Support the Penn State AWG field camp scholarship by purchasing t-shirts, mugs, stickers, and more! We will be selling AWG merchandise at colloquium and all AWG events. If you are not able to purchase in person, order from our new Etsy store! We have just released new mugs and t-shirts with a brand new design.
mugs: the perfect accessory to your morning meetings, and the eco-friendly way to fill up on coffee whenever you need.
t-shirts: the most effective way to share your style. Look at that sweet block model on the front.
buffs: pretend you’re on Survivor and wear in the field. Perfect as a headband, a neck warmer, or as a general sun shield. Be like Perri, and it will help you dig holes!
stickers and buttons: share your love for AWG at all times– attach to your water bottle, backpack, laptop, or drone case.
Each swag purchase helps to support the field camp scholarship. Share broadly!
The International Association for Geoscience Diversity – “Ending the Awkward” entryhttp://www.theiagd.org/resources/ending-the-awkard/
YoutTube video – Immersive Virtual Reality for Thrihnukagigur Volcano in Iceland: https://www.youtube.
Associate Professor Peter LaFemina website: http://poe.geosc.psu.
Since the last meeting….
Shake Rattle and Rocks > one of the teachers was really impressed by the women scientist turnout. Way to be great role models guys!!!
Beth suggested that send emails to the entire department for general meeting emails, we will do that from now on but other events via listserv. Add sentence that says how to join the listserv.
Let Allison know if you want to be on the listserv firstname.lastname@example.org
Update from Claire:
Art Class feedback from last semester attendees would recommend it to other and the fact that AWG funded it was really important to people and attendees wanted to take it again.
For spring semester claire is sending around a questionnaire to tailor the course for what people want.
Museum is looking for people to volunteer to museum tours
Also there is an opportunity to help during a sand table workshop in feb
There is an event in april that they are looking for volunteers
May be more opportunities at the museum and there will potentially be a housekeeping day to reevaluate grad student and museum relationship.
Gabby Outreach and brainstorm
This semester we are going to try and focus on older students outside of the state college area
Contacting girl scout troops
AAUW > active with Middle school students and they have a series out outreach events on Thursdays > they need volunteers so Gabby will give details for those that want to sign up
STEM related activity
St. Nittany Middle School
If have ideas send gabby an email
Liz and Cecilia: Northeastern/North Central GSA Meeting
Focused on energy but lots of sessions
We are responsible for running the AWG booth, requires that we have someone there are all times and two people that need to get the badges
Everything but food and 75% of transport is covered
Buffs are here!
Cost $10 each for purchase
Encourage friends to buy them!
We will sell them at the Chill and Spill tomorrow
Female Atlas design
How does the club feel about the nudity > email offices if you have a concern
Continents and a quote from a female scientist on the globe
Send Virginia a quote if you have an idea but we have a good one from Marie Curie but it is really long
Virginia will send out an email with the quotes so that people can vote. Also for the color of the t-shirts
Let her know your votes by Friday!
Maureen wants AWG to participate in high school recruitment but we are not sure what yet. Beth Ann will be in charge
Pre-Field Camp Field Trip
To get people acclimated to camping and general outdoor stuff
Fun camping social with advice for future field campers and to answer questions
Advice: go to a good outdoor store and get them to set up the equipment for you to try
Need to figure it out within the next month so that Shelby can reimburse
Link to AWG google calendar
Will be in March
Graduate only event
Raises funds for our Field Camp scholarships so undergrads should apply for the scholarship in March.
Breakfast with Colloquium speakers
First is February 7th
Beth will give the next chalk talk
Wednesdays 5-7p writing group
Productive hours to write together
Everyone supporting each other to write
Starting next wednesday January 25th
Undergraduate Thesis Deadline
Have something due every two weeks
Hidden Figures and Michael Mann are both tonight so go do something cool and sciency
-Email suggestions for our club to email@example.com
-If not on the listserv let Allison (firstname.lastname@example.org) know! Emails for event reminders and updates
Events that took place last month
-Discovery Space > kids really liked the stream table, earthquakes weren’t really a hit with the preschool audience
-Cosmic carnival > natural resource activity went well for less than second grade kids
-Speaker breakfasts are going really well
-Mixer went well and was a lot of fun!
-one a semester
-Lunch Discussions: Bias in recommendations and Imposter Syndrome
-Came up with a list of imposter syndrome things to bring up at the grad student meeting
-Gong to celebrate little accomplishments
-Q&A with faculty/ shadow CVs
-Let Joanmarie know if you have any ideas for lunch topics for next semester
-After we sent out the letter on bias the faculty had a meeting specifically about it
-WeAreforScience > new coalition
-Group listservs will be set up soon!
-Voices for Democracy Event tomorrow in response to Breitbart Speaker > we have been invited to speak at the event
-Talk to Helen and Virginia about any ideas
-Undergrads supposed to come in about personal statement, but it ended up being writing time for grad students and personal statements
-Support at Grad Student lunch, department will pay for food
-Invite post-docs to give feedback
Updates on Future Events
-Received a grant from the AWG foundation to provide 2 field camp scholarships!
-AWG has been really good about giving us money so share your ideas so that we can ask for money in advance
-Northeast Section Meeting for GSA in March > AWG will man the AWG booth
-AWG will give us money for registration fees
-March 19th through 21st
-15 people interested in going
Updates on what has been going on:
Outreach – we have several events in the works, email Gabby (email@example.com) with questions and to sign up for things
Mentorship Program – email Mercedes (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions
First one is Monday October 24th 5-7pm
Joanmarie Lunch Discussions
Breakfast with Colloquium Speakers – basically every week for the next month
Come drink coffee, eat bagels, talk with female professionals!
Cookbook of field recipes email Maddy email@example.com with ideas. We will sell it to the department.
Maddy also has a tshirt idea:
I really like the one we have now, so I was thinking along the same lines but with a different picture of a woman doing something strong and geoscience related. So I was thinking we could have a woman swinging a sledge hammer for a seismic survey. I can edit photos to look similar to the current t-shrit, but I thought it would be cool if I used a photo of someone in the department. So, I was wondering if you could send around an email to ask for pictures of women swinging sledge hammers, or any cool action that I could make into a design on the t-shirt?
Email Maddy with ideas/pictures. Or bring ideas to the mentorship mixer!
Opportunities for Undergrads:
For freshmen women to get involved in research
Deadline is November 1st
May have other options for non-freshman
Also any science can apply
Under represented groups can apply
Two semesters $500 each semester
Want 2 students from each major to give tours of the buildings
Applications due on Oct 21st for Juniors and Seniors