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AASWOMEN Newsletter for February 06, 2015

6 Feb 2015, 14:56 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for February 06, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of February 06, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Rising Stargirls: Girls of All Colors Learning, Exploring, and Discovering2. The State of the Universe3. Women in Aviation and Space Heritage Family Days4. Of Relevance to Women of Color in STEM5. New NASA Volunteer Reviewer Forms Posted6. Please Consider Becoming a Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecturer!7. Young, Gifted, and Black: Facing Microaggressions as a Young College Professor8. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter9. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter10. Access to Past Issues1. Rising Stargirls: Girls of All Colors Learning, Exploring, and Discovering From: Aomawa Shields via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com My primary goal as a scientist is to find the next planet where life exists. I also have another goal, which sometimes feels even more important: To nurture young life on this planet, by encouraging young girls of color to look beyond social and media perceptions of what a scientist is, has been, or isn’t, and to see themselves as potential scientists – especially astronomers. Given that kids from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences often stop pursuing their interest ...

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