AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of April 12, 2013
eds. Caroline Simpson, Michele M. Montgomery, Daryl Haggard, & Nick Murphy

This week's issues:

1.  Science and Women-in-Science Colloquia 

2.  AIP: Strategies for Improving Diversity

3.  Tips from Nature 'Women in STEM' Articles

4.  CERN Offers UN Advice on Bringing Women into Science

5.  AWIS: Investing in Women in STEM: Because Girls Grow Up

6.  Women in Physics is the theme for Winter 2012-13 SPS Observer 

7.  2014 CUWiP Sites Announced

8.  IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics proceedings now available 

9.  Child Care Grants for the 222nd AAS Meeting in Indianapolis

10. The Dory Yochum Scholarship : MentorNet to award $5000 to an outstanding woman protege in STEM

11.  Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

12.  Job Opportunities

13.  How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

14.  How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

15.  Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

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1. Science and Women-in-Science Colloquia 
From: J. Schmelz via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

I have recently given "twofer" colloquia* -- one talk on a science topic and
another on a women-in-science topic -- at CfA, Caltech, JPL, and Indiana. During
these twofer visits, I have also met with students, postdocs, managers,
professors, and scientists, both individually and in groups. We have talked
about both science and CSWA-related issues. The visits were so successful and so
rewarding that I would like to encourage all of you to consider doing these
twofer colloquia (get invited to give a science talk and offer to give a
women-in-science talk as well).

I would also like to advertise the possibility of these twofer colloquia to
universities and organizations other than those where I happen to have friends
and colleagues. I would be more than willing to give my twofer colloquia at
other places, including yours!

To read more, please  see:
http://www.womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2013/04/science-and-women-in-science-
colloquia.html

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2. AIP: Strategies for Improving Diversity
From: AAS 

[Although many of our subscribers may have already seen this item via the AAS
mailings, we bring attention to it here for those that may have missed it -- eds.]

The American Institute of Physics, the umbrella organization for 10 professional
societies (including the AAS) and 24 affiliate societies, hosted its annual
Assembly of Society Officers on 4 April to discuss important issues of common
concern to our members. This year's foci included underrepresentation of
minorities in the physical sciences, efforts and strategies to increase
diversity, open access in publications and data, and science policy issues from
the perspective of AIP and AAAS Science and Technology Fellows (along with a
celebratory reception in honor of 25 years and 40 years of these fellowships,
respectively). Minutes of the meeting and PowerPoint presentations are available
online at http://www.aip.org/aip/assembly/2013/. Here I will summarize the
minority issues, an area of longtime concern to the AAS. 

To read more, please see:

http://aas.org/posts/news/2013/04/strategies-improving-diversity-summary-aip-assembly-
society-officers-meeting

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3. Tips from Nature 'Women in STEM' Articles
From: Johanna Teske via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

As many of you know, and at least one other recent post here has highlighted,
the 7 March 2013 issue of Nature contributed to the theme of Women's History
Month, "Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics"
with a series of articles describing the current status of women in STEM across
the globe, what progress has been made towards equality, and the disparity and
injustices that still exist for women in science. In this blog post, I focus on
the possible solutions that the Nature articles discuss; this is not meant to be
a summary!

To read more, please see:
http://www.womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2013/04/tips-from-nature-women-in-stem-
articles.html

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4. CERN Offers UN Advice on Bringing Women into Science
From: Caroline Simpson [simpsonc_at_fiu.edu]

[This article includes a list of recommendations worth reading -- eds.]

By Kelly Izlar
In CERN's first opportunity to engage directly with a UN organization since it
gained observer status, grad students suggested ways to improve the situation of
women in science.

Read the article at:

http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/april-2013/cern-offers-un-recommendations-
on-bringing-women-into-science

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5. AWIS: Investing in Women in STEM: Because Girls Grow Up
From: Johanna Teske [jkteske@email.arizona.edu]

This story came out on April 9th, Equal Pay Day, which represents how far into
2013 a woman would have to work to make as much as a man in 2012 (so, she would
have to work all of 2012+through yesterday in 2013). This article focuses on
STEM jobs!

[This presents a multi-faceted view of how the lack of women in STEM fields
affect the economy and society, along with recommendations on how to fix the
'leaky pipeline.' -- eds.] 

