Friday, January 24, 2020

AASWomen Newsletter for January 24, 2020

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of January 24, 2020
eds: JoEllen McBride, Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Maria Patterson, and Alessandra Aloisi


The Sensoria 1 crew, from item 3 (Image credit: SENSORIA Program)
This week's issues:

1. Call for Information: Publication Policy and General Codes of Conduct for Consortia and Mission Teams

2. Hester Pulter's 17th-century Spaceflight of Imagination

3. The first all-woman Mars analog crew just 'returned to Earth' in Hawaii

4. Scientific Meetings for All

5. Want more women in leadership roles? Recognize their accomplishments

6. NextProf Science 2020 Opportunity at the University of Michigan

7. From Pixel to Cosmology in the 2020s

8. Job Opportunities

9. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

10. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

11. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. Call for Information: Publication Policy and General Codes of Conduct for Consortia and Mission Teams
From: JoEllen McBride via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

The AAS "Ethics Process" task force is pulling together some 'best practice' documents for consortia and mission teams in regards to Publication Policy and general Codes of Conduct.

In some cases - e.g. Codes of Conduct - there are a number of good examples out there, especially from the Physics world. However, Publication Policies are an area that each group seems to address as ad-hoc; while there are some examples from Physics (e.g. the CERN LHC teams have very detailed policies), those don’t necessarily work for astronomers.

Read more at

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2020/01/call-for-information-publication-policy.html

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2. Hester Pulter’s 17th-century Spaceflight of Imagination
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

By SAMANTHA SNIVELY

"From a darkened bedroom in rural England in 1648, Hester Pulter traveled to the edge of the known universe. She closely observed the moon, deeming it 'another world,' confirmed that the sun was 'the center of all the rest' of the planets, counted the four large moons of Jupiter, and counted two moons orbiting Saturn. After gazing at the galaxy stretched out before her, she returned home to her bedroom, where she lay in pain from a difficult pregnancy. Her account of her voyage would remain unknown until 1996, when a graduate student discovered her manuscript in the University of Leeds Brotherton Library."

Read more at

https://www.ladyscience.com/features/hester-pulter-17thcentury-spaceflight-of-imagination-poetry-science

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3. The first all-woman Mars analog crew just 'returned to Earth' in Hawaii
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

By Chelsea Gohd

"A history-making all-female crew of analog astronauts have "returned to Earth," completing a two-week mission in a mock Mars habitat on the big island of Hawaii."

Read more at

https://www.space.com/sensoria-all-woman-mars-analog-mission-success.html

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4. Scientific Meetings for All
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

Two consortia (Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) partnering with the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) and 500 Women Scientists (500WS) and the Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network (EDSIN)) have released best practices for increasing diversity and inclusion at scientific meetings. The scientific community should implement these recommendations ASAP.

Read more at

https://eos.org/opinions/scientific-meetings-for-all

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5. Want more women in leadership roles? Recognize their accomplishments
From: Alessandra Aloisi [aloisi_at_stsci.edu]

When women's achievements at work are publicly recognized, it can fuel their desire to lead.

That's according to recent research out of the University of Exeter Business School in the U.K.

In conducting an experiment with university students, Jingnan Chen found that highlighting a woman's successes greatly increases her willingness to lead, even if the work environment is male-dominated. And when these women lead, their teams have a greater likelihood of performing well, per Science Daily.

Read more at

https://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/profiles-strategies/2020/01/want-more-women-in-leadership-roles-recognize.html

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6. NextProf Science 2020 Opportunity at the University of Michigan
From: Michael Meyer [mrmeyer_at_umich.edu}

Early-career scientists and mathematicians are invited to participate in the NextProf Science 2020 workshop being offered at the University of Michigan on May 4-7, 2020. NextProf Science is aimed at future faculty - advanced doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows who are interested in an academic career in science at an exceptional academic research institution and who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity.

The NextProf Science workshop is free to participants, who must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Participants' expenses for travel, lodging, and meals will be covered. The deadline to receive all applications and reference letters is: January 26, 2020. If you have additional questions, please contact um-nextprof-science_at_umich.edu or contact the Department of Astronomy directly https://lsa.umich.edu/astro

Find the online application and additional information at

http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/nextprof-science

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7. From Pixel to Cosmology in the 2020s
From: Satya Gontcho A Gontcho [sgontcho_at_ur.rochester.edu]

We are pleased to advertise the "From Pixel to Cosmology in the 2020s” Summer School that will take place July 5-11 2020 at the International Center for Interdisciplinary Science Education in Quy Nhon, Vietnam.

In the next decade, major advances in cosmology will come from combining data-sets from different cosmological probes. In order to find creative ways to use those data-sets for solid and innovative science, a clear understanding of the full picture from the raw data to the scientific breakthrough, with a clarity of view of all the crucial midway points that make for robust science is required.

From Pixel to Cosmology in the 2020s aims to give to our attendees the tools needed to understand and take advantage of the unprecedented cosmological data-sets that we will have in the 2020s and enable our attendees to make the best use of them.

Practical information and pre-registration at http://bit.do/pixtocosmo2020s

More information and a list of lecturers can be found at https://www.pixtocosmo2020s.org/about

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8. Job Opportunities

For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their organizations, a list of resources and advice is here:

https://aas.org/comms/cswa/resources/Diversity

- IT Specialist (GIS), Planetary Geologic Mapping Group, USGS Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556831100

- Research Scientist (Tanaka-Greeley Fellowship), Planetary Geologic Mapping Group, USGS Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/557280200

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11. Access to Past Issues

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