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AASWOMEN Newsletter for May 8, 2015

8 May 2015, 17:38 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for May 8, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of May 8, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Hockey or STEM? 2. Gender Representation at a Specialized Astronomy Conference3. Blue Angels pilot breaks sound, gender barriers 4. Congratulations to New Members of the NAS 5. Canadian museum urged to address gender gap in science hall of fame6. Job Opportunities 7. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter8. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter9. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter-------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. Hockey or STEM? From: Jo-Anne Brown via womeninastronomy.blogspot.comWhile wandering the halls before my talk, I struck up a conversation with a member of the department, whom I’ll call ‘Kate’. It turns out Kate’s 15 year-old daughter is the only girl on the boys minor-league hockey team in the city. I asked Kate how her daughter got along with the boys, and how they treated her.According to Kate, her daughter body checks as well as any boy on her team.Read about how these observations might help explain the dearth of women in science athttp://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2015/05/hockey-or-stem.html-------------------------------------------------------------------------------2. Gender Representation at a Specialized Astronomy ConferenceFrom: Kyle Willett via womeninastronomy.blogspot.comMembers of the astronomy community have recently been tracking ...

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