[...]  It's not just that we don't have enough girls going in STEM fields like
engineering and computer science where women's representation remains low; it's
that they are going into a broken system, one based on a paradigm from the 1950s
where men with stay-at-homes wives are most likely to succeed. This isn't just
an issue affecting women and girls; it is part of a much bigger concern about
meeting the future needs of our workforce. 

See the entire post at
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/association-for-women-in-science/investing-in-women-
in-stem_b_3037934.html

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6. Women in Physics is the theme for Winter 2012-13 SPS Observer
The issue includes an article on talk by Jocelyn Bell Burnell about women in science. 

Read the issue here (http://www.spsobserver.org/)

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7. 2014 CUWiP Sites Announced
From: WIPHYS for April 10, 2013

[Undergraduates at my university have found these conferences to be highly
valuable events. I would encourage you to encourage students to attend. -- CS]

The Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are pleased to
announce the 2014 locations. More details about these conferences will be
released in late summer 2013. The sites are:

Florida State University
Louisiana State University
Penn State University
Stony Brook University
University of Chicago
University of Maryland/NIST
University of Utah
U.C. Berkeley

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8. IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics proceedings now available 
From: WIPHYS for April 10, 2013

The Proceedings of the 4th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
that was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa in April 2011 has recently been
published. The Proceedings are available online for free download
(http://proceedings.aip.org/resource/2/apcpcs/1517/1?isAuthorized=no) . The 5th
IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics will be held in Waterloo,
Canada in August 2014. Currently, AAPT, APS, and AIP are discussing the process
for selecting US Delegates and starting the process to raise funds to support
travel for the US Delegation and delegates from developing nations as well as
the Proceedings. Further information about the application process for becoming
a member of the US Delegation will be distributed later this year.

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9. Child Care Grants for the 222nd AAS Meeting in Indianapolis
From: AAS Meetings 

Child Care Grant Requests Due: 1 May 2013

Childcare grants are available for up to $250 per family for those that wish to
bring children to the meeting. Parents are responsible for making arrangements
for childcare. To apply for a childcare grant please fill out the form at
http://aas.org/meetings/childcare_grants. If requests exceed available funding,
preference will be given to those in the early stages of their careers. If you
have questions about childcare grants please contact Kelly Clark at 202-328-2010
ext. 105.

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10. The Dory Yochum Scholarship : MentorNet to award $5000 to an outstanding woman protege in STEM
From: WIPHYS for April 10, 2013

MentorNet announced today that it will award $5000 to an outstanding woman
protege in honor of its long time champion and Chair of the Board of Directors,
Dory S. Yochum. To be eligible, a candidate must be a woman currently pursuing
any postsecondary degree in any field of science, technology, engineering or
math at a partnering campus or society and a current or former protege of
MentorNet.

Apply by May 15, 2013 by sending an email to DoryPrize@mentornet.net with the
following: A description of your experience as a MentorNet protégé, your current
status and pursuits as a student, and your career ambitions. Your entry can be
in any medium: video or animation (no more than 2 minutes), audio (no more than
5 minutes), or text (no more than one page); Recommendation from a MentorNet
mentor; Resume or curriculum vitae, including your contact information.

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11. Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
From: WIPHYS for April 10, 2013

NSF is presenting a one-hour webinar, April 24 from 3:00-4:00pm EDT, on
nomination preparation and submisstion for the Presidential Awards for
Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). PAESMEM
awardees receive a $10,000 honorary Presidential award and are invited to
participate in recognition events and meetings with STEM policy leaders in
Washington, D.C. 

You will need to register for the webinar; full information is at
www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=127526&org=HRD

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12. 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

** NSF Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) 
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/341327000?org=NSF.   

** Deputy Assistant Director (Division Head) at NRAO. 
    https://careers.nrao.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50910   

** Scientific Associate III  (Data Analyst) at NRAO. 
    https://careers.nrao.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50880  

The following job opportunities were taken from WIPHYS:
** NSF Program Director in the Gravitational Physics Program
    http://www.nsf.gov/publications/vacancy.jsp?org=MPS&nsf_org=MPS

** MIT: Lecturer/Sr. Lecturer with operational knowledge of STEM or physics education
    research
    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2621

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