2010 DPS Women in Astronomy and Planetary Science Lunch
Thanks to those who were able to attend or showed interest in attending the 2010 DPS Women in Astronomy and Planetary Science Lunch. I am sending out some notes from the meeting (below) and the powerpoints are available here: http://awis.wustl.edu/data/DPS_Womens_Lunch_Report_2010.pdf
Please pass these on to colleagues (male or female) who might be interested in any of the contents. I wasn’t able to catch all of the announcements that were made, so if I missed yours and you would like me to add it to the list for a future posting of these notes, please let me know.
1. Amy Simon Miller: Highlights from the Women in Astronomy and Space Science conference.
-> History of this conference (see powerpoint)
-> Pasadena Recommendations
We should encourage our institutions to endorse this. (it is not a binding contract!)
-> Reminder that everyone needs to be proactive about nominating/suggesting/voting for deserving women for awards, invited speakers, etc.
2. Announcements from the Community
a. If you are experiencing harassment, please consider contacting a senior person who can help you. You can also submit an anonymous post (as has happened a few times recently on various women in science blogs and list serves) if you don’t feel comfortable contacting someone directly. This helps provide proof that there are still problems out there that need to be fixed.
b. Good resources:
- Women in Planetary Science blog – https://womeninplanetaryscience.wordpress.com/
- Women in Astronomy blog – http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/
- AAS Women’s Newsletter (note, you do not have to be an AAS member to get on this e-mail list) – http://lists.aas.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/aaswlist
- DPS Professional Development Committee – http://dps.aas.org/development/
- CSWA, Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy – http://www.aas.org/cswa/
- AWIS, the Association of Women in Science – http://www.awis.org (benefits of being a member: access to MentorNet, fellowships, free webinars on professional development topics like networking and negotiating)
- MentorNet – mentornet.net (check it out, this is a great program if your institution subscribes or you are an AWIS member)
- NPP, the NASA Postdoctoral Program – http://nasa.orau.org/postdoc/ (note, you need to apply for these ~1 year in advance of the time you would like to start)
- AAPF, the NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships – http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5291
c. The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) is soliciting proposals for 4-8 Study Programs to be carried out during the 2011 calendar year. Study program proposals are solicited in the areas of space engineering, planetary science, remote sensing and earth system science, and astronomy and physics from space. Team up with a Caltech faculty member and a JPL researcher to apply. KISS has also released a Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship call. See http://kiss.caltech.edu/ for more details
3. Rachel Mastrapa reported on the new Professional Development Committee in the DPS.
-> See powerpoint
-> If you have suggestions of programs you would like to see please contact Rachel.