AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of August 12, 2011
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson & Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1.  Gender Gap in Lifetime Earning

2.  Educator workshops for astronomy educators

3.  Discover Earth Opportunities for Libraries

4.  Webinar on Physics Career Options for Physics Bachelor Degrees

5.  Job Opportunities

6.  How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

7.  How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter

8.  Access to Past Issues

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1.  Gender Gap in Lifetime Earning
From:  Michele M. Montgomery

An August 5, 2011 press release finds that men and women having more  
education and higher attainment make more money than people with less  
education.  Degree level matters most.  However occupational choice  
can trump degree level:  Men and women with less education can earn  
more money than those with more education, depending on the  
occupational choice. The study by Carnevale, Rose, & Cheah at The  
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce also finds  
that women make less than men at every level of educational attainment  
(see Figure 4 of the study).  Over a lifetime, women with a Ph.D make  
as much money as men having only a Bachelor's degree.  Another  
interesting find is the money made by men and women over a lifetime by  
race (Figure 5).  To read the press release, the executive summary,  
and the overall study, please see:

http://cew.georgetown.edu/collegepayoff/

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2.  Educator workshops for astronomy educators
From:  Michele M. Montgomery

A press release from the Center for Astronomy Education announces a  
new series of educator workshops to new and previous participants.   
Workshops include active engagement and using technology in the  
classroom.  To see the full list, please see:

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=37963

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3.  Discover Earth Opportunities for Libraries
From:  Michele M. Montgomery

The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) has obtained an NSF  
grant to choose ten public libraries to host an interactive exhibition  
called Discover Earth: A Century of Change. The libraries are to  
partner with local NGCP collaboratives to encourage girls to attend  
the exhibit and associated activities. Discover Earth is part of the  
STAR Library Education Network and is led by the National Center for  
Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute.  Partners include  
the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the American Library  
Association.  NGCP asks you to encourage your local library to apply  
by September 2, 2011.  Please see:

http://www.ala.org/discoverearth  


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4.  Webinar on Physics Career Options for Physics Bachelor Degrees
From: WIPHYS, August 10, 2011

Crystal Bailey is the Education and Careers Program Manager at the  
American Physical Society.  Crystal Bailey plans to discuss the many  
physics career opportunities available to Physics Bachelors.  Also to  
be discussed is  as how career options change as one moves from a  
Bachelors to an Advanced Degree.  As space is limited, please reserve  
or have your students reserve a spot at:

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/586003190

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5.  Job Opportunities

A. Various Job Opportunities are currently available at the
   American Physical Society from BA/BS to Ph.D levels.  Please see
   
   http://www.aps.org/about/jobs/index.cfm

B. Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at  
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  Please see

   http://academic.csupomona.edu/faculty/position.aspx?p_id=91

C. NRAO has various Job Opportunities for Undergraduate students, BS/MS
   recipients in Astronomy Education, PostDoctoral Researchers, and Scientists. 
   For example, a Software Engineer II (Scientific Programmer) is needed to
   research and develop software that will visualize and analyze ALMA data. 
   Please see:

   https://careers.nrao.edu

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