Wednesday, January 19, 2011

AASWOMEN for January 14, 2011

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of January 14, 2011
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson, and Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1. Changing the Way We Socialize Doctoral Students

2. DPP Katherine Weimer Award: Deadline April 1, 2011

3. Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference

4. FORWARD to Professorship Workshop for Women in Science

5. Childcare Grants, APS March Meeting

6. Noblis Internship Program for Undergraduates

7. Summer Physics Internships for Undergraduates

8. Physics E-tutors Needed!

9. Pre-Service Teacher Institute Summer Program

10. NASA Seeks Space Technology Graduate Fellowship Applicants

11. Visiting Assistant Professor Swarthmore College

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

13. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN


1. Changing the Way We Socialize Doctoral Students
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

A January 10th article in the Chronicle of Higher Education provides some advice to departments of colleges and universities on how to educate graduate students on the graduate students' career choices. Among the list of topics that may be discussed with current graduate students is gender and class issues that occur in some workplaces. The article also highlights the potential difficulties graduate students may face if their career path choice is focused in academia. Please forward to your graduate students to open a potential dialogue on this very important topic.

http://chronicle.com/article/Changing-the-Way-We-Socialize/125892

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2. DPP Katherine Weimer Award: Deadline April 1, 2011
From: WiPHYS, January 10, 2011

Awarded every three years, the Katherine Weimer Award is open to any female plasma scientist. The nominee's Ph.D. must have been received within the ten-year period prior to the nomination deadline of April 1, 2011. The award consists of $2,000 and funds for travel to the annual meeting where the award is to be presented. The recipient will also be invited to give a talk at the Division of Plasma Physics annual meeting.

To nominate a candidate, send the following to women_at_aps.org: a letter evaluating the nominee's qualifications identifying the specific work to be recognized, a biographical sketch, a list of the most important publications, and at least two, but no more than four, seconding letters.

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3. Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference
From: Monika Kress [MKress_at_science.sjsu.edu]

An Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference is being held on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 9:00 am to 5:00 (in association with the 2011 LPSC) in The Woodlands, TX. As part of the NASA SMD Year of the Solar System, we invite your undergraduate researchers to participate in the YSS Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference at LPSC! The Conference includes: Panels on How to Choose the Grad School Right for You, Alternative Careers in Science, and Women in Planetary Science; Poster sessions where students will present their posters to other students and to the scientific community; Meeting Mentors where students pair with a scientist for part of the LPSC meeting, so students can learn how to engage at a scientific conference; Opportunities to meet other undergraduate researchers, graduate students, and scientists. Undergraduate students currently conducting research in planetary sciences, astrobiology, and lunar sciences are eligible. To apply, please go to:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/yssurc2011

Abstracts are due: Close of Business, February, 1, 2011

Some travel support will be available to students who qualify. Priority will be given to students of diverse backgrounds. Students are encouraged to attend LPSC and the travel supports includes registration for and participation in LPSC.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann at ecobabe_at_spaceeducation.org.

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4. FORWARD to Professorship Workshop for Women in Science
From: WiPHYS, January 10, 2011

Focus on Reaching Women for Academics, Research and Development in Science, Engineering and Mathematics is a joint program of the George Washington and Gallaudet Universities funded by a National Science Foundation ADVANCE leadership award. This workshop is provided for women and minorities who may be considering, or are currently in, a tenure track position in science, engineering or mathematics.

The 2 1/2 day workshop will focus on skills, strategies and "insider information" necessary to obtain a tenure-track position, to succeed in one and advance to other positions of leadership. This is also an opportunity to network and meet peers. For more information and to apply, visit:

http://www.student.seas.gwu.edu/~forward

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5. Childcare Grants, APS March Meeting
From: WiPHYS, January 10, 2011

March Meeting Child Care Grant deadline is approaching: Apply by January 17: Small grants of up to $400 are available to assist meeting attendees who are bringing small children or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (i.e., extra daycare or babysitting services). For more information and to apply, visit:

http://www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/childcare.cfm

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6. Noblis Internship Program for Undergraduates
From: Mansie Iyer [Mansie.Iyer_at_noblis.org]

Noblis is now accepting applications for our 2011 Summer Internship Program. Summer internships are available in the Washington, DC area. You will received guidance and mentoring in hands on project work in

Modeling and simulation Systems engineering Computer science Biometric technologies Life and chemical/biological sciences Telecommunications (including wireless technologies) Networks Data/Knowledge management Corporate business operations, e.g., finance and accounting, human resources/organizational development, information technology, and event planning/coordination.

To apply, see

http://www.noblis.org/Careers/SummerInternships/Pages/default.aspx

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7. Summer Physics Internships for Undergraduates
From: Gary White [sps_at_aip.org]

SPS proudly announces a brand-new benefit - the online SPS Jobs employment site at

http://jobs.spsnational.org

Registration is FREE, and offers many benefits whether you're job hunting OR trying to find the right science professional to join your team. Are you hiring? If so, SPS highlights current employment opportunities to a large audience of specific, relevant candidates; posts jobs and allows for searching of candidates; and offers a database of 7,000 current science resumes. Are you job hunting? If so, job search is quick and easy to find relevant job listings and to sign up for automatic email notification of new jobs that match your criteria. The job application process is easy: You can apply online and create a password-protected account for managing your job search, and you can make your resume available to employers, confidentially if you choose, and download multiple versions of resumes, CVs, cover letters, etc. tailored to specific openings.

