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Archives for March, 2009

A few days ago I wrote about The Problem of the Problem of Motherhood in Science, a post inspired by Meg Urry’s book review of Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory by Emily Monosson. A vigorous discussion ensued in the comments – thank you all for participating! It turns out the author of the book…

It’s here! The second edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival! But it wouldn’t be here today without the help of Dr. Free-ride and Dr. Isis. With all the time I have had to devote to my mother and her issues the past two weeks, there is no way I could have gotten the carnival…

Why Can’t Women Do Anything Great?

Yeah, I should be asleep, restoring strength for spending another day with mom. But I’m catching up on email and blogs and preparing for the upcoming Diversity in Science Carnival WHICH YOU SHOULD TOTALLY BE WRITING SOMETHING FOR – GET BUSY, NOW! And in the course of all that I read this post by Stephanie…

Text and title shamelessly stolen from Sciencewomen, I have no time to write, am at mom’s again. Dr. Isis has decided to donate the funds from her blog traffic to fund a scholarship for undergraduate research, and has gotten the American Physiological Society to match her donation up to $500. And all you have to…

Over at Fairer Science, at the end of an excellent rant about the uselessness of one-shot workshops, Pat Campbell writes: One other thing, if I see one more article about why there aren’t more women in science that concludes “it’s the children” I am going to run amuck. This one says “Women don’t choose careers…

Links for 03-20-2009

NSF ADVANCE Workshop For Women Transitioning to Academic Careers The University of Washington’s ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change received an award from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to hold professional development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to academic careers in STEM. The…

This past Friday morning, as per my usual routine, I sat down to read the Philadelphia Inquirer with my coffee and breakfast. And I came across an article that nearly made me vomit back all that delicious Toy Cow Farms blueberry yoghurt I had just spooned down. I refer, of course, to the piece on…

Pi Day Voting Has Begun!

Pi Day has come and gone. Sciencebloggers have posted their pie recipes and pictures – including, of course, my fabulous Bird Pie – and now it is time to vote for your favorite. You may also enjoy checking out Janet’s Pi Day pie roundup. That’s one helluva lotta pies she baked! Though none of them…

Some of us at Scienceblogs have been baking pies and posting pictures and recipes in anticipation of Pi Day (3.14) and in the hopes of winning the Pi Day contest. As I have previously mentioned, I am no pie baker. But why should that stop me from entering the contest? You’re right, it shouldn’t! So…

The Global Marathon For, By, and About Women in Engineering is going on right now! for the next 24 hours. It’s part of the Eweek celebration, which was last month, which I totally missed because I was off in a haze not blogging at the time. As I write this, Maria Thompson of Motorola is…