Friday Program - June 27, 2003
8:30 Baxter Hall, Ramo Auditorium
Welcome - Meg Urry, Wal Sargent
9:00 SESSION 1: Demographics
|Summary of the data and trends, update from
AAS, NSF, AIP and related studies
||Kevin Marvel, AAS Deputy Executive Officer|
Rachel Ivie, AIP Statistics group
10:30 SESSION 2: Stemming the Leaks in the Pipeline
|- at what stages do women leave science /
astronomy and why?
- what works?
- where can we be effective?
- lessons from sociological studies (gender bias experiments)
- lessons from experience in other fields
|Elaine Seymour, U of Colorado|
Sheila Tobias, Research Corp.
12:00-1:30 Lunch - Avery Center and local restaurants
1:30 SESSION 3: Why so Slow?
Virginia Valian, Hunter College
2:30 SESSION 4: Panel Discussion -
|Panel members are invited to consider the
following questions as
talking points for the discussion:
- What processes have your institution followed to assess the
status/environment for women?
- What were the outcomes of these processes?
- What are the lessons that you learned?
- What recommendations would you make to other institutions?
- What actions by outside bodies (e.g. federal funding agencies,
professional societies, etc) would help your organization enhance the
status of /environment for women at your institution?
- What recommendations would you like to see coming from this meeting?
- What future activities are your institution considering to address
issues for women in astronomy?
- How does your institution plan to sustain attention to this issue?
|AURA (Mike Shull)|
NCAR (Michael Knoelker)
Caltech (Anneila Sargent)
STScI study panel (Andrea Dupree)
UCLA (Margaret Kivelson)
JPL (Charles Elachi)
Wisconsin (Bernice Durand)
4:00 SESSION 5: Working Groups - Changing the
Issues will be addressed in working groups, to result in
Action Items /
Recommendations for institutions (AAS, NSF, NASA), as well as the broader
astronomy community. (We anticipate some of the invited speakers to also
be involved in these working group sessions).
|- Family issues: how can the apparent
conflict between work and family be eliminated?
- Business vs. academia: lessons from outside the university
- Changing the culture on campus: making women welcome and valued
- Seizing the day: how women can level their own playing field?
- Small and women's colleges: What are their special roles/issues?
|Baxter Hall - Breakout Rooms (North Entrance)|
6:00 Hosted Bar - Avery Center
7:00 Banquet - Avery Center
After Dinner Speaker - Susan Estrich, USC