Monthly Archives: October 2008

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The MPOWIR Book Club

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 … Continue reading

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From the Chair

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 … Continue reading

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MPOWIR Calendar

The MPOWIR Calendar is here! MPOWIR Calendar This calendar will be updated with MPOWIR events, conference calls, and general happenings. 

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Women in Physical Oceanography: Why the Leaky Pipeline?

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 … Continue reading

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Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position

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 … Continue reading

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MPOWIR at GSA

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 … Continue reading

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