Friday, July 24, 2015

AASWOMEN Newsletter for July 24, 2015

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of July 24, 2015
eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse Voyer

This week's issues:

1. The Fight for Women's Suffrage

2. #StandWithChanda

3. AIP Teaching Guides on Women and Minorities in the Physical Sciences

4. The 15 most amazing women in science today

5. Sloan Research Fellowships: Deadline is September 15th, 2015

6. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

7. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter

8. Access to Past Issues


1. The Fight for Women's Suffrage

From: Neil Gehrels via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

I wrote a blog in June on the early women's rights movement in the US and the famous Seneca Falls Convention. As with the civil rights movement, Quakers played a key role in the push toward equality. Today I am writing about the fascinating story of the suffrage movement in the late 1800's and early 1900's that gave women the right to vote, and the leadership that Susan B. Anthony provided.

Read more at

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage.html

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2. #StandWithChanda

From: Jessica Kirkpatrick via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

[The below is a guest post by Dr. Sarah Tuttle, a research associate at McDonald Observatory at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the instrument scientist for VIRUS, a massively replicated spectrograph being built for HETDEX (Hobby Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment).]

Background: Campus Reform is a news organization website connected to the Conservative right "Leadership Institute". They describe themselves as a "watchdog to the nation's higher education system", exposing "liberal bias and abuses at universities" (from their author bios). They have aggregated a collection of tweets by an astrophysicist discussing the prevalence of systemic racism and the issues of white supremacy in our society which has led to personal attacks against her.

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is the MLK Postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Kavli Institute. As a theoretical astrophysicist she studies a wide range of topics in cosmology and particle astrophysics, including axions, quantum gravity, and inflation. She did her undergraduate work at Harvard, and will be beginning her next postdoc at the University of Washington next year.

Read more at

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2015/07/standwithchanda.html

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3. AIP Teaching Guides on Women and Minorities in the Physical Sciences

From: Nancy Morrison [nancyastro126_at_gmail.com]

Recently, the American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics launched a pair of teaching guides, one on the history of women and one on the history of minorities in the physical sciences. The series includes lesson plans, such as "Debates: Should These Women Have Won a Nobel Prize?"

'These guides are intended to increase knowledge of and generate discussion about the historical and contemporary experiences of women and minorities in physics, astronomy, and related disciplines. They are comprised of ready-to-use lesson plans, as well as additional resources to assist educators and students as they design their own lessons and embark on independent research projects.'

To read more and download the guides/lesson plans:

http://www.aip.org/history-programs/physics-history/teaching-guides-women-minorities

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4. The 15 most amazing women in science today

From: WIPHYS Posting for Jul 21, 2015

by Emmie Martin and Jessica Orwig

In the science and technology industries, women are often massively underrepresented.

But that doesn't mean they aren't making some of the most important and inspiring contributions out there.

We've highlighted 15 female scientists who are doing amazing things, pulled from our recent list of groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world.

From a woman who developed a revolutionary blood test that will transform the way we measure our health to an astrophysicist who's trying to find another Earth, here are the most amazing women in science today.

Read more at

http://www.businessinsider.com/coolest-women-in-science-2015-7

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5. Sloan Research Fellowships: Deadline is September 15th, 2015

From: WIPHYS Posting for Jul 21, 2015

$55,000 fellowships are awarded annually to exceptional junior faculty. Candidates must hold a tenure-track (or equivalent) position at a college, university, or other degree-granting institution in the U.S. or Canada and have been awarded their Ph.D. (or equivalent) on or after September 1, 2009. To be eligible, candidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher. Please inform your faculty about this opportunity and consider nominating one of your outstanding junior colleagues for a fellowship. In keeping with the Foundation's long-standing tradition of supporting underrepresented groups in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, we strongly encourage the nomination of women and minorities.

Learn more at

http://www.sloan.org/fellowships

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