Friday, May 17, 2019

AASWomen Newsletter for May 17, 2019

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of May 17, 2019
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Cristina Thomas, Maria Patterson, and JoEllen McBride

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Director Lori Glaze; Image Credit: NASA, from item 4
This week's issues:

1. Cross-post: Summary from the WiPS Networking event at LPSC 2019

2. Reflections on Ethics at the AAS

3. Modern Women in STEM Book Project

4. Women are now in charge of NASA's science missions

5. NASA’s initiative to put a woman on the Moon is named Artemis, after Apollo’s twin sister

6. Women in Kyrgyzstan are fighting sexism by joining the space race

7. How the creators of a database are stamping out all-male panels

8. Calling attention to gender bias dramatically changes course evaluations

9. Commentary: The problematic media portrayals of women in science

10. Women gifted in math are still less likely than men to pursue it

11. Lawsuit Alleges Age, Race, Sex Discrimination At Mount Sinai Med School

12. 'I Don’t Want to Stay in a Country That Doesn’t Want Me As Badly as I Want It'

13. Job Opportunities

14. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

15. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

16. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Cross-post: Summary from the WiPS Networking event at LPSC 2019

Panelists at the WiPS LPSC Networking Event
The Women in Planetary Science (WiPS) event at LPSC (Lunary and Planetary Science Conference) in March commemorated the 50th LPSC by celebrating women scientists who have been in planetary science since the Apollo Era.

Read more about the event in a recent Women in Planetary Science blog post by Dr. Rajani Dhingra:

https://womeninplanetaryscience.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/summary-from-the-wips-networking-event-at-lpsc-2019/

Friday, May 10, 2019

AASWomen Newsletter for May 10, 2019

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of May 10, 2019
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Maria Patterson, JoEllen McBride, and Ale Aloisi (guest ed.)

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This week's issues:

1. Crosspost: Female scientists start a database to showcase their work. Over 9,000 women join them

2. The largest study involving transgender people is providing long-sought insights about their health

3. Science Communication Workshop for Physical Sciences

4. Bonus: Talking Feminist Astrophysics with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

5. Decolonization and intersectionality in tech, with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

6. Arab women scientists call out gender discrimination in the workplace

7. Women in science are facing many of the same barriers, inequality, and discrimination that they did 300 years ago

8. Job Opportunities

9. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

10. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

11. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Cross-post: Female scientists start a database to showcase their work. Over 9,000 women join them.

Credit: 500 Women Scientists
In January 2018, 500 Women Scientists launched the "Request a Woman Scientist" database. Over the past couple of weeks a number of articles have been written about the inspiring number of women who have signed up. As of this week, over 9,000 women have joined!

Read more at

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/female-scientists-start-database-showcase-work-9000-women-62781410

Articles about this database have also appeared on phys.org, The Business Journals, STAT, and The Scientist.

Friday, May 3, 2019

AASWomen Newsletter for May 3, 2019

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of May 3, 2019
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Maria Patterson, and JoEllen McBride


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This week's issues:

1. Cross-post: In lopsided vote, U.S. science academy backs move to eject sexual harassers
2. National Academy of Sciences … Historic Number of Women Elected to Its Membership
3. An Engineering School With Half of Its Leadership Female? How Did That Happen?
4. Why scientist-mums in the United States need better parental-support policies 
5. Male researchers’ ‘vague’ language more likely to win grants 
6. Maria Kirch was the first woman to discover a comet, but her husband took the credit
7. Seven ways scientists handle technology challenges in resource-poor settings 
8. Job Opportunities
9. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter
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11. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Cross-post: In lopsided vote, U.S. science academy backs move to eject sexual harassers

U.S. National Academies of Sciences
"Breaking with their 156-year history, members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today voted overwhelmingly in favor of amending the elite organization’s bylaws to allow ejection of members who breach the group’s new Code of Conduct, which outlines offenses including sexual harassment. Historically, membership in NAS has been an honor conferred for life." In a recent article in Science, Meredith Wadman discussed the vote which occurred this week at the NAS's annual business meeting. This vote only polled those who attended the meeting and is not final. All academy members will be given the opportunity to vote in the coming months.

Read more about the background of this change and the happenings of the meeting here:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/lopsided-vote-us-science-academy-backs-move-eject-sexual-harassers

Many others have covered this story including Nature and The Verge

Friday, April 26, 2019

AASWomen Newsletter for April 26, 2019

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of April 26, 2019
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Cristina Thomas, Maria Patterson, and JoEllen McBride

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Image Credit: Corey Gray, from item 1
This week's issues:

1. Repost: Facing the Future: The CSWA seeks your input on our community needs in the 2020s!

2. Meet the Mother-Son Duo Translating Astrophysics Into Blackfoot

3. 'This is the tip of the iceberg': More than 8,500 women have joined the 500 Women Scientists database

4. Where are the Black Women in STEM Leadership?

5. Sexual harassment is pervasive in US physics programmes

6. Program Aims to Train South African Girls in Science Fields

7. Power Of The Pack: Women Who Support Women Are More Successful

8. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

9. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

10. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter