Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Professor Steiner writes paper on women in Earth sciences

Posted: June 10, 2015

Professor Steiner writes paper on women in Earth sciences

“Women are a growing percentage of undergraduate and graduate students in the atmospheric sciences, yet they remain a minority in senior positions,” states a recent paper for the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

The paper, titled “The Earth Sciences Women’s Network (ESWN): Community-driven mentoring for women in the atmospheric sciences,” is co-authored by Associate Professor Allison Steiner as well as Dr. Amanda Adams of UNC Charlotte and Dr. Christine Wiedinmyer of NCAR.

The paper describes the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN), which was established in 2002 with a mission to promote career development, build community, provide informal mentoring and support, and facilitate professional collaborations for early career women in the Earth sciences.

“Understanding the success of the ESWN, as well as its limitations, has the potential to inform the larger atmospheric science community of additional strategies to improve mentoring and retention of women in the atmospheric sciences,” the paper states.

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