Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 14:37:55 -0500 (EST)
Subject: AASWOMEN for Jan. 3, 2003

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of Jan. 3 2002, eds. Meg Urry, Patricia Knezek, & Michael Rupen

This week's issues:

 1. CSWP Panel Discussion on Title IX
 2. Aspen Workshop: Cosmology & Astrophys. with Gal. Clusters, 26 May-13 June
 3. Aspen Workshop: Nuclear Phys. of Core Collapse Supernovae, 26 May- 8 June
 4. AAUW Awards Deadline
 5. APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
 6. Graduate Fellowship in Astronomy/Astrophysics, RPI
 7. Tenure-track positions at The United States Naval Academy
 8. Tenure-track position at Michigan State University

 1. CSWP Panel Discussion on Title IX

> From WIPHYS Dec. 30

 CSWP will sponsor a special panel discussion on March 5 at the
 APS Austin, TX Meetin, "Women in Physics: Title IX and
 Institutional Policies". A panel of four speakers will give
 presentations on Title IX of the Educational Amendments of
 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in all aspects of federally
 funded education programs. There will be an opportunity for
 questions afterwards. Following the panel there will be a
 reception featuring light fare for those who wish to continue the
 discussion. Details on the panel and the reception will be posted
 on the CSWP site at as
 they become available. 

 2. Aspen Workshop: Cosmology & Astrophys. with Gal. Clusters, 26 May-13 June
From: Erica Ellingson

We would like to bring to your attention that the Aspen Center for Physics
selection committee has accepted and scheduled the following workshop:

     Cosmology and Astrophysics with Galaxy Clusters
     26 May - 13 June 2003

Information and application forms for the Aspen Center summer programs are
available online at 
Deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2003.

The number of applicants is larger than the number of available places
and we are unable to invite all those who apply. The invitations will
be sent in mid-March, and a waiting list will be established. An effort
will be made to select a diverse group from a number of fields of physics
and representing a variety of institutions. Special consideration is given
to physicists who have never participated or have not participated recently.
In addition to academic physicists, physicists actively engaged in research 
in industrial or government laboratories are invited to apply.

The Aspen Center for Physics is committed to helping participants bring
their families with them to Aspen in the summer. Daycare is readily available
in the area and the Center can provide a current listing of childcare

We encourage you to apply and to attend, as well as to spread the word about
the workshop to interested colleagues.

We hope you will be able to join us and thank you again!

Joanne Cohn, Erica Ellingson, Gus Evrard and Joe Mohr

 3. Aspen Workshop: Nuclear Phys. of Core Collapse Supernovae, 26 May- 8 June

> From WIPHYS Jan. 6

During the period from May 26 to June 8, 2003, an informal workshop on the
topic "The Nuclear Physics of Core Collapse Supernovae" will be held at
the Aspen Center for Physics in conjunction with and with the support of
the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA). Details concerning
this and other workshops at the Aspen Center for Physics, together with general
information, can be accessed at . The Aspen Center
for Physics is committed to significant participation by women and
under-represented groups in all of the Center's programs. Deadline for
applications for this summer's programs is February 1, 2003. The web site
allows direct electronic applications to be completed and submitted. We
look forward to seeing you this summer.
Best wishes from the Organizers,

  Adam Burrows, 
  Hendrick Schatz
  Jim Truran
  Michael Weischer

 4. AAUW Awards Deadline

> From WIPHYS Jan. 3

Dear friends on WIPHYS:
The deadline is approaching for three prestigious awards from the
American Association of University Women. I would dearly love
to see one or more of these awards go to a physicist/astrophysicist! 
I'm appending a short description on each award below, along with
a link for more information. 

Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for one or more
of these awards. The deadline is February 10, 2003, and winners
will receive their award at the AAUW convention in Providence, RI
June 20-23, 2003.

1. The AAUW Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars recognizes the early
  professional achievements of an untenured woman scholar who has a record
  of exceptional early accomplishments and shows promise of future
  distinction. This award includes a $5,000 honorarium and travel expenses to
  the AAUW convention. 
2. The Founders Distinguished Senior Scholar Award honors a tenured woman
  scholar for a lifetime of outstanding research, teaching, publications,
  and impact on women in her profession and community. This award includes
  a $1,000 honorarium and travel expenses to the AAUW convention 
3. Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy (given in conjunction with the
  American Astronomical Society) honors an untenured woman astronomer
  pursuing significant postdoctoral research in astronomy. This award
  includes a $5,000 honorarium.

