ASCENT: Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching NeTworks

Storm Peak Laboratory was recently funded by the NSF ADVANCE to create ASCENT,a program for women in Atmospheric Science and Meteorology.

Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching NeTworks (ASCENT) is a program focusing on women in atmospheric science/meteorology and is designed to initiate positive professional relationships among female faculty of different ranks and postdoctoral researchers. The program consists of a three-day summer workshop with follow-up reunion events at major national meetings. While networking with like-minded women scientists, participants will have the opportunity to be involved in frank discussions to explore specific promising practices toward eliminating the “leaky pipeline”, defined by the attrition of women at different stages in their academic careers.

ASCENT is now accepting applications for our first workshop.

The first workshop will be held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado from June 15-17, 2009.

Applications are DUE by MARCH 15.

The program will be open for applications from junior female scientists to participate in the workshop. Twenty junior scientists will be selected each year based on enthusiasm for science, interest in issues related to women in academic and professional settings, and how they contribute to creating a diverse group, as described in their applications. Due to the nature of this networking opportunity, we encourage participation of pre-tenure faculty members, early-career research scientists, and postdoctoral researchers seeking faculty positions.

Apply on-line and learn more about ASCENT at:  http://www.ascent.dri.edu

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