Monday, May 28, 2012

AASWomen May 25, 2012

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of May 25, 2012
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson, and Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1. The Lack of Women in Science Leadership

2. Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

3. Academic Campus Interviews: What To Expect And How To Prepare

4. This Month on the CSWA Twitter Feed

5. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

6. Free webinar on "Everything you wanted to know about physics grad school"

7. Job Opportunities

8. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

9. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

10. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. The Lack of Women in Science Leadership
From: Laura E Trouille [l-trouille_at_northwestern.edu]

Elizabeth Iorns, Co-Founder amp; CEO of Science Exchange, posted a thoughtful blog at the Science Exchange on Wednesday about the lack of women in science leadership. She presents a number of statistics and recent studies on factors that contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of scientific leadership. She then discusses specific infrastructure and funding opportunities designed to improve scientists' work-life balance and support women in accessing positions of science leadership.

See the blog post at: http://blog.scienceexchange.com/2012/05/the-lack-of-women-in-science-leadership/?goback=%2Egde_1844342_member_118319083

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2. Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders
From: Caroline Simpson [simpsonc_at_fiu.edu]

The previous item reminded me about this TED talk:

Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, talks about why so few women persist to reach the top of their professions, and offers advice for women.

http://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_sandberg_why_we_have_too_few_women_leaders.html

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3. Academic Campus Interviews: What to expect and how to prepare
From: Lisa Winter via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

[This week's guest blogger is Lisa Winter. Lisa Winter is a Hubble fellow at the University of Colorado studying active galaxies and their relationship to galaxy evolution through feedback processes.]

After years of paper applications with no real interview process, I found myself faced with the difficulty of several interviews this academic year. In fact, the only real interviews I had until this point were all during my undergraduate career, so this process was particularly daunting. Making the leap to that next level of a staff or faculty position requires the inevitable interview and this article shares some of the things I learned after going through it all for the first time.

To read more:

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

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4. This month on the CSWA twitter feed
From: Caroline Simpson [simpsonc_at_fiu.edu]

A few tweets and retweets from AAS CSWA - go to twitter.com for the embedded links and stories. https://twitter.com/#!/AAS_Women

* For the dual-career couple, planning strategies early may help both achieve success http://acscareers.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/the-two-body-opportunity

* How do students perform on AP calc if you ask them their gender before test, or after? http://twitpic.com/9oh11z [a picture is worth 1000 words -- eds.]

* National Academy of Sciences comes out with 2012 elected members, AWIS provides historical data and we'll keep watching http://awis.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=448 [two pictures are worth 2000 words -- eds.]

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5. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
From: Waves and Packets, May 18, 2012

Designed as a unique and much-needed resource for educators, managers, and policymakers, the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering publishes original, peer-reviewed papers that report innovative ideas and programs for classroom teachers, scientific studies, and formulation of concepts related to the education, recruitment, and retention of under-represented groups in science and engineering.

http://www.begellhouse.com/journals/00551c876cc2f027.html

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6. Free webinar on "Everything you wanted to know about physics grad
school"
From: WIPHYS, May 23, 2012

In this webinar on Tuesday, June 12 from 3:00pm-4:00pm ET, undergraduates will have an opportunity to have an open, candid discussion with a panel of Graduate Students about their experiences. Topics will include the grad school selection and application process, financial support through teaching and research grants, coursework and qualifying exams, and research and thesis writing. For more info and to register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/203033558

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7. Job Opportunities

* Director - Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) https://careers.nrao.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1337958177714

* Lecturer Faculty Position, Department of Physics at Rochester Institute of Technology http://www.rit.edu/cos/physics/news.html click on "Lecturer.pdf" link on bottom left

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10. Access to Past Issues

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