Shari Gallop on gender bias and setting up WICGE, published in Nature

Today WICGE is featured in Nature, in a column authored by WICGE committee member Dr. Shari Gallop. This column focuses on Shari’s experiences of gender bias in science, and her role in founding Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering, together with the other committee members. Read the article here.      

Make a difference: 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures

The future of STEM is powered by women! 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures is a groundbreaking initiative designed to engage young women interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, and advance their pursuit of STEM careers through mentoring and 21st-century skills development. The New York Academy of Sciences supported program is currently recruiting mentors. More information…

2 PhD Projects at University of Western Australia: Fisheries ecology and oceanography to inform management of the western rock lobster

The iconic western rock lobster, Panulirus cygnus , supports both a popular recreational fishery and Australia’s most valuable single species commercial fishery. The Western Rock Lobster Council (WRLC) and Fisheries Research Development Corporation have funded the University of Western Australia (UWA) andDepartment of Primary Industries and Regional Development-Fisheries (DPIRD) to investigate an area at the…

Can we have it all? – by Peta Leahy

Being asked recently to contribute to WICGE was very humbling, but on what to blog about became very a very daunting task. A few ideas were thrown at me – my journey through the Australian Coastal Society of which I am now the first female Chairperson, my role as a senior researcher at the Griffith…

New open access resource for teaching beach morphodynamics

A new teaching resource is available for teaching beach morphodynamics to university-level students: Gallop, S.L., Harley, M.D., Brander, R.W., Simmons, J., Splinter, K.D., Turner, I.L. 2017. Assessing cross-shore and alongshore variation in beach morphology due to wave climate: Storms to decades. Oceanography 30(3), 120–125. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.304 This open-access paper has just been published in Oceanography and consists…

High School Coastal Teaching Resource Now Available

Are you or someone you know teaching in the high school space and interested in Coastal Processes???   Fellow WICGE members from the Water Research Laboratory in partnership with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, have developed a new ‘Coastal Management Guide’ designed for High School teachers involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and…

Why do we need more women in coastal and how do we facilitate change?

This talk was originally presented by Tanya Stul, Chairperson of the National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (NCCOE) within Engineers Australia (EA). Address presented at the first Women in Coastal Geosciences and Engineering (WICGE) sundowner at Coasts & Ports 2017, 21 June 2017. I am the Chairwoman of the NCCOE. The only woman on the…