Contributed by: Jeanette Pirlo
|Figure 1: Imaging Workshop participant demonstrates proper imaging techniques by manipulating lighting, enhancing the specimen by providing a matte background, and properly using a scalebar in the image. Photo Credit: Jeanette Pirlo|
Contributed by: J Ryan Allen, Dina Clark and Erin Tripp (University of Colorado)
The 99th Annual Meeting and Centennial Celebration of the American Society of Mammalogists took place 28 June to 2 July 2019, at the birthplace of ASM, Washington, DC. iDigBio helped to mark this important milestone through organizing a session on broadening representation in mammalogy as well organizing the first ever Data Help Desk at ASM.
The FOSSIL Project and iDigBio are sponsoring a three-day workshop focusing on imaging and digitization for amateur paleontologists on July 18-20, 2019
The goals for the Imaging and Digitization for Amateurs Workshop are:
iDigBio is collaborating with the Florida Museum and the UF Biology Department on a shared exhibit at the 2019 SACNAS - The National Diversity in STEM Conference. Are you going to SACNAS? Come visit us!!
Learn more here: https://www.sacnas.org/what-we-do/conference/
July 14-19, 2019 at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, VA
iDigBio is collaborating with BLUE on several sessions at the BioQuest workshop-- Evolution of Data in the Classroom: From Data to Data Science (SW 2019). Learn more here: https://qubeshub.org/community/groups/summer2019
Photo courtesy of: David Keil
Article contributed by: Katelin Pearson
Wood Turtle, Glyptemys insculpta
Photo courtesy of: John White - Virginia Herpetological Society
Come join us at the Florida Museum of Natural History as we help digitize natural history collections as part of the global event -- WeDigBio!
When: October 20, 2018, from 10am -1pm ET
Where: The Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida Cultural Plaza 3215 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32611-2710)
Workshop Group Photo
Come to a free one-day workshop and career shadowing opportunity that includes:
Rattails and Grenadiers (Family Macrouridae)
Images courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer
Contributed by Randy Singer
The Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education Network (BLUE), Ecological Society of America (ESA), and iDigBio are co-sponsoring a new session at the 2018 SPNHC/TDWG meeting entitled the Educational Materials Share Fair to be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 11:00-12:30 NZST in Castle D (40). This is an opportunity for colleagues to share and get feedback on education or outreach materials.
One recurrent explanation given for the underrepresentation for women in science careers is that there are just not enough qualified women for faculty and other leadership positions in science. However, the data indicate that the pipeline is actually preparing more women than ever before for STEM careers with women having earned more than 50% of all doctoral degrees since 2006.
Contributed by Adania Flemming and Jeanette Pirlo
Come to this free webinar to discuss the opportunities and challenges for broadening participation in the digital age.