Category: Advice

Mentoring relationships – ‘Cheating on my mentor’

In the most recent edition of Science a graduate student shares their experience seeking mentorship aside from the relationship with their primary advisor. While MPOWIR exclusively offers mentoring opportunities outside the advisor-advisee role, this piece brings to light many of the potential

Women Scientists at Sea

By Lisa Beal  In 2014 there was an article in Nature about the prevalence of harassment of young scientists in the field: http://www.nature.com/ and last year there was an article written by a female oceanographer about the sexual harassment she

How can men help their female colleagues?

Contributed by Sonya Legg Most of our male colleagues genuinely want to eliminate gender bias in the workplace and allow everyone to succeed on a level playing field. This article, and presentation give concrete steps men can take to make

Articles and resouces about sexual harassment

Contributed by LuAnne Thompson In light of recent events in the news and policy statements disseminated by federal agencies,  I collected a number of articles and policies to share with Faculty, Staff and Students in the School of Oceanography at

Separation – by Colleen Mouw

In an effort to enhance our web presence, and reach a broader audience, MPOWIR will be soliciting and posting blogs from members of the oceanography community. Blogs will feature advice and opinion pieces about topics like teaching, balancing work and

How to Level the Playing Field for Women in Science

How to Level the Playing Field for Women in Science The ‘baby penalty’ in academe could be eased with four key reforms By Mary Ann Mason The good news: Many more women than ever before are completing Ph.D.’s in the

ESWN Workshop “Defining Your Research Identity”

What is your vision? Where do you want to be in five years? ESWN’s workshop “Defining Your Research Identity” addresses some of the hurdles and steps in reaching your goals as a researcher. Click here for PDF of presentation “Defining

How to Use the Fixed Schedule Strategy to Gain Scientific Productivity

This past autumn, I completed my PhD in Neurovascular Genetics. Simultaneous with writing my thesis, I finished the manuscript for my first book, which was handed one month after my PhD defense and is now published by Lulu. During this past year,

Personal Website Tips for Scientists and Academics

Most departments maintain a standard, biographical webpage for faculty, staff, and graduate students. Typically this page includes your contact information and a photo, perhaps a CV and a link to a personal website. Do you need a personal website? What

Guest Blog: Reviewing Proposals and Papers

LuAnne Thompson from the University of Washington sent the following information on reviewing papers and proposals.  Thanks LuAnne! I thought I would write some tips about how to review papers and proposals for the first timers. The first time you

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