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Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome

This blog is part of a series addressing issues further explored in GSA’s Pardee Session Women Rising: Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity in the Geosciences.  Attend the Women Rising session, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Monday, November 5, Sagamore Ballroom 5, Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, followed by a networking social, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.​

By Beth A. Johnson, Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha, WI 

Machine learning goes mainstream

At our first machine-learning-themed hackathon, in New Orleans in 2015, we had fifteen hackers. TImes were hard in the industry. Few were willing or able to compe out and play. Well, it’s now clear that times have changed! After two epic ML hacks last year (in Paris and Houston), at which we hosted about 115 scientists, it’s clear this year is continuing the trend. Indeed, by the end of 2018 we expect to have welcomed at least 240 more digital scientists to hackathons in the US and Europe.

Conclusion: something remarkable is happening in our field.

clarotelain

clarotelain (clar-o-te'-lain). A transitional lithotype of coal characterized by the presence of telinite, with lesser amounts of other macerals. Cf: teloclarain. Syn: clarotelite.

greenstone [meta]

greenstone [meta] . A field term applied to any compact dark-green altered or metamorphosed mafic igneous rock (e.g., spilite, basalt, gabbro, diabase) that owes its color to the presence of chlorite, actinolite, or epidote.

National Science Foundation updates terms and conditions of grants to address sexual harassment

By Laura M. Szymanski, GSA Science Policy Fellow

Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) released new policies for awards to address issues of sexual harassment.  This change signifies the first step the federal funding agency has taken, and more actions are expected in the future.  Starting 21 October, institutions must notify the NSF of any findings of harassment by the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI(s) of a NSF grant.

Notice by the National Science Foundation (NSF) concerning Notification Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault available in the Federal Register

LOREX Informational Webinar registration now open

Join us for an informative webinar to learn more about ASLO’s NSF-funded paid international research exchange program (LOREX) on September 28th 1pm EST.  Webinar will include information related to the host institutions, program requirements and the application process.  

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