AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of August 7, 2009 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson & Michele Montgomery 
 
This week's issues: 
 
1. Most Inspirational Women Astronomers? 
 
2. Science to Business Workshop, NAS, September 2009 
 
3. A workshop on transitioning back into academia 
 
4. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
 
5. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
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1. Most Inspirational Women Astronomers? 
From: Jill Tarter [tarterseti.org] 
 
I second, third, and fourth Ivan King's appreciation of Margaret 
Burbidge.  I am not as familiar with the activities that Ivan mentions, 
but for me she is a personal hero, having opened up the mountain tops 
for women observers in her quiet (and yes, devious  :-)   ) way. 
 
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2. Science to Business Workshop, NAS, September 2009 
From: WIPHYS August 4, 2009 
 
The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine (CWSEM) of 
the National Academies has extended an invitation to all APS members to
their upcoming workshop "From Science to Business: How to Prepare 
Female Scientists and Engineers to Successfully Transition into 
Entrepreneurship" on Monday August 31, 2009 to September 1, 
2009. This workshop will be held at the Beckman Center 
( http://www7.nationalacademies.org/beckman/index.html ) of The National 
Academies in Irvine, California. 
 
This workshop will examine career transitions from science and 
engineering to entrepreneurship in the lives of women professionals and 
identify specific skill sets necessary for women to become successful in 
the business world. This workshop will also specifically focus on 
identifying knowledge gaps in women's skills and experiences 
crucial to the future success in business and critical for achieving 
leadership positions in entrepreneurial positions. 
 
There is no charge for registration, for additional information about 
the workshop and to register please visit 
 http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/cwsem/PGA_052273 . 
 
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3. A workshop on transitioning back into academia 
From: Sciencewomen [ http://scienceblogs.com/sciencewoman/ ] 
 
The ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change received an award from the 
National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to hold professional 
development workshops for Ph.D.-level women in industry, research labs, 
consulting, or national labs who are interested in transitioning to 
academic careers in STEM. The first workshop will be held October 18-20, 
2009 in Seattle. A recent press release about the workshops is at: 
  http://uwnews.org/uweek/article.aspx?id=49062 
 
The workshop speakers will primarily be successful women faculty members 
who began their post-Ph.D. careers in industry, research labs, 
consulting, or national labs, and will come from a variety of types of 
institutions (public, private, research, liberal arts, etc.) The 
attendees, speakers, and workshop organizers will form a community who 
can support each other during the job application period, the interview 
process, the startup negotiations, and the first years in academia. 
 
The workshops will be limited to 30 participants. Registration is free 
and travel funding for airfare and hotel will be available. We are now 
accepting applications on-line at 
 http://www.engr.washington.edu/onramp/Application.htm . 
 
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5.  Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
 
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  http://www.aas.org/cswa/AASWOMEN.html 
 
Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered. 
 
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