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May 21, 2009

ULM Geosciences professor one of only 22 selected for NSF program

Assistant Professor Anne T. Case Hanks is one of only 22 junior women faculty members from across the country selected to participate in a National Science Foundation program.

The Atmospheric Science Collaborations and Enriching NeTworks (ASCENT) program focuses on women in atmospheric science and meteorology, and is designed to initiate positive professional relationships among female faculty of different ranks and postdoctoral researchers.

The program consists of a three-day summer workshop with follow-up reunion events at major national meetings.

While networking with like-minded women scientists, participants will have the opportunity to be involved in discussions to explore specific promising practices toward eliminating the “leaky pipeline,” defined by the attrition of women at different stages in their academic careers. By fostering relationships, the program develops research opportunities and improves the quality of collaborative atmospheric research conducted at multiple universities and colleges.

Case Hanks earned her doctorate from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology, where her focus was on atmospheric chemistry and its relation to air quality and climate change.

She will present a poster at the ASCENT program called "Oxidative capacity at T1 Site during MILAGRO."

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