Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 10:36:39 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CSWA Newsletter of 7/5/2000
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            AAS Committee on the Status of Women
    weekly issues of  7/5/2000, ed. by Priscilla Benson
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This week's issues:
1.  Website for women's grants?
2.  Article on Women in Science
3.  Good News on Employment
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1. website for women's grants??
coblecmb.physics.ucsb.edu

> 1. SUMMARY OF THE CSWA SESSION AT THE JUNE AAS MEETING
> From:  cmustsci.edu
> 
> 
> Congress has funded efforts (e.g., $10 M to NSF) to 
improve 
> the situation of women in astronomy. This would be a good 
> issue for coordination with the public policy committee.

Made me think of this...

Is there a website that lists all the graduate, postdoc,
faculty, etc. fellowships, grants, prizes, etc. that
are for women only? A central clearing house for such
information would be extremely helpful.

Thanks,
Kim Coble

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2. Article on Women in Science
From:  cmustsci.edu

If you haven't yet seen it, check out
www.csmonitor.com/atcsmonitor/cybercoverage/thaller/p-
062000thallerwomen.html

It's a very interesting article by Michelle Thaller on 
"Women in Science: A View From the Trenches"

Meg
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3.  Good News on Employment
From:  alyciaastro.ucla.edu

Some good news on employment?  To get an estimate of the 
relative employment success of men and women, I did a study 
based on the astrophysics Rumor Mill page
(http://meltingpot.fortunecity.com/enfield/207/).  I counted 
the number of faculty type offers made to men and women.  
There were 78 offers total (this counts every offer every 
time it was made. So, an offer declined by one person and 
accepted by another is counted twice). Of those, 15 (20%)
went to women and 61 (80% went to men).  Two went to people 
whose sex is unknown to me and about whom I couldn't guess 
based on their names.  In 1998, 23% of US doctorates in 
Astronomy and Astrophysics went to females (see Appendix 
Table A-1 of "Doctorate Recipients from United States
Universities: Summary Report 1998", available at 
http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/srs00410/htmstart.htm).  I am the 
first to admit that the rumor page is hardly an 
authoritative source, but within the uncertainties, women 
seem to be getting jobs in proportion to their numbers in 
the field.

Alycia J. Weinberger                    
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End of CSWA Newsletter of 7/5/2000