Friday, June 5, 2020

AASWomen Newsletter for June 5, 2020

Former astronaut Nicole Stott orbits Earth aboard the International Space Station (Credit: NASA)
AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of June 5, 2020
eds: Heather Flewelling, Nicolle Zellner, Maria Patterson, Alessandra Aloisi, and Jeremy Bailin

[We hope you all are taking care of yourselves and each other. Be well! --eds.]

This week's issues:

1. Cross-Post: AAS President Calls on All Members to Support Black Americans Now

2. Women Leading Pandemic Research Through Time

3. Physicist Tesla Jeltema wins Mentorship Award from American Physical Society

4. Retired astronauts discuss the future of spaceflight ahead of SpaceX Crew Dragon launch

5. Deep Biases Prevent Diverse Talent from Advancing

6. Trailblazers: Lorena Soriano, STEM Diversity Advocate

7. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

9. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. Cross-Post: AAS President Calls on All Members to Support Black Americans Now
From: Megan Donahue via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

“As AAS President, I wish to comment on the tragic and brutal murders of Black Americans Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor. As scientists, researchers, educators, and human beings we have a responsibility to respond, to see and name these injustices, and to empathize and acknowledge our different human experiences and reactions to these events. We stand together with our Black members, their students, and their families. We stand with our Black AAS employees and volunteers from whom we have asked so much during these difficult and challenging times.”

Read more at

https://aas.org/posts/news/2020/06/aas-president-calls-all-members-support-black-americans-now

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2. Women Leading Pandemic Research Through Time
From: JoEllen McBride via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

“Medical schools routinely have 50% female students. Does that mean women are equal participants in the field? Let us consider the issue and start with the current pandemic.”

Read more at

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2020/06/women-leading-pandemic-research-through.html

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3. Physicist Tesla Jeltema wins Mentorship Award from American Physical Society
From: Alessandra Aloisi [aloisi_at_stsci.edu]

By Tim Stephens

“The American Physical Society (APS) Division of Particles and Fields has awarded its 2020 Mentorship Award to Tesla Jeltema, associate professor of physics at UC Santa Cruz and a member of the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP). ”

Read more at

https://news.ucsc.edu/2020/05/jeltema-award.html

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4. Retired astronauts discuss the future of spaceflight ahead of SpaceX Crew Dragon launch
From: Alessandra Aloisi [aloisi_at_stsci.edu]

By Hailey Rose McLaughlin

“Two NASA veterans - Nicole Stott and Cady Coleman - ponder humanity’s future in space, as well as the role women will play in it.”

Read more at

https://astronomy.com/news/2020/05/retired-astronauts-nicole-scott-and-cady-coleman-on-the-crew-dragon-launch

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5. Deep Biases Prevent Diverse Talent from Advancing
From: Alessandra Aloisi [aloisi_at_stsci.edu]

By Korena Di Roma Howley

“A new study indicates that underrepresented students in science-related fields are innovating at high rates—but not reaping commensurate rewards.”

Read more at

https://eos.org/articles/deep-biases-prevent-diverse-talent-from-advancing

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6. Trailblazers: Lorena Soriano, STEM Diversity Advocate
From: Alessandra Aloisi [aloisi_at_stsci.edu]

By Rebekah Bastian

“Lorena Soriano is an entrepreneur, a community leader, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 Fellow. She is on a mission to change the workforce stats in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to ensure that the people who design and create products and services are representative of the populations that use them. She has founded three organizations, including her most recent venture every POINT ONE, and shares her own journey in STEM and entrepreneurship on Instagram.”

Read more at

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebekahbastian/2020/05/31/trailblazers-lorena-soriano-stem-diversity-advocate/#68f376952a60

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7. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

To submit an item to the AASWOMEN newsletter, including replies to topics, send email to aaswomen_at_aas.org .

All material will be posted unless you tell us otherwise, including your email address.

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

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8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter

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Send an email to aaswomen_at_aas.org. A list moderator will add your email to the list. They will reply to your message to confirm that they have added you.

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9. Access to Past Issues

https://aas.org/comms/cswa/AASWOMEN

Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.

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