Friday, April 14, 2017

AASWomen Newsletter for April 14, 2017

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of April 14, 2017
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Christina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. Career Profile: Astronomer to Assistant Professor/Head, Astronomy Lab/Curator, Meteorites  
2. Nominate a Worthy Scientist for a Prize from the AAS    
3. Tackling Sexual Harassment in Science: A Long Road Ahead
4. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter
5. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter
6. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Career Profile: Astronomer to Assistant Professor/Head, Astronomy Lab/Curator, Meteorites

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, planetary scientists, etc. The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those paths.

Below is our interview with Rachel L. Smith, an astronomer who is Head of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab, and Curator of Meteorites at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Appalachian State University.

For access to all our Career Profile Project interviews, please visit New Career Profiles are posted approximately every month.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Women In Astronomy IV - Join us!

I'm excited to share with you a project we've been working on for months. The next "Women in Astronomy" conference is coming up quick, June 9-11th in Austin, Texas (right after the Summer AAS meeting).

What should you join us (especially after a grueling but delightful summer AAS?)

The meeting will be panels, workshops, and fantastic plenaries. We are focused on getting folks the skills and experiences they are looking for, and hoping to help build collaborations and alliances. There will be the opportunity to share your work via posters, and several different mixers and opportunities to meet up and find new research collaborators!

Some highlights include a panel on "Engaging the Nashville Recommendations" (recommendations can be found here, a result of the powerful Inclusive Astronomy meeting from June 2015), workshops on Bystander Intervention and Anti-Racism training, and a hack session on demographics - what questions should we be asking, and how? We will discuss the progress we have made and the work we still have to do to support all women in astrophysics, and create a truly inclusive field.

Please join us! You can register here, and let me (or any of the other organizing committee members) know if you have burning questions we can answer. We look forward to seeing you in Austin. Early registration ends on April 15th, so sign up now!