Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 10:10:25 -0500 (EST)
To: aaswliststsci.edu
Subject: AASWOMEN for March 5, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of March 5, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
 
This week's issues:
1. Physics Today letters, March 2004
2. Event for Young Professional Women in Science & Engineering (DC area)
3. Workshop--Survival Skills for Successful Women Physicists
4. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cluster Fellowships
5. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN
 
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1. Physics Today letters, March 2004
From: Jim Ulvestad julvestanrao.edu

The March 2004 issue of Physics Today, pages 11-14, includes several 
letters on the topic of "Gender Disparity in Physics: A Multifaceted 
Challenge."  These letters (and a response to the letters) are related
to the article "What Works for Women in Undergraduate Physics," 
published in the September 2003 Physics Today.

-- Jim Ulvestad
   NRAO

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2. Event for Young Professional Women in Science & Engineering (DC area)
From: Randy Phelps rphelpsnsf.gov

The [following] email was distributed to program officers here at the NSF.

Dear PI: I am writing to ask you to encourage any women students or 
postdocs who are working with you or your colleagues to attend an event 
sponsored by NSF and the Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) organization. 
It will take place on Friday, April 2 in Room 1235 at NSF. The event is a 
professional development opportunity for young women in science and 
engineering at the threshold of their careers from the Washington DC 
metropolitan area universities and colleges. Refreshments will be 
provided. They will get an opportunity to meet several role models and 
participate in panel discussions on finding a good mentor and networking. 
Please encourage women students in science and engineering to come. 

Vasundara V. Varadan
Division Director - Electrical & Communications Systems
The National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard; Room 675
Arlington, VA 22230
Tel: 703 292 8339
Fax: 703 292 9147
E-mail: vvaradannsf.gov

-- Randy L. Phelps
   National Science Foundation

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3. Workshop--Survival Skills for Successful Women Physicists
From: WIPHYS of March 4, 2004

[Even for those who don't attend, the brief talk summaries in
the on-line program may be of interest. -- Eds.]

There are still openings in the workshop on Survival Skills for
Successful Women Physicists to be held 1:30-5:45 pm on Sunday,
March 21 prior to the APS annual meeting in Montreal, Canada.
The workshop will feature a panel of successful women physicists,
plus an interactive session with a professional trainer. It is aimed at
early- to mid-career women physicists, however both men and
women are welcome to participate.  Details and registration at
http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/skills/ .  
Cost is $40 US.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended to ensure a 
space; however, you need not be registered for the APS meeting to 
attend this event.  A reception will follow from 6:00-7:30 pm, 
co-sponsored by CSWP, the Committee on Minorities, and the Committee 
on Careers and Professional Development. 

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4. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cluster Fellowships
From: WIPHYS of March 4, 2004

Radcliffe welcomes proposals from small groups of scholars (2 to
5) who have research interests or projects in common and wish to
spend a year as fellows together pursuing those aims. The Institute
encourages the inclusion of junior faculty and all members of the
cluster must have been awarded their doctorates by December
2003. To gain consideration, the convener(s) of such a group
should submit a letter of intent (one to three pages) describing the
group's focus, aims, and membership, a list of participants and their
curriculum vitae as well as completed application forms (online by
April 9, 2004) to Fellowship Program director, Judith Vichniac,
postmarked by May 1, 2004 for the fellowship year 2005-06.
Send to: 
Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program Cluster Application,            
Attn.: Dr. Judith Vichniac
34 Concord Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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