Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences

Celebrating Women's History Month

Women have always played an essential role in the advancement of earth, environmental, and planetary sciences.

To celebrate Women's History Month, we'd like to showcase the following resources that honor the achievements of women in the geosciences.

Read: Exclusionary Behaviors Reinforce Historical Biases and Contribute to Loss of Talent in the Earth Sciences

As the first and largest comprehensive workplace climate survey (>2000 completed surveys) of the earth and space scientists using validated tools, the research published in the American Geophysical Union journal Earth's Future, provides some of the first quantitative evidence of the frequency and pervasiveness of a range of discriminatory behaviors in our field.

Watch: IF/THEN – Women in Geoscience Video Series 

Short videos/animations featuring a broad range of women in geoscience from around the world. These inspiring scientists describe their work, their interests, and their desire to inspire young women to pursue STEM and STEAM. IF/THEN (supported by AAAS, American Association for the Advancement of Science) partners with Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) and Earth Sciences Animated.

ViewHow 20th-Century Women Put the 'Art' in Cartography

Examining just a small sample of the many compelling maps made by North American women in the 20th century, a theme emerges: aesthetic mastery.