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AASWomen Newsletter for January 26, 2024

AstronomyAASWomen Newsletter for January 26, 2024


AAS Committee on
the Status of Women          
Issue of January 26, 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:

Linsy Abigail Martizez Rubio

1. Meet Central American-Caribbean
Astronomy Bridge Program Fellows – Part 7
2. Gender equity: toward redefining
values
3. Black women in academia face
unique challenges on the job
4. The Lost Women of Science
Initiative Announces New Grants and Projects for 2024
5. N3 Internship Application is Now
Open!
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 of the AASWomen Newsletter

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

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1.
Meet Central American-Caribbean Astronomy Bridge Program Fellows – Part 7
From:
Linsy Abigail Martinez Rubio via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

When
I was just a child, I didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted to dedicate
myself to. However, as I grew up and became passionate about science, I became
truly convinced that this is what I want to do to do science, to be able to
confront the unknown and seek answers to it, which I find absolutely amazing.

In
addition to doing science, I also want other people, or more precisely, more
women in my country, to be attracted to it and to see the vast world of study
and the fantastic opportunities that exist in physics. I want them to see that we
can also do science.

Read
more at

https://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2024/01/meet-central-american-caribbean.html

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2.
‘However hard I tried to be a scientist, the press were always going to feature
me as a young woman’: Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
From:
Jeremy Bailin [jbailin_at_ua.edu]

By
Anouk Waller-Sargent for Varsity

When
Bell Burnell came to Cambridge following her undergraduate degree at the
University of Glasgow, it was one of only two places in the UK that offered the
Astrophysics course she embarked on. “I’d been told by other students not to
apply to a place called Jodrell Bank, for they’d never take a woman. I applied
anyway, and they never responded. So I thought, this is them not taking a
woman.” Bell Burnell reflects how she was plagued by imposter syndrome
throughout her academic life, but particularly as a postgraduate student at
Cambridge: “I thought I’d never get in. I put an application into Cambridge
just in case and hugely to my surprise, and somewhat to my alarm, got it.”

Read
more at

https://www.varsity.co.uk/science/26663

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3.
Gender equity: toward redefining values
From:
Jeremy Bailin [jbailin_at_ua.edu]

By
Chrystal A. Starbird et al.

Women
and gender minorities make defining contributions to science. Despite increased
representation of women across the scientific career ladder, institutions
routinely fail to support their career advancement or value their input. For an
equitable and intersectional future faculty, definitions of excellence must
evolve to better value women’s contributions.

Read
more at

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41556-023-01302-w

[Eds.
note: Access may require a subscription.]

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3.
Black women in academia face unique challenges on the job
From: Jeremy Bailin [jbailin_at_ua.edu]

By
Ayesha Rascoe for NPR

The
past few weeks have been full of controversy and tragedy for Black women in
academia. Claudine Gay, the first Black woman to head Harvard University,
stepped down after a donor-led campaign pushed for her ouster over plagiarism
accusations and her response to antisemitism on campus. And earlier this month,
a former administrator at Lincoln University, a historically Black college,
died by suicide. Antoinette Candia-Bailey had reportedly complained of bullying
at the institution. The school’s president, a white man, has taken a leave of
absence while the case is reviewed. All of this has led to an outcry about the
treatment of Black women in higher education.

Read
more and listen to the interview at

https://www.npr.org/2024/01/21/1225888199/black-women-in-academia-face-unique-challenges-on-the-job

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4. The Lost Women of
Science Initiative Announces New Grants and Projects for 2024
From: Jeremy Bailin
[jbailin_at_ua.edu]

The Lost Women of Science
Initiative enters 2024 with new funding that will allow it to continue to
produce new episodes of its flagship podcast, Lost Women of Science throughout
2024, as well as develop its educational programs.

Read more at

https://www.lostwomenofscience.org/news/the-lost-women-of-science-initiative-announces-new-grants-and-projects-for-2024

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5. N3 Internship Application is Now
Open!
From: Sethanne Howard [sethanneh_at_msn.com]

NASA’s Neurodiversity Network (N3)
is looking for high school summer interns to work on projects with NASA
scientists. Applications are due by March 8th at 11:59 pm PT.

For more information and
application instructions, se

https://n3.sonoma.edu

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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

– Visiting Lecturer in Astronomy, Mount
Holyoke College

  
https://careers.mtholyoke.edu/en-us/job/493803/visiting-lecturer-in-astronomy

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newsletter

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