Monday, August 15, 2011

AASWOMEN for August 12, 2011

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of August 12, 2011
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson, and Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1. Gender Gap in Lifetime Earning

2. Educator workshops for astronomy educators

3. Discover Earth Opportunities for Libraries

4. Webinar on Physics Career Options for Physics Bachelor Degrees

5. Job Opportunities

6. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

7. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter

8. Access to Past Issues


1. Gender Gap in Lifetime Earning
From: Michele M. Montgomery

An August 5, 2011 press release finds that men and women having more education and higher attainment make more money than people with less education. Degree level matters most. However occupational choice can trump degree level: Men and women with less education can earn more money than those with more education, depending on the occupational choice. The study by Carnevale, Rose, amp; Cheah at The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce also finds that women make less than men at every level of educational attainment (see Figure 4 of the study). Over a lifetime, women with a Ph.D make as much money as men having only a Bachelor's degree. Another interesting find is the money made by men and women over a lifetime by race (Figure 5). To read the press release, the executive summary, and the overall study, please see:

http://cew.georgetown.edu/collegepayoff

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2. Educator workshops for astronomy educators
From: Michele M. Montgomery

A press release from the Center for Astronomy Education announces a new series of educator workshops to new and previous participants. Workshops include active engagement and using technology in the classroom. To see the full list, please see:

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=37963

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3. Discover Earth Opportunities for Libraries
From: Michele M. Montgomery

The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) has obtained an NSF grant to choose ten public libraries to host an interactive exhibition called Discover Earth: A Century of Change. The libraries are to partner with local NGCP collaboratives to encourage girls to attend the exhibit and associated activities. Discover Earth is part of the STAR Library Education Network and is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Partners include the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the American Library Association. NGCP asks you to encourage your local library to apply by September 2, 2011. Please see:

http://www.ala.org/discoverearth ( http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=vdohsxbab&et=1106639656245&s=14339&e=001Re_3b98MbY1eNwmCubmP6fGvW31x--JGQ_XNc9HOOZUV6UU6peg8dbKnKI50nOmutSE8BoW9dFnloXQ5LJVTGlt8TV29tSMwU7koN0DS0r1iob3n3uhSPRS1jHlF8aM1 ).

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4. Webinar on Physics Career Options for Physics Bachelor Degrees
From: WIPHYS, August 10, 2011

Crystal Bailey is the Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society. Crystal Bailey plans to discuss the many physics career opportunities available to Physics Bachelors. Also to be discussed is as how career options change as one moves from a Bachelors to an Advanced Degree. As space is limited, please reserve or have your students reserve a spot at:

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/586003190

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5. Job Opportunities

A. Various Job Opportunities are currently available at the American Physical Society from BA/BS to Ph.D levels. Please see http://www.aps.org/about/jobs/index.cfm

B. Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Please see

http://academic.csupomona.edu/faculty/position.aspx?p_id=91

C. NRAO has various Job Opportunities for Undergraduate students, BS/MS recipients in Astronomy Education, PostDoctoral Researchers, and Scientists. For example, a Software Engineer II (Scientific Programmer) is needed to research and develop software that will visualize and analyze ALMA data. Please see:

https://careers.nrao.edu

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6. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

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7. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter

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8. Access to Past Issues

http://www.aas.org/cswa/AASWOMEN.html

Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.

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