Monday, October 24, 2011

AASWOMEN for October 22, 2011

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of October 21, 2011
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson, and Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1. A metric for workplace environment culture: How long do mothers nurse?

2. APS Meetings Child Care Grants

3. IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

4. Department of Energy Scholars Program

5. Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program

6. Job Opportunities

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. A metric for workplace environment culture: How long do mothers
nurse?
From: AnnH at womeninastronomy blog

[Did you know that federal law now requires "employers to provide reasonable break time and a private, non-bathroom place for nursing mothers to express breast milk during the workday, for one year after the child's birth"? See http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/Workplace/WorkplaceSupport/WorkplaceSupportinHealthCareReform/tabid/175/Default.aspx for information -- eds.]

If you think you have a positive culture at work for families, how would you measure it? One might be to determine how long, on average, the mothers of young children nurse their children. The workplace environment has a significant impact on the nursing relationship (availability of lactation rooms, flexibility in scheduling, maternity leave policies, etc).

There is a lot of literature showing that women tend to persist in nursing when they have peers who are doing the same. So, a lactation room, beyond just providing the legally required space for pumping milk, provides a networking location for your employees.

To read more, please see

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

which is also posted on the CSWA Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Committee-on-the-Status-of-Women-in-Astronomy/43977374494

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2. APS Meetings Child Care Grants
From: WIPHYS, Oct. 19, 2011

Small grants of up to $400 are available to assist meeting attendees who are bringing small children or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (i.e., extra daycare or babysitting services). To apply, complete the application for your Meeting by the deadline. The deadline for the March Meeting is December 16, 2011. The deadline for the April meeting is January 16, 2012.

http://www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/childcare.cfm

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3. IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
From: Waves and Packets, Oct. 15, 2011

The internships are salaried positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and give the opportunity to work closely with an IBM mentor. The Watson lab has a full range of research, as does the Almaden lab, and the Austin lab focuses on software and systems. Research areas of the internship are individually chosen so as to optimize the match between the skills and interests of the student, and the ongoing research programs of the laboratory.

http://www.nsbp.org/en/jobs/v/791

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4. Department of Energy Scholars Program
From: WIPHYS, Oct. 19, 2011

Deadline is November 15, 2011

he Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2012. The program offers summer internships with stipends of up to $650 per week depending on academic status to undergraduates, graduate students and post graduates at accredited institutes of higher education.

http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

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5. Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program
From: WIPHYS, Oct. 19, 2011

Deadline is January 15, 2012

APS is currently accepting applications for the Congressional Science Fellowship Program. Fellows serve one year on the staff of a senator, representative or congressional committee.

http://www.aps.org/policy/fellowships/congressional.cfm

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6. Job Opportunities

* James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellowship at NYU http://cosmo.nyu.edu/opportunities.html and for the AAS Job Register link http://jobregister.aas.org/node/39889

* Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy (Astrophysics) http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/physastroastro.cfm

* Faculty Positions in Physics, University of California, Berkeley http://www.nsbp.org/en/jobs/v/790

* NOAO has a variety of job opportunities available. http://www.noao.edu

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7. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

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9. Access to Past Issues

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

Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.

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