EESI EarthTalks: Lessons from decade of mentoring underrepresented groups

Sonya Legg, Princeton University, and Colleen Mouw, University of Rhode Island, will present "Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention (MPOWIR): Lessons from a decade of mentoring for improving retention of underrepresented groups in oceanography," on Oct. 26. The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will be broadcast through Zoom. Credit: Bernd Haupt / PixabayAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sonya Legg and Colleen Mouw know what it takes to foster diverse research communities in the sciences. Legg, senior research oceanographer and lecturer, Princeton University, and Mouw, associate professor of oceanography, University of Rhode Island, have been mentoring underrepresented groups in oceanography for the last ten years as part of the Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention (MPOWIR) program.

They will share the lessons they have learned with the Penn State community at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be broadcast via Zoom.

Legg and Mouw’s talk is part of the fall 2020 EESI EarthTalks series, “Changemaking made EESI: Fostering inclusive research communities in the Earth and environmental sciences.” The series explores new perspectives on initiatives that could increase diversity in environmental fields, with a particular slant toward Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

For more information about the fall 2020 series, visit the EarthTalks web page.

Last Updated April 15, 2021