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Wed, 2018-11-14 11:06
Female undergraduate enrollment rates retreated slightly after several years of increases.  Interestingly, the female participation rate in graduate enrollments rose sharply.  This increase might be in response to an overall slower geoscience job market for bachelor’s recipients.  This is likely enhanced with an exiting male-heavy cohort which did not seem to continue on to graduate school in response to the slowing job market, thus returning female graduate enrollment rates back towards the levels seen between 2005-2009.  The participation rate of women in geoscience degree programs remained within the range of the past decade.  However, relative to 2016, there were a number of trend reversals, especially at the graduate level.  Following a strong year of doctoral degrees awarded to women in 2016, the percentage of female doctorate recipients in 2017 dropped sharply to 38%.  The recent variability in doctoral degree participation rates may be...
Wed, 2018-11-14 10:26
The American Association of Geographers has named Rita Colwell, the first woman to be director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), as its 2019 AAG Honorary Geographer. Rita Colwell currently is a distinguished university professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, a senior […]
Tue, 2018-11-13 09:38
Jamie Austin, Senior Research Scientist, Jackson School of Geosciences, UT Austin I recently made a one million dollar matching challenge grant to support AGU’s Fall Meeting Student Travel Grants and hope that you will join me in support of this program. As humanity and the planet face ever more daunting challenges, science is under attack and facts are shrugged off, the evidence-based solutions that the geosciences provide are now more important than ever. I believe it is incumbent upon us ― as members of the world’s largest Earth and space scientific society ― to support the next generation of scientists who will be working on the front lines to advance the pursuit of knowledge helping to ensure a sustainable future for all. I can think of no better way to do this than by supporting AGU’s Fall Meeting Student Travel Grant Program and opening new doors for the future. My own interest in geoscience began at an early age. I was fascinated by the Earth and geology and began collecting...
Tue, 2018-11-13 05:29
Greetings DMV AWG Members & Friends!   Thank you to all of our volunteers for the October Field Trips! The budding geoscientists from 4 to 9 years old loved being able to ask questions to professional experienced geoscientists! Attached is a clip from the NOAA Field Trip where the young aspiring geoscientists assisted in launching a weather balloon (we don’t currently have permission to post this on social media and we ask that you also refrain from sharing this on any social media platform)! After the launch we got to see the real-time data collection plotting on the computer screens inside the station, which demonstrated pressure changes in the atmosphere, an idea that was discussed earlier in the field trip and demonstrated through simple experiments.   NOVEMBER EVENT   WHAT: DMV AWG Social Hour and an opportunity to help shape future events for our chapter WHERE: Wunder Garten located at 1101 1st Street NE (one block away from the NOMA Gallaudet U Metro stop on the Red...
Fri, 2018-11-09 12:02
9 November - The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) is pleased to announce that Dr. Dave Hambright has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of ASLO’s flagship journal, Limnology & Oceanography(L&O).
Fri, 2018-11-09 05:00
A guest post from Ted Rose, Honorary Research Fellow at Royal Holloway’s Department of Earth Sciences On 11 November 1918 the guns fell silent on the Western Front, and the First World War horrors of trench warfare came to an end. The centenary of that armistice will be widely celebrated and much featured in the … Continue reading →
Thu, 2018-11-08 10:28
Working with our interagency partners, the Energy Department is striving to advance quantum computing, next frontier in the Information Age.
Wed, 2018-11-07 15:24
Secretary Perry visited each Energy Department National Laboratory.
Wed, 2018-11-07 11:41
Participants acquired valuable skills through hands-on, puzzle-based exercises, while also networking with public and private sector peers.
Tue, 2018-11-06 15:34
We are pleased to present the latest collection of articles from this program as well as to announce that applications for the 2019 Journalist for a Day program are being accepted through 23 December.