AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of March 9, 2007 
eds. Patricia Knezek, Joan Schmelz, Geoffrey Clayton, & Hannah Jang-Condell 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. Thanks to Pat Knezek 
 
2. Student Conference on Science and Social Responsibility 
 
3. AWIS Extends Deadline for Internship Program 
 
4. Red Hot Debate: Response to Meg Urry 
 
5. How to submit, subscribe, or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
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1. Thanks to Pat Knezek 
From: AASWOMEN 
 
With this issue we would like to announce that Pat Knezek is ending her 
long tenure as an editor for AASWOMEN. We would like to express our 
sincere thanks to Pat for her service, which began back in December 2000 
and thereby established a record that is unlikely to be broken for a 
long long time! Pat continues to serve as chair of the CSWA, among many 
other duties, and we wish her the best in her other endeavors.  Thanks 
again, Pat!   
 
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2. Student Conference on Science and Social Responsibility 
From:   Amy Simon-Miller (simon@lepasm.gsfc.nasa.gov) 
 
From the AWIS Bethesda Chapter: 
 
Student Pugwash USA ( http://www.spusa.org/ ) presents the 
14th National Conference on Science and Social Responsibility: 
 
Promoting the Integrity of Science ( 
http://www.spusa.org/events/national_conference/index.html ) 
 
Bringing together college and graduate students to explore issues 
that lie at the ethical intersection of science, technology, and policy 
 
April 12-15, 2007 
 
National Academies Keck Center ( http://www.nas.edu/ ) 
Washington, DC 
 
- What are the pressures on science today? 
 
- What role do scientists play in influencing public policy? 
 
- What can students do to promote the responsible use of science and 
technology? 
 
Featuring Expert Speakers: 
 
Richard L. Garwin, Physicist & Science Advisor to several U.S.Presidents 
Rita Colwell, Former Director, National Science Foundation 
John H. Gibbons,Former Science Advisor to the President (1993-98) 
Bruce Buckheit, Former head of the EPA's Air Division 
Kay Fields, Scientist-Investigator, Office of Research Integrity 
 
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3. AWIS Extends Deadline for Internship Program 
From: WIPHYS March 8, 2007 
 
With the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, AWIS is  
offering summer internships in Washington D.C. for female  
undergraduate students who are members of typically underrepresented  
ethnic groups.  The Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program  is  
intended for currently enrolled undergraduate female students in any one  
of the STEM disciplines.  The internships are intended specifically for outstanding  
female undergraduate students who are members of groups currently  
under-represented in the STEM disciplines:  individuals of African  
American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. 
 
Internships provide training and work experience in areas such as  
marketing and communications, public policy, fund raising, grants  
administration, and information technology.  Opportunities to develop  
professional leadership skills are also encouraged. 
 
For more program details and information on how to apply, visit  
http://www.awis.org. 
 
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4. Red Hot Debate: Response to Meg Urry 
From: Samantha Osmer (furry_monsters@yahoo.com) 
 
Re: Meg Urry's question about which company's 
advertising practices we were up in arms about a 
decade ago.  It was Celestron, dressing up their 
telescope with some short-skirted cutie.  They don't 
use women in their ads anymore, letting pictures of 
the equipment speak for themselves.  Is it because 
they realized the error of their ways or, say, did 
money for telescope models dry up? 
 
Samantha 
 
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