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Welcome to the student travel award application process for the 2019 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM. The ERN Conference is cosponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the NSF Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on February 21-23, 2019.
A limited number of travel awards are available for students who are selected for poster or oral presentations at the ERN Conference.
The 2019 ERN Travel Award covers the conference registration fee, housing, airfare, and ground transportation. The conference will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, and will end at midnight on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Sandia National Laboratories
Apply online at: sandia.gov/careers Job #663809
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Full Time, Temporary
What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to join a dynamic, best-in-class research team conducting leading-edge materials innovation, analytical and synthetic chemistry, and related materials science at the Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML). Do you have a strong interest for synthetic and/or radiological materials chemistry research? If so, you will want to consider applying for this opportunity.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to accept nominations for the 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award. Established in 1975 to commemorate the Foundation's first Director, the Waterman Award is NSF's highest honor for promising, early-career researchers.
Nominees are accepted from all sources, and from any field of science and engineering that NSF supports. The award recipient will receive a medal and an invitation to the formal awards ceremony in Washington, DC. In addition, the recipient will receive a grant of $1,000,000 over a five-year period for scientific research or advanced study in any field of science or engineering supported by the NSF, at any institution of the recipient's choice. NSF is especially interested in nominations for women, members of underrepresented groups in science and engineering, and persons with disabilities.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Complete nomination packages, consisting of nominations and four letters of reference, are due by Oct. 22. The nominations and letters must be received through NSF's FastLane system. To submit a nomination, please visit https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/.
- A candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. He or she must be 40 years of age or younger, or not more than 10 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. degree, by December 31 of the year in which he or she is nominated.
- A candidate should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievement in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality, originality, innovation, and significant impact on the field so as to situate him or her as a leader among peers.
Please contact Dr. Sherrie Green, Program Manager for the Alan T. Waterman Award at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-292-8040 if you have any questions. You may also visit https://www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp for more information. A PDF version of the call for nominations is available.
The nomination of deserving colleagues is one of the most important and gratifying aspects of service in the scientific and engineering communities. Please help celebrate the contributions of a promising early career researcher by submitting a nomination for the Alan T. Waterman award.
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Science is amazing in all its forms — and if you don't have enough time to grab the latest issue of Nature, there are still many ways to keep up to date on the weird and wonderful new discoveries coming out of STEM all over the world. Enter podcasts. Perfect for a commute, an afternoon in, or a sneaky/productive listen while we're supposed to be doing other things, podcasts open up a whole new world. They've been particularly great as a platform for women, who are often a minority in scientific industries, to talk about the science they love.
Few things mark the return of the academic year like shorter days, falling leaves, and inquiries about applying for graduate school. For those nursing ambitions of pursuing a Ph.D., the prospect of navigating the labyrinthine guidelines posted on university websites can be daunting. The fact that many programs receive hundreds of carefully crafted applications for just a handful of positions in their Ph.D. programs can make a stressful process downright terrifying.
A new study, led by UNSW Sydney PhD student Rose O'Dea, has explored patterns in academic grades of 1.6 million students, showing that girls and boys perform very similarly in STEM — including at the top of the class.
The analysis, published today in the journal Nature Communications, casts doubt on the view that there are fewer women in STEM-related jobs because they aren't as capable in those subjects as men — a notion that has been supported by the concept that gender differences in variability lead to gender gaps in associated fields.
Around the turn of the 20th century, U.S. educators widely considered certain populations less educated, less healthy and unprepared to be true American citizens. If asked, most might argue those practices have disappeared as social norms have changed — particularly given that many reforms today focus on equity and diversity. A University of Kansas researcher has published a study showing how the very efforts to make science relevant to diverse populations inadvertently create new divisions by relying on educational practices with unexamined colonial histories.
A new Pew study tells us something we already know here at Fast Company: Women make good leaders! In fact, they actually rank higher than men do for a number of leadership traits, according to the study — though you wouldn’t know it from their paltry representation in leadership roles.
The Lyda Hill Foundation, in partnership with Geena Davis's Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary's University, released an extensive research report on the portrayals of female characters in science, technology, engineering and math in television and film. "Portray Her: Representations of Women STEM Characters in Media" shows that entertainment media has a long way to go to improve stereotypes about pursuing STEM careers.
In November 2016, shortly after the presidential election, students from six U.S. universities appeared in a promotional video titled “You Are Welcome Here.” Their message intended to reassure the one million international students already in the country — and the ones who might be rethinking their plans — that they were still valued.
Barbara A. Wanchisen writes:
Many years ago, a trusted professor suggested I make a radical change in my academic path and pursue a doctorate in psychology. That sounded impossible! I was interested in the subject matter, but my training was in English and philosophy. I was petrified that seeking a science Ph.D. would bring rejection and failure. For months, I looked into programs, only to get cold feet and back away — until my curiosity spurred me down the road again.
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