AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of July 15, 2005
eds. Patricia Knezek, Jim Ulvestad, & Lisa Frattare
 
This week's issues:

1. "Mysterious Disappearance of Female Investigators"

2. NPR Interview with Author of Book on Henrietta Leavitt

3. Debate on "The Science of Gender and Science"

*** FOLLOWING POSITIONS WERE TAKEN FROM WIPHYS ***

4. Argonne National Laboratory Named Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

5. Senior Scientist for Sun-Earth System Research, NRL, Washington, DC

6. Professor, Optical Techniques, University of Twente, Netherlands

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

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1. "Mysterious Disappearance of Female Investigators" in Nature
From: Jayanne English Jayanne_Englishumanitoba.ca

Female investigators were selected in proportion far less than their
applications, to the first European Young Investigator (EURYI) awards.
See details in Nature at

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v436/n7048/full/436174a.html .

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2. NPR Interview with Author of Book on Henrietta Leavitt
From: Phil Massey phil.masseylowell.edu

On Sunday there was an interview with George Johnson on NPR's All Things 
Considered.  His book "Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman 
Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe" sounds very interesting---I 
haven't read it, but from the interview, he sounded like he understood 
the role her work played in determining the distance scale.

You can download the interview at:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4738071

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3. Debate on "The Science of Gender and Science"
From: WIPHYS of July 15, 2005

A debate on "The Science of Gender and Science" featuring
distinguished Harvard professors Steven Pinker and Elizabeth Spelke.
http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/debate05/debate05_index.html 

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4. Argonne National Laboratory Named Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
From: WIPHYS of July 13, 2005

The Director's Office initiated these special postdoctoral fellowships at
Argonne National Laboratory, to be awarded internationally on an annual basis
to outstanding doctoral scientists and engineers who are at early points in
promising careers.  The fellowships are named after scientific and technical
luminaries who have been associated with the
Laboratory and its predecessors, and the University of Chicago, since the
1940's.

Candidates for these fellowships must display superb ability in scientific or
engineering research, and must show definite promise of becoming outstanding
leaders in the research they pursue; the Laboratory intends to award four such
fellowships this coming year.  Fellowships are awarded for a two-year term,
with a possible renewal for a third year, and carry a stipend of $71,000 per
annum with an additional allocation of up to $20,000 per annum for research
support and travel.

The following documents must be sent via e-mail to:  fellowshipsanl.gov  by
October 14, 2005:
-   Letter of Nomination (Recommendation from individual who supports your
    candidacy for the fellowship.)
-   Curriculum Vitae (Include the names of the Nominator and two additional
    references.)
-   Two letters of reference (It is the candidate's responsibility to arrange
    that the two reference letters be sent to the Laboratory via e-mail prior
to the October 14, 2005 deadline.)
-   Bibliography of publications
-   Bibliography of preprints
-   Description of research interests to be pursued at the Laboratory (We
    encourage applicants to contact Argonne staff in their areas of interest
in order to explore possible areas of research.)
-   Name(s) of Argonne Division(s) in which you would like to work. 

All correspondence should be addressed to ANL Named Postdoctoral Fellowship
Program.  One application is sufficient to be considered for all named
fellowships.  For additional details, visit the Argonne web site at
http://www.anl.gov .  Argonne is an equal opportunity employer.  Argonne is
operated by The University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy Office
of Science.  

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5. Senior Scientist for Sun-Earth System Research, NRL, Washington, DC
From: WIPHYS of July 13, 2005

Serves as technical expert for Sun-Earth System Research for the Space 
Science Division.  Provides scientific oversight and collaborative guidance 
in the areas of solar, hemispheric, atmospheric and climate research.  
Full description can be found at 

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/  .  
Announcement No.  NE5-1310-00-K9306677-FL.  
Closing date is August 1, 2005.   Contact: 

Cindy Stiles
Naval Research Laboratory
Code 1810 Announcement NE5-1310-00-K9306677-FL
4555 Overlook Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20375-5324
(202) 767-7878
cstileshro.nrl.navy.mil 

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6. Professor, Optical Techniques, University of Twente, Netherlands
From: WIPHYS of July 15, 2005

The University of Twente is an entrepreneurial research university founded 
in 1961, offering education and research in areas ranging from public policy
studies and applied physics to biomedical technology. It employs 
approximately 2700 staff and has 7.000 students. The UT is the Netherlands' 
only campus university.

The Faculty of Science and Technology (700 faculty members, 1100 students)
offers a range of bachelor and master courses (NanoTechnology, Applied
Physics, Chemical Engineering and Technical Medicine). The faculty's 
research is organized in three of the university's interdisciplinary 
research institutes: MESA+, BMTI, and IMPACT. These institutes increase 
the vitality of research by enabling collaboration between programs and 
disciplines, by providing shared facilities, and by attracting funding for 
joint projects. They also provide a conduit to industrial partners
and help in attracting new faculty. 

The MESA+ institute of nanotechnology is the largest research institute of 
the University of Twente, and one of the leading nanotechnology centers in 
Europe.  The institute trains masters and PhD-students and conducts 
research in the fields of nanotechnology, microsystems, materials science 
and microelectronics. A total of 19 research groups from the faculties of 
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) and 
Science and Technology (S&T) participate in MESA+, yielding an 
interdisciplinary institute of some 400 people.  MESA+ has extensive
state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, including a 1250 m2 cleanroom, a
fully-equipped CMA (central materials analysis) laboratory, and a number of
specialized laboratories for chemical synthesis and analysis, materials
research and analysis, and device characterization.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally 
competitive leading research activity broadly within the topic "Optical 
Techniques for complex (bio)molecular systems" that will stimulate 
collaboration within the Mesa+ institute and the faculty as well as with 
other groups around the world.  The (potential for) high quality research 
is the most important factor for this position and related fields in 
nano-optics will be considered. 

Informal enquires may be made to the Dean of the faculty,  Professor 
A. Bliek, tel. +31-53-489 3162, email: a.bliektnw.utwente.nl  
For further details:  http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/ 
or contact 

Ms. A. Busscher-de Boer,
Faculty bureau, Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Twente
PO box 217, 7500 AE,  Enschede, The Netherlands
email: Bfdtntn.utwente.nl 

Closing date for applications is September 15th 2005.  

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