Issue of April 12, 2013
eds. Caroline Simpson, Michele M. Montgomery, Daryl Haggard, and Nick Murphy
This week's issues:
From: J. Schmelz via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com
I have recently given “twofer” colloquia* -- one talk on a science topic and another on a women-in-science topic -- at CfA, Caltech, JPL, and Indiana. During these twofer visits, I have also met with students, postdocs, managers, professors, and scientists, both individually and in groups. We have talked about both science and CSWA-related issues. The visits were so successful and so rewarding that I would like to encourage all of you to consider doing these twofer colloquia (get invited to give a science talk and offer to give a women-in-science talk as well).
I would also like to advertise the possibility of these twofer colloquia to universities and organizations other than those where I happen to have friends and colleagues. I would be more than willing to give my twofer colloquia at other places, including yours!
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2. AIP: Strategies for Improving Diversity
[Although many of our subscribers may have already seen this item via the AAS mailings, we bring attention to here for those that may have missed it -- eds.]
The American Institute of Physics, the umbrella organization for 10 professional societies (including the AAS) and 24 affiliate societies, hosted its annual Assembly of Society Officers on 4 April to discuss important issues of common concern to our members. This year’s foci included underrepresentation of minorities in the physical sciences, efforts and strategies to increase diversity, open access in publications and data, and science policy issues from the perspective of AIP and AAAS Science and Technology Fellows (along with a celebratory reception in honor of 25 years and 40 years of these fellowships, respectively). Minutes of the meeting and PowerPoint presentations are available online at http://www.aip.org/aip/assembly/2013 Here I will summarize the minority issues, an area of longtime concern to the AAS.
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3. Tips from Nature 'Women in STEM' Articles
From: Johanna Teske via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com
As many of you know, and at least one other recent post here has highlighted, the 7 March 2013 issue of Nature contributed to the theme of Women's History Month, "Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" with a series of articles describing the current status of women in STEM across the globe, what progress has been made towards equality, and the disparity and injustices that still exist for women in science. In this blog post, I focus on the possible solutions that the Nature articles discuss; this is not meant to be a summary!
To read more, please see: http://www.womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2013/04/tips-from-nature-women-in-stem-articles.htmlBack to top.
4. CERN Offers UN Advice on Bringing Women into Science
From: Caroline Simpson [simpsonc_at_fiu.edu]
[This article includes a list of recommendations worth reading -- eds.]
By Kelly Izlar In CERN’s first opportunity to engage directly with a UN organization since it gained observer status, grad students suggested ways to improve the situation of women in science.
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5. AWIS: Investing in Women in STEM: Because Girls Grow Up
From: Johanna Teske [firstname.lastname@example.org]
This story came out on April 9th, Equal Pay Day, which represents how far into 2013 a woman would have to work to make as much as a man in 2012 (so, she would have to work all of 2012+through yesterday in 2013). This article focuses on STEM jobs!
[This presents a multi-faceted view of how the lack of women in STEM fields affect the economy and society, along with recommendations on how to fix the 'leaky pipeline.' -- eds.]
[...] It's not just that we don't have enough girls going in STEM fields like engineering and computer science where women's representation remains low; it's that they are going into a broken system, one based on a paradigm from the 1950s where men with stay-at-homes wives are most likely to succeed. This isn't just an issue affecting women and girls; it is part of a much bigger concern about meeting the future needs of our workforce.Back to top.
6. Women in Physics is the theme for Winter 2012-13 SPS Observer
The issue includes an article on talk by Jocelyn Bell Burnell about women in science.
Read the issue here ( http://www.spsobserver.org )Back to top.
7. 2014 CUWiP Sites Announced
From: WIPHYS for April 10, 2013
[Undergraduates at my university have found these conferences to be highly valuable events. I would encourage you to encourage students to attend. -- CS]
The Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are pleased to announce the 2014 locations. More details about these conferences will be released in late summer 2013. The sites are: Florida State University Louisiana State University Penn State University Stony Brook University University of Chicago University of Maryland/NIST University of Utah U.C. BerkeleyBack to top.
8. IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics proceedings now available
From: WIPHYS for April 10, 2013
The Proceedings of the 4th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics that was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa in April 2011 has recently been published. The Proceedings are available online for free download ( http://proceedings.aip.org/resource/2/apcpcs/1517/1?isAuthorized=no ) . The 5th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics will be held in Waterloo, Canada in August 2014. Currently, AAPT, APS, and AIP are discussing the process for selecting US Delegates and starting the process to raise funds to support travel for the US Delegation and delegates from developing nations as well as the Proceedings. Further information about the application process for becoming a member of the US Delegation will be distributed later this year.Back to top.
9. Child Care Grants for the 222nd AAS Meeting in Indianapolis
From: AAS Meetings
Child Care Grant Requests Due: 1 May 2013
Childcare grants are available for up to $250 per family for those that wish to bring children to the meeting. Parents are responsible for making arrangements for childcare. To apply for a childcare grant please fill out the form at http://aas.org/meetings/childcare_grants If requests exceed available funding, preference will be given to those in the early stages of their careers. If you have questions about childcare grants please contact Kelly Clark at 202-328-2010 ext. 105.Back to top.
10. The Dory Yochum Scholarship : MentorNet to award $5000 to an outstanding woman protege in STEM
From: WIPHYS for April 10, 2013
MentorNet announced today that it will award $5000 to an outstanding woman protege in honor of its long time champion and Chair of the Board of Directors, Dory S. Yochum. To be eligible, a candidate must be a woman currently pursuing any postsecondary degree in any field of science, technology, engineering or math at a partnering campus or society and a current or former protege of MentorNet. Apply by May 15, 2013 by sending an email to DoryPrize@mentornet.net with the following: A description of your experience as a MentorNet protégé, your current status and pursuits as a student, and your career ambitions. Your entry can be in any medium: video or animation (no more than 2 minutes), audio (no more than 5 minutes), or text (no more than one page); Recommendation from a MentorNet mentor; Resume or curriculum vitae, including your contact information.Back to top.
11. Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
From: WIPHYS for April 10, 2013
NSF is presenting a one-hour webinar, April 24 from 3:00-4:00pm EDT, on nomination preparation and submisstion for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). PAESMEM awardees receive a $10,000 honorary Presidential award and are invited to participate in recognition events and meetings with STEM policy leaders in Washington, D.C.
You will need to register for the webinar; full information is at www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=127526amp;org=HRDBack to top.
12. Job Opportunities
For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their organizations, a list of resources and advice is here:
** NSF Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/341327000?org=NSF.
** Deputy Assistant Director (Division Head) at NRAO. https://careers.nrao.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50910
** Scientific Associate III (Data Analyst) at NRAO. https://careers.nrao.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50880
The following job opportunities were taken from WIPHYS: ** NSF Program Director in the Gravitational Physics Program http://www.nsf.gov/publications/vacancy.jsp?org=MPS&nsf_org=MPS
** MIT: Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer with operational knowledge of STEM or physics education research https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2621Back to top.
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