Friday, July 7, 2017

AASWomen Newsletter for July 07, 2017

AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of July 07, 2017
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Cristina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. Career Profile: Planetary Scientist: Dr. Kelsi Singer

2. The myth about women in science? Bias at work in the study of gender inequality in STEM.

3. Report: In 2015, US institutions awarded most doctorates ever recorded

4. Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships

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 of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. Career Profile: Planetary Scientist: Dr. Kelsi Singer
From: Christina Richey via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

Below is our interview with Dr. Kelsi Singer, a planetary scientist who is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Southwest Research Institute.

For access to all our Career Profile Project interviews, please visit http://aas.org/jobs/career-profiles New Career Profiles are posted approximately every month.

Read more at

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2017/07/career-profile-planetary-scientist-dr.html

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2. The myth about women in science? Bias at work in the study of gender inequality in STEM.
From: Heather Flewelling [flewelling.heather_at_gmail.com]

"Robust empirical research shows that women are less likely to be hired for STEM jobs, as well as promoted, remunerated and professionally recognised in every respect of academic life. Earlier this month, however, a widely reported study suggested gender bias is largely a myth. Zuleyka Zevallos evaluates the study and argues it fails to simulate the conditions in which hiring decisions are made. The process of hiring any professional is the outcome of social interaction. Biases shape social exchanges."

Read more at

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/05/05/women-in-science-gender-inequality-stem

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3. Report: In 2015, US institutions awarded most doctorates ever recorded
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

The most recent National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates has been released. In 2015, institutions in the United States awarded over 55,000 doctorate degrees. While women earned the majority of doctorate degrees in every broad field of study, they are still underrepresented in the physical and earth sciences, mathematics and computer sciences, and engineering.

Read the summary at

https://nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242416&org=NSF&from=news

Download the full report at

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17306/report/about-this-report.cfm

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4. Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

The Zonta International women’s organization has announced the 2017 recipients of its Amelia Earhart Fellowships. Included on the list are two graduate students in planetary science, Marie McBride (Purdue University) and Sara Port (University of Arkansas). This fellowship provides a one-time $10,000 grant to women pursuing graduate students in space-related fields.

Read the complete list of recipients at

https://www.zonta.org/Portals/0/Membership/Tools/AwardScholarshipFellowshipTools/2017AEFellows.pdf?ver=2017-05-17-094750-237

Read interviews with Sara and Marie at

https://womeninplanetaryscience.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/flying-high-two-planetary-scientists-receive-zonta-amelia-earhart-fellowship

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5. Job Opportunities

For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their organizations, a list of resources and advice is here: https://cswa.aas.org/diversity.html#howtoincrease

-Mission Software Systems Engineer, STScI, Baltimore, MD https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*E1A6C029CD80DDC8

-Software Engineer, STScI, Baltimore, MD https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*D2EC3EA4C3C39A15

-100 yr anniversary coordinator, IAU and Leiden Observatory https://www.iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann17026

- Senior Support Scientist in NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Astrophysics Division, Arctic Slope Technical Services, Washington, DC https://asrcfederal.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=17001368&lang=en

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8. Access to Past Issues

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