Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 20:36:31 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: AASWOMEN for September 10, 2004

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of September 10, 2004
eds. Patricia Knezek, Michael Rupen, & Jim Ulvestad
This week's issues:

1. Last Week!!! Comment Period on Pasadena Recommendations to Promote Equity

2. MentorNet, the E-Mentoring Network for Women in Science and Engineering

3. National Outreach Opportunity

4. Case Western Reserve University faculty position

5. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

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1. Last Week!!! Comment Period on Pasadena Recommendations to Promote Equity
From: AASWOMEN Editors

We remind readers that the draft of "The Pasadena Recommendations to
Promote Equity in Astronomy" is available to AAS members for review
and comment only through Friday, September 17, 2004. We continue to 
receive very useful comments and suggestions, and we look forward to 
hearing more. In order to view the document, one has to login to the AAS
members-only website.

Under Links, click on the 'The Pasadena Recommendations to Promote Equity
in Astronomy' Link. Comments should be emailed to
   Patricia Knezek (
and cc'd to
   Amy Simon-Miller (

Again, the CSWA will accept comments and suggestions on the current draft 
until Friday September 17, 2004. The committee will then review and 
incorporate the community input with the goal of presenting the revised 
draft to the AAS Council in January 2005. 

2. MentorNet, the E-Mentoring Network for Women in Science and Engineering
From: Christine Min Wotipka

E-mentoring opportunity - just 20 minutes per week

The MentorNet One-on-One Mentoring Programs are a chance to make a big
difference in the life of someone else, while spending as little as 20 minutes
a week using email.

MentorNet's One-on-One Mentoring Programs pair women engineering and science
community college, undergraduate, and graduate students, postdocs and
untenured faculty as protégés with female or male professionals from all
sectors as mentors for one-on-one, email-based mentoring (e-mentoring)

Our flagship Industry E-Mentoring Program is for protégés interested in
working in industry or at a government laboratory or agency, while our
Academic Career E-Mentoring Program is for graduate students, postdocs and
untenured faculty pursuing faculty careers.

The program has proven effective by providing "real world" information,
encouragement, advice, and access to networks that are otherwise often
unavailable to women students in the male dominated fields of engineering and
science. This why over 90% of participants would recommend MentorNet's
e-mentoring programs to a friend or colleague.

How can you volunteer to be a mentor?

1) Join the MentorNet Community.

2) Sign in to the Community and follow the One-on-One Mentoring Programs links
to create a mentor profile.

Since 1998, MentorNet has matched nearly 20,000 proteges and mentors with
strong results.  We hope you will join them!

For more information, please go to

MentorNet's Sponsors include:  3M Company, Alcoa Foundation, Apple Computer,
Inc., AT&T Foundation, Bechtel Foundation, Cisco Systems, EMC Corporation,
Engineering Information Foundation, GE Foundation, Guidant Corporation, IBM
Corporation, Intel Foundation, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Los Alamos
National Laboratory, Microsoft Corporation, NASA Ames Research Center,
National Science Foundation, Naval Research Laboratory, Sandia National
Laboratories, SAP, Schlumberger, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Solectron and
Affiliated Partners NSPE and Sigma Xi
Christine Min Wotipka, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Programs
MentorNet, the E-Mentoring Network for Women in Engineering and Science
tel: (408) 924-4138
fax: (408) 924-4069
c/o College of Engineering
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0080

3. National Outreach Opportunity
Amy Simon-Miller

Challenger Center: A National Education Outreach Opportunity for
Scientists and Engineers

Application Deadline:
OCTOBER 29, 2004 (for participation beginning this academic year)
ROLLING (for participation beginning 2005-06 academic year)

Want to be a hero?

If you are a researcher working in disciplines related to human space
flight, or the Earth and space sciences, are passionate about what you do,
and would love to share that passion with national audiences of all ages,
have we got a program for you. Applications are now being accepted for
Visiting Researchers - researcher ambassadors to communities across the
nation as part of Challenger Center's Journey through the Universe
program. For more information download the attached Application Package
and visit, and click on 'How To Apply -
Scientists and Engineers', or contact Stacy Smith, Program Manager, at
703-683-9740 or
About Challenger Center for Space Science Education
We are a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1986 by the
families of the astronauts tragically lost in the Challenger 51-L mission.
 Dedicated to the educational spirit of that mission, Challenger Center
programs continue the crew's mission of engaging students in science, math
and technology and foster in them an interest to pursue careers in those
fields. For more information on our diverse programs, including our
network of Challenger Learning Centers, please click to

4. Case Western Reserve University faculty position
From: Heather Morrison

Case's astronomy department has a new faculty position in the general
area of galaxy formation and evolution. We are making an extra effort
to identify women and minority candidates for this position.

I'd appreciate it if you could forward this email to anyone who might
be interested, and let me know directly about outstanding candidates
who would be particularly suitable.

Heather Morrison

Tenure-Track Astronomy Faculty Position

The Department of Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case
Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure-track position
at the rank of assistant professor, in the area of astrophysics. We are
particularly interested in candidates whose research interests include the
formation and evolution of galaxies, with a specialization in data mining or
computational astrophysics; but excellent candidates in any area are
strongly encouraged to apply. Aside from our major focus on galaxy
evolution, department members study the structure and dynamics of galaxies,
chemical abundances and evolution, and telescope and instrument design.
Research facilities include the recently refurbished Burrell Schmidt
telescope at Kitt Peak and a Beowulf supercomputing cluster. The Case
Department of Physics additionally focuses on particle astrophysics and
cosmology. Case is committed to undergraduate education, and we seek
candidates who will share that commitment.

Electronic applications (in PDF form) are preferred, sent to Applicants should provide a letter of
application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and
plans, and a statement of teaching experience, aspirations, and goals.
Applicants should additionally arrange to three letters of recommendation
sent directly to the address above. Print applications can be sent to
Professor R. Earle Luck, Department of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve
University, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106-7215. Complete applications received by
December 1, 2004 will receive full consideration. Case Western Reserve
University is committed to diversity and is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer. Applications from women or minorities are encouraged.
Case has received an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the participation of
women in science and engineering.

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