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AASWomen Newsletter for February 23, 2024

AstronomyAASWomen Newsletter for February 23, 2024


AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of February 23, 2024
eds: Jeremy Bailin, Nicolle Zellner, Sethanne Howard, and Hannah Jang-Condell

[We hope you all are taking care of yourselves and each other. –eds.]

This week’s issues:

1. Celebrating Black in STEM – Part 2
2. Gladys West
3. Applications Open for Gruber Fellowship 2024: Deadline Approaching March 1st
4. This Astrophysicist Makes Stellar Nurseries That Fit in the Palm of Your Hand
5. 2024 NASA Planetary Science Summer School Applications Due March 27, 2024
6. Job Opportunities
7. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter
8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter
9. Access to Past Issues

An online version of this newsletter will be available at http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/ at 3:00 PM ET every Friday.


1. Celebrating Black in STEM – Part 2

From: Nicolle Zellner via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

In honor of Black History Month, Science Buddies has highlighted 38 African American scientists and engineers who made important contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Read more at

https://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2024/02/celebrating-black-in-stem-part-2.html

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2. Gladys West

From: Sethanne Howard [sethanneh_at_msn.com]

Dr. Gladys West [Born October 27, 1930 (age 93)] is one of STEM’s hidden trailblazers. She helped develop technology that contributed to the creation of the Global Positioning System, or GPS, which revolutionized modern society. In 1956, West was hired to work at the Naval Proving Ground in Dahlgren, Virginia, (now the Naval Surface Warfare Center). Here, she was the second black woman ever hired and one of only four black employees.

Read more at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_West

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3. Applications Open for Gruber Fellowship 2024: Deadline Approaching March 1st

From: Jeremy Bailin [jbailin_at_ua.edu]

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) invites applications for the Gruber Fellowship 2024, a prestigious programme with the Gruber Foundation (GF) that supports young astronomers in the early stages of their research careers and promotes the science of cosmology and other branches of astronomy. The application deadline is 1 March 2024, and the IAU encourages all its members to draw the attention of their eligible colleagues to this excellent opportunity.

The Fellowship will be awarded to a highly promising, early-career astrophysicist working in any field of astrophysics, be it theoretical, observational or experimental. As an organisation that shares this goal, the IAU collaborates with the GF in selecting recipients. The GF provides funding of US$75 000 for fellowships every year, which is intended as a research grant to cover travel, subsistence and research expenses in support of a postdoctoral appointment at a host institution starting no later than 1 October of the award year. It may be combined with any other fellowship or award.

Important Deadlines

– 1 March 2024: deadline for applications;
– Week of 27 April: IAU Executive Committee to approve the winners selected by the Selection Committee (https://www.iau.org/science/grants_prizes/gruber_foundation/fellowships/jury/);
– 30 May 2024: public announcement of the winners.

Read more at

https://iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann23045/

The Gruber Foundation (GF) Fellowship Programme Overview
https://www.iau.org/science/grants_prizes/gruber_foundation/fellowships/

The Gruber Foundation (GF) Fellowship Programme Application Procedure
https://www.iau.org/science/grants_prizes/gruber_foundation/fellowships/procedure/

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4. This Astrophysicist Makes Stellar Nurseries That Fit in the Palm of Your Hand

From: Jeremy Bailin [jbailin_at_ua.edu]

By Tulika Bose, Jason Drakeford, and Kelso Harper

How artist and astrophysicist Nia Imara makes 3-D prints of the birth of stars

Nia Imara: My being an artist very much affects my view of the world. And it bleeds into everything, including my science. For me, science is about the search from the outside in. Whereas art is the search from the inside out. One of the connections between art and science is storytelling. One of the outstanding mysteries of star formation is how stellar nurseries are born and how they evolve. I’m Dr. Nia Imara.

Read more and watch the video at

https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/this-astrophysicist-makes-stellar-nurseries-that-fit-in-the-palm-of-your-hand/

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5. 2024 NASA Planetary Science Summer School Applications Due March 27, 2024

From: Joyce Armijo [joyce.e.armijo_at_jpl.nasa.gov]

Dear Colleague,

I’d like to call your attention to the deadline of March 27, 2024, for application to the 36th annual NASA Planetary Science Summer School (PSSS) experience at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena CA.

Read more at

https://go.nasa.gov/missiondesignschools

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6. Job Opportunities

For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their organizations, a list of resources and advice is here:

https://aas.org/comms/cswa/resources/Diversity#howtoincrease

– Instructional Faculty FT – Physics and Astronomy, Montgomery College.

https://mc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/external/job/Maryland—Montgomery-County/Instructional-Faculty-FT—Physics-and–Astronomy_R4637-1

– Instructional Faculty FT – Geosciences, Montgomery College.

https://mc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/external/job/Maryland—Montgomery-County/Instructional-Faculty-FT—Geosciences_R4630-1

– Tenure-track assistant professor of physics, Nicholls State University Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences.

https://jobs.nicholls.edu/postings/7013

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7. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

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9. Access to Past Issues

http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/search/label/AASWOMEN

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