Tuesday, July 13, 2010

AASWOMEN for July 2, 2010

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of July 2, 2010
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson amp; Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1. More Responses to Tierney NYTimes Article

2. Calling Women in Planetary Science

3. Celebrate Women in Physics Posters still available

4. How to Write a Winning Fellowship Proposal

5. New NASA Space Technology Program

6. NASA student fellowships for space technology research

7. Graduate, Post-Doctoral, Senior Researcher Opportunities at National Labs

8. Sigma Space Support Scientist at NASA Goddard

9. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

10. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN


1. More Responses to Tierney NYTimes Article
From: Hannah at Women in Astronomy blog, June 17, 2010

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2010/06/more-responses-to-tierney.html

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2. Calling Women in Planetary Science
From: WiPHYS Jun 30, 2010

Do you work or study in the field of planetary science? If so, consider being one of the Women in Planetary Science blogs 51 Women in Planetary Science. For more info, visit

http://womeninplanetaryscience.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/will-you-be-one-of-the-51-women

To participate, send Susan Niebur (susanniebur_at_nieburconsulting.com) the abstract of a recent publication and agree to answer a few fun questions. Consider participating, both for yourself and other women in the field.

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3. Celebrate Women in Physics Posters still available
From: WiPHYS June 30, 2010

Looking to decorate your office or classroom for the upcoming academic year? Consider a Celebrate Women in Physics poster -- it's FREE! This full color poster highlights women physicists actively pursuing their work and is 16" x 20" (which means it fits easily on a door or desk). Request a poster at

http://www.aps.org/programs/women/reports/poster.cfm

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4. How to Write a Winning Fellowship Proposal
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

The Women in Planetary Science July 1issue is written by Susan Niebur and is about a blog contribution by Amy Barr, a Senior Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and PI on three NASA grants and Co-I on four others. She provides advice on how to write a winning fellowship proposal which is based on defining your contribution to the field. To read her advice, please see (scroll down till you see the July 1 How to Write a Winning Fellowship Proposal article):

http://womeninplanetaryscience.wordpress.com

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5. New NASA Space Technology Program From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

The President's FY11 budget for NASA includes a new Space Technology Program (STP) to advance multi-purpose technology for new approaches for NASA's current space mission set and to enable entirely new missions. The potential investment is significant-- the FY11 budget request is $572M, with a request to grow to $1B in the next year.

The FY 2011 budget can be found at:

http://www.nasa.gov/news/budget/index.html

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6. NASA student fellowships for space technology research
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

The following is from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) University Research Affairs Office which includes information about the new proposed NASA Space Technology Program and opportunities that might exist in the future to fund joint research and student fellowships in partnership with JPL and other NASA Centers.

Opportunity for graduate student space technology fellowships: The NASA Office of the Chief Technology plans to sponsor as many as 500 U.S. citizen graduate student fellowships when the program is in full swing. NASA has yet to announce the details, but indications are that they will encourage high-risk/high-payoff innovative research in which the student will perform their research at their home university with their faculty advisor and will additionally be matched with a relevant researchers at a NASA facility. This new program looks very exciting with emerging plans that include summer internships at one or more NASA Centers, dedicated sessions at aerospace conferences, and web technologies to facilitate interactions between all students and mentors. JPL anticipates that the fellowship applications will be student initiated and will specify the NASA center and mentor, but that will become clear when NASA releases the opportunity.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Paula Grunthaner University Research Affairs Office Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech paula.grunthaner_at_jpl.nasa.gov

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7. Graduate, Post-Doctoral, Senior Researcher Opportunities at National Lab
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards provide generous stipends ($42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients and higher for additional experience; $30,000 - $35,000 for graduate level recipients) and the opportunity to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Web site at:

http://pull.xmr3.com/p/1566-5957/1823891/http-www.national-academies.org-rap.html

Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or rap_at_nas.edu,

H. Ray Gamble Director of the Fellowship Programs National Research Council The National Academies 5000 5th Street NW, Keck 568 Washington, DC 20001

There are four review cycles annually. Remaining deadline dates for 2010 are August 1 and November 1. Deadlines for 2011 are:

February 1 May 1 August 1 November 1

Applicants should begin a dialogue with prospective Advisers at the lab as early as possible, before their anticipated application deadline.

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8. Sigma Space Support Scientist at NASA Goddard
From: WIPHYS June 30, 2010

Sigma Space is adding a Support Scientist to the team at the Goddard Space Flight Center. This person will work closely with data analysis, algorithm development, remote sensing and data calibration and validation. Please see

http://www.sigmaspace.com/openings.htm

for the full job description.

For more employment opportunities, check out the APS Career Center at

http://careers.aps.org

Designed for both job seekers and employers, you can post your job or resume and reach over 125,000 specialized researchers and experienced top-level managers in physics, engineering, optics, lasers, computer science, materials, and other science related fields worldwide.

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9. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

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10. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN

Past issues of AASWOMEN are available at

http://www.aas.org/cswa/AASWOMEN.html

Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.

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