ICCE 2018

Dear members, ICCE 2018 is fast approaching (hard to believe). Abstract submissions are now open and close on August 1. It would be great to see all of you leading papers at this prestigious international conference. We are working with the organisers to help promote WICGE and more women in STEM. More details to follow on…

Two opportunities to join the award winning environmental engineering research team at the Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney

A/Professor Will Glamore is currently advertising two Research Associate positions to join his team at WRL. The advertised positions will further expand WRL’s award winning research expertise in environmental engineering. One position is focused on climate change in estuaries (2 years FTE), while the other is on wetland restoration processes (3 year FTE). Based on Sydney’s…

Job Opportunity in coastal management: Central Coast – Hunter region NSW Australia

The NSW Office and Environment and Heritage is currently recruiting for a coastal management position in the Central Coast – Hunter Region. The appointee will help councils in the Central Coast – Hunter region implement the government’s new coastal management framework.  The new Coastal Management Act and the Manual requires that management strategies be under-pinned…

Coastal Pride: An LGBTI women’s experience of Coastal Geoscience

By Dr. Siddhi Joshi, coastal geoscientist and oceanographer As a coastal marine scientist and a global LGBTI rights activist,  I wanted to write a blog post which explored an LGBTI woman’s experience in coastal geosciences and engineering. My main motivation is to engage in dialogue over the aspects that haunted me throughout the early stages of…

Embracing imperfections and rising in your career and life

with Dr Graziela Miot da Silva, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia Hello blog world, here it is, my first time giving you a try. For some time I have thought about sharing the experiences I had when moving countries and starting new jobs. Within ten years I moved countries twice and started 3 new jobs, all while…

Girls with drones – by Stephanie Duce

Girls with drones by Stephanie Duce, lecturer at James Cook University A quick google search of “girls with drones” currently returns more pictures of bikinis and bottoms than propellers and controllers… but that is something that will hopefully change in the near future particularly with the work of organisations like She Flies. Recently, I was…

Encouraging the next generation in Engineering

Contributed by: Dr. Kristen Splinter, Lecturer, UNSW Sydney. I had the privilege of welcoming 100 female high school students to view my research and to get to know what it was like to be an engineer this past month. The site visit to the Water Research Laboratory (http://www.wrl.unsw.edu.au/news/unsw-women-in-engineering-camp-visit-wrl) was part of the girls’ 5-day intensive…

WICGE at EGU, April 2017

The Women in Coastal Geo-sciences and Engineering (WICGE) network will be instrumental in achieving gender equality in coastal geoscience and engineering. WICGE works across age groups, genders, and career levels, in academia, government and industry. We have developed some practical objectives including inspiring women to pursue a career in STEM, work for gender equality at events…

Member spotlight: Luana Stefanon, The University of Padova Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (ICEA)

I am a passionate researcher who has worked at the ICEA Department, the University of Padova (Italy). My research experience is characterized by the use of multiple approaches (i.e., laboratory experiments, mathematical modelling and field surveys) to investigate the interactions between morphodynamics and hydrodynamics in coastal lagoon environments. Everglades, Florida. I have completed my PhD…