AAS Committee on the Status of Women 
Issue of April 26 ,2010 
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson & Michele Montgomery 
This week's issues: 
1. Post on FemaleScienceProfessor blog 
2. What's in a woman's last name? 
3. Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Women of Color Awards 
4. Two Opportunities at Naval Research Lab 
5. Humboldt Research Fellowships 
6. Research Scientist Position in Computational Physics, University of Chicago  
7. RIT Faculty Recruitment 
8. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN 
9. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN 
1. Post on FemaleScienceProfessor blog 
From: Laura Lopez [lopezastro.ucsc.edu] 
[This is a different request for help than that published in the 
previous newsletter. -- eds.] 
If you haven't seen it yet, the April 15 posting on the 
FemaleScienceProfessor blog (http://science-professor.blogspot.com/) 
is a letter asking for help from an anonymous female astronomy 
2. What's in a woman's last name? 
From: Rohit Deshpande [rohitdeshpandephysics.ucf.edu] 
)From an article by Tracy Clark-Flory at salon.com: 
"Women with a hyphenated last name or their husband's surname are 
judged as being more traditionally feminine, according to a new study."   
Read the entire post at 
3. Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Women of Color Awards 
From: WIPHYS, April 13, 2010 
For more than two decades, Career Communications Group (CCG) has been 
celebrating diversity in the science, technology, engineering and math 
(STEM) fields. In 1987, CCG introduced the Black Engineer of the Year 
Awards (BEYA) and later, in 1996, the Women of Color Awards (WOC) 
recognizing the accomplishments of diverse men and women in corporate 
America. Since then, this prestigious group of awards has been coveted 
by the nation’s most successful employees and employers and has become 
the hallmark for external and internal corporate recognition programs 
in the diversity space.  
Apply here 
for the 2010-2011 award programs to reward your deserving employees 
and to spotlight your company as an employer of choice. Applications 
are being accepted now, so apply today!  
Click here (http://www.ccgmag.com/woc/honorees.php) to see the 2009 
list of Women of Color honorees or here 
(http://www.blackengineeroftheyear.org/v3/honorees_beya.php) to see 
the 2010 Black Engineer honorees.  
Key benefits of nominating an employee: 
- Impartial, national recognition of your employee's achievement from 
  one of the most respected minority media resource.  
- The opportunity to be honored among their peers, distinguished 
  speakers and top executives from other diversity forward companies, at 
  either the 2011 BEYA STEM Conference, which will be held February 
  17-19, 2011 at the Marriott Washington, Wardman Park in Washington, DC 
  or the 2010 Women of Color STEM Conference, which will be held October 
  28-30, 2010 at the Sheraton Dallas in Dallas, TX  
- You can boost employee morale. You've likely been asking your people 
  to do more with less lately. Recognition is tangible, objective 
  evidence that their hard work is paying off.  
- Retention, retention and retention! 
To apply:   
the 2010-2011 application to nominate for all award categories or 
visit our online 
application portal to submit applications for the following award 
categories: Modern Day Technology Leader; Technology Rising Star; 
Technology All-Star; Science Spectrum Trailblazer; Education 
Leadership; Student Leadership; and Entrepreneur Leadership.  
The deadline for Black Engineer of the Year Awards is August 31, 2010. 
The Modern Day Technology Leader deadline is October 1, 2010.  The 
Women of Color Award application deadline is April 30, 2010 and the 
Technology Rising and All-Star awards deadline is May 15, 2010.  
If you have further questions, please call 800-932-7101, or send an 
e-mail to nominationsccgmag.com (mailto:nominations_at_ccgmag.com)  
4. Two Opportunities at Naval Research Lab 
From: WIPHYS, April 16, 2010 
1) The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program . 
This program offers one to three year postdoctoral fellowships 
designed to increase the involvement of scientists and engineers from 
academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest 
and relevance to the Navy.  This program has a rolling admission.  
Go to: http://www.asee.org/resources/nrl/ for detailed program 
2) The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)NREIP is a ten 
week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Juniors & Seniors, 
and Graduate students, under the guidance of a mentor, at a 
participating Navy Laboratory. The stipend amounts for the program are 
$5,500 for undergraduate students and $6,500 for graduate 
students. U.S. citizenship required; Permanent residents accepted at 
certain labs.   Go to: http://www.asee.org/nreip for application 
deadlines and detailed program information.  
5.  Humboldt Research Fellowships 
From: WIPHYS, April 16, 2010 
Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers are for postdoctoral 
scientists and scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within 
four years prior to the application submission date are eligible. This 
fellowship allows for a stay of 6-24 months in Germany and provides a 
monthly stipend of 2,250 EUR. http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/771.html  
Fellowships for Experienced Researchers are for scientists and 
scholars who have completed a doctoral degree within twelve years 
prior to the application submission date are eligible.  
