AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of January 14, 2011
eds. Joan Schmelz, Caroline Simpson, & Michele Montgomery

This week's issues:

1.  Changing the Way We Socialize Doctoral Students

2.  DPP Katherine Weimer Award: Deadline April 1, 2011

3.  Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference

4.  FORWARD to Professorship Workshop for Women in Science

5.  Childcare Grants, APS March Meeting

6.  Noblis Internship Program for Undergraduates

7.  Summer Physics Internships for Undergraduates

8.  Physics E-tutors Needed!

9.  Pre-Service Teacher Institute Summer Program

10. NASA Seeks Space Technology Graduate Fellowship Applicants

11. Visiting Assistant Professor Swarthmore College

12. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN

13. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN

1.  Changing the Way We Socialize Doctoral Students
From:  Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu]

A January 10th article in the Chronicle of Higher Education provides  
some advice to departments of colleges and universities on how to  
educate graduate students on the graduate students' career choices.   
Among the list of topics that may be discussed with current graduate  
students is gender and class issues that occur in some workplaces.   
The article also highlights the potential difficulties graduate  
students may face if their career path choice is focused in academia.   
Please forward to your graduate students to open a potential dialogue  
on this very important topic.


2. DPP Katherine Weimer Award: Deadline April 1, 2011
From:  WiPHYS, January 10, 2011

Awarded every three years, the Katherine Weimer Award is open to any  
female plasma scientist. The nominee's Ph.D. must have been received  
within the ten-year period prior to the nomination deadline of April  
1, 2011. The award consists of $2,000 and funds for travel to the  
annual meeting where the award is to be presented. The recipient will  
also be invited to give a talk at the Division of Plasma Physics  
annual meeting.

To nominate a candidate, send the following to women_at_aps.org: a  
letter evaluating the nominee's qualifications identifying the  
specific work to be recognized, a biographical sketch, a list of the  
most important publications, and at least two, but no more than four,  
seconding letters.

3. Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference
From:  Monika Kress [MKress_at_science.sjsu.edu]

An Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference is being held  
on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 9:00 am to 5:00 (in association with the  
2011 LPSC) in The Woodlands, TX.  As part of the NASA SMD Year of the  
Solar System, we invite your undergraduate researchers to participate  
in the YSS Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference at  
LPSC!  The Conference includes: Panels on How to Choose the Grad  
School Right for You, Alternative Careers in Science, and Women in  
Planetary Science; Poster sessions where students will present their  
posters to other students and to the scientific community; Meeting  
Mentors where students pair with a scientist for part of the LPSC  
meeting, so students can learn how to engage at a scientific  
conference; Opportunities to meet other undergraduate researchers,  
graduate students, and scientists.  Undergraduate students currently  
conducting research in planetary sciences, astrobiology, and lunar  
sciences are eligible.  To apply, please go to:


Abstracts are due: Close of Business, February, 1, 2011

Some travel support will be available to students who qualify.  
Priority will be given to students of diverse backgrounds. Students  
are encouraged to attend LPSC and the travel supports includes  
registration for and participation in LPSC.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann at  

4.  FORWARD to Professorship Workshop for Women in Science
From:  WiPHYS, January 10, 2011

Focus on Reaching Women for Academics, Research and Development in  
Science, Engineering and Mathematics is a joint program of the George  
Washington and Gallaudet Universities funded by a National Science  
Foundation ADVANCE leadership award. This workshop is provided for  
women and minorities who may be considering, or are currently in, a  
tenure track position in science, engineering or mathematics.

The 2 1/2 day workshop will focus on skills, strategies and "insider  
information" necessary to obtain a tenure-track position, to succeed  
in one and advance to other positions of leadership. This is also an  
opportunity to network and meet peers. For more information and to  
apply, visit:


5.  Childcare Grants, APS March Meeting
From:  WiPHYS, January 10, 2011

March Meeting Child Care Grant deadline is approaching: Apply by  
January 17:  Small grants of up to $400 are available to assist  
meeting attendees who are bringing small children or who incur extra  
expenses in leaving them at home (i.e., extra daycare or babysitting  
services). For more information and to apply, visit:


6. Noblis Internship Program for Undergraduates
From:  Mansie Iyer [Mansie.Iyer_at_noblis.org]

Noblis is now accepting applications for our 2011 Summer Internship  
Program.  Summer internships are available in the Washington, DC area.  
You will receive guidance and mentoring in hands on project work in

Modeling and simulation
Systems engineering
Computer science
Biometric technologies
Life and chemical/biological sciences
Telecommunications (including wireless technologies)
Data/Knowledge management
Corporate business operations, e.g., finance and accounting, human  
resources/organizational development, information technology, and  
event planning/coordination.

To apply, see


7.  Summer Physics Internships for Undergraduates
From:  Gary White [sps_at_aip.org]

SPS proudly announces a brand-new benefit - the online SPS Jobs  
employment site  at


Registration is FREE, and offers many benefits whether you're job  
hunting OR trying to find the right science professional to join your  
team.  Are you hiring?  If so, SPS highlights current employment  
opportunities to a large audience of specific, relevant candidates;  
posts jobs and allows for searching of candidates; and offers a  
database of 7,000 current science resumes.  Are you job hunting?  If  
so, job search is quick and easy to find relevant job listings and to  
sign up for automatic email notification of new jobs that match your  
criteria.  The job application process is easy:  You can apply online  
and create a password-protected account for managing your job search,  
and you can make your resume available to employers, confidentially if  
you choose, and download multiple versions of resumes, CVs, cover  
letters, etc. tailored to specific openings.

