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AASWOMEN Newsletter for April 17, 2015

17 Apr 2015, 15:04 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for April 17, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of April 17, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. CSWA Success Stories and Future Challenges2. New Study Demonstrates Shocking Truth About Faculty Hiring3. The Myth About Women in Science? Bias in the Study of Gender Inequality in STEM4. Scientists question representation of women in international journal5. Women on 20s6. Spring 2015 edition of AWIS Magazine7. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter9. Access to Past Issues1. CSWA Success Stories and Future ChallengesFrom: Joan Schmelz via http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.comRecent data on demographics and conversations with my NSF colleague, Lisa Frehill, opened my eyes to a somewhat surprising fact. Young women in astronomy (assistant professors, postdocs, students) from some racial and ethnic backgrounds (white and Asian) may have reached parity with their percentages in the US population! The STATUS magazine article, the 2013 CSWA Demographics Survey, was open on my computer screen. In particular, Figure 1 shows that percentages of women at the level of assistant professor and younger are about 30% (within uncertainties). These percentages are similar to those described in the article, The ...

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