Events and Outreach

General Body Meetings

We meet once a month to discuss upcoming events and general information about the club. Our first meeting of the Fall 2020 semester will be shortly after classes begin, stay tuned for the announcement.

If you'd like to receive notice of these meetings or any events listed below, please contact us and we can add you to our list-serv or follow us on twitter / check out our calendar!

Missed a meeting? An archive of all our general body meetings can be found here!

Breakfast with Colloquium Speakers

We like to meet and have informal discussions with colloquium speakers to learn about the different paths that women take within academia and/or industry and their struggles and successes to help students formulate their own paths. We will usually meet in the SE corner of Gould-Simplson around 9:00-10:00 am for bagels, coffee, and great conversation on days when we have women speakers (listed below). This time may change, depending on the speaker's schedule so be sure to check our calendar for any updates. All are welcome!

The geosciences colloquium itself is scheduled 4:00-5:00 pm in the Gould-Simpson Building, Room 228A.

NOTE: Due to scheduling errors breakfast with Aleisha Johnson has been moved to the morning of Dec. 1, 2022

Scheduled Women Colloquium Speakers

Thursday, September 01, 2022
Annie Bower (UW-Madison)

Thursday, September 08, 2022
Lynn Soreghan (UO, Norman)

Thursday, October 6, 2022
Rachel E. Bernard (Amherst College)

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Sarah Ivory (Penn State University)

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Aleisha Johnson (University of Arizona)

Thursday, November 3, 2022
Yang C. Song (UA HAS)

A full list of colloquium speakers for this year can be found here.


Write Nights are a dedicated time for AWG members to get together to write and work on homework, projects, papers, presentations, etc. as a group. You can think of them as a kind of geosciences study hall where there is a group of fellow geoscientists around to give any additional feedback and support you may need on whatever you're working on. Additionally planned throughout the school year are Write Nights tailored to helping each other with specific events, like Geodaze presentations, grad school/job applications, etc.

Our next Write Night will be scheduled soon.

Happy Hour

Each month AWG hosts invites the women of the Geosciences Department to get together over happy hour. This tradition was started by Prof. Barbara Carrapa in the Spring of 2018. The intent of this event is for all of us to chat and get to know each other off campus and ultimately foster a commmunity of women in the department as well as share experiences, advice, etc!

Graduate School Student Panel

We plan to host a graduate student panel each fall semester to answer questions and share experiences in applying to graduate school catered to undergrads. We cover topics like how to start applying, finding the right grad program for you, writing personal statements, and more! This is a time for undergraduates to come and ask questions they have about what grad school is like and the process of applying. We highly encourage everyone who is thinking of grad school to attend.

As a follow-up to the panel, we host a write night tailored for graduate school applications where undergrads can bring any application materials they wished to receive feedback on from graduate students and faculty.

A list of compiled tips and steps for applying to grad school can be found here!
A list of funding opportunities for graduate school is compiled here!

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