AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of January 5, 2012
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson & Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1.  Happy New Year

2.  AAS SMRG Gender Statistics

3.  Women in Physics InSight Slideshow

4.  UN Gender Equity Award

5.  CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month - Nominations

6.  Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference

7.  SDE/GWIS National Fellowships Program

8.  PS/IBM Research Internships for Undergraduate Women

9.  Job Opportunities

10.  How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

11.  How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter

12. Access to Past Issues

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1.  Happy New Year
From:  Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

On behalf of all the editors of AASWomen and the entire Committee on  
the Status of Women in Astronomy at the AAS, we wish you a happy new  
year and many felicitous returns in 2012!

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2.  AAS SMRG Gender Statistics
From:  Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

Rick Fienberg, Press Officer/Education & Outreach Coordinator, AAS,  
has kindly gathered two years worth of gender data (to July 2011)  
regarding the AAS Small Research Grant (SMRG), a program that is  
funded by a grant from NASA at the request of M.M. Montgomery.

Of 96 applicants, 68 (71%) are male and 28 (29%) are female.  Of all  
of these applicants, 47 (49%) were successful in earning at least a  
portion of their requested funds.  Of the 47 successful proposers, 32  
(47%) are male and 15 (54%) are female.

The total amount requested by all applicants was $474,000.  Of the  
successful applicants, a total of $180,000 (38%) was awarded.  The  
average request across all proposals was $4,938.  The average award  
for the successful applicants was $3,833 (78% of the requested  
amount).  The average grant for males was $3,663 (75% of the requested  
amount), and the average grant for females was $4,198 (84% of the  
requested amount).

Congratulations to the AAS SMRG program for having gender balance in  
these statistics.

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3.  Women in Physics InSight Slideshow
From: WIPHYS, December 21, 2011

Physics InSight is a special powerpoint slideshow designed to inform  
and excite students about physics and physics careers (including  
astronomy --eds.). The show contains career profiles, statistics about  
physics employment, and information on special opportunities for  
physics students. The show is designed for display on LCD monitors and  
computer screens in common areas. Simply download the zipped folder  
for the desired show, and extract the files. You should be able to run  
the slideshow by double clicking on the power point file in this  
folder - it will automatically start in slideshow mode.

PC Widescreen Version:  
http://apps3.aps.org/aps/insight/Physics_InSight_Womens_2011.zip

PC Standard Version:  
http://apps3.aps.org/aps/insight/Physics_InSight_Womens_2011_pc.zip

Mac Widescreen Version:  
http://apps3.aps.org/aps/insight/Physics_InSight_Womens_2011_macwide.zip

Mac Standard Version:  
http://apps3.aps.org/aps/insight/Physics_InSight_Womens_2011_mac.zip

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4.  UN Gender Equity Award
From:  Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

In addition to the general SEED Awards, the UN announces a special  
gender equity award as part of the SEED's partnership with UN Women.   
This award is dedicated to women-led or women-owned enterprises, for  
example.  One of the 35 SEED award winners in 2011 developed solar  
ovens for use in Burkina Faso, Africa.

For more information and a complete list of winners from 2011  
proposals, please see

http://www.seedinit.org/

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5.  CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month - Nominations
From:  WIPHYS, December 21, 2012

Beginning January 2012, the Committee on the Status of Women in  
Physics (CSWP) will start featuring the CSWP Woman Physicist of the  
Month. The award is intended to recognize female physicists who have  
positively impacted other individuals' lives and careers and/or are  
worthy of recognition. The nominee does not need to be an APS  
member. Each CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month will be featured on  
the Women in Physics website, announced in the Gazette, and recognized  
at a reception at an APS national meeting. For more info, please visit:

http://www.aps.org/programs/women/scholarships/womanmonth/index.cfm

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6.  Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference
From:  Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

An Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference will be held on  
Sunday, March 18th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The meeting is in  
conjunction with the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC).   
The conference includes panels on How to Choose the Grad School Right  
for You, Alternative Careers in Science, and Women in Planetary  
Science.  In addition, a mentoring program is provided where students,  
paired with a scientist for part of the LPSC meeting, can learn how to  
engage at a scientific conference.  Some travel support is available  
to students, with funding priority given to students of diverse  
backgrounds.  Application deadline is February 10, 2012.  To register,  
please go to

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meeting_portal/iofi/index.cfm?mtg=yssurc2012/.

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7.  SDE/GWIS National Fellowships Program
From:  WIPHYS, December 16, 2011

The SDE/GWIS National Fellowships Program is proud to offer  
fellowships in 2012 to help increase knowledge in the fundamental  
sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women.  
Current career level is graduate student to assistant professor.  This  
year's application deadline is January 15, 2012 with awards being  
announced on or before July 1, 2012 for funding in the 2012-2013  
academic year. For more information and to apply, visit:

http://www.gwis.org/programs.html

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8. PS/IBM Research Internships for Undergraduate Women
From:  WIPHYS, December 16, 2011

APS and IBM co-sponsor a research internship program for undergraduate  
women. The goal is to encourage women students to pursue graduate  
studies in science and engineering. The internships are salaried  
positions typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research  
locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY), and  
give the opportunity to work closely with an IBM mentor.? For more  
information and to apply by February 1, please visit:

http://www.aps.org/programs/women/scholarships/ibm/index.cfm

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9.  Job Opportunities

a.  Science Data Management Archive Manager (B.S. degree needed), NOAO
http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobs_list.html

b.  Science Educator (B.S. degree needed), NOAO
http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobs_list.html

c.  Post Doc, high redshift galactic evolution, NOAO
http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobs_list.html

d.  Post Doc, Mc-Math Pierce Solar Telescope, NOAO
http://www.noao.edu/cas/hr/jobs/jobs_list.html

e.  Post Doc, Johns Hopkins University, Particle/Cosmology Theory
http://physics-astronomy.jhu.edu/

f.  Tenure Track, Extragalactic Astronomy, Georgia State University
http://www.chara.gsu.edu/extragalactic.html

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