Friday, September 1, 2017

AASWomen Newsletter for September 1, 2017

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of September 1, 2017
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Christina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. AWIS webinars open to AAS members          
2. New partnership with Canada to support early-career women scientists in the developing world
3. Lonely at the top for women scientists
4. The Universe Needs You: To Help in the Hunt for Planet 9
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


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1. AWIS webinars open to AAS members
From: Nancy Morrison [nancy.morrison_at_utoledo.edu]

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) has announced four new webinar series, which it is again making freely available to AAS members.  These include: the Career Spotlight Series, the AWIS Board Accelerator Coaching Series, the Advocacy in Action Series, and the AWIS Quarterly Town Hall Meeting. During these series, you can join AWIS staff and board members for a brief 30-minute webinar to stay current on issues, events, and opportunities AWIS is presenting on local, regional, and national levels.

More information can be found here:


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2. New partnership with Canada to support early-career women scientists in the developing world
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

“UNESCO and Canada have begun a new partnership aiming to empower early career-women scientists to become leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields and role-models for the next generation of female scientists. In this framework, Canada’s International Development Research Centre will provide 7,500,000 CAD to the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) over five years, thus joining Sweden as a major donor of OWSD.”

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3. Lonely at the top for women scientists
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

In an effort to connect with women in senior positions around the country, Edinburgh University professor Polly Arnold (chemistry) has created an interactive map that shows where female scientists are working.  "This way, I can go have a cup of coffee with another chemist or another physicist or somebody in business and somebody who's not quite in my area - and maybe we can discuss the issues that we have."

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4. The Universe Needs You: To Help in the Hunt for Planet 9
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

For Jackie Faherty, a staff scientist at the American Museum of Natural History, Backyards Worlds is “about reaching people who wouldn't ordinarily connect with science—a goal that’s close to home, given her own unlikely road to being a scientist. ‘I constantly think of having access to education, to science,’ Faherty says.”

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7. Access to Past Issues

  
Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.