Our 3 mentor groups are up and running.  Each group of 8 people meets via conference call once a month.  In a conversation today on writing skills, one of the members of mentoring group 3 (lead by Victoria Coles and …

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Science Careers, a division of Science Magazine contains a three part series to provide junior scientists with strategies for increasing research productivity, recognition, and impact.  In part 1, the authors focus on publications and citations. The next article offers tips …

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Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory is a collection of essays in which women directly address the challenges of being mothers in the scientific workforce.   Every Other Thursday focuses on group mentoring and explores ways to navigate through professional …

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I attended PODS V (Physical Oceanography Dissertation Symposium) last week in Hawaii.  It was very interesting (and inspiring) to listen to the research talks from 25 new or soon-to-be PhDs in physical oceanography.  Five of the PODS attendees were Pattullo …

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Three junior scientists from the Pattullo conference, Kim Martini, Colleen Mouw, and Eleanor Williams, collaborated on an article for EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union.  The article discusses challenges faced by junior women in physical oceanography and the role of mentors …

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This week, Lisa Valvo attended a workshop on negotiating the ideal faculty position sponsored by the ADVANCE program at Rice University.  The workshop is offered every year and provides a unique opportunity for prospective women faculty to learn from faculty …

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Lisa Valvo presented on MPOWIR at the annual Geological Society of America meeting in Houston, TX.  The talk was given in the session on Geoscience Diversity 2008: Status, Strategies, and Success Models.  Please click the link below to view slides …

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The Pattullo Conference Workshop Report is complete!  Please click the link below to access the file. Download Pattullo_Report_final

To bring MPOWIR and the Pattullo Conference to a broader audience, Silvia Gremes-Cordero, Erin Hackett, and Berit Rabe worked together to create a powerpoint presentation.  We are asking each Pattullo participant to present this talk to colleagues at their home …

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The Clayman Institute at Stanford recently released a new research study on dual-careers in academia. They discovered that over 70 percent of faculty are in dual-career relationships and more than a third are partnered with another academic. The full report …

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