L’Oréal USA Announced the winners of the Women in Science Fellowship. Fantastic science including some exciting astrophysics! :) Congrats to all! (And this is a yearly thing so look out for the application next year and think about applying!)
Sabrina Stierwalt, University of Virginia – Dr. Stierwalt is an astrophysicist leading a multi-university team on ground-breaking research to understand how galaxies were formed. Stierwalt has been committed to promoting STEM education throughout her career, including her time as co-founder of the Graduate Women in Physics at Cornell and her current role as a volunteer teacher for Dark Skies, Bright Kids, an afterschool program for underserved rural students.
We’ve probably all seen the fallout from #shirtstorm and #shirtgate regarding the inappropriate shirt Dr. Matt Taylor wore during the landing of the Rosetta comet lander this week.
If you are not familiar with this, though, please check out the following webpages:
From Emily Lakdwalla:
Before women can be recognized for their contribution to planetary science and astronomy, they have to be nominated. Anecdotal evidence suggests that women may not be getting nominated for prizes very frequently. To encourage people to nominate more women for prizes, I asked Planetary Society web intern and fellow Woman in Planetary Science Tanya Harrison to scrounge around the Web, locating information on what prizes are out there for Earth and planetary sciences and astronomy, when nominations are due, and what’s involved in nomination packages. She came up with a huge list, available to all in a Google Doc. The list includes prizes for any scientist, young scientists, mid-career scientists, end-of-career scientists, journalists, and those who serve the community as educators or advocates.
- Award List (it should let you request permission to edit)
Some of the deadlines listed inside it are past; but most of these prizes are annual and one can assume that nominations will be due in
2015 at around the same calendar date that they were in 2014. Last year, GSA nominations were due February 1; AGU March 14; DPS on April 1.
If you know of other prizes, please edit!
From Kelsi: One of the focuses of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is on helping female scientist achieve recognition. You can see their resources here, and a fact sheet for some other scientific disciplines. (Note they are redoing their website, so some resources are “coming soon” :).
Just a heads up that a mother’s room will be available for those who might need it – ask at the registration desk for details. Majd Mayyasi also did some research on the “Kids Club” babysitting service at the meeting venue. Here is the info:
It’s a local day care service for children ages 4-12 yrs. $45 for half a day/child, $75 for the full day/child. They have no minimum-number-of-children requirement, but DO require that:
2- the time be reserved 24 hours in advance. This can be done by calling in to the main resort number (520-792-3500) and the front desk will then transfer the caller.