Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Career Profile: Astronomer and Group Lead: Dr. Van Dixon

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 Van Dixon, an astronomer who recently moved from instrument scientist to manager at STScI.

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.

Friday, July 21, 2017

AASWomen Newsletter for July 21, 2017

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of July 21, 2017
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Cristina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. Worse than it seems
2. Why your brain hates other people and how to make it think differently
3. Gender and Physics Day
4. Girls set AP Computer Science record…skyrocketing growth outpaces boys
5. Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins President's Medal of the Institute of Physics
6. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter
7. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter
8. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

AAS press release: New Survey Highlights Gender, Racial Harassment in Astronomy







Social scientists Kate Clancy (left) and Katherine Lee (left center) collaborated with space physicist/astrophysicist Erica Rodgers (right center) and planetary scientist Christina Richey (right) to conduct a study of workplace climate among planetary science and astronomy professionals. Credits: L. Brian Stauffer, Katherine Lee, Mark Heusinkveld & David Estrada Larra├▒eta/Explora, respectively. 


Women of color working in astronomy and planetary science report more gender and racial harassment than any other group in the field, according to a new study revealing widespread harassment in these scientific disciplines.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Career Profile: Planetary Scientist: Dr. Kelsi Singer

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.

Photo credit: Rayna Tedford
Below is our interview with Dr. Kelsi Singer, a planetary scientist who is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Southwest Research Institute.

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.