Lecture: 'Changing the Culture of Academia in the #MeToo Era'

Event Details

April 4, 2018
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Room: Events Hall East

Join Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences, for a luncheon discussion about sexual harassment in higher education, particularly as it relates to graduate students and their unique positions in the academy.

A geophysicist, McNutt served as editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals from 2013-16. Prior to joining Science, she was director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from 2009 to 2013. During her tenure, the USGS responded to a number of major disasters, including earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and Japan, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. McNutt led a team of government scientists and engineers at BP headquarters in Houston who helped contain the oil and cap the well. She directed the flow rate technical group that estimated the rate of oil discharge during the spill’s active phase. For her contributions, she was awarded the U.S. Coast Guard’s Meritorious Service Medal.

Before joining the USGS, McNutt served as president and chief executive officer of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), in Moss Landing, California. During her time at MBARI, the institution became a leader in developing biological and chemical sensors for remote ocean deployment, installed the first deep-sea cabled observatory in U.S. waters, and advanced the integration of artificial intelligence into autonomous underwater vehicles for complex undersea missions.

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Event Category

Diversity