8.  Physics E-tutors Needed!
From:  Gary White [sps_at_aip.org]

Tutors in certain subjects (Statistics, Calculus, Physics and  
Chemistry) now start off earning $12 per hour after their probationary  
period, instead of the usual $10 per hour.

Current tutors list the following benefits:
* Great way to earn extra income
* Flexible scheduling, 7 days a week between 2pm to 1am eastern time
* Work from the comfort of home or dorm, all tutoring takes place online
* Make a difference and help students all over the country
* Great resume builder. Opportunity to become mentors and senior  
mentors in your subject area.

Tutor.com is currently accepting tutor applications for the 2010/2011  
school year. Accepted applicants will start tutoring throughout the  
summer to gain some experience with the program and classroom  
software. Increased hours will begin in August and September for the  
remainder of the school year. Preference will be given to applicants  
who pass more than one subject exam and can commit to at least five  
hours a week between Sunday and Thursday from 4 PM to 11 PM ET.

For more information and access to the online application, please visit


9.  Pre-Service Teacher Institute Summer Program
From:  Christine Shupla [Shupla_at_lpi.usra.edu]

The Pre-Service Teacher Institute is a summer residential session for  
Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Middle School Education  
(K-8) majors preparing to teach in an elementary or middle school  
classroom. College students from diverse backgrounds will spend an  
exciting time at NASA Johnson Space Center, Ames Research Center,  
Kennedy Space Center, Langley Research Center, Marshall Space Center,  
and Stennis Research Center, where they are exposed to science,  
technology, engineering and math (STEM) enrichment activities for  
their classroom. Pre-service teachers are able to meet NASA personnel,  
and tour NASA facilities while learning to incorporate NASA's  
cutting-edge research into STEM lesson plans for elementary and middle  
school students. Program Dates for NASA Johnson Space Center: June  
19-24, 2011 July 24-29, 2011 Applications Must Be Received By: March  
22, 2011.

For more, please see 
NASA Ames Research Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute NASA Johnson Space Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute NASA Kennedy Space Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute NASA Langley Research Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute NASA Stennis Space Center's Pre-Service Teacher Institute ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10. NASA Seeks Space Technology Graduate Fellowship Applicants From: Michele M. Montgomery [montgomery_at_physics.ucf.edu] NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for the agency's new Space Technology Research Fellowships. Applications are being accepted from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology research beginning in the fall of 2011. The fellowships will sponsor U.S. graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA's strategic space technology objectives through their studies. Sponsored by NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist, the fellowships' goal is to provide the nation with a pipeline of highly skilled engineers and technologists to improve America's technological competitiveness. NASA Space Technology Fellows will perform innovative space technology research today while building the skills necessary to become future technological leaders. The deadline for submitting fellowship proposals is Feb. 23. Information on the fellowships, including how to submit applications, is available at: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/early_stage_innovation/grants/NSTRF.html To learn more about NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist and the crosscutting space technology areas of interest to NASA, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/oct ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11. Visiting Assistant Professor Swarthmore College From: Eric Jensen [ejensen1_at_swarthmore.edu] Swarthmore College, a selective liberal arts college just outside Philadelphia, is seeking an astronomer interested in teaching small classes of enthusiastic students as a visiting assistant professor, beginning in fall 2011. The position is for two years, with the second year contingent on good job performance. The Physics and Astronomy Department at Swarthmore has seven physicists, two astronomers, and roughly 15 students per class year in the physics or astrophysics majors. The college and the department value committed, excellent teaching. The teaching load is two classes and one lab, or two labs and one class, per semester, mostly in introductory and upper-level astronomy. Members of the department are active researchers and involve students in their research. We have a two-year-old 0.6-meter telescope with a large-format CCD and an echelle spectrograph which we use for research and teaching. Current projects include searches for transit timing variations of exoplanets and spectroscopy of massive star magnetospheres. The position of visiting assistant professor is accorded similar status to that of tenure-track junior faculty at Swarthmore, with travel and research funding, a starting salary in the mid-$60k range (depending on experience), and excellent benefits. Swarthmore College has a strong commitment to promoting the benefits of diversity and social justice within the campus and global community. Our department is no exception. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Information about the department, including the astronomy curriculum and research areas of current faculty, is available at http://physics.swarthmore.edu Candidates should submit a statement describing their teaching experience and possible teaching plans if they were to come to Swarthmore, and a separate statement describing their research (in terms non-experts can understand), including plans for involving Swarthmore undergraduates in their research. Candidates should also submit a CV and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately. Application materials should be sent to Attention: Astronomy Job Search Swarthmore College Dept. of Physics and Astronomy 500 College Avenue Swarthmore, PA 19081, USA Letters of recommendation can also be e-mailed to jobsearch_at_astro.swarthmore.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2011. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12. How to Submit, Subscribe, or Unsubscribe to AASWOMEN [Please remember to replace "_at_" in the below e-mail addresses.] To submit to AASWOMEN: send email to aaswomen_at_aas.org All material sent to that address will be posted unless you tell us otherwise (including your email address). To subscribe or unsubscribe to AASWOMEN go to http://lists.aas.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/aaswomen and fill out the form. If you experience any problems, please email itdept_at_aas.org ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13. Access to Past Issues of AASWOMEN Past issues of AASWOMEN are available at AASWOMEN.html Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered. 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