Monday, January 9, 2012

AASWOMEN for January 6, 2012

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of January 5, 2012
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson, and Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1. Happy New Year

2. AAS SMRG Gender Statistics

3. Women in Physics InSight Slideshow

4. UN Gender Equity Award

5. CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month - Nominations

6. Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference

7. SDE/GWIS National Fellowships Program

8. PS/IBM Research Internships for Undergraduate Women

9. Job Opportunities

10. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

11. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter

12. Access to Past Issues


1. Happy New Year
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

On behalf of all the editors of AASWomen and the entire Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy at the AAS, we wish you a happy new year and many felicitous returns in 2012!

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2. AAS SMRG Gender Statistics
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

Rick Fienberg, Press Officer/Education amp; Outreach Coordinator, AAS, has kindly gathered two years worth of gender data (to July 2011) regarding the AAS Small Research Grant (SMRG), a program that is funded by a grant from NASA at the request of M.M. Montgomery.

Of 96 applicants, 68 (71%) are male and 28 (29%) are female. Of all of these applicants, 47 (49%) were successful in earning at least a portion of their requested funds. Of the 47 successful proposers, 32 (47%) are male and 15 (54%) are female.

The total amount requested by all applicants was $474,000. Of the successful applicants, a total of $180,000 (38%) was awarded. The average request across all proposals was $4,938. The average award for the successful applicants was $3,833 (78% of the requested amount). The average grant for males was $3,663 (75% of the requested amount), and the average grant for females was $4,198 (84% of the requested amount).

Congratulations to the AAS SMRG program for having gender balance in these statistics.

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3. Women in Physics InSight Slideshow
From: WIPHYS, December 21, 2011

Physics InSight is a special powerpoint slideshow designed to inform and excite students about physics and physics careers (including astronomy --eds.). The show contains career profile, statistics about physics employment, and information on special opportunities for physics students. The show is designed for display on LCD monitors and computer screens in common areas. Simply download the zipped folder for the desired show, and extract the files. You should be able to run the slideshow by double clicking on the power point file in this folder - it will automatically start in slideshow mode.

PC Widescreen Version: http://apps3.aps.org/aps/insight/Physics_InSight_Womens_2011.zip

PC Standard Version: http://apps3.aps.org/aps/insight/Physics_InSight_Womens_2011_pc.zip

Mac Widescreen Version: http://apps3.aps.org/aps/insight/Physics_InSight_Womens_2011_macwide.zip

Mac Standard Version: http://apps3.aps.org/aps/insight/Physics_InSight_Womens_2011_mac.zip

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4. UN Gender Equity Award
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

In addition to the general SEED Awards, the UN announces a special gender equity award as part of the SEED's partnership with UN Women. This award is dedicated to women-led or women-owned enterprises, for example. One of the 35 SEED award winner's in 2011 developed solar ovens for use in Burkina Faso, Africa.

For more information and a complete list of winners from 2011 proposals, please see

http://www.seedinit.org

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5. CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month - Nominations
From: WIPHYS, December 21, 2012

Beginning January 2012, the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) will start featuring the CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month. The award is intended to recognize female physicists that have positively impacted other individual's lives and careers and/or are worthy of recognition. The nominee does not need to be an APS member. Each CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month will be featured on the Women in Physics website, announced in the Gazette, and recognized at a reception at an APS national meeting. For more info, please visit:

http://www.aps.org/programs/women/scholarships/womanofthemonth.cfm

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6. Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

An Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference will be held on Sunday, March 18th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The meeting is in conjunction with the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). The conference includes panels on How to Choose the Grad School Right for You, Alternative Careers in Science, and Women in Planetary Science. In addition, a mentoring program is provided where students, paired with a scientist for part of the LPSC meeting, can learn how to engage at a scientific conference. Some travel support is available to students, with funding priority given to students of diverse backgrounds. Application deadline is February 10, 2012. To register, please go to

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meeting_portal/iofi/index.cfm?mtg=yssurc2012/.

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7. SDE/GWIS National Fellowships Program
From: WIPHYS, December 16, 2011

The SDE/GWIS National Fellowships Program is proud to offer fellowships in 2012 to help increase knowledge in the fundamental sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women. Current career level is graduate student to assistant professor. This year's application deadline is January 15, 2012 with awards being announced on or before July 1, 2012 for funding in the 2012-2013 academic year. For more information and to apply, visit:

http://www.gwis.org/programs.html

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8. PS/IBM Research Internships for Undergraduate Women
From: WIPHYS, December 16, 2011

APS and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women. The goal is to encourage women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and give the opportunity to work closely with an IBM mentor. For more information and to apply by February 1, please visit:

http://www.aps.org/programs/women/scholarships/ibm/index.cfm

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9. Job Opportunities

a. Science Data Management Archive Manager (B.S. degree needed), NOAO http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobs_list.html

b. Science Educator (B.S. degree needed), NOAO http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobs_list.html

c. Post Doc, high redshift galactic evolution, NOAO http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobs_list.html

d. Post Doc, Mc-Math Pierce Solar Telescope, NOAO http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobs_list.html

e. Post Doc, Johns Hopkins University, Particle/Cosmology Theory http://physics-astronomy.jhu.edu

f. Tenure Track, Extragalactic Astronomy, Georgia State University http://www.chara.gsu.edu/extragalactic.html

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10.How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

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12. Access to Past Issues

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

Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.

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