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2010 DPS Women in Astronomy and Planetary Science Lunch

October 22, 2010

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.

Sincerely,
~Kelsi Singer

 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:

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.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2010 9:58 am

    Anytime, Julie — tell us what you want to see, and we can post it!

  2. julie permalink
    October 25, 2010 1:28 pm

    I would like to commend Kelsi for organizing that DPS event, and then for reporting about it. And thanks much to Susan for distributing it through WIPS.
    You rock!!

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