Join experts from UW–Madison for an evening of learning

Badger Café: “Missing Half of the World’s Brains: Transforming Scientific Cultures”

March 22 - 6:15PM - 8:00PM
Appleton Public Library, 225 N. Oneida Street, Appleton, WI
Cost: Free

Join Erika Marín-Spiotta as she addresses the harassment that women in science face and how it contributes to making many feel as though they don’t belong in the field. She will also examine how women’s opting out negatively affects the sciences and what can be done about it.

About the speaker

Erika Marín-Spiotta is an associate professor of geography and an affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Departments of Soil Science and of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, and the Latin America, Caribbean, and Iberian studies program. Her research focuses on how landscape disturbances resulting from climate changes and land use alter the accumulation and loss of biomass and biologically active elements in and across ecosystems. Marín-Spiotta is on the leadership board of the Earth Science Women’s Network, an organization dedicated to peer mentoring, career development, and community building for women in the geosciences. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and her doctoral degree at the University of California–Berkeley.


Time Description
6:15 p.m. Welcome and registration
6:30–7:30 p.m. Program
8 p.m. Event concludes

Light refreshments will be served.

This free event is open to all, but registration by March 16 is strongly recommended!

Questions? Contact Jordan Langer at or 608-308-5430.

The Wisconsin Alumni Association® (WAA) presents this Badger Café event in partnership with the WAA: Fox Valley Chapter. Attend to stay connected to UW–Madison!

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