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A wonderful and alert reader writes: i know you have lots of astronomer readers, so you probably already know about this, but just in case not: http://wia2009.gsfc.nasa.gov/ this is a conference whose title is “women in astronomy 2009: meeting the challenges of an increasingly diverse workforce.” i expect that there will be a lot of…

All Aboard for the June Scientiae!

All month the Scientiae train has been loading at platform 37.7*, and now we’re pulling out of the station on a wonderful journey on the rails. I’m picturing a Harry Potter-esque train running through the Scottish countryside, complete with cozy compartments and carts full of goodies, comforting tea, and chocolate frogs.** But most importantly, this…

The email below announces this year’s “Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position” workshop run by Rice University’s ADVANCE program. I’ve heard great things about this workshop and they’ve run it for several years. In fact, I applied two years running and didn’t get in, so it must be popular for a reason. Dear Colleague: A recent…

Alice and I are teaming up to host the June edition of Scientiae, the carnival by, for, and about women in science, engineering, technology, and math. As is the norm for the monthly Scientiae carnival, I get to choose a theme to help inspire and unite you all to write posts, though submissions on any…

Mary Ann Mason has a column in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education describing the importance of role models and mentors for women graduate students. Though Zuska recently wrote a provocative post that argued that “the problem of motherhood” might be a red herring for those interested in increasing the representation of women in science,…

The Smithsonian Institution has made available on Flickr an amazing set of photographs of early women scientists and engineers.The pictures include women who worked at the Smithsonian and images from the Science Service Archives now housed at the Smithsonian. Some of these women scientists are well-known, even Nobel laureates, while others worked in obscurity. Some…

A semi-coherent point-by-point reply to the nearly incoherent, yet overwhelmingly disturbing, musings of Greg Laden on the subject of women scientists in the field. SIWOTI alert. If you don’t understand why many of us get so riled up by Greg Laden here’s a snippet that should help explain things: “That is, indeed, what every scholar…

Another duplicate Seed magazine has arrived in my mailbox, and just in time another great Scientiae has been posted. Be the first one to identify the authors of the following three quotes in the comments, and I’ll send along the Universe in 2009 issue of Seed. It’s another cool issue focusing on the all awesome…

The February Scientiae is up at Fairer Science. Pat picked a great theme for this month’s carnival “Our Dreams for a Better World.” Go check out all the great ideas and then let’s get to work turning them into reality. And now for an exciting announcement, DNLee of Urban Science Adventures is kicking off a…

Sciencewoman says: Some of readers have been wondering about what life is like for those jobs at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs). Alice and I are indubitably unqualified to answer that question, so Kim Hannula of “All of my faults are stress related…” graciously offered to provide some perspective. Kim is an incredibly thoughtful blogger about…