Issue of February 22, 2013
eds. Caroline Simpson, Michele Montgomery, Daryl Haggard, and Nick Murphy
This week's issues:
1. STATUS newsletter for January 2013 now available online
From: Katy Garmany [garmany_at_noao.edu]
The January 2013 issue of STATUS, the CSWA's semi-annual magazine, is now available:
Articles in the current issue include:
Toward More Inclusive Family-Friendly Policies, Megan Reiter, Steward Observatory
"Unraveling Hardwiring" reprinted from Delusions of Gender Ch 16, by Cordelia Fine
Women vs Women (reprinted from Joan Schmelz's blog post)
Practical Strategies for Soft Money Researchers Who Work Remotely, Karly Pitman, Planetary Science Institute
Book reviews by Gerrit L. Verschuur: American Women and World War II by Doris Weatherford, The Women Who Lived for Danger: Behind Enemy Lines During WW II by Marcus BinneyBack to top.
2. Annie Jump Cannon and the Spectra of Stars
From: Neil Gehrels via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com
I got the idea for this piece from a blog by Astroian (Ian Cohen) and then did my own research. Annie Jump Cannon is familiar to many astronomers through the Harvard Classification Scheme for stars that she invented: O, B, A, F, G, K, M. Also, her name comes up every year when the AAS award named for her is given out. It is for a woman scientist within 5 years receipt of her PhD for "distinguished contributions to astronomy".
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3. Maternity Leave: International Comparison
From: Laura Trouille via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com
The United States is only one of eight countries, out of 188 that have known policies, without paid leave.
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4. Undergraduate Science Education at a Crossroad
From: Ed Bertschinger via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com
This past weekend I attended a 3-hour symposium on undergraduate education at the AAAS meeting in Boston. While the subject was not immediately focused on gender equity or diversity, it is closely related, and interesting linkages were made by symposium participants. In brief, improving undergraduate education requires leadership for culture change of the same kind required for improving the status of women and other underrepresented groups in the physical sciences.
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5. NASA Science4Girls and Their Families:
From: Bonnie Meinke [meinke_at_stsci.edu]
NASA science education partners are celebrating National Women’s History Month with the expanded NASA Science4Girls and Their Families initiative. This year, more than 25 libraries nationwide will host NASA science educators and events exploring topics in astrophysics, Earth science, heliophysics, and planetary science!
Library programs will include field-tested educational activities and hands-on science events designed to engage girls in STEM. Together, girls and their families will explore the wonders of the universe, learn about Earth and space science, and celebrate the many groundbreaking contributions women have made to science.
If you are interested in resources for this year or joining us for 2014, please contact us at email@example.com or visit http://smdepo.org/node/4896Back to top.
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