Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2004 15:25:32 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: AASWOMEN for June 18, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of June 18, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
This week's issues:
1. Update on the WIA II Pasadena Recommendations
2. Beth Holmes Memorial websites
3. "Easing the Grad-Student Baby Blues"
4. "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and 
   Engineering 2004"
5. Women in Physics in Chicago?
6. Project Scientist for the WIYN One Degree Imager
1. Update on the WIA II Pasadena Recommendations
From: Patricia Knezek

I wanted to provide everyone with a brief report on how the CSWA is 
progressing with the draft recommendations, based on the outcome of
the Women in Astronomy: Ten Years After (WIA II) meeting held in 
Pasadena in June of last year.  We are nearly done iterating on the
recommendations themselves, and have added a preamble that puts the
recommendations in context.  We anticipate that the draft will be
available for community comment via the AAS members-only website by
mid-July.  Watch this space for information on how to access it!
2. Beth Holmes Memorial websites
From: Patricia Knezek

I would like to bring to your attention two websites that have been set
up to honor Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Holmes, who passed away in March of this
year.  The first is maintained by Beth's fiance, Todd Rope.  It contains
not only many pictures and memories of Beth, but also information about
ways you can donate in Beth's memory.  This site is at:

The second website is maintained by her good friend Tim Hamilton.  It
contains his personal collection of photos with captions, as well as
links to other photos.  This site is at:

Both websites also contain links to other sites that may be of interest
to those of you who knew and miss Beth.
3. "Easing the Grad-Student Baby Blues"

>From WIPHYS of June 17, 2004

"Easing the Grad-Student Baby Blues", Chronicle of Higher Education, 6/17/04. 
Law Professor, Joan Williams, examines some of the difficulties of having 
children while pursuing a Ph.D, and the sensitive politics surrounding work 
and family issues on campuses.(requires subscription). 

4. "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and 
   Engineering 2004"

>From WIPHYS of June 17, 2004

New online report will allow users to more easily search for data and 
presentation viewgraphs by education level, employment, and population group. 
In addition, data for different sections of the web-based report will be 
updated as new data become available. 

5. Women in Physics in Chicago?

>From WIPHYS of June 18, 2004

Hello to everyone in the Chicago area,

I've been toying with the idea of some sort of (informal?) women in
physics (science) get together in the Chicago area. If this idea is of
interest to you, please email me directly with your thoughts. Also
include the area you live in, so I can see how people are distributed.

Elizabeth Freeland

6. Project Scientist for the WIYN One Degree Imager
From: Patricia Knezek

Hello, everyone,

   I hope you will consider applying for the job advertised below if you
think it might be of interest to you.  I especially want to encourage women 
and minority candidates to apply.  WIYN Observatory is supported by a small,
friendly group of people who work together well as a team.  Our offices
are located in the main NOAO building in Tucson, Arizona, so there is also
the benefit of interaction with other scientists and engineers.  And Tucson
is a great place to live, I get to play softball and mountain bike all year 
long!  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about
the position, WIYN, or Tucson.

   Best -- Pat Knezek

Dr. Patricia Knezek
WIYN Instrumentation Project Manager
WIYN Consortium, Inc.
950 N. Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ  85726

office: (520)318-8442


Project Scientist for the WIYN One Degree Imager

The WIYN Consortium has an immediate opening for a motivated scientist 
with an instrumentation background to oversee the development of a new 
technology wide-field optical imager for the WIYN 3.5-m astronomical 
telescope on Kitt Peak. The One Degree Imager (ODI) will be a 
state-of-the-art 32K x 32K array using orthogonal transfer CCD detectors. 
These detectors provide tip/tilt correction to improve the image quality 
across the full 1-degree field of view at WIYN from the current R-band 
median FWHM of 0.7" to 0.55" and allow for a fast 2-second readout of the 
entire array. ODI will make optimal use of the WIYN telescope, which has 
superb optics, excellent seeing characteristics, and a natural 1 degree 
field of view.  For more information about WIYN and ODI, please see  .

In collaboration with the Project Engineer and Project Manager, the 
Project Scientist leads the effort to design, develop, and scientifically 
optimize all aspects of ODI, including the detector arrays, the optical 
filters, the optical corrector for the telescope, the data acquisition 
electronics, and the computers and software that collect and reduce the 
data. The Project Scientist provides the long-term guidance to assure 
successful delivery of a scientifically productive instrument. 

We are looking for applicants having a strong track record in leading the
development of astronomical instrumentation, and the ability to evaluate
technical and scientific trade-offs for complex hardware and software 
systems.  A PhD in astronomy or physics is required. 

The Project Scientist will have an initial appointment of four years with
potential for continued employment. Guaranteed access to 3.5-m telescope 
time for the Project Scientist's research programs will be available.  This
position is based at the WIYN offices located at NOAO in Tucson, AZ near the
University of Arizona campus, but requires occasional travel to Kitt Peak
Mountain, 56 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ. Inquiries about this position 
may be directed to George Jacoby, (;  520 318-8292).  Please 
send a resume, CV, bibliography, and the names of three references by 
August 1, 2004 to: 

NOAO Human Resources Manager
PO Box 26732
Tucson, AZ 85726

or email to

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer