Issue of May 13, 2011
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson, and Michele Montgomery
This week's issues:
1. NSF ADVANCE web portal
From: Hannah [womeninastronomy.blogspot.com]
The NSF ADVANCE program funds a wide variety of initiatives at institutions to increase the representation of women in STEM. I have heard of and even participated in a number of ADVANCE programs: FORWARD to Professorship career development workshops at Gallaudet University, Rice University, and University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series at University of Arizona, the STRIDE faculty recruitment toolkit from University of Michigan, Horizontal Mentoring (a.k.a. peer mentoring ( http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2011/03/peer-mentoring.html )), and those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
These ADVANCE initiatives can be terrific resources for both women looking for advice and resources, and for institutions and department looking for ways to improve diversity. In the past, I've found that it can sometimes be difficult to find specific resources because each ADVANCE awardee has its own programs, some aspects of which are duplicated elsewhere, but other aspects which are unique to that institution. There are some real gems of ideas in there if you have the patience to look through them.
Recently, I discovered that the ADVANCE program now has a web portal ( http://www.portal.advance.vt.edu/index.php ) ! It's now one-stop shopping for looking for ADVANCE websites relevant to your topic of interest. If you look at the initiatives link, you find a categorized list of the kinds of initiatives the various ADVANCE programs around the country have.
One thing that stuck out to me, though, was that since most of the ADVANCE awardee sites are universities, they tend to focus on either faculty or students. One of the biggest leaks in the pipeline is the jump from postdoc to the tenure track, so there's something to be desired there. Still, if you look you can find resources for postdocs also. And now that there's this portal, it's less work to find them!Back to top.
2. CSWP now offering Statistics on Women in Physics
From: WIPHYS, May 13, 2011
The Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) now offers statistical representations on women in physics. To access the graphs, powerpoint slides, and data, please go toBack to top.
3. ICWIP Webcasts of Sessions Now Available Online
From: WIPHYS, May 5, 2011
Webcasts of sessions from the 4th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, are now available online:
Tuesday, April 5 http://physics.yale.edu/icwip4-tuesday-april-5-2011
Wednesday, April 6 http://physics.yale.edu/icwip4-tuesday-april-6-2011
Thursday, April 7 http://physics.yale.edu/icwip4-tuesday-april-7-2011
Friday, April 8 http://physics.yale.edu/icwip4-tuesday-april-8-2011
These webcasts are not yet complete, due to the tragic loss on April 13 of Yale colleague, Michele Dufault ( http://physics.yale.edu/memoriam-michele-dufault-yc2011-astronomy-physics ), a Yale senior and astrophysics major who was editing and posting the webcasts in New Haven. Yale dedicates its further efforts on behalf of women in physics to Michele, who had a long record of increasing the participation of women and girls in physics through the CUWP conferences ( http://www.yale.edu/spsyale/cuwpy/index.html ), Girls' Science Investigations ( http://gsi.sites.yale.edu ), and her steadfast support and mentoring of young women at Yale and elsewhere.Back to top.
4. Free Webinar on Physics Faculty Positions on May 17, 3pm EDT
From: WIPHYS, May 13, 2011
Professor Neal Abraham, executive director of the Five Colleges, Inc., will explore the nature (and diversity) of college faculty jobs and how best to prepare for such positions. Special attention will be given to how to read job ads and position descriptions for nuances of institutional opportunities and expectations, how best to prepare application materials, and how to prepare for interviews. Ted Hodapp, Director of Education and Diversity at APS, will moderate the discussion.
To learn more about this webinar, and to register for your seat, go toBack to top.
5. Three Weeks Left to Apply for the Blewett Fellowship
From: WIPHYS, May 5, 2011
APS is now accepting applications for the 2011 M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship. The award is designed to enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The deadline to apply is June 3, 2011. More information and the online application available atBack to top.
6. NASA internships for students: Deadline is May 31
From: WIPHYS, May 5, 20
NASA offers fall and spring semester paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students. Internships are in a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines as well as business and finance. The deadline for fall semester internship applications is May 31. Interested students can apply atBack to top.
7. Job Announcements
[The AASWOMEN newsletter has adopted a simplified format for job ads. We will no longer be posting the entire ad, but rather a 1-line description of the position and a web site -- Eds.]
Assistant Research Scientist Position using MARSIS at the Univ. of Iowa
http://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/ps and refer to requisition # 59465.
Project Scientist, NRAO, Greenbank, WV Go to https://careers.nrao.edu and click on "Scientist Position"Back to top.
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