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AASWomen Newsletter for August 25, 2017

25 Aug 2017, 19:00 UTC
AASWomen Newsletter for August 25, 2017
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AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of August 25, 2017eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Cristina Thomas, and Maria PattersonThis week's issues:1. Iran to Present Science Award in Memory of Maryam Mirzakhani2. The problem with tech diversity reports3. Women were the big winners at the 2017 Hugo Awards4. Why men don’t believe the data on gender bias in science5. To reduce gender biases, acknowledge them6. Job Opportunities7. 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. Iran to Present Science Award in Memory of Maryam MirzakhaniFrom: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician and Stanford University professor, was the only female winner of the prestigious Fields Medal. She passed away on July 14, 2017, of breast cancer at the age of 40. To honor her memory and influence, "Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad Farhadi announced his ministry intends to give young women engaged in different fields of science an annual international award titled “Mirzakhani” as of the beginning of new school year..."Read more athttp://ifpnews.com/exclusive/iran-award-memory-maryam-mirzakhani/-------------------------------------------------------------------------------2. The problem with tech diversity reportsFrom: Cristina Thomas [cthomas_at_psi.edu]by Erin Carson“Tracy Chou wanted to see the numbers.In 2013, ...

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