Issue of August 7, 2009
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson & Michele Montgomery
This week's issues:
1. Most Inspirational Women Astronomers?
From: Jill Tarter [tarter_at_seti.org]
I second, third, and fourth Ivan King's appreciation of Margaret Burbidge. I am not as familiar with the activities that Ivan mentions, but for me she is a personal hero, having opened up the mountain tops for women observers in her quiet (and yes, devious :-) ) way.Back to top.
2. Science to Business Workshop, NAS, September 2009
From: WIPHYS August 4, 2009
The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine (CWSEM) of the National Academies has extended an invitation to all APS members to their upcoming workshop "From Science to Business: How to Prepare Female Scientists and Engineers to Successfully Transition into Entrepreneurship" on Monday August 31, 2009 to September 1, 2009. This workshop will be held at the Beckman Center ( http://www7.nationalacademies.org/beckman/index.html ) of The National Academies in Irvine, California.
This workshop will examine career transitions from science and engineering to entrepreneurship in the lives of women professionals and identify specific skill sets necessary for women to become successful in the business world. This workshop will also specifically focus on identifying knowledge gaps in women's skills and experiences crucial to the future success in business and critical for achieving leadership positions in entrepreneurial positions.
There is no charge for registration, for additional information about the workshop and to register please visit http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/cwsem/PGA_052273 .Back to top.
3. A workshop on transitioning back into academia
From: Sciencewomen [ http://scienceblogs.com/sciencewoman/ ]
The ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change received an award from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to hold professional development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to academic careers in STEM. The first workshop will be held October 18-20, 2009 in Seattle. A recent press release about the workshops is at: http://uwnews.org/uweek/article.aspx?id=49062
The workshop speakers will primarily be successful women faculty members who began their post-Ph.D. careers in industry, research labs, consulting, or national labs, and will come from a variety of types of institutions (public, private, research, liberal arts, etc.) The attendees, speakers, and workshop organizers will form a community who can support each other during the job application period, the interview process, the startup negotiations, and the first years in academia.
The workshops will be limited to 30 participants. Registration is free and travel funding for airfare and hotel will be available. We are now accepting applications on-line at http://www.engr.washington.edu/onramp/Application.htm .Back to top.
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