Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 17:44:56 -0500 (EST)
Subject: AASWOMEN for March 8, 2002

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of 03/08/02, eds. Meg Urry & Patricia Knezek

This week's issues:

1. Assistance Sought For Telementor Project
2. Undergraduate Summer Research Experience in Beijing
3. Management Problems of the Technical Person in a Leadership Role
4. Career & Professional Development Liaison (CPDL) Workshop
5. Education and Public Outreach Specialist - Astrophysics/Space Science
   at the University of California/Berkeley
6. How to submit to, subscribe to, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN
1. Assistance Sought For Telementor Project
>From WIPHYS posting of 03/08/02:

I need some telementor help the week of March 18th, 2002.

What: small grant - from North Carolina Assoc. for Educational
Communications & Technology - and Wake
Forest University. 
Project Goal: provide as role models women who have succeeded
and continue to thrive in a math, science, or computer science
environment Who: 6th & 7th grade young women in academically
gifted program at Paisley Math & Science Middle School in Forsyth
County, Winston-Salem, NC.

Requirements of the telementor volunteer:
1. Answer 10 questions about yourself and your work (I will email
in advance so you can copy & paste your responses)
2. The young women will email you on the morning of March 19th
with the questions and they will read your responses on March

How: Once I get your email address you will be assigned a login
and password by the school system for a system they use called
'Learning Village' - 
You will then copy and paste - or answer online if you like -
anytime during the day of the 19th or before 9:45 am eastern, on
the 20th.

Outcome: the young women will use Powerpoint for their
presentations about what they have learned and reflect on their
responses to issues affecting women today from their telementors
as well as a brief bio about their telementor - it will be taped and
hopefully put on a server here at Wake Forest for you all to see :)

I think it is soooo important for these young women to interact
with women that are in the 'real world' please help if you can and
feel free to forward to someone else that might want to be included. 
Also if you subscribe to other listservs that might be helpful let me
know. Thank you for taking time to read this.

Beth Boyd
Instructional Technology Consultant
Wake Forest University

2. Undergraduate Summer Research Experience in Beijing

>From WIPHYS posting of 03/08/02:


Dear colleagues,
I have a program supported by the NSF that I collaborate with
Chinese scientists on research in the summer, and I take a few
American undergraduates with me to Beijing for a summer research
experience for four weeks. For all participating students, NSF will
cover all the related expenses including the roundtrip ticket, the
living, boarding, and transportation in Beijing. The students will not
be paid extra stipend for their research in China, but if they continue
to work on the project after coming back to the US, their research
can be supported by NSF REU. This is truly an excellent
opportunity for students.

In this coming summer, the students will work in the Department of
Physics at Peking University. We are planning to leave in the middle
of May and stay for four weeks. I have already selected a few
students, but of them only one is a girl student. I hope to have
another girl student if I can find a good one. Please encourage your
good girl undergraduate physics students interested in this
experience to contact me at Thank you. If you
can drop me a few lines of what you know about her, I would truly
appreciate. Thank you.

Shang-Fen Ren 
Department of Physics
Illinois State University 
Campus Box 4560 
Normal, IL 61790-4560 
(309) 438-5246 (Office) 
(309) 438-8756 (Secretary) 
Fax: (309) 438-5413 

3.  Management Problems of the Technical Person in a Leadership Role

>From WIPHYS posting of 03/05/02:


Sunday, March 17, 8:00am - 1:00pm, Cost: $75
Location: Room 106, Indianapolis Convention Center
Registration: Go to 

Now, more than ever, as industries are experiencing major changes, there 
is a greater demand for exceptional management skills among technical 
managers. This workshop will address issues such as balancing technical, 
administrative, and people skills; maintaining your technical proficiency 
after becoming a manager or leader; 6 easy-to-implement practices that 
multiply your communication effectiveness with subordinates, peers, and
management/administration; and much, much more. Each workshop participant 
will receive course materials, and will be given the opportunity to speak 
individually with the instructor, if time permits after the seminar. 

If you have a specific situation that you would like the instructor to
address, please email Arlene Modeste Knowles [], with a 
brief description of your problem and it will be forwarded to the instructor. 

4. Career & Professional Development Liaison (CPDL) Workshop

>From WIPHYS posting of 03/05/02:

Careers in Industry: Preparing your students
Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, 2002
Indianapolis Convention Center, Rooms 108-109
Indianapolis, Indiana
Cost: $100

***Invitation has been extended to interested persons (select
Chair's Designee on online registration form)*** 

This workshop will offer department chairs, CPDLs, and interested parties 
an overview of the employment climate in industry and information on how 
faculty can promote the success of their students who choose to work in 
industry. There will be exciting talks, a forum discussion for audience 
participation, posters on what institutions are doing to prepare their 
students for industrial positions, and networking opportunities.

The luncheon keynote speaker will be Venky Narayanamurti, Dean of 
Engineering, Harvard University.

To find out more about the workshop go to To find out more about the CPDL 
Program, please go to, or contact 
Arlene Modeste Knowles (, 301-209-3232)

5. Education and Public Outreach Specialist - Astrophysics/Space Science
   at the University of California/Berkeley
From: Nahide Craig



SALARY RANGE $58,236-64,020

Education and Public Outreach Specialist. The Space Sciences Laboratory at 
UC Berkeley seeks applicant to serve as Education and Public Outreach 
Specialist. Develop K-12 educational resources for the Web-based SEGway 
program, tapping current space science research related to NASA satellite 
missions. As a member of the SEGway team, composed of space scientists, 
museum educators and teachers, develop products and programs for K-12 
classrooms and museum general public audiences. Collaboratively test and 
refine science education materials and develop digital resources to support 
hands-on science curricula. Review educational resources for scientific 
accuracy. Represent SEGway at professional and educational meetings. 
Participate in the professional development programs for teachers. 
Participate in proposal writing in support of securing additional funding. 
Keep abreast of education and public outreach activities of satellite 
missions and individual researchers. 

Advanced degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Space Science/Astronomy or related 
discipline and 5 years combined experience in science research and 
education/outreach activities.  Demonstrated commitment to K-12 science 
education and/or public outreach required.  Broad understanding of current 
space science research, strong communication and collaboration skills, 
strong computer skills and understanding of information technologies for 
educational purposes, and good public speaking skills required.  Research 
experience with NASA space science mission desired. 

Application deadline: April 15, 2002. Interested applicants should send CV, 
publications list, research performed, list of K-12 science education and/or 
public outreach experience, and three reference names and contact 
information to: Dr. Isabel Hawkins, Space Sciences Laboratory, MC 7450, 
Berkeley, CA 94720-7450. Email:; 
PH: (510) 643-5662; FAX: (510) 643-5662.  Salary will be based on 
qualifications.  UC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

        Dr. Nahide Craig
        Director, SEGway Project
        Space Sciences Lab      
                Grizzly Peak  Centennial Blvd. MC 7450
        Berkeley, Ca 94720-7450

                Phone: 510-643-7273
                Fax :510-643-5660

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