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Growing Up in Science Seminar and Discussion – Jane Willenbring
February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
This talk is part of a global conversational series featuring scientists sharing personal narratives of their career paths and challenges. In order to create a safe space for discussion, this session is reserved for student attendees only. Free lunch will be provided.
Dr. Jane Willenbring is an Associate Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Jane is credited with bringing national attention to the #MeToo movement in academia with a 2016 Title IX complaint against her graduate school adviser, prominent Antarctic researcher David Marchant. Her case received national media attention and led to an investigation by the US House of Representatives, the renaming of an Antarctic glacier previously named after Marchant, policy updates by the National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, American Geophysical Union and Geological Society of America, and, finally, Marchant’s termination from Brown University in 2019. Jane is also a leading researcher in geomorphology and surface processes, Director of the Scripps Cosmogenic Isotope Laboratory, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. She has been awarded the UC San Diego Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award, an NSF CAREER Award, and an Antarctica Service Medal.