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Access Astronomy and the Working Group on Accessibility and Disability
The American Astronomical Society's  Working Group of Accessibility and Disability (WGAD) has started a blog: Access Astronomy .  Below is cross-posted (with permission) from Access Astronomy : Disabi lities are common in America today, with
19% of the Amer...
The American Astronomical Society's Working Group of Accessibility and Disability (WGAD) has started a blog: Access Astronomy. Below is cross-posted (with permission) from Access Astronomy: Disabilities are common in Americ...
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A Data Driven Approach to Ending the Wage Gap
Originally printed in Quartz : More than 20 years that have passed since the National Committee on Pay Equity first called for action on the gender wage gap. But not much has changed. Women continue to earn less than men, and research shows that women often...
Originally printed in Quartz: More than 20 years that have passed since the National Committee on Pay Equity first called for action on the gender wage gap. But not much has changed. Women continue to earn less than men, and...
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I’m speaking about using data to address the gender wage gap at this meet-up next week (all genders welcome). If you are in the San Francisco area, please come on down: 
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Techies Project
Image Credit:  Helena Price ,   Techies Project I participated in an interview with Helena Price for her Techies Project .  You can read the full interview here: http://www.techiesproject.com/jessica-kirkpatrick/ I talk about being a women in astrophysics /...
Image Credit: Helena Price, Techies Project I participated in an interview with Helena Price for her Techies Project. You can read the full interview here: http://www.techiesproject.com/jessica-kirkpatrick/ I talk about b...
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Postdoctoral Fellow Highlight: Dr. Lia Corrales
Cross-posted, with permission from  Astronomy in Color Dr.  Lia Corrales , P ostdoc at  MIT Recipient of the  Einstein Prize Fellowship Dr. Lia Corrales is currently a postdoc at MIT Kavli Institute , and will be taking an Einstein Fellowship to University ...
Cross-posted, with permission from Astronomy in Color Dr. Lia Corrales, Postdoc at MIT Recipient of the Einstein Prize Fellowship Dr. Lia Corrales is currently a postdoc at MIT Kavli Institute, and will be taking an Einst...
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Student Highlight: Moiya McTier
Cross-posted, with permission from  Astronomy in Color Moiya McTier (Harvard '16) Recipient of the 2016 Chambliss Award Biography   Meet Moiya McTier, recipient of the 2016 Chambliss Student Achievement Award. This award is granted every year by the America...
Cross-posted, with permission from Astronomy in Color Moiya McTier (Harvard '16) Recipient of the 2016 Chambliss Award Biography Meet Moiya McTier, recipient of the 2016 Chambliss Student Achievement Award. This...
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Cross-posting: Solidarity from APS COM & AAPT COD
7/8/16 Dear Members of the Physics Community, We, the undersigned, members of the American Physical Society’s Committee on Minorities (APS COM) and the American Association of Physics Teachers Committee on Diversity (AAPT COD) stand with Black physicists an...
7/8/16 Dear Members of the Physics Community, We, the undersigned, members of the American Physical Society’s Committee on Minorities (APS COM) and the American Association of Physics Teachers Committee on Diversity (AAPT COD...
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The Surprising Lessons Depression Taught Me
Today's guest post is by Nicole Cabrera Salazar . Nicole is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Georgia State University. She plans to pursue a career in science communication/outreach focusing on equity in STEM.  Back in December I opened up about taking a ...
Today's guest post is by Nicole Cabrera Salazar. Nicole is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Georgia State University. She plans to pursue a career in science communication/outreach focusing on equity in STEM. Back in De...
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Techies
Techies is a portrait and interview project by Helena Price that focuses on sharing stories of people who tend to be underrepresented in the greater tech narrative. The project has two main goals: to show the outside world a more comprehensive picture of people who work in tech, and to bring a bit of attention to folks in the industry whose stories have never been heard, considered or celebrated. The belief is that storytelling is a powerful tool for social impact and positive change.

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Techies is a portrait and interview project by Helena Price that focuses on sharing stories of people who tend to be underrepresented in the greater tech narrative. The project has two main goals: to show the outside world a ...
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On My Side: Creating Supportive Research Group Spaces
Reposted (with permission) from the blog of Dr. Angela Little . The below the inaugural episode of the new podcast series " Piecing Together " by Angie Little. Dr. Angela Little is a researcher and independent consultant in college physics education. Her re...
Reposted (with permission) from the blog of Dr. Angela Little. The below the inaugural episode of the new podcast series "Piecing Together" by Angie Little. Dr. Angela Little is a researcher and independent consultant in col...
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Years ago, when I was a graduate student, I saw a professor in the astronomy department behave lecherously toward an undergraduate woman. I soon learned that the professor had a reputation for groping, kissing and talking about sex with female students. Peo...
Years ago, when I was a graduate student, I saw a professor in the astronomy department behave lecherously toward an undergraduate woman. I soon learned that the professor had a reputation for groping, kissing and talking abo...
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Proudness: What Is It? Why Is It Important? And How Do We Design for It in College Physics and Astronomy Education?

Physics Education Researcher Dr. +Angie Little discusses proudness, why it is important, and how we can design for it in physics and astronomy education.

"Transitions are tough on students, especially big transitions like the one between high school and college. Among the many reasons why this transition in particular can be tough, a big one is that students from a wide variety of high school preparations are often thrown together into large introductory STEM courses. In these courses, it’s easy to mistake background for innate ability, and students often compare themselves to their classmates through grades and through their relative speed on homework and exams. These comparisons can heavily influence students’ decision to major in, for example, computer science and most likely have similar effects on majoring in STEM in general. This tendency to mistake background for ability is likely amplified in courses and majors in physics, math, and computer science, where students face additional U.S. cultural narratives around the need for inherent “genius” ability: either you’re a math person or you’re not. Researchers have also shown that such genius narratives particularly affect African Americans and women from all racial backgrounds due to U.S. stereotypes about these groups."

Read more on Women in Astronomy, and in the June 2015 Edition of Status: http://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2016/01/proudness-what-is-it-why-is-it.html
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