Author Archives: Anne Jefferson

1 week down, 3 to go on 28 days of #sciwrite

A week ago, we invited our readers to join in our challenge of making the short month of February into a productive writing month, but sharing our goals and progress. Our invitation was enthusiastically accepted, and we had 21 people … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, publication

28 days of #sciwrite

Back in November 2011, Anne performed an experiment. Anne wanted to see if being publicly accountable for my writing progress would get me to my goal of a paper submission before AGU. She didn’t quite make it, but that month … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, by Anne, publication

Augers v. Augurs

These are augers.   This is an augur.   The free dictionary defines augur as follows: n. 1. One of a group of ancient Roman religious officials who foretold events by observing and interpreting signs and omens. 2. A seer or prophet; … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, field gear

Antarctica field log: Ice in a multitude of forms

Sifting through more than 30 gigabytes of photos and videos from our trip to Antarctica is taking longer than we expected. (The start of the semester might have something to do with that too.) To tide you over until we … Continue reading

Categories: Antarctica, ice and glaciers, photos

Megaphones, broken records and the problem with institutional amplification of sexism and racism

This week in the science communication world has been a broken record, playing over again a suite of unappealing sounds designed to again remind people of color and women that they are not seen as equal members of the scientific … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, ranting, society