AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of January 11, 2013
eds. Caroline Simpson, Michele M. Montgomery, Daryl Haggard, & Nick Murphy

This week's issues:

1.  [Are] Astronomers Taking Advantage of the Web?

2.  Are STEM Programs Effective?

3.  A Pledge Not to Sit on All-Male Panels at Sci-Tech Conferences

4.  Women in Science:  How Bias Holds Them Back

5.  Post Doc Family Leave Policies - A Collection

6.  Negotiation Skills Workshop for Graduate Students

7.  ONR Faculty Summer Research Lab and Sabbatical Program 

8.  Want to Host the Next Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference?

9.  NASA YSS Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference

10. 2013 LPI (Undergraduate) Summer Intern Program

11. APS/IBM Research Internships for Undergraduate Women

12. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Summer Undergraduate Intern

13. Job Opportunities

14. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

15. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

16. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

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1. [Are] Astronomers Taking Advantage of the Web?
From: L. Trouille via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

As we look to this new year and how we can best utilize this blog to connect
with and help our community, I first want to look back to 2012 and learn from
you all.  How have you used social media (twitter, blogs, facebook, etc.) for
professional development, networking, and, in general, furthering your career?
Has this blog been useful for you? How? What would you recommend we improve for
this coming year? 

To see these WiA Blog Stats for 2012:

	•	Total views:
	•	Avg daily views:
	•	Most views of single post:
	•	Growth in monthly views:
	•	Highest monthly view:
	•	Common referring sites:

please read on at

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/

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2. Are STEM Programs Effective?
From: Nicolle Zellner via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

Since graduate school, when the issues facing women in STEM first became
apparent to me, I've been involved in several programs that seek to increase the
number of women in STEM majors and career fields; most of these programs focus
on K12 female students.  Some of these programs have national reputations, such
as ExpandingYour Horizons, while others are regional, such as Girls Go Tech or
Techbridge.  Still others are local one-off events, such as when female
scientists participate on conference panels, gather in focus groups, or visit
classrooms.  Though there is a national need to promote STEM to young women and
many many organizations are conducting programs to do so, I wonder if these
programs are working and if they really are making any difference at all.

I wonder this because yet another report about the lack of women in STEM fields
has been released.

To read the rest, please see

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/

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3. A Pledge Not to Sit on All-Male Panels at Sci-Tech Conferences
From: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein [chandadeepti_at_gmail.com]

This is an interesting idea:

[To read about and to pledge, please see:]

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/13/01/a-simple-suggestion-
to-help-phase-out-allmale-panels-at-tech-conferences/266837/

Chanda

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4. Women in Science:  How Bias Holds Them Back
From: Caroline Simpson [simpsonc_at_fiu.edu]

"Caltech, the top scientific research university in the world, just spent 10
years trying to increase its female faculty members to 25 percent. Why didn't it
work?"

To read more, please see

http://www.damemagazine.com/2013/01/03/women-science-how-bias-holds-them-back

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5. Post Doc Family Leave Policies at Various Institutions
From: CSWA

[In last week's issue #2, the AAS Special Session on Family Leave Policies and
Childcare for Graduate Students and Postdocs was briefed.  One outcome presented
in the session is provided below for your incoming and current postdocs toolkit
-- eds.]

Laura Trouille and Nick Murphy of AAS CSWA compiled results from an AAS CSWA
survey sent to various postdoc affairs offices.  The results include which
universities offer paid leave, retention of university benefits, inclusion of
domestic partners, etc.  This should be part of every post doc candidate's tool
kit.

To download the collection in pdf, please see

http://www.aas.org/cswa/PostdocFamilyLeavePolicy-flyer.pdf

To add your institution's policies, please send email to aaswomen_at_aas.org.

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6. Negotiation Skills Workshop for Graduate Students
From:  WIPHYS, January 9, 2013

A Negotiation Skills Workshop designed for graduate students and young
professionals will be held on Sunday, March 17 in conjunction with the APS March
Meeting in Baltimore.  The workshop will be held at the Hilton Baltimore, and
the time of the workshop will be determined after feedback is collected from
interested participants. There is no cost to attend, but application is
necessary. 

Please complete the online application at

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YKNFJTS

for consideration. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

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7.  ONR Faculty Summer Research Lab and Sabbatical Program
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) seeks applicants for its 10-week summer
research program at Navy labs and for its sabbatical program.  Application
deadline is February 16.

For more information, including how to apply, please see

http://onroutreach-summer-faculty-research-sabbatical.com/

or contact

Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Research Program and Sabbatical Leave Program
Technology Management Training Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 18274 • 415A Church Street, Suite 100
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Office: (256)536-9717 • Fax (256)536-9718
onrsfrp_at_tmtgroupinc.com

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8. Want to Host the Next Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference?
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

Applications are now being accepted for institutions interested in hosting one
of the next Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWIP).  The
conferences are held over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in
mid-January of following years. 

To learn more and to apply, please see

http://www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/cuwip-host.cfm

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

The NASA YSS Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference will be held at
the 44th LPSC conference March 18-22 in The woodlands, Texas.  In addition to
students presenting their research, the conference will have panels on choosing
the right graduate school.  Applications are due by February 8.  To learn about
travel support and how to apply, please see [near the bottom of the page - Webmaster]:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/events/education/

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10. 2013 LPI (Undergraduate) Summer Intern Program
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites undergraduates with 50+ semester
hours of credit to apply for their 2013 summer intern program.  Interns will
work one-on-one with either an LPI scientist or a NASA Johnson Space Center
scientist in planetary science.  To learn more about the 10-week program that
begins June 3, please see

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lpiintern

For more information, please contact Claudia Quintana at 281-486-2159 or
internprogram_at_lpi.usra.edu. Applications are due by January 18!

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11. APS/IBM Research Internships for Undergraduate Women
From:  WIPHYS, January 9, 2013

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. Learn
more at:

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

APS and IBM are also partnering to offer a summer research internship for
underrepresented minorities (African Americans, Hispanics, and Native
Americans).  Learn more here: www.almaden.ibm.com/almaden/diversity

Find more career opportunities at the APS CAREER CENTER at

http://careers.aps.org/

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12.  CRESST partnership Summer Undergraduate Intern
From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

The Center for Exploration in Space Science and Technology at NASA Goddard Space
Flight (GSFC) Center partnership is accepting applications from undergraduate
students to participate in 10-week summer internships at GSFC for summer 2013.
Deadline for application is February 1.

For details on the application process and eligibility, please see

http://cresst.umd.edu/Opportunities/internship2013.html

The USRA Point of Contact is Dr. Michael Corcoran, USRA CRESST director, at
301-286-5576 or mcorcoran_at_usra.edu.

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13. Job Opportunities

For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their
organizations, a list of resources and advice is here:

http://www.aas.org/cswa/diversity.html#howtoincrease

- Postdoctoral Position in Planet Formation at Wesleyan University
http://jobregister.aas.org/node/44334

- Postdoctoral Scholar position at US Berkeley on supernovae and other
transients (e.g., gamma-ray bursts)
https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00098

- MacGillavry prestige tenure-track for women, University of Amsterdam
http://jobregister.aas.org/job_view?JobID=44279
http://www.uva.nl/mgf

- Associate Director, Dept. of Astronomy, University of Maryland
https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58271

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