Resource List from Moving Forward in Space Workshop
As a follow up to Jen’s post about the Moving Forward in Space Workshop, here is a list of resources that came up in the workshop or I have come across over the years. I am sure I missing some, so please add to the list in the comments below.
A big thanks to Alix Davatzes and Jen Piatek for putting together such a great workshop!
Professional Development, Teaching and Education Resources
Science Education Resource Center (SERC): http://serc.carleton.edu/index.html
– Professional development workshops and lots of online resources and educational materials; focus on academic careers and geosciences education. See specifically Cutting Edge Workshops: http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/index.html
New Planetary Science Job Register with the Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS): http://dps.aas.org/jobs
– A place to share and browse for educational materials; combined Earth and space sciences. Note: be careful because students know about this site too.
Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) and Collaboration of Astronomy Teaching Scholars (CATS): http://astronomy101.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
– Workshops, an online discussion forum, and many resources for astronomy education—also astronomy education research.
Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5
– Great resource for teaching related professional development, also job searches; all academic disciplines.
Service and Advice for Research and Analysis at NASA (SARA): http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/
– Find information about various programs in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, including grants and student programs. You can subscribe to the SARA mailing list to get updates.
Plate Tectonics Activity: http://plateboundary.rice.edu/tg.html, http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/intro/activities/29360.html
– Highly recommended lab to help students learn to read maps, and learn some geology too ;).
Forward to Professorship: http://www.student.seas.gwu.edu/~forward/index.php
– Professional development workshops; all STEM disciplines.
Planetary Newsletters and Blogs
Planetary Exploration Newsletter (PEN): http://planetarynews.org/
American Astronomical Society (AAS) – Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) Newsletter: http://dps.aas.org/newsletters
USRA Research Opportunities Newsletter: http://www.researchopps.usra.edu/
American Geophysical Union (AGU) – Planetary Sciences Section: http://www.agu.org/sections/planets/
Committee on the Status of Women (CSWA) – American Astronomical Society: http://www.aas.org/cswa/
STATUS – CSWA’s semi-annual magazine: http://www.aas.org/cswa/STATUS.html
Women in Planetary Science Blog: https://womeninplanetaryscience.wordpress.com
Women in Astronomy Blog: http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/
AstroBetter Blog: www.astrobetter.com
Books on Writing – recommended by Dustin Kidd
- The Clockwork Muse: A Practical Guide to Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books – Eviatar Zerubavel
- On Writing – Stephen King
- Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamott
- The Artists Way – Julia Cameron
- Chicago Guide to Writing About Numbers – Jane E. Miller
- Handbook about grammar and style (e.g., The Elements of Style – Strunk and White)
Additional Books on Writing, the Job Search, and Graduate School
- How to Write a Lot – Paul J. Silvia (Kelsi’s Note: I found this book very helpful—once I realized that writing more than nothing is a lot!)
- How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper – Day and Gastel (or other similar one, specifically for science… I found this one to be helpful.)
- Style Manual for Writing in Geology (online resource by Rossbacher and Rhodes): http://www.public.asu.edu/~arrows/FIELDI/Rossbacher_Rhodes_Writing_Manual.pdf
- The Academic Job Search Handbook – Julia Vick
- Put Your Science to Work – Peter Fiske and Aaron Louie (AGU publication – http://www.agu.org/cgi-bin/agubooks?book=GESP0532952)
- The Woman’s Guide to Navigating the Ph.D. in Engineering & Science – Barbara B. Lazarus, Lisa M. Ritter and Susan A. Ambrose
- Navigating Graduate School and Beyond: A Career Guide for Graduate Students and Must Read for Every Advisor – (AGU publication – http://www.agu.org/cgi-bin/agubooks?book=GESP0647369)
- A PhD Is Not Enough – Peter J. Feibelman