Author: Lisa Gerber

Becoming a Successful Principal Investigator

It is not enough to have a good idea. Your good idea must also be well positioned, or review panels for grant agencies are unlikely to approve it.  Grant writing is the end of a process, not the beginning. Long

Pattullo Conference Workshop Report

The Pattullo Conference workshop report is complete!  It includes a summary of the conference, an update on MPOWIR activities, and results from an online survey of participants. Download Pattullo Report-final

The 57th annual Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference (EPOC)

The 57th annual Eastern Pacific Ocean Conference (EPOC) will take place this year at the Timberline Lodge, Mt.Hood, Oregon on September 22-25, 2010. Please see: for further information. Abstract/registration deadline will be on AUGUST 1st, 2010.

Are Women Better PIs?

Last summer, the New York Times ran an article entitled “No Doubts: Women Are Better Managers,” which unleashed a firestorm of comments (over 300), many of which railed against the inherent sexism of that proposition and others that suggested that

Postdoctoral Fellow – Ocean Process Studies

Postdoctoral Fellow – Ocean Process Studies The Department of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate to study oceanic submesoscale processes, their implications for vertical fluxes on scales of 100 m –

Postdoctoral Opportunity

We have an opening for a postdoc position in the data-assimilation group at the University of Reading. He/she will look into localisation in particle filters, aiming to solve the full nonlinear data-assimilation problem for large-dimensional geophysical systems. A full description

Postdoctoral Opportunity

New Climate Process Team seeks four physical oceanography postdoctoral scholars Applicants are sought for postdoctoral scientists to join a recently NSF and NOAA funded Climate Process Team.  The ultimate goal of the project is to better parameterize internal-wave driven mixing

Help to the Finish Line: Ways to Reduce the Number of Ph.D. Dropouts

Doctoral students in the United States are finishing their degrees faster than at any point since at least 1983. But that’s not actually saying much. Their average time-to-degree is still a formidable 7.7 years—and that, of course, is for the

Oxford Round Table

Professor Mary Batteen of the Department of Oceanography at the Naval Postgraduate School recently participated in the latest session of the Oxford Round Table. In her presentation to the group, she referred to MPOWIR as and example of a successful

Bias Called Persistent Hurdle for Women in Sciences

A report on the underrepresentation of women in science and math by the American Association of University Women found that although women have made gains, stereotypes and cultural biases still impede their success. The report, “Why So Few?,” supported by