This fellowship allows for a stay of 6-18 months in Germany which may 
be divided into a maximum of three visits of at least three months 
each and provides a monthly stipend of 2,450 EUR.  
6. Research Scientist Position in Computational Physics, University of Chicago  
From: WIPHYS, April 16, 2010 
The DOE-funded ASC/Alliance Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear 
Flashes at the University of Chicago invites applications for a 
Research Scientist Position in Computational Physics, with emphasis on 
development of algorithms and code modules for High Energy Density 
The Flash Center is a multidisciplinary Center whose primary goal has 
been to develop a highly capable multiphysics numerical simulation 
code (FLASH), and apply it to the problem of Type Ia supernovae, 
including a rigorous validation program. The Center also distributes 
the FLASH code to a wide user community; by our estimates there are 
approximately 600 internal and external users of the code, with over 
300 papers published that use the code. The Flash Center has recently 
secured funding to extend the capabilities of the FLASH code to enable 
simulations of High Energy Density Physics. 
Essential Functions for this position include: taking a lead role in 
adding high energy density physics (HEDP) capabilities in FLASH; 
interacting and collaborating with scientists at national labs and 
academia; writing research papers and reports and presenting them at 
conferences and meetings; writing proposals, and assisting with Flash 
Center proposals to funding agencies. 
Qualifications: PhD in related field (Physics, Engineering, Applied 
Mathematics, Computational Science) and experience in applied 
mathematics and high energy density physics are required. Substantial 
experience with programming and numerical methods are also required 
for the position. Good communication skills and the ability to work in 
a team environment are highly desirable. 
A curriculum vita, including a list of publications, and a description 
of research interests must be uploaded to be considered as an 
applicant.  In addition, applicants are required to arrange for three 
letters of reference to be sent to the address below.  Electronic 
submissions are preferred.  Please refer to Research Scientist 
position in Computational Physics.  Send letters to: 
Carrie Eder, ederflash.uchicago.edu 
University of Chicago ASC Flash Center 
5640 S. Ellis Ave., RI 471 
Chicago, IL  60637 
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until 
the position is filled.  Interested candidates must apply through the 
University’s academic jobs website, 
7. RIT Faculty Recruitment 
From: WIPHYS, April 14, 2010 
8th ANNUAL Future Faculty Career Exploration Program 
An All Expense Paid trip to RIT located in Rochester, NY 
Do you know of individuals that fit the following criteria? 
      - Be able to contribute in a meaningful way to the university's 
      	continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and 
      	individual differences. We are especially interested in 
      	applications from people of color who are underrepresented in 
      	teaching professions, i.e., African-American, Latin American, 
      	American Indian or Alaskan Native.   
      - Within one to two years of completing Ph.D. , MFA, or Post Doc 
      - Desire academic teaching career at an exceptional teaching institution 
      - Receiving degrees in disciplines offered at RIT; i.e., math, 
      	sciences, engineering, technologies, business liberal arts, fine 
      	art, computing sciences complete list of 
      	programs at http://www.rit.edu/programs-level.html 
      - Demonstrate potential to fill open and/or anticipated vacancies 
      - Able to travel to Rochester, NY, September 22-26, 2010 
The FFCEP is a unique and exciting opportunity to explore potential 
career choices through:  
      - Exploratory interviews 
      - Meetings with deans, department heads, and RIT's President 
      - Discuss academic work and career interests with RIT deans and faculty 
      - Present on research 
      - Tour the campus and surrounding community 
      - Interact with RIT students 
      - Learn about RIT's teaching and research agendas and vision. 
Previous years' FFCEP programs have resulted in twelve faculty hires 
and a summer teaching experience.  
Application Deadline: June 2nd, 2010.  For more information and 
applications visit our website at:  
Please direct any email correspondence to 
facultyrrit.edu or telephone 585-475-5775.  
RIT has made aggressive moves to increase faculty diversity raising 
the bar for schools nationwide. In fact, NY State is calling this 
initiative the "RIT Model." RIT understands that it takes commitment 
from leadership on down, dedication, and leadership operating in a 
reasoned way to improve our diversity goals.  For the past five hiring 
seasons, 30 percent of RIT's new faculty hires have been from 
underrepresented minority groups.  
Sadie Thornton. Office of Faculty Recruitment 
Rochester Institute of Technology 
Voice: (585) 475-2686 
Web Page: www.rit.edu/OFR 
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