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This week let’s talk about sexual harassment in academia. Over the last few days we have heard our friends, colleagues, mentors, and students publicly acknowledge their experiences with sexual harassment and assault using #MeToo on social media. Have you done this yourself? Some have been brave enough to share full stories, others are simply retweeting #MeToo. All of these posts are important to pushing the conversation forward and forcing the community to acknowledge openly that sexual harassment is a deep rooted issue. Here are two actions you can take to fight sexual harassment in science:
Damn I am inspired by the women of our organization. It is amazing how you all continue to stay motivated, support the resistance, and produce awesome science. Enjoy the weekend ladies, rest up for another week!
Happy Ada Lovelace Day! This week for #takeactiontuesday we promote and discuss the awesomeness of women scientists. We celebrate the brilliance and creativity of Ada Lovelace, a mathematician and visionary of computer science. We also reflect on how many women scientists are overlooked and under appreciated.
This week on #meetascientist, get to know Dr. Jessica Prenni, Associate Professor and Director of Proteomics & Metabolomics Facility at Colorado State University. A few weeks ago, Jessica co-authored a study on gender diversity based on an analysis of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry's annual meeting, so we thought it'd be a great opportunity to share her findings and her story!
I was in Bucharest for workshop and Jane was in Wyoming for this awesome meeting so it seems like the week just flew by and I can hardly believe September is over! While traveling I started to feel a little overwhelmed thinking about all my projects, so I ordered a soy vanilla latte from Starbucks because no matter where in the world I go it always tastes the same and I find that consistency very soothing in times of stress. What techniques do you all use to stay calm during a busy week? Have a nice weekend friends!
The environmental disasters devastating our families, friends, and colleagues right now are overwhelming. Puerto Rico has been destroyed by hurricane Maria, and Houston is still facing a long road to recover. As a first step we have identified a few organizations accepting donations. Beyond donations we want to hear from you! If you have suggestions, comments and ideas please add more in the comment section!
This week on #MeetAscientist get to know Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, a Professor at University of California Merced leading a soil biogeochemistry research group. She shares the arc of her career — from Eritrea to California, from political ecology to biogeochemistry — and her advice to young investigators. We know you'll find her insights as enlightening as we do!
It is all the small things that each one of us does that will make the difference - helping our neighbors in times of need, speaking up for climate change and health care, being role models to the young girls in our communities, and remembering to appreciate the progress (however small) we are making. Enjoy the weekend friends!