women in science

All of My Faults Are Stress Related

Category archives for women in science

Andrew Alden at about.com received a question from a reader. She’s in her second year studying geology in Australia, she likes hard rock stuff, she thinks mining and petroleum sound interesting, and she’s worried about juggling it all with a small child. I teach a fair number of non-traditional students, and I’ve got a number…

So you’re a fairly new professor, done with classes for the summer, ready to dive into research. And then you get your course evaluations back. What do you do? If the course evaluations were excellent, yay! You can walk around feeling good about yourself for a while, and then go back to the research. (Even…

This month’s Scientiae is about overcoming challenges: our worst moments, and how we survived them. I’ve had trouble deciding which story to tell. Field camp? Running out of food while dropped off by helicopter? Not finding the rocks that were supposed to be in my dissertation field area? Bad dates (geologic, that is)? I had…

Geologists are quirky and interesting. We study this planet we live on (and others), we get to think about volcanoes or earthquakes or landslides or floods, we can tell you a gazillion ways that the earth could kill you (and then say that they’ll all happen tomorrow… on the geologic time scale). We know how…

Links for 3-21-09

Calls to arms: Chris at goodSchist is looking for help to work on the wikipedia page on the mantle. Since he posted, some people have taken on the challenge, but someone who thinks the mantle is too cold to convect is arguing that the revisions violate wikipedia’s neutral point of view. Eric at Eruptions wants…

From the Association for Women Geoscientists’ e-news: The deadline for applications for the 2009 AWG Chrysalis Scholarship has been extended to March 31st. The Chrysalis Scholarship provides degree-completion funding for women geoscience graduate students whose education has been interrupted for at least one year. The awards are intended to cover thesis/dissertation costs such as typing…

My other half and I are both working from home today. I’m revising the first draft of a paper that I’m working on, and he’s doing remote network engineering. Last time I sat down with this paper, I realized that, if I plotted my data in a certain way, I would be able to see…