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AASWOMEN Newsletter for June 12, 2015

12 Jun 2015, 21:32 UTC
AASWOMEN Newsletter for June 12, 2015
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AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of June 12, 2015eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. How to Collect Matches that Will Catch Fire2. The Tim Hunt Roundup3. Imposter Syndrome4. Study finds Sexism in STEM Hits Women of Color the Hardest5. 8 Tips for Announcing Your Workforce Diversity Numbers6. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter7. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter8. Access to Past Issues1. How to Collect Matches that Will Catch Fire From: Avi Loeb via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com Science can only blossom if young researchers are rewarded for acquired skills and growth rather than inherited academic ancestry. Will a match catch fire when it scratches against the rugged matchbox wall? Knowing the answer is of paramount importance if we want to collect useful matches in our box. One way to find out is to try them all. The only problem with this approach is that by the time we will know the answer, the burnt matches will be of no value. The challenge is how to select useful matches reliably in advance? Putting this challenge into an academic context, how can we select ...

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