The Geosciences, Social Media, and Diversity - GSA Today Publication

Sep 18 2010 Published by under Announcements, Some Good News For A Change

You may remember that a year ago, Anne Jefferson, Kim Hannula, Pat Campbell, and myself set out to survey women geoscientists about their reading and writing in the blogosphere.  Many of you participated, results were presented at a Geological Society of America meeting, Kim blogged a great summary of the data, and now, finally, a paper is out in the September issue  of GSA Today.  It's open access, and it's two pages long, so everybody can read The Internet as a resource and support network for diverse geoscientists.

(Full citation:  Jefferson, A.J., Hannula, K.A., Campbell, P.B., & Franks, S.E. (2010). The Internet as a resource and support network for diverse geoscientists GSA Today, 20 (9), 59-61 : 10.1130/GSATG91GW.1 )

In other STEMmy news, Kim has information up on her blog about a very interesting job opportunity:

We recently received a grant from the Department of Education, to provide support for science/technology/engineering/math students who are low-income, first-generation, or have disabilities.

Fort Lewis College invites applications for the Director of its new STEM3 Student Support Services Program (a federally funded TRiO program). The position is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education that requires application for renewal every five years. The Director is responsible for organizing and managing support services for 120 academically and/or economically disadvantaged college students. Services include tutoring and academic, career, financial aid, and graduate school advising for eligible students in the STEM disciplines. STEM disciplines include the Sciences (Agriculture, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Geology, Geoscience, Physics, and Psychology), Technology (Computer Science Information Systems), Engineering, and Mathematics. The Director will also be responsible for approving expenditures, maintaining budget control and responsibility for the appropriate use of grant funds; facilitating and overseeing development and implementation of effective, objective project evaluation; maintaining data collection and a program database for monitoring and tracking of participant progress and outcomes; working closely with the Dean of the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences and the FLC STEM faculty to ensure program delivery will meet STEM student needs; overseeing preparation of fiscal and technical reports for the U.S. Dept. of Education and Fort Lewis College; managing and supervising program personnel; providing intrusive academic advising and monitoring, and financial aid advising to a small caseload of participants; attending STEM Department Chair meetings; and serving on relevant college committees.

Full job announcement info at Kim's blog.

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