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AASWOMEN Newsletter for December 05, 2014

5 Dec 2014, 15:05 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for December 05, 2014
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of December 05, 2014eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Spatial Skills, STEM, and the Gender Gap2. On Planck's Law, Blackbodies and the Physics of Diversity3. Hacking a respectful and caring community in your department4. Personal Experience with Hiring5. It's Not Your Kids Holding Your Career Back. It's Your Husband.6. No Passport Required: A Look at Where Women Have It Best7. Ten Simple Rules to Achieve Conference Speaker Gender Balance 8. Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship9. Job Opportunities10. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter11. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter12. Access to Past Issues1. Spatial Skills, STEM, and the Gender GapFrom: Joan Schmelz via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com "Most engineering faculty have highly developed 3-D spatial skills and may not understand that others can struggle with a topic they find so easy. Furthermore, they may not believe that spatial skills can be improved through practice, falsely believing that this particular skill is one that a person is either "born with" or not. They don't understand that they probably developed these skills over many years." - Sheryl Sorby One of the most ...

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