Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 17:51:42 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: AASWOMEN for August 31 & September 5, 2003

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issues of August 31 & September 5, 2003
eds. Patricia Knezek & Michael Rupen

This week's issues:
1. Nominate qualified women for AAS prizes! Deadline is October 1, 2003.
2. CC West 2004 Conference - Call for Papers
3. Unique Learning Resource from NSF
4. AWIS Fellowship Programs
5. Postdoctoral Opportunities, University of Wisconsin-Madison
6. Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics, Indiana University

1. Nominate qualified women for AAS prizes! Deadline is October 1, 2003.
From: Patricia Knezek and Meg Urry

The recent AAS Electronic Announcement (#129) contained a reminder that
ALL Society members may sumit nominations for prizes.  Traditionally, very
few prizes have been awarded to women, so we strongly encourage to think
of qualified women candidates you know, and nominate them!  

The nomination form is available both in the August AAS Newsletter and
electronically via the Members Only area of the AAS website.  All prize
nominations are due on October 1, 2003.  Please look at the AAS website
for further details:

2. CC West 2004 Conference - Call for Papers

>From WIPHYS September 2, 2003

First Announcement - Call for papers
CCWEST 2004 Conference - A National Conference for the
Advancement of Women in Engineering, Science and Technology
June 10-14, 2004
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

As members of the CCWEST 2004 Conference Organizing Committee, we are 
looking forward to welcoming you to Brock University and the Niagara 
Peninsula in the Spring of 2004.  Additional information can be found on 
the Conference web site

Eric Muller, Professor of Mathematics and Education
Fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Brock University
St Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1
phone:- 905 688 5550 ext. 1 3297
fax:- 905 682 9020

3. Unique Learning Resource from NSF

>From WIPHYS September 3, 2003

The National Science Foundation today published a first-of-its-kind
resource for educators, parents and professionals seeking examples
of unique and creative ways to explore science and technology and
examine successful inquiry- based learning.

The book, titled "New Formulas for America's Workforce: Girls in
Science and Engineering," catalogs the methodology and results of
211 NSF grants issued since 1993. The book is written in plain
language and was born from NSF's continuing effort to make
science and technology more accessible to girls and women.

The book has been published in print and electronic formats and
is available free from NSF. Bound, printed copies and compact
disks may be ordered via the Web at The printed version's
document number is NSF 03-207 and the compact disk document
number is NSF 03-208. An electronic version is available in
portable document format for paperless viewing. The PDF version
may be downloaded from

4. AWIS Fellowship Programs

>From WIPHYS September 4, 2003

The AWIS Educational Foundation offers two new fellowship
opportunities. The first is the Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award, a
$1,000 fellowship for a college sophomore or junior studying
physics, including space physics and geophysics, or geoscience.
Details and application forms will be posted at by mid-September.
Applications will be due in January 2004.

The AWIS Educational Foundation also is conducting the reviews
for the new L'Oreal USA for Women in Science fellowship
program. These are $20,000 predoctoral and postdoctoral
fellowships in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics and
computer science. Details and application forms are posted at . Applications
for 2004 fellowships must be submitted on or before November 1,

5. Postdoctoral Opportunities, University of Wisconsin-Madison

>From WIPHYS September 3, 2003

The Center for Magnetic Self-Organization in Laboratory &
Astrophysical Plasmas is funded under the NSF Physics Frontiers
Centers Program to study basic plasma processes of astrophysical
importance. Center topics include magnetic reconnection, dynamos,
heating/acceleration of ions, magnetic chaos, and transport,
including angular momentum transport, and their applications.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has open postdoctoral
positions for research on these topics with Center theorists: J.
Cassinelli, C. Hegna, A. Lazarian, C. Sovinec, P. Terry, and E.
Zweibel. Initial appointment is for 1 year with expectation of 3
years total duration.

Qualifications include a PhD in a relevant field and demonstrated
interest in Center research. Applicants should submit a CV, list of
refereed publications, statement of research interests, and contact
information for three references, to Professor Ellen Zweibel,
Department of Astronomy, U. Wisconsin, 475 N. Charter St.,
Madison, WI 53706, Applications will be
evaluated beginning November 1.

The University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer. 

6. Faculty Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics, Indiana University

>From WIPHYS September 2, 2003

The Physics Department at Indiana University seeks outstanding
candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in
experimental nuclear physics to start in Fall 2004. We are searching
for strong applicants with the potential to become intellectual
leaders in any subfield of nuclear physics or its intersections with
astrophysics and/or particle physics. An ability to teach physics
effectively in the classroom and through supervision of research at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels is essential. IU
physicists play leadership roles in high energy spin physics at BNL,
neutrino physics at FNAL, fundamental neutron physics at
NIST/LANL/ORNL, and hadron spectroscopy at TJNAF. The
collective technical resources, infrastructure, and support staff in
the Physics Department and at the associated Indiana University
Cyclotron Facility (IUCF) allow IU physicists to develop
experimental apparatus on a scale normally possible only at national
labs. Detailed information on current projects can be found at and
We especially welcome applications from women and minority
candidates. Please mail a CV, publication list, and research plan and
arrange for a minimum of three letters of recommendation to be
sent to Faculty Search Committee, c/o Prof. W. M. Snow, Dept. of
Physics, Indiana University, Swain Hall West 117, Bloomington IN,
47405-7105. Applications received by December 1, 2003, will
receive priority. Indiana University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.