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8. Physics E-tutors Needed!
From: Gary White [sps_at_aip.org]

Tutors in certain subjects (Statistics, Calculus, Physics and Chemistry) now start off earning $12 per hour after their probationary period, instead of the usual $10 per hour.

Current tutors list the following benefits: * Great way to earn extra income * Flexible scheduling, 7 days a week between 2pm to 1am eastern time * Work from the comfort of home or dorm, all tutoring takes place online * Make a difference and help students all over the country * Great resume builder. Opportunity to become mentors and senior mentors in your subject area.

Tutor.com is currently accepting tutor applications for the 2010/2011 school year. Accepted applicants will start tutoring throughout the summer to gain some experience with the program and classroom software. Increased hours will begin in August and September for the remainder of the school year. Preference will be given to applicants who pass more than one subject exam and can commit to at least five hours a week between Sunday and Thursday from 4 PM to 11 PM ET.

For more information and access to the online application, please visit

http://www.tutor.com/apply

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9. Pre-Service Teacher Institute Summer Program
From: Christine Shupla [Shupla_at_lpi.usra.edu]

The Pre-Service Teacher Institute is a summer residential session for Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Middle School Education (K-8) majors preparing to teach in an elementary or middle school classroom. College students from diverse backgrounds will spend an exciting time at NASA Johnson Space Center, Ames Research Center, Kennedy Space Center, Langley Research Center, Marshall Space Center, and Stennis Research Center, where they are exposed to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) enrichment activities for their classroom. Pre-service teachers are able to meet NASA personnel, and tour NASA facilities while learning to incorporate NASA's cutting-edge research into STEM lesson plans for elementary and middle school students. Program Dates for NASA Johnson Space Center: June 19-24, 2011 July 24-29, 2011 Applications Must Be Received By: March 22, 2011.

For more, please see

NASA Ames Research Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute < http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/education/psti > NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute < http://catalyst.fullerton.edu/announcements.asp > NASA Johnson Space Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute < http://education.jsc.nasa.gov/psti > NASA Kennedy Space Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute < http://education.ucf.edu/psti.cfm > NASA Langley Research Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute < http://www.nianet.org/pstsp > NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute < http://education.nasa.gov/edoffices/centeroffices/marshall/minority/Pre-service_Teacher_Institute.html > NASA Stennis Space Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute < http://education.ssc.nasa.gov/psti/psti.asp >

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10. NASA Seeks Space Technology Graduate Fellowship Applicants
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for the agency's new Space Technology Research Fellowships. Applications are being accepted from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology research beginning in the fall of 2011. The fellowships will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic space technology objectives through their studies. Sponsored by NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist, the fellowships' goal is to provide the nation with a pipeline of highly skilled engineers and technologists to improve America's technological competitiveness. NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research today while building the skills necessary to become future technological leaders.

The deadline for submitting fellowship proposals is Feb. 23. Information on the fellowships, including how to submit applications, is available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/early_stage_innovation/grants/NSTRF.html

To learn more about NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist and the crosscutting space technology areas of interest to NASA, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/oct

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11. Visiting Assistant Professor Swarthmore College
From: Eric Jensen [ejensen1_at_swarthmore.edu]

Swarthmore College, a selective liberal arts college just outside Philadelphia, is seeking an astronomer interested in teaching small classes of enthusiastic students as a visiting assistant professor, beginning in fall 2011. The position is for two years, with the second year contingent on good job performance. The Physics and Astronomy Department at Swarthmore has seven physicists, two astronomers, and roughly 15 students per class year in the physics or astrophysics majors. The college and the department value committed, excellent teaching. The teaching load is two classes and one lab, or two labs and one class, per semester, mostly in introductory and upper-level astronomy. Members of the department are active researchers and involve students in their research.

We have a two-year-old 0.6-meter telescope with a large-format CCD and an echelle spectrograph which we use for research and teaching. Current projects include searches for transit timing variations of exoplanets and spectroscopy of massive star magnetospheres.

The position of visiting assistant professor is accorded similar status to that of tenure-track junior faculty at Swarthmore, with travel and research funding, a starting salary in the mid-$60k range (depending on experience), and excellent benefits. Swarthmore College has a strong commitment to promoting the benefits of diversity and social justice within the campus and global community. Our department is no exception. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Information about the department, including the astronomy curriculum and research areas of current faculty, is available at

http://physics.swarthmore.edu

Candidates should submit a statement describing their teaching experience and possible teaching plans if they were to come to Swarthmore, and a separate statement describing their research (in terms non-experts can understand), including plans for involving Swarthmore undergraduates in their research. Candidates should also submit a CV and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately. Application materials should be sent to Attention:

Astronomy Job Search Swarthmore College Dept. of Physics and Astronomy 500 College Avenue Swarthmore, PA 19081, USA

Letters of recommendation can also be e-mailed to jobsearch_at_astro.swarthmore.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2011.

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13. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN

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