The Courage to Escape (a meeting of the WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford with geoscientist Dawn J. Wright, Ph.D.)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4:30 pm

Mackenzie Room, 300 Huang Center Map

Sponsored by:
WISE Ventures, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, and Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

The Spring 2017 WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) program features geoscientist Dawn Wright.

Dawn J. Wright, Ph.D. is Chief Scientist, Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), and Adjunct Professor, Oregon State University

Esri is a world-leading geographic information system (GIS) software, research and development company. As chief scientist, Dr. Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist, aids in strengthening the scientific foundation for Esri software and services, while also representing Esri to the national/international scientific community. She maintains a faculty appointment as Professor of Geography and Oceanography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.

Dawn Wright's research interests include geographic information science; ocean informatics and cyberinfrastructure; benthic terrain and habitat characterization; and the processing and interpretation of high-resolution bathymetry, video, and underwater photographic images. She has authored or co-authored more than 130 articles and five books on marine geographic information systems, hydrothermal activity and tectonics of mid-ocean ridges, and marine data modeling and cyberinfrastructure. Dawn has participated in over 20 oceanographic research expeditions worldwide, including 10 legs of the Ocean Drilling Program, three dives in the deep submergence vehicle Alvin and twice in the Pisces V. Her fieldwork has taken her to some of the most geologically active regions of the planet, including the East Pacific Rise, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the Juan de Fuca Ridge, the Tonga Trench, and volcanoes under the Japan Sea and the Indian Ocean.

She serves on the Science Advisory Boards of NOAA, COMPASS Science Communication, Inc., and Conservation International, as well as many journal editorial boards. She is a Fellow of the AAAS and the Geological Society of America, as well as a fellow of Stanford's Leopold Leadership Program. In 2007, she was named Oregon Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Dawn Wright earned an Individual Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Physical Geography and Marine Geology from UC-Santa Barbara, an M.S. in Oceanography from Texas A&M, and a B.S. cum laude in Geology from Wheaton College (Illinois). Other among her interests are road cycling, 18th-century pirates, apricot green tea gummy bears, her dog Sally, and SpongeBob Squarepants. Fans follow her on Twitter at @deepseadawn.

The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) provides an engaging Stanford network linking women graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and alumnae in science, engineering, and mathematics fields, and their allies and advocates, through regular meetings and communications. WINS aims to provide all with an opportunity to learn from stand-out women in these fields about the realities of their lives and work, successes and lessons learned, and to connect individuals with a network of potential mentors, protégés, and other colleagues.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Mackenzie Room, 300 Huang Center Map

Open to all interested Stanford affiliates. Mark your calendar. Advance registration will be required, but is not yet open.


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