Sunday, January 13, 2013

AASWomen for January 11, 2013

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of January 11, 2013
eds. Caroline Simpson, Michele M. Montgomery, Daryl Haggard, and Nick Murphy

This week's issues:

1. [Are] Astronomer's Taking Advantage of the Web?

2. Are STEM Programs Effective?

3. A Pledge Not to Sit on All-Male Panels at Sci-Tech Conferences

4. Women in Science: How Bias Holds Them

5. Post Doc Family Leave Policies - A Collection

6. Negotiation Skills Workshop for Graduate Students

7. ONR Faculty Summer Research Lab and Sabbatical

8. Want to Host the Next Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference?

9. NASA YSS Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference

10. 2013 LPI (Undergraduate) Summer Intern Program

11. APS/IBM Research Internships for Undergraduate Women

12. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Summer Undergraduate Intern

13. Job Opportunities

14. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

15. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

16. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. [Are] Astronomer's Taking Advantage of the Web?
From: L. Trouille via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

As we look to this new year and how we can best utilize this blog to connect with and help our community, I first want to look back to 2012 and learn from you all. How have you used social media (twitter, blogs, facebook, etc.) for professional development, networking, and, in general, furthering your career? Has this blog been useful for you? How? What would you recommend we improve for this coming year?

To see these WiA Blog Stats for 2012:

• Total views: • Avg daily views: • Most views of single post: • Growth in monthly views: • Highest monthly view: • Common referring sites:

please read on at

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

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2. Are STEM Programs Effective?
From: Nicolle Zellner via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

Since graduate school, when the issues facing women in STEM first became apparent to me, I’ve been involved in several programs that seek to increase the number of women in STEM majors and career fields; most of these programs focus on K12 female students. Some of these programs have national reputations, such as ExpandingYour Horizons, while others are regional, such as Girls Go Tech or Techbridge. Still others are local one-off events, such as when female scientists participate on conference panels, gather in focus groups, or visit classrooms. Though there is a national need to promote STEM to young women and many many organizations are conducting programs to do so, I wonder if these programs are working and if they really are making any difference at all.

I wonder this because yet another report about the lack of women in STEM fields has been released.

To read the rest, please see

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

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3. A Pledge Not to Sit on All-Male Panels at Sci-Tech Conferences
From: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein [chandadeepti_at_gmail.com]

This is an interesting idea:

[To read about and to pledge, please see:]

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/13/01/a-simple-suggestion-to-help-phase-out-allmale-panels-at-tech-conferences/266837

Chanda

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4. Women in Science: How Bias Holds Them
From: Caroline Simpson [simpsonc_at_fiu.edu]

"Caltech, the top scientific research university in the world, just spent 10 years trying to increase its female faculty members to 25 percent. Why didn't it work?"

To read more, please see

http://www.damemagazine.com/2013/01/03/women-science-how-bias-holds-them-back

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5. Post Doc Family Leave Policies at Various Institutions
From: CSWA

[In last week's issue #2, the AAS Special Session on Family Leave Policies and Childcare for Graduate Students and Postdocs was briefed. One outcome presented in the session is provided below for your incoming and current postdocs toolkit -- eds.]

Laura Trouille and Nick Murphy of AAS CSWA compiled results from an AAS CSWA survey sent to various postdoc affairs offices. The results include which universities offer paid leave, retention of university benefits, inclusion of domestic partners, etc. This should be part of every post doc candidate's tool kit.

To download the collection in pdf, please see

http://www.aas.org/cswa/PostdocFamilyLeavePolicy-flyer.pdf

To add your institutions policies, please send email to aaswomen_at_aas.org.

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6. Negotiation Skills Workshop for Graduate Students
From: WIPHYS, January 9, 2013

A Negotiation Skills Workshop designed for graduate students and young professionals will be held on Sunday, March 17 in conjunction with the APS March Meeting in Baltimore. The workshop will be held at the Hilton Baltimore, and the time of the workshop will be determined after feedback is collected from interested participants. There is no cost to attend, but application is necessary.

Please complete the online application at

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YKNFJTS

for consideration. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

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7. ONR Faculty Summer Research Lab and Sabbatical
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) seeks applicants for its 10-week summer research program at Navy labs and for its sabbatical program. Application deadline is February 16.

For more information, including how to apply, please see

http://onroutreach-summer-faculty-research-sabbatical.com

or contact

Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Research Program and Sabbatical Leave Program Technology Management Training Group, Inc. P.O. Box 18274 • 415A Church Street, Suite 100 Huntsville, Alabama 35801 Office: (256)536-9717 • Fax (256)536-9718 onrsfrp_at_tmtgroupinc.com

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8. Want to Host the Next Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference?
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

Applications are now being accepted for institutions interested in hosting one of the next Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWIP). The conferences are held over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in mid-January of following years.

To learn more and to apply, please see

http://www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/cuwip-host.cfm

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9. NASA YSS Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

The NASA YSS Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference will be held at the 44th LPSC conference March 18-22 in The woodlands, Texas. In addition to students presenting their research, the conference will have panels on choosing the right graduate school. Applications are due by February 8. To learn about travel support and how to apply, please see:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/events/education

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10. 2013 LPI (Undergraduate) Summer Intern Program
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites undergraduates with 50+ semester hours of credit to apply for their 2013 summer intern program. Interns will work one-on-one with either an LPI scientist or a NASA Johnson Space Center scientist in planetary science. To learn more about the 10-week program that begins June 3, please see

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lpiintern

For more information, please contact Claudia Quintana at 281-486-2159 or internprogram_at_lpi.usra.edu. Applications are due by January 18!

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11. APS/IBM Research Internships for Undergraduate Women
From: WIPHYS, January 9, 2013

APS and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate women. The goal is to encourage women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. 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. Learn more at:

http://www.aps.org/programs/women/scholarships/ibm/index.cfm

APS and IBM are also partnering to offer a summer research internship for underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans). Learn more here: www.almaden.ibm.com/almaden/diversity

Find more career opportunities at the APS CAREER CENTER at

http://careers.aps.org

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12. CRESST partnership Summer Undergraduate Intern
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

The Center for Exploration in Space Science and Technology at NASA Goddard Space Flight (GSFC) Center partnership is accepting applications from undergraduate students to participate in 10-week summer internships at GSFC for summer 2013. Deadline for application is February 1.

For details on the application process and eligibility, please see

http://cresst.umd.edu/Opportunities/internship2013.html

The USRA Point of Contact is Dr. Michael Corcoran, USRA CRESST director, at 301-286-5576 or mcorcoran_at_usra.edu.

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13. Job Opportunities

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

http://www.aas.org/cswa/diversity.html#howtoincrease

- Postdoctoral Position in Planet Formation at Wesleyan University http://jobregister.aas.org/node/44334

- Postdoctoral Scholar position at US Berkeley on supernovae and other transients (e.g., gamma-ray bursts) https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00098

- MacGillavry prestige tenure-track for women, University of Amsterdam http://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=44279 http://www.uva.nl/mgf

- Associate Director, Dept. of Astronomy, University of Maryland https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58271

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16. Access to Past Issues

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