November is the cruelest month (and yes, I know that's callous). If you're involved in any realm of academia, this is a fact you already know. November is the month you constantly drop the ball because you're juggling so many items--at least one of them a chainsaw. Then suddenly it's December, when all the things … Continue reading To Tide You Over
Desert soils, the homes of the Hohokam, and the GSA Kick Off Ok, I know I'm already a couple days behind. It's been so hectic! I'm writing from the GSA Coffee Break area, at a table with a bunch of other geos reviewing for presentations, answering emails, and in some cases just chatting. I'm going … Continue reading GSA Day ii
Hi! My name is Alejandra and I am a Geoscientist at an oil and gas company. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico which I’m pretty sure had *some* influence into me becoming a lady geo. Growing up I always loved being outside whether that was the beach or the mountains or just my … Continue reading Meet our new guest contributor: BreakerOfGlassCeilings!
And things to check out while you're waiting Fun thing I discovered while in the field immediately after GSA: WordPress won't let me upload photos from my phone. So this whole post was written last week but couldn't be posted until just now 😦 I'm finally home though, so expect a bunch of catch-up posts … Continue reading Delay of the LadyGeo
In which I was instructed into the secret ways of the Minervals, High Priestesses of the Illuminati. The Minervals are a clan of badass ladygeos (and ladyphysicist) who do luminescence research (Illuminati, luminescence... get it? hehehe). They hosted a shortcourse this year and my only complaint is that I wish I had taken this course … Continue reading Day i
Because the conference actually started today, but I decided to be an overachiever Holycrap has it been a jam packed two days! Wonderful, science-filled, blisteringly sunny, jammed to the brim two days. Below is a post about Day i, my day with the Illuminati, and I'm hoping to get out a post about Day ii--my … Continue reading GSA, Days i and ii
'Twas the week before GSA and all through the halls, the geos panicking and sighing out loud. "My poster's not done!" "The talk is which day?!" "Oh crap, I said I'd do that, but there's time-wise no way!" If you're not a conference-attending-type person, think of GSA as sort of a big geology jamboree. It's … Continue reading GSA Ramp Up
It's been a hectic couple months for everyone, and--as I'm sure you know--it's really easy to fall out of the habit of writing. Sorry, friends. But! A new semester has started, three of the LadyGeos are back in the same state (well, I guess technically @mackenziecremeans isn't in Kansas, but close enough), @sarahlcmorton and I … Continue reading Aaaaand We’re Back!
BotLG has a guest poster this week! Be sure to check back this week for posts by Lydia, geology colleague and friend of the blog by way @nmitche2! In the mean time, you can read Lydia's intro below. Hi all! I am a current librarian and former geologist. I currently work at Brown University, I … Continue reading Meet Lydia, BotLG Guest Author!
Panel of the LadyGeos is live in about 5 minutes! Tune in now (3 pm CST) to hear Robbie Gries' colloquium talk "Navigating "Me, too" in the Geosciences". The panel, "Pioneering the New Normal: the Women Leading Today's Geosocieties" will begin at 4:15 pm (CST). Come join us!