Friday, September 2, 2016

AASWomen Newsletter for September 02, 2016

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of September 02, 2016
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Elysse Voyer, Heather Flewelling, Cristina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. Career Profile: Astronomer to Analytics Company Founder and Chief Scientist

2. Obama Lauds The Trailblazers On Women’s Equality Day

3. This Neil deGrasse Tyson Parody Twitter Account Magnificently Took Down A Sexist Tweet About Women In STEM

4. Scientists Support Young Girl Teased for Her Interest in Bugs With #BugsR4Girls

5. WiSE helps empower women

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. Career Profile: Astronomer to Analytics Company Founder and Chief Scientist
From: Stuart Vogel via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers. The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those paths.

Below is our interview with Dr. Genevieve Graves, an astronomer who left astronomy to co-found a "people analytics" company, hiQ Labs, and become its chief data scientist. Dr. Graves received her Ph.D. at UC Santa Cruz working with Professor Sandra Faber.  Following her Ph.D., she went to the UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy as a Miller Fellow, and then to the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University as a postdoctoral fellow.  Her astronomical research focussed on star formation histories and galaxy evolution.  

Read more at

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2016/08/career-profile-astronomer-to-analytics.html

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2. Obama Lauds The Trailblazers On Women’s Equality Day
From: Heather Flewelling [heather_at_ifa.hawaii.edu]

“At every level of society, women are leaders at the forefront of progress.”

President Barack Obama, a self-proclaimed feminist, touted women’s role as “leaders at the forefront of progress” in his presidential proclamation recognizing Women’s Equality Day.

Proclaimed annually on Aug. 26 by the president of the United States, Women’s Equality Day honors the suffragists and activists who fought for and eventually realized women’s right to vote. The 19th Amendment, which grants that right, was certified as law on Aug. 26, 1920.

Read more at

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-womens-equality-day_us_57c047e3e4b04193420eb9c6

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3. This Neil deGrasse Tyson Parody Twitter Account Magnificently Took Down A Sexist Tweet About Women In STEM
From: Heather Flewelling [heather_at_ifa.hawaii.edu]

by Suzannah Weiss

All too often, people assume women are less intelligent than men and particularly less competent in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) — even though we actually owe many advancements in STEM to women. And because this is a point that apparently still needs to be made over and over again, series of tweets about sexism toward women in STEM by the Neil deGrasse Tyson parody Twitter account @DrNeilTyson perfectly sums up the hypocrisy in looking down on some of our best scientists and technologists.

Read more at

http://www.bustle.com/articles/181451-this-neil-degrasse-tyson-parody-twitter-account-magnificently-took-down-a-sexist-tweet-about-women-in

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4. Scientists Support Young Girl Teased for Her Interest in Bugs With #BugsR4Girls
From: Heather Flewelling [heather_at_ifa.hawaii.edu]

by Jessica Lachenal

When Nicole Spencer tweeted asking for folks to share support for her 7-year-old daughter’s insatiable interest in bugs, she likely didn’t expect a full-blown hashtag to catch on the internet.

Read more at

http://www.themarysue.com/scientists-support-bugsr4girls

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5. WiSE helps empower women
From: Heather Flewelling [heather_at_ifa.hawaii.edu]

by Jacey Goetzman

In male-dominated fields such as science and engineering, women face discrimination even in subtle ways. Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is there to help combat these issues.

Rachael Barnes, a senior in biological systems engineering and global resources, said that in one of her classes, she was the only woman that day. In front of the whole class, her professor asked, “Why doesn’t the girl answer the question?”

Read more at

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/student_life/article_7de4b480-6ef3-11e6-bcdd-73d35fae27dc.html

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6. 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 Researcher Position in Medical Physics (Imaging for Radiation Therapy), Brigham and Women’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7741

-KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL http://kicp-fellowship.uchicago.edu

—Assistant Professor in Experimental Astrophysics or Astronomical Instrumentation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada http://www.dunlap.utoronto.ca/assistant-professor-position-search-experimental-astrophysics-or-astronomical-instrumentation

-Assistant professor of astronomy and/or planetary science, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ https://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=54717

-Tenure-line faculty position in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL http://ciera.northwestern.edu/Research/faculty_position.php

-Postdoctoral Positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics / Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) Postdoctoral Fellowships, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL http://ciera.northwestern.edu/Research/fellowships.php

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9. Access to Past Issues

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