AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy

Issue of April 8, 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Lisa Frattare

This week's issues:

1. AIP Report on Women in Physics and Astronomy (con't)

2. Inquiry Graduate Student Scholarships (con't)

3. Arizona Daily Star article on women in science

4. 25 February 2005 issue of Science has special supplement on
   issues faced by women in science

5. Pasadena recommendations discussed in April 2005 Physics Today

*** FOLLOWING ITEM WAS TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***

6. Scholarship for women in physics

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

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1. AIP Report on Women in Physics and Astronomy (con't)
From:  Jennifer Hoffman jhoffmanastron.Berkeley.EDU

Dear editors,

In her comments about the AIP report last week, Fran Bagenal mentioned the 
results of the STScI/CSWA surveys of women in astronomy, and included a 
link to my poster on this topic from the Women in Astronomy II conference 
in June 2003.

While a good introduction, this poster does not provide the best available 
analysis of the survey data. I would like to remind readers that the most 
recent information may be found at my Survey Results Page at

http://www.grammai.org/astrowomen/stats/ ,

and that the most recent discussion and analysis of these results is
presented in my article "Portrait of a Decade" in the June 2004 issue of
STATUS, available online at

http://www.aas.org/cswa/status/STATUS_Jun04sm.pdf .

I encourage anyone with questions about the survey or my survey results 
webpage to email me directly.

Thanks,
Jennifer

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2. Inquiry Graduate Student Scholarships (con't)
From: Debra Elmegreen elmegreenvassar.edu

Dear Tiffany,

For graduate studies in astronomy, you should consider applying for an
Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta International (www.zonta.org), which
awards about 35 fellowships of $6000 for one year (you can apply for renewal
for an additional year) for women in aerospace-related studies, including
astronomy. Applications are due Nov. 15.
Good luck!

Best wishes,
Debra Elmegreen
Vassar College

[Eds. Note: Please cc. AASWomen on any advice on this matter as
others are interested to know what is available.]

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3. Arizona Daily Star article on women in science
From: Patricia Knezek knezeknoao.edu

An interesting article on women in science appeared in the 5 April 2005
issue of the Arizona Daily Star newspaper. The article can be accessed at:

http://www.dailystar.com/dailystar/news/68949.php

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4. 25 February 2005 issue of Science has special supplement on
   issues faced by women in science
From: Patricia Knezek knezeknoao.edu

The 25 February issue of Science has a special advertising supplement 
devoted to issues faced by women in science. This just also happens to
be the Cassini special issue! You can access the supplement at:

http://recruit.sciencemag.org/feature/advice/foc_022505.shl

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5. Pasadena recommendations discussed in April 2005 Physics Today
From: Amy Simon-Miller simonlepasm.gsfc.nasa.gov

[The Pasadena recommendations] were discussed in Physics Today (April 2005 
issue, p. 30). The article also discusses Larry Summer's remarks and has a 
quote from Meg Urry.

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6. Scholarship for women in physics
From: WIPHYS of April 7, 2005

Information on the M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women in Physics is 
now available at http://www.aps.org/educ/cswp/blewett/index.cfm . This
scholarship has been has been established to enable women to return to 
physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers for 
family reasons. The scholarship consists of an award of up to $45,000. 
Allowed expenses include dependent care, salary, travel, equipment, tuition 
and fees. Applications are due by July 1. Selection will be made by a 
sub-committee of the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics. 
Announcement of the award is expected to be made by September 1.

The scholarship is made possible by a generous bequest to the American 
Physical Society from M. Hildred Blewett, a particle physicist who died in 
June 2004. Please contact Sue Otwell at blewettaps.org in the APS office 
for more information.

Judy Franz, Executive Director
Aihua Xie, Chair, CSWP, 2005

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