment, retention, and promotion of women and minorities in the geosciences. It’s a mouthful, and included a lot of different perspectives, from information on the state of diversity…

It’s Earth Science Week

We’ve gotten a lot of responses to our survey about women in geoscience and blogs, and we’re going to wrap it up soon, so we’ll have time to analyze the data before the Geological Society of America meeting in October. If you haven’t participated in the survey yet and you want to, here’s the information:…

The August edition of Geological Society of America’s monthly online news, GSA Connection, has just been posted. There’s lots of useful news, but this one might be crucial: Sign up now if you need childcare during the Annual Meeting! If minimum attendance is not met, the program may be canceled, so please don’t delay. KiddieCorp…

Geoscientists: we (Anne Jefferson, Pat Campbell, Suzanne Franks, and me) are looking for participants in a survey about the ways in which women geoscientists use blogs (both as readers and as writers). Here’s the official request: Over the past several years, the geoscience blogosphere has blossomed so much that this fall, the Geological Society of…

Earth Science Week 2009 will be October 11-17 (ending on the 20th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake!). This year’s theme is “Understanding Climate.” There are photo, visual arts, and essay contests, and Thursday is going to be the first “Women in Geosciences” day. (And then Friday will be “frantically put posters together for GSA”…

Ah… vacation

I’m going to take a vacation tomorrow. I’m going to get up early in the morning, ride my bike to my office, and hunker down in front of my computer, putting some of my collaborators’ contributions into a grant proposal. What? That doesn’t sound like your idea of a vacation? What about last week, when…

Geophysicist Marcia McNutt, currently President and CEO of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, is going to be the next director of the US Geological Survey. She will join this group of people, who (as Andrew Alden pointed out), are all men. (Cian Dawson points out on Twitter that the current acting director is also…

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 there’s a session at this year’s Geological Society of America meeting on…