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AASWOMEN Newsletter for March 27, 2015

27 Mar 2015, 17:02 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for March 27, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of March 27, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Diversity in Large Scientific Collaborations2. Math and Verbal Performance of Men and Women Under Competition and Time Pressure3. Connecting Physics Students to Career Opportunities4. Google Doodle honors Emmy Noether5. NSF Gearing Up to Boost Women in Science6. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter7. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter8. Access to Past Issues1. Diversity in Large Scientific CollaborationsFrom: Neil Gehrels via womeninastronomy.blogspot.comLarge scientific collaborations or teams are becoming more common in astronomy and present particular opportunities and challenges for diversity. They have been the norm in some areas of physics, such as particle physics, for years and can be as large as 1000's of members. Sizes in astronomy are more typically 100's, although larger teams are on the horizon. The special attributes of a large collaboration that can affect diversity include election or appointment of collaborations leaders, organization of sub-teams, collaboration meetings with large numbers of attendees, papers with large numbers of authors, and presentations at conferences decided by committees. In the context of the Committee for the Status of Women in Astronomy, I ...

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