Friday, September 8, 2017

AASWomen Newsletter for September 08, 2017

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of September 08, 2017
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Cristina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. TIME Celebrates Women From History Who Were 'Firsts' in Their Fields

2. Science writer Nathalia Holt talks to PLOS about rocket girls, silly questions, and trading pipet for pen

3. Why female students leaveSTEM

4. Fall Recruitment: 2017 JAXA/ISAS International Top Young Fellow

5. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

6. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

7. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. TIME Celebrates Women From History Who Were 'Firsts' in Their Fields
From: Maria Patterson [mtpatter_at_uw.edu]

TIME magazine has a new multimedia project called "Firsts" celebrating groundbreaking women in history who were the first in their fields. The field of space travel's "Firsts" women include Mae Jemison, Kathryn Sullivan, and Eileen Collins.

Read more at

http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/space-astronomy/time-firsts-three-american-women-in-space

See the multimedia project of women of "Firsts" at

http://time.com/collection/firsts

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2. Science writer Nathalia Holt talks to PLOS about rocket girls, silly questions, and trading pipet for pen
From: Maria Patterson [mtpatter_at_uw.edu]

"Rise of the Rocket Girls is an engaging true story about unsung heroes in science, in this case the women at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who were hired as “computers” during World War II. These talented women have been about as visible as the dark side of the moon, but Rise of the Rocket Girlsbrings their story out of the shadows. In this interview, Nathalia explains the inspiration behind her books, describes the challenges women face in the sciences, and shares her insights into science communication."

Read more at

http://blogs.plos.org/scicomm/2017/09/05/science-writer-nathalia-holt-talks-to-plos-about-rocket-girls-silly-questions-and-trading-pipet-for-pen

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3. Why female students leave STEM
From: Maria Patterson [mtpatter_at_uw.edu]

"In a new working paper, Georgetown University researchers explored what drives women who entered a STEM major to switch to something else. Their findings, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, show that the answer is a complex combination of factors, including the environment, perception of the major and grades. It also showed that previous theories don’t always hold up."

Read more at

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/08/29/study-says-multiple-factors-work-together-drive-women-away-stem

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4. Fall Recruitment: 2017 JAXA/ISAS International Top Young Fellow
From: Sarah Crites [sara.crites_at_jaxa.jp]

Fall recruitment has begun for the 2017 JAXA International Top Young Fellow position:

Application Web Page: http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/en/researchers/ityf Application Deadline: No later than 17:00 PM (JST)/8:00 AM (UTC) on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

General inquiries: E-mail address:ITYF_ADMIN@ml.jaxa.jp Secretariat JAXA International Top Young Fellowship Steering Committee ISAS/JAXA

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) International Top Young Fellowship (ITYF) was established as a new fellowship program in 2009 with the purpose of inviting world’s top-level young researchers to work at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS)/JAXA.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Doctoral degree in Natural Sciences or Engineering or equivalent or higher ability, and must have degrees earned within less than 8 years from the hire date (those expected to earn their degrees by the hire date are eligible to apply).

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