Friday, April 14, 2017

AASWomen Newsletter for April 14, 2017

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of April 14, 2017
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Christina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. Career Profile: Astronomer to Assistant Professor/Head, Astronomy Lab/Curator, Meteorites  
2. Nominate a Worthy Scientist for a Prize from the AAS    
3. Tackling Sexual Harassment in Science: A Long Road Ahead
4. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter
5. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter
6. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

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1. Career Profile: Astronomer to Assistant Professor/Head, Astronomy Lab/Curator, Meteorites
From: Christina Richey via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

Below is our interview with Rachel L. Smith, an astronomer who is Head of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab, and Curator of Meteorites at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Appalachian State University. 

For access to all our Career Profile Project interviews, please visit http://aas.org/jobs/career-profiles. New Career Profiles are posted approximately every month.

Read more about Dr.  Smith’s background and career at


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2. Nominate a Worthy Scientist for a Prize from the AAS
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

It’s time to nominate our deserving colleagues, students, advisors, and/or mentors! The AAS is now accepting nominations for many of its awards, including the Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy for outstanding research and promise for future research by a postdoctoral woman researcher. Deadlines for nominations are June 30, 2017.

Find out the best way to write a nomination letter at


or watch the video at


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3. Tackling Sexual Harassment in Science: A Long Road Ahead
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

At a meeting of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, our colleagues met for an all-day workshop to discuss how well training sessions “meant to curb inappropriate behavior” really worked.

Read the findings at


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4. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

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When submitting a job posting for inclusion in the newsletter, please include a one-line description and a link to the full job posting. 

Please remember to replace "_at_" in the e-mail address above.

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5. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter

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6. Access to Past Issues

  
Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.