Friday, March 31, 2017

AASWomen Newsletter for March 31, 2017

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of March 31, 2017
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Cristina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. Career Profile: Research Administrator to Deputy Principal Investigator

2. National Academies Celebration of the Stories of Women in STEMM

3. What it means to {codelikeagirl}

4. 3 Muslim Women in STEM You Should Know About

5. NASA's Peggy Whitson sets spacewalk record

6. The Way We Teach Math Is Holding Women Back

7. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

9. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. Career Profile: Research Administrator to Deputy Principal Investigator
From: Christina Richey via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers, planetary scientists, etc. The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those paths.

Below is our interview with Heather Enos, a Masters in Business Administration who is the Deputy Principal Investigator of the OSIRIS-REx (Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Regolith Explorer) mission.

Read more at

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2017/03/career-profile-research-administrator.html

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2. National Academies Celebration of the Stories of Women in STEMM
From: John Mather [johncm12_at_gmail.com] and Maria Patterson [mtpatter_at_uw.edu]

The National Academies Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) hosted "A Celebration of the Stories of Women in STEMM" on March 27th.

Read more about the event at

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/cwsem/PGA_177838

and listen to the stories on a full audio playlist from Story Collider at

http://www.storycollider.org/news/2017/3/28/celebrating-the-stories-of-women-in-stemm

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3. What it means to {codelikeagirl}
From: Maria Patterson [mtpatter_at_uw.edu]

The University of Rochester has increased the number of female students graduating with computer science degrees from one woman in 2010 to what will be double the national average this spring. The department attributes this success to its cluster system, allowing students to sample courses and then opt to minor or double major, and to its participation in the Building Recruiting And Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) initiative.

Read more at

http://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/what-it-means-to-codelikeagirl-224722

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4. 3 Muslim Women in STEM You Should Know About
From: Maria Patterson [mtpatter_at_uw.edu]

"In celebration of Muslim Women's Day on March 27, Teen Vogue is highlighting the real stories of Muslim women.

It's Muslim Women's Day, a day to celebrate the accomplishments of Muslim women around the country and around the world. Muslim women are bountiful in the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and are making important discoveries that are making our world a better place, every day. From doctors and engineers to technologists at NASA, Muslim women in STEM are breaking down barriers and cracking open that ever-illusive glass ceiling."

Read more at

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/muslim-women-in-stem-to-know

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5. NASA's Peggy Whitson sets spacewalk record
From: Maria Patterson [mtpatter_at_uw.edu]

"The world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman, Peggy Whitson, broke another record Thursday as she floated out of the International Space Station to set up a new parking spot.

It was the eighth spacewalk of her career, the most ever performed by a woman."

Read more at

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/nasas-peggy-whitson-sets-spacewalk-record/2017/03/30/ca6e5a10-1554-11e7-9e4f-09aa75d3ec57_story.html

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6. The Way We Teach Math Is Holding Women Back
From: Maria Patterson [mtpatter_at_uw.edu]

In an opinion article this week in TIME's motto, Stanford professor Jo Boaler suggests that fast-paced lectures and emphasis on speed damages math learners, especially women.

"When students struggle in speed-driven math classes, they often believe the problem lies within themselves, not realizing that fast-paced lecturing is a faulty teaching method. The students most likely to internalize the problem are women and students of color. This is one of the main reasons that these students choose not to go forward in mathematics and other STEM subjects, and likely why a study found that in 2011, 74% of the STEM workforce was male and 71% was white."

Read more at

http://motto.time.com/4717463/jo-boaler-women-stem-ivanka-trump-betsy-devos

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7. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

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9. Access to Past Issues

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