Funding for ECR’s to attend Regional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts, due Feb 15th

Regional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts conference 10-14 July 2017, Columbia University, New-York (NY) “Future Earth Coasts are making available 2 bursaries for Early Career/Global South participants to attend the WCRP/IOC “Regional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts” conference 10-14 July 2017, Columbia University, New-York (NY) – USA. See http://sealevel2017.org for further details. Each bursary will have a value […]

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 […]

Funding grants for women’s leadership development in Australia

   FUNDING GRANTS FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT In 2016 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the environmental sciences. The initiative is providing women in environmental science with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open for women at three levels. Please click […]

Ten reasons why becoming a parent has made me a better researcher…

-by Dr. Sarah Hamylton Over the last week I have been on three different university interview panels and considered 118 job applications. Many thoughts of scholarship, work ethic, attitude, pedagogy and teamwork have crossed my mind, but one comment has stayed with me: “I would question her research productivity because she has children” Hearing this […]

12th International Argus Workshop

In September the 12th International Workshop was hosted at the US Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility (FRF, http://www.frf.usace.army.mil/) in Duck, North Carolina, USA. An amazing venue, that holds special to Argus hearts as this marked 30 years of cameras at the Duck tower. The workshops occur every 18 -24 months and has previously been […]

An interesting problem to have….

This article was passed on to me today and I thought it worthwhile to pass on to the group. Trailing spouses exist on both sides of the gender fence, and as a young mom, I can definitely attest that my career has more sacrifices in it than my partner’s it seems so my career track […]

Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference – Americas 2016

YCSEC-A 2016 was held at Queen’s University on the shore on Lake Ontario in Kingston, Canada! With over 50 participants that included 42 talks from graduate students and early career researchers, 3 industry talks and 5 keynote addresses, people from North and South America met to discuss coastal engineering and science. This included participants with […]

Have your say!

Undertake a short (< 5 minute) survey about your experience of gender inequality (or lack of) in coastal geoscience and engineering. This will add to an initial survey undertaken at the International Coastal Symposium in March 2016, which indicated that this is an instructive endeavour We would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey, which will help […]

What does it take to move from precarity to security?

For many of us, whether we are in academia, government, or industry, job insecurity and short-term contracts can become draining. Dr Dani Barrington is a Research Fellow jointly appointed by Monash University and the International Water Centre, and an Honorary Fellow at The University of Queensland. As her contract ends in a few weeks, Dani shares her thoughts on how […]

Women in Coastal update – July 2016

Hi everyone. It’s been a busy time of year for the committee with research, projects, teaching, field work, conferences, and family. Since the launch of WICGE in March, we have had our website updated with our new web address www.womenincoastal.org, and we now have a member form so that members can add themselves to the […]

Member spotlight: Katherine Ratliff, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment

Member spotlight: Katherine Ratliff, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. My research focuses on landscape dynamics and the complex feedbacks within coupled human-landscape systems at the land-water interface. I seek to better understand […]

Addressing unconscious and implicit bias: the importance of small steps

By Dr Luciana Esteves Reducing gender imbalance in higher education and in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) based careers is now in the agenda of many organisations. These corporate initiatives have great value as they can raise awareness, promote diversity and disseminate good practices and role models to a large number of people. In […]