Latest Career Profile: an astronomer turned Education and Public Outreach Officer. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA site.

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers. The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those paths. Check out Career Profiles on the AAS site for the compilation. We plan to post a new career profile every Thursday.

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KICP Education & Outreach Summer School for Graduate Students
June 16-27 Chicago, IL

http://kicp.uchicago.edu/EOsummer

Applications due: May 13, 2014

We are very pleased to announce a hands-on summer school for graduate students interested in education and outreach (E&O). This school will feature a week of practicum that will immerse participants in E&O; for example, presenting at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, developing hands-on classroom activities, creating content with WorldWide Telescope, or developing Zooniverse/citizen science program activities. The school will also include a one-day science communications workshop presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, field trips to Chicago area institutions, and a concise introduction to E&O basics.

– Limited to 14 participants

– Accommodations provided, free of charge.

– Applications due May 13, 2014

Please share this with others who may be interested, especially graduate students.

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Latest Career Profile: an astronomer turned staff scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA site.

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers. The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those paths. Check out Career Profiles on the AAS site for the compilation. We plan to post a new career profile every Thursday.

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Latest Career Profile: Andria Schwortz, an astronomer turned tenure track faculty at a Community College. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA site.

The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting the diversity of career trajectories available to astronomers. The interviews share advice and lessons learned from individuals on those paths. Check out Career Profiles on the AAS site for the compilation. We plan to post a new career profile every Thursday.

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

by Laura Trouille April 3, 2014

Latest Career Profile: Neil Gehrels, an astronomer turned Chief of NASA Goddard’s Astroparticle Physics Laboratory. He loves his job, is very satisfied with his work-life balance, and finds his work environment to be very family friendly. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Tenure Track Faculty at a Small Liberal Arts College

by Laura Trouille March 27, 2014

Latest Career Profile: an astronomer turned tenure track faculty at a small liberal arts college who went directly from graduate school into her current position and loves her job . If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA site. The AAS [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Senior Staff Scientist in Industry

by Laura Trouille March 20, 2014

Latest Career Profile: James Marshall, an astronomer turned Senior Staff Scientist in industry, doing government contracting to provide science, engineering, and IT support. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA site. The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in [...]

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Report: Gender in AAS Talks

by Jess K March 19, 2014

Cross-posted from University of Washington Astronomy PhD Candidate Jim Davenport’s blog: Today I’m proud to announce that my AAS 223 Hack Day project is finally finished! Our “paper” (really an informal report) on the study of gender in AAS talks has hit astro-ph: http://arxiv.org/abs/1403.3091 This all started about 6 months ago when I was attending a different astronomy conference. I observed that [...]

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Career Profiles: Astronomer to Data Scientist at Fidelity Investments

by Laura Trouille March 13, 2014

Latest Career Profile: Melissa Nysewander, an astronomer turned data scientist at Fidelity Investments. If you have questions, suggestions, advice to share, etc. about this career path, please leave a comment below or on the CSWA site. The AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA) and the AAS Employment Committee have compiled dozens of interviews highlighting [...]

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The Whys and Hows of Licensing Scientific Code

by Jake VanderPlas March 10, 2014

Jake Vanderplas is the Director of Research in the Physical Sciences at the University of Washington’s eScience Institute. He is a maintainer and/or frequent contributor to many open source Python projects, including scikit-learn, scipy, matplotlib, and others.  He occasionally blogs about Python, data visualization, open science, and related topics at Pythonic Perambulations. You may find [...]

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