We are pleased to announce the 2017 WiPS Networking event named in honor of Susan Niebur! Wednesday, March 22, 2017; 5:30 to ~7:30 pm
This year’s highlighted topic is: Mental Wellness/Illness and Your Career.
Two members of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas Chapter have graciously agreed to come and speak. We will have plenty of time for discussion and questions. Light refreshments provided by the Division for Planetary Sciences (thank you again!!).
Please RSVP and find updated information at http://bit.ly/WIPS_2017
This was a requested post from Wolf Geppert who organizes this and other fabulous astrobiology workshops :). I went to the below last time it was held and can highly recommend it.
Summer school “Impacts and their role in the evolution of Life” (Saaremaa, Estonia, 25 July – 3 August)
This school will give attendees a thorough introduction into impacts, impactors, and the role of impacts in the evolution of life.
Apart from lectures, poster presentations, student-led discussions and excursions to geologically interesting sites several practical exercises including…
Women in Astronomy IV: The Many Faces of Women Astronomers, a conference sponsored by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), will take place June 9 – 11, 2017, following the 2017 AAS Summer Meeting in Austin, Texas.
Through extensive use of workshops, panels, and small group discussions, WiA IV will focus on issues that affect a broad spectrum of women in astronomy. It will address the challenges specific to women and what institutions can do to create welcoming, equitable workplaces. Workshops and breakout sessions will be structured with the aim of producing policy white papers, tool kits, and resource lists.
For more information, please visit the following link: http://www.cvent.com/events/women-in-astronomy-iv-the-many-faces-of-women-astronmers/event-summary-589214b84ab94f26ac269ad9823ef977.aspx
This interview is was conducted by Heather Meyer who is conducting her graduate studies at Arizona State University.
Dr. Denevi is a Planetary Geologist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), and she is currently serving as the Deputy Principal Investigator for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). She also served as the Deputy Instrument Scientist for the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS) on board the MESSENGER spacecraft at Mercury leading the in-flight calibration and co-leading the Geology Discipline Group. Dr. Denevi was also a Participating Scientist on the Dawn mission at Vesta investigating pitted terrain and the presence of volatiles. Her research interests include the origin, composition, and evolution of planetary surfaces. Her research focuses on the history of volcanism and crustal formation on terrestrial bodies, the mineralogy and chemistry of planetary surfaces, the space weathering history of airless bodies, and the development and evolution of regolith.
Message from Julie Tygielski:
Join the #lpsc2017 childcare discussion forum. You’re invited to connect with other parents with childcare needs and share information on childcare providers and form parenting co-ops, all within the USRA Meeting Portal. http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2017/accommodations/child-care/
Thanks to the LPI staff for putting this forum together and taking the issue of childcare at the meeting seriously. They are also pursuing other options for supporting childcare needs and a summary of those findings will be available at a later date. They do plan to continue to have a mother’s room on site.
A group of women scientists started a pledge to support scientists of all kinds and engage with the public to promote the importance of science. Visit the below link to see their suggested actions and/or join the pledge:
Thanks to lovenstars for sharing this :).