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15 October 2013

Ada Lovelace Day, “A Passion for Science”, and Earth Science Week

This year, Earth Science Week just happens to fall right before my (gasp!) final thesis defense. I’m deep into powerpoint construction and worrying myself crazy about the fact that that’s only a few more days away, but I have done something special this year to help celebrate the accomplishments of an Earth scientist – and, in this case, a woman.┬áIn light of the recent events concerning Dr. Danielle Lee and …

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31 October 2009

Accretionary Wedge #21: Earth Science Outreach

Happy Halloween! I hope you all are having a fun day of candy-and-costume-filled spookiness. And speaking of playing different roles, Earth scientists wear one hat in particular that’s very important: the Outreach Hat! That’s why the subject of this month’s Accretionary Wedge was Earth Science Outreach. This October has been a big month for Earth science: we’ve had Earth Science Week (a yearly event), a national Geological Society of America …

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11 October 2009

Catching up

Wow, it would be nice to have more time to blog…unfortunately, three math-heavy courses this semester are not leaving me with much time to work on my own research, much less any other writing. So here’s a bulleted update of a few things: Earth Science Week is this week! I’ve got my toolkit, although lack of free time mostly means that I’ll be putting up posters instead of sponsoring an …

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2 October 2009

Looking for something to do for Earth Science Week?

Even if you can’t give your time to sponsor an event for Earth Science Week this year, you can help people realize the importance of Earth science by giving a little bit of your money. (For instance, I’m swamped with coursework and research and totally unlikely to pull together any event bigger than a Facebook post, but at least this way I can help someone else with an Earth science …

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13 October 2008

Happy Earth Science Week!

I’m a day late, but only because I was visiting Niagara Falls yesterday with my dad – and if that doesn’t fit with this year’s theme (“No Child Left Inside”), I don’t know what does. See the Earth science? See it? Earth Science Week is a yearly outreach campaign run by the American Geological Institute (the people who publish Geotimes-now-Earth-Magazine, run GeoRef, and represent more than 44 other geoscience organizations …

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