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Professor in Training is working on a faculty website design and asks the following: I’m in the process of designing my own page and also a separate set of pages for my lab. I know the type of stuff I want in both of these but I was looking for feedback from both current and…

I’m visiting with mom this week, taking her to a number of doctor appointments and dealing with some minor medical issues. No time for stuff I promised you like the second post on Chapter 1 of The Gender Knot. So what I want you to do, to pass the time while you wait for me…

In the midst of a vigorous discussion on my last post, reader Deatkin expressed his frustrations as to how he might engage in a positive manner in a discussion of feminist issues. In this case, it was not the hairy-legged man-hating feminazi Zuska who was intimidating; it was Comrade Physioprof. Now, I’m perfectly willing to…

Links for 4-3-2009

Scads of stuff I don’t have time to blog adequately… Johns Hopkins Provost Kristina Johnson was nominated by President Obama to be under secretary of the Department of Energy in mid-March. From the email press release: She is a distinguished researcher, best known for pioneering work — with widespread scientific and commercial application — in…

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…

Radio Stories and a Web Resource

These may be of interest to readers of this blog: A new web resource, that’s really a catalog of many resources: [Ruta Sevo has] posted about 100 recommended resources on women in science and engineering, organized into small chunks, calling it “10 x 10 List.” When you use Google to find things, or a large…

Kadath’s Sound Advice To The Lovelorn

When this first came up, I thought it was really outside the scope of my blog. But then I thought about all those stories you hear about women on tech campuses getting “glommed” by clueless nerd boys. I remembered dating catastrophes and tragicomedies from my own undergraduate days, a hundred years ago. And I thought,…

Friday Bookshelf: Becoming Leaders

You’re a smart woman, and a fabulous scientist or engineer. You know you can be a great researcher or professional engineer. But have you given thought to doing more than your job – to becoming a leader? F. Mary Williams and Carolyn J. Emerson hope you will, and to encourage you, they’ve put together Becoming…

Some More Links for 3-17-2008

Good stuff from the AWIS Washington Wire: A new website on reducing stereotype threat. The engineering of ice cream, from Yale’s first female dean of engineering. “More than half the women in the world live in countries that have made no progress in gender equity in recent years. ” See the Gender Equity Index website…

Maybe you’ve been wondering just exactly how few women scientists and engineers there are in academia in the U.S. Or, to put it another way, maybe you’ve wondered just exactly how much men scientists and engineers are overrepresented in academia. There’s a new website that gathers and presents comprehensive data you can use to answer…