Melissa Kirven-Brooks
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Melissa Kirven-Brooks is attending Sanjoy Som's event
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"Ask an Astrobiologist" with Dr. Carl Pilcher at http://saganet.org/page/saganlive

October 19, 2017 from 10am to 11am
Please join us if you can Thursday, November 2nd at 10:00 am US Pacific Time (5:00 pm GMT)!"Ask an Astrobiologist" is a live interview with a renowned astrobiologist! This format is interactive and allows participants to ask questions on Twitter & SAGANet! Use #askastrobio to submit your questions before the event! Questions will still be taken via SAGANet chat!We welcome to SAGANet Dr. Carl Pilcher, former director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute! Dr. Pilcher has had careers in both…See More
Thursday
Linda Billings replied to Melissa Kirven-Brooks's discussion Any thoughts about this paper? Double jeopardy in astronomy and planetary science: Women of color face greater risks of gendered and racial harassment in the group Women in Astrobiology
"Melissa, thanks for letting us know about this open-access paper. It's appalling, but, alas, not surprising, that women and people of color are still dealing with discrimination and harassment. Building and maintaining support networks is an…"
Jul 12
Melissa Kirven-Brooks added a discussion to the group Women in Astrobiology
Jul 11
Melissa Kirven-Brooks is attending Sanjoy Som's event
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"Ask an Astrobiologist" with Dr. Juan Perez Mercader! at http://saganet.org/page/saganlive

December 6, 2016 all day
Please join us if you can Tuesday December 6th! 10am US Pacific Time (6pm GMT)!"Ask an Astrobiologist" is a live interview with a renowned astrobiologist! This format is interactive and allows participants to ask questions on Twitter & SAGANet! Use #askastrobio to submit your questions before the event! Questions will still be taken via SAGANet chat!We welcome to SAGANet Dr. Juan Perez Mercader, Founder and former Director of the Center for Astrobiology (CAB) in Madrid, Spain, and currently…See More
Dec 6, 2016
Melissa Kirven-Brooks liked Sanjoy Som's page Commitment to Diversity
Dec 2, 2016
Melissa Kirven-Brooks liked Sanjoy Som's page SAGANLive
Nov 8, 2016
Melissa Kirven-Brooks is attending Sanjoy Som's event
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New Format! "Ask an Astrobiologist" with Dr. Charles Cockell at http://saganet.org/page/saganlive

November 8, 2016 from 10am to 11am
Please join us if you can Tuesday November 8th! 10am US Pacific Time!New Format! We are delighted to start afresh with our new program, "Ask an Astrobiologist". This new format will be more interactive and allow participants to ask questions on Twitter! Use #askastrobio to submit your questions before the event! Questions will still be taken via SAGANet chat!We welcome to SAGANet Dr. Charles Cockell, Director of the UK Center for Astrobiology and Professor of Astrobiology at the University of…See More
Nov 8, 2016
Melissa Kirven-Brooks replied to Melissa Kirven-Brooks's discussion Harassment in the field? in the group Women in Astrobiology
"A new article today, https://eos.org/opinions/gender-diversity-cryosphere-science-awardsasks "whether the number of accolades given to women reflects the demographics of scientists within the field, from students to senior…"
Apr 8, 2016
Melissa Kirven-Brooks liked Sanjoy Som's event 4th International ELSI Symposium
Jan 12, 2016
Melissa Kirven-Brooks might attend Sanjoy Som's event
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4th International ELSI Symposium at Tokyo Tech

January 12, 2016 to January 15, 2016
4th International ELSI SymposiumEarly Earth, Venus & Mars: Three Experiments in Biological OriginsJan. 12-15, 2016, Ookayama, TokyoWebcast schedule:Introductory DayTues, Jan. 12, 14:00~16:30 Tokyo time (Tues, Jan. 12, 12am~2:30am EST)Day 1: The Formation of Venus, Earth and MarsWed. Jan. 13, 9am~17:10 Tokyo time (Tues. Jan. 12, 7pm~ Wed. Jan. 13, 3:10am EST)Day 2: Planets as Integrated SystemsThurs. Jan. 14, 9am~17:15 Tokyo time (Wed. Jan. 13, 7pm~ Thurs. Jan. 14, 3:15am EST)Day 3: Starting…See More
Jan 12, 2016
Jen Glass replied to Melissa Kirven-Brooks's discussion Harassment in the field? in the group Women in Astrobiology
"P.S. Sadly silence almost certainly doesn't mean immunity but rather that the community doesn't feel safe talking about this or is too crazy busy in the rat race to comment!!! It's certainly still happening & women in our…"
Jul 10, 2015
Jen Glass replied to Melissa Kirven-Brooks's discussion Harassment in the field? in the group Women in Astrobiology
"Melissa, thanks so much for initiating this important conversation! Our college at Georgia Tech has organized two seminars & also hosted the first author on that paper to speak about it. Also initiating codes of conducts for field work. So we…"
Jul 10, 2015
Rika Anderson replied to Melissa Kirven-Brooks's discussion Harassment in the field? in the group Women in Astrobiology
"As a woman in oceanography, this is a topic that is very, very important to me. I've spoken to other women oceanographers who say that the numbers reported in this PLoS article are, most likely, underreported. Harassment in the field is a huge…"
Jul 9, 2015
Melissa Kirven-Brooks is now friends with vooderbar and Matthew F Reyes
Jul 9, 2015
Melissa Kirven-Brooks added a discussion to the group Women in Astrobiology
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Harassment in the field?

Hi everyone: i joined this forum to draw particular attention to the ad for positions at the Cal Academy because I am told that they would particularly like to recruit talented women, however I just thought of some discussions I've had over the last few weeks about harassment in the field. I didn't see any posts about the PLOS One article last year …See More
Jul 9, 2015
Melissa Kirven-Brooks joined Kelsi Singer's group
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Women in Astrobiology

Welcome! This is a fairly informal group created as a safe place to post/discuss topics in astrobiology that may have a gender component.  Note, this group is meant to be inclusive, you don’t have to be a woman to support women in astrobiology or care about issues like work-life satisfaction. For the moment I am mostly cross-posting professional development opportunities that come up on the Women in Planetary Science…See More
Jul 9, 2015

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At 10:09am on March 12, 2012, Sanjoy Som gave Melissa Kirven-Brooks a gift
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