Friday, November 11, 2016

AASWomen Newsletter for November 11, 2016

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of November 11, 2016
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Cristina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. Reflection Moment: The Importance of Bystander Intervention

2. Meet your CSWA: Vishnu Reddy

3. Astronomy in Color: On the US Presidential Election

4. How 'Hidden Figures' Came Together: Interview with Author Margot Shetterly

5. Machine learning quantifies bias in astronomical paper citation rates

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. Reflection Moment: The Importance of Bystander Intervention
From: Christina Richey via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

Our country is currently in a moment of reflection. And as everyone discusses the political changes that may occur, I’d like to take a moment to thank all of our allies out there, and ask that everyone remember to love and respect each other. We as a community (in STEM, and specifically in both Astronomy and Planetary Science) have been discussing allyship and bystander intervention for some time now, but these discussions have increased in intensity in the past year.

Read more at

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2016/11/reflection-moment-importance-of.html

Back to top.
2. Meet your CSWA: Vishnu Reddy
From: Christina Richey via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

Vishnu Reddy is a tenure-track faculty member at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson. His research focuses on detecting and characterizing natural and artificial moving objects for NASA and DoD. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, in 2009 and worked as a research faculty there till 2012. Prior to working at the University of Arizona, Reddy worked as a research scientist at Planetary Science Institute, a non-profit based in Tucson.

Read more about Dr. Reddy at

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2016/11/meet-your-cswa-vishnu-reddy.html

Back to top.
3. Astronomy in Color: On the US Presidential Election
From: Maria Patterson [mtpatter_at_uw.edu]

Members of the AAS Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy (CSMA) have authored a post to express solidarity to anyone in the community negatively affected by the outcome of the election and to suggest concrete actions to help keep the astronomy community a safe place for everyone.

Read this post at

http://astronomyincolor.blogspot.com/2016/11/on-us-presidential-election_9.html

Back to top.
4. How 'Hidden Figures' Came Together: Interview with Author Margot Shetterly
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

The highly anticipated movie "Hidden Figures" is set to hit theaters in January 2017. In this interview with the book's author, space.com asks Margot Shetterly to describe her research and vision. One thing she'd like readers to get out of the book and movie? That this conversation "goes a long way to helping all of us change our perception about what a scientist looks like, what a mathematician looks like, who's capable of doing that work at the highest level."

Read more at

http://www.space.com/34486-hidden-figures-author-margot-shetterly-interview.html

Back to top.
5. Machine learning quantifies bias in astronomical paper citation rates
From: Maria Patterson [mtpatter_at_uw.edu]

A new study uses machine learning to quantify gender bias in astronomical papers using citation counts and finds that papers with female first authors have citation rates about 10% lower than expected.

Article in Nature News: http://www.nature.com/news/machine-learning-algorithm-quantifies-gender-bias-in-astronomy-1.20932

Manuscript on the arXiv: https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.08984

Back to top.
6. Job Opportunities

For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their organizations, a list of resources and advice is here: https://cswa.aas.org/diversity.html#howtoincrease

-Division Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences, MPS at the National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455053700?org=NSF

-Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Impact Crater Studies on Small Solar System Bodies, Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=602871&PostingSeq=1

-Assistant/Associate Scientist, NRAO, Socorro, NM https://cw.na1.hgncloud.com/nrao/loadJobPostingDetails.do?jobPostingID=102540&source=jobList

-Senior Archive Scientist, STScI, Baltimore, MD https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*F44FEE0A04F3A3DD

-Assistant Professor Position, Columbia University joint with the Simons Center for Computational Astrophysics, Morningside, NY https://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=56144

Back to top.
7. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

To submit an item to the AASWOMEN newsletter, including replies to topics, send email to aaswomen_at_aas.org

All material will be posted unless you tell us otherwise, including your email address.

When submitting a job posting for inclusion in the newsletter, please include a one-line description and a link to the full job posting.

Please remember to replace "_at_" in the e-mail address above.

Back to top.
8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter

Join AAS Women List by email:

Send email to aaswlist+subscribe_at_aas.org from the address you want to have subscribed. You can leave the subject and message blank if you like.

Be sure to follow the instructions in the confirmation email. (Just reply back to the email list)

To unsubscribe by email:

Send email to aaswlist+unsubscribe_at_aas.org from the address you want to have UNsubscribed. You can leave the subject and message blank if you like.

To join or leave AASWomen via web, or change your membership settings:

https://groups.google.com/a/aas.org/group/aaswlist

You will have to create a Google Account if you do not already have one, using https://accounts.google.com/newaccount?hl=en

Google Groups Subscribe Help:

http://support.google.com/groups/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=46606

Back to top.
9. Access to Past Issues

https://cswa.aas.org/AASWOMEN.html

Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.

Back to top.