The Pacific NW Chapter is currently accepting applications for our Janet Cullen Tanaka Scholarship for women undergraduate geoscience students attending colleges and universities in Washington and Oregon. The award is $1500 and the application deadline is December 1. Please see the Awards page for links to the application instructions.
In cooperation with Williams GeoAdventures, AWG will hold a second field trip in 2020 as a follow up to our 2017 Central California Tectonics Field Trip. We will meet at Union Square in San Francisco on September 10 at 1:00 PM and end with a drop off at the San Francisco International Airport around 2:00 PM on September 17. We will stay four nights at the Marin Headlands Hostel Annex and three nights at the Mendocino College Coastal Field Station in Point Arena, and will generally be two to a room. There will be numerous field stops and short hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Point Reyes, and the Sonoma and Mendocino Coast. Transportation is by coach and driver.
The total price is $1900, which does not include most food or transportation to and from San Francisco. Aside from an included group welcome dinner, we will collect funds for groceries at the start of the trip and prepare breakfasts, pack a sack lunch, and prepare dinners at our hostel-style lodgings each day. There will be significant discounts available for two food coordinators, with preference given to student participants. Registration will start in mid-December with AWG and on January 6 with Williams GeoAdventures. Please watch AWG Email News and the Field Trips page for more details soon. If you have questions, please contact Marcia Knadle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KGS has recently published a study on how women geoscientists are faring at state geological surveys. The data was collected by the American Association of State Geologists (AASG) over the past decade and supplemented with an online survey of women geoscientists at the state geological surveys. Thanks to authors Susan Stover and Hayley C. Lanier for this important contribution!
Figure from the report: Areas of research and work (terms scaled to reflect the frequency of response).
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AWG has partnered with the GSA Geology and Society Division, the GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee, and the Earth Science Women's Network for the Pardee Session "Women Rising: Removing Barriers and Achieving Parity for Women in the Geosciences." As part of this session, a series of blogs will be posted on the GSA website. See below for links:
Blog 1: "A Special Place in Hell": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/08/29/a-special-place-in-hell/
Blog 2: "Don't Just Stand There - Do Something!": https://speakingofgeoscience.
Blog 3: "Dealing with the Imposter Syndrome": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/09/24/dealing-with-the-imposter-syndrome/
Blog 4: "Moving Forward: Overcoming our Ideas about Disability in the Geosciences": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/08/moving-forward-overcoming-our-ideas-about-disability-in-the-geosciences/
Blog 5: "Social Identities and Success": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/23/social-identities-and-success/
Blog 6: "Sending Out the Bat Signal": https://speakingofgeoscience.org/2018/10/29/sending-out-the-bat-signal/