AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of February 2 & 9, 2007 
eds. Patricia Knezek, Joan Schmelz, Geoffrey Clayton, & Hannah Jang-Condell 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. Edmund Optics Catalog 
 
2. Conference to Keep Women Undergrads in Physics 
 
3. Gender Equity Study of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 
 
4. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
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1. From: Windsor Morgan (morgandickinson.edu) 
 
This URL was sent to me by a former Dickinson student. 
 
http://www.edmundoptics.com/CatalogRequest/ 
 
Unfortunately, I don't know where a better image of the catalog cover  
is available (short of ordering a catalog from Edmund, which I have  
done).  It shows a woman in a tight red skirt lounging next to some  
optical device, with the caption "RED HOT". 
 
It will be a nice (and unfortunate!) addition to my "Women and  
Science" course. 
 
[Editor's note: The CSWA has scanned in some of the images from the  
cover of the catalog and made them available (for now) at 
http://www.dtm.ciw.edu/hannah/CSWA/ .  
If you wish to express an opinion about this, the CEO of Edmund Optics 
is Robert Edmund, and while the company's website does not provide an 
email address for him, you can contact Edmund Optics at 
salesedmundoptics.com  or by phone at (800) 363-1992 or  
(856) 573-6250x6005.  It may also be worth noting that Edmund Optics 
is an industrial affiliate of University of Arizona's College of 
Optical Sciences, which, in turn, shares some faculty with Steward 
Observatory. 
 
We thank Alycia Weinberger for her help in providing some of this 
extra material.] 
 
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2. Conference to keep women undergrads in physics 
From: Pat Knezek (pknezeknoao.edu) 
 
The January 2007 issue of "Physics Today" has an interesting article 
in its "Issues and Events" section, p. 32, entitled "Keeping women in 
physics is aim of conference for undergrads."  The article describes a 
"grass roots" effort in southern California that is generating 
interest country-wide.  If you subscribe to Physics Today, and have 
registered online, you can also access the article from: 
 
http://www.physicstoday.org/vol-60/iss-1/contents.html 
 
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3. Gender Equity study of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 
From: Pepi Fabbiano (pepihead.cfa.harvard.edu) 
 
The CfA Gender Equity Committee (CGEC) has completed its study and submitted  
its report to the CfA Director, Dr. C. Alcock. 
 
The report, together with supporting material, can be accessed at 
 
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/do/geneq/ 
 
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