If you are interested in receiving an application for any of these
awards, please send me an email with your name and mailing
address (please email me directly at do not
reply to CSWA).


Tara McLoughlin, M.A.
Director of Programs
American Association of University Women 
Educational Foundation

 5. APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

> From WIPHYS Jan 02

APS and IBM are co-sponsoring a research internship program for
undergraduate women. This is a salaried summer internship at one
of IBM's U.S. research centers located in San Jose, CA; Yorktown
Heights, NY; or Austin, TX. Information on the 2003 program may
be found at 
Deadline for applications is January 31, 2002. Please share this
information will anyone who might be interested!

 6. Graduate Fellowship in Astronomy/Astrophysics, RPI

> From WIPHYS Dec 30

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is accepting applications for a graduate
fellowship in astronomy/astrophysics. The one year fellowship, including
a nine month stipend of $14,000 and a full tuition waiver ($27,060), is
made possible through funding from a NASA Space Grant and the Huberty
Endowment. Typical summer salary for our graduate students is $4500. 
Applicants must be US citizens, and plan to pursue a PhD in astronomy or
astrophysics at Rensselaer. The PhD can be in our traditional Physics
program, or in Multidisciplinary Science (with research concentrations
in computational astrophysics, astrobiology, or astronomical data mining).
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send contact information,
transcripts, two letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and statement of
purpose to: 
    Prof. Heidi Newberg
    Dept. of Physics
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    110 Eighth St., Troy, NY 12180. 
Applications must be received by February 15 for full consideration. 
Applicants to Rensselaer's graduate programs will be automatically considered
for the fellowship.

 7. Tenure-track positions at The United States Naval Academy

Astronomer with small telescope / CCD experience

The Physics Department invites applications for one or more tenure-track 
positions at the assistant professor level, beginning in either January or 
August 2003. The positions are available contingent on approval of funding.
Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered at the level of 
associate professor. A successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in physics or 
physics education research (with a solid academic background in physics), a 
strong interest in teaching undergraduates and involving them in research, 
and the ability to teach both lecture and laboratory courses. Fields of 
particular interest include a) astrophysics with a CCD camera on a 20-inch 
telescope, b) physics education research, and c) acoustics. Major 
departmental facilities include a 1.7-MV tandem electrostatic accelerator,
20-inch reflecting and 8-inch refracting telescopes, ultra fast dye- and 
solid-state lasers, a helium dilution refrigerator, pulsed/cw NMR system, 
and a well-equipped acoustics laboratory. Upper-division elective courses 
include Astrophysics, Acoustics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, 
and Optics. The department has 25 civilian faculty, teaches about 1000 
students per year in its core course (which emphasizes computer-based 
instructional laboratories), and graduates about 20 physics majors per 
year. To apply, send a letter of application, a resume, unofficial 
undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of your teaching 
philosophy, and a description of your research plans to Search Committee, 
Physics Department, U.S. Naval Academy, 572M Holloway Road, Annapolis, MD
21402-5026. Inquiries may be sent via e-mail to The 
United States Naval Academy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment 
Opportunity Employer. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to 
applicants with disabilities.

 8. Tenure-track position at Michigan State University
From: Stephen E. Zepf

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University invites
applications for a tenure-stream appointment from candidates with interests
broadly consistent with the area of theoretical nuclear astrophysics.
Examples of areas of research that would be appropriate include simulations
of nucleosynthesis sites in supernovae explosions, models for the chemical
evolution of the Galaxy, and studies of the s(low) and r(apid)
neutron-capture processes. This opening is for a joint appointment with the
astronomy group and with the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
(NSCL), located on the MSU campus. The MSU astronomy group has access to the
soon-to-be-operational SOAR 4.2m telescope, located in Chile, of which MSU
is a partner. The NSCL operates a new accelerator facility for fast
radioactive beams, and has an active program in experimental nuclear
astrophysics. MSU is also a member of the Joint Institute for Nuclear
Astrophysics (JINA), an NSF-funded collaboration between MSU, Notre Dame,
and the University of Chicago, with the mission of exploring the fundamental
issues of importance to nuclear astrophysics. Although preference will be
given to junior-level applicants, applications from qualified candidates at
all levels will be given careful consideration. Applicants should send a
cover letter, resume, and publication list, and arrange for letters of
recommendation to be sent from three individuals to Prof. Wolfgang Bauer,
Chairman, at the above address. We plan to review applications beginning
15 January 2003, and will continue to do so until the position is filled.
Michigan State University is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes
nominations of women and minorities.