Friday, June 30, 2017

AASWomen Newsletter for June 30, 2017

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of June 30, 2017
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Christina Thomas, and Maria Patterson

This week's issues:

1. Women in Leadership: Networks         
2. Scholar Spotlight: Adrianna Perez
3. Astrobiology: Hunting aliens  
4. How science got women wrong
5. Job Opportunities
6. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter
7. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter
8. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter

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1. Women in Leadership: Networks 
From: Joan Schmelz via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com 

As you make the transition from scientist to manager, you may realize that the technical and mathematical skills that got you where you are won’t help as much as you advance. [T]hese abilities alone will not be enough as you move to higher levels. Even though your undergrad and graduate curricula were packed full of requirements, you may reach a point when you lament that you never took a management course. Your success will depend less and less on the skills that made you a successful scientist and more and more on your human competencies. In a community that is dominated by introverts, this is a particularly troubling realization, and an individual with even mild extroverted tendencies has a natural advantage. There is a joke I heard while I was working in the Astronomy Division at NSF. Question: How do you tell if someone is an extrovert? Answer: When they pass you in the hall, they look at your shoes.

Read more at


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2. Scholar Spotlight: Adrianna Perez
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

Adrianna Perez, a senior undergraduate physics major at California State University – Dominguez Hills, is a 2017 scholar in the REU program at the University of Texas – Austin (i.e., TAURUS).

Read her interview at


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3. Astrobiology: Hunting aliens
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_ albion.edu]

Ramin Skibba reviews the book “Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence” by Sarah Scoles.

Read the review at


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4. How science got women wrong
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

“Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong”, by Angela Saini, “is the story of how science made the journey tougher—until now.”

Read the book review at


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5. Job Opportunities

For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their organizations, a list of resources and advice is here: https://cswa.aas.org/#howtoincrease 

- Engineering Manager, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD

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8. Access to Past Issues

  
Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.