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Carolyn Brinkworth
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Attends Claremont Graduate University
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Jeremy, Allison, this is awesome. I actually think that the data showing that people unsure about the safety of their workplace are generally less out than those who regard it as hostile is the most interesting part! I don't suppose this was statistically significant? 
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Oh hell, yes! 
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Google Doodles, the periodic special logos that replace the typical Google logo for a day, have a gender diversity problem. From 2008 to June 20th, 2012, the United States Google homepage has displayed 78 Doodles honoring individuals, and only 7 of those have honored women. If you count up the Doodles that Google has posted globally, the numbers increase to 285 total Doodles and just 36 representing women. That's 9% here in the U.S., and only 12% worldwide.  
 
Ann Martin started a blog, Speaking Up (http://speakingupforus.wordpress.com), in November, with an Open Letter to the Doodles team in the hope of getting Google to notice and address this issue. The blog tracks the statistics of the Google Doodles gender distribution and highlights Doodle-worthy women. This week marks the midpoint in 2012, and this benchmark is a chance to reflect on the fact that while 50% of the year has gone by, we still don't see anything approaching 50% representation of women's accomplishments in Google Doodles. To acknowledge this benchmark and to try to bring some more attention to the gender disparity and its solutions, Speaking Up will be hosting a special series of posts this week, called The Midpoint Series. The blog will featuring special content and lots of guest posts, highlighting more and more Doodle-Worthy Women and their amazing achievements. Ann will also be posting an up-to-date spreadsheet and new graphics showing the statistics on Google Doodles in the U.S. and around the world. 
 
To kick off the 2012 Midpoint Series, Speaking Up has posted a new open letter to Google and the Doodles team. Throughout the week, lots of new content will be coming up; you can track all of that on the 2012 Midpoint Series page (http://speakingupforus.wordpress.com/the-2012-midpoint-series/). I'd love for you to check out the blog, see what we're doing, and think about the Doodle-worthy women on YOUR list.  The Midpoint benchmark is a great opportunity to call some attention to the sad state of gender representation in Google Doodles, so please take a look and help us spread the message!
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SpaceX is looking good for launching the first commercial flight to the ISS at 1.15AM on Saturday. Check www.spacex.com for the live feed!
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Incidentally, if you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out another NASA Spitzer video, featuring Alan Tudyk as a parasite in Wil Wheaton's brain, explaining weightlessness and orbits: Ask an Astronomy Brain Parasite
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I, a random internet stranger, heartily enjoy that Brain Parasite video you speak of!
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Hey Jeremy, great stuff here. Any idea when we'll get to see any more of your analysis? I'm an astronomer currently working towards a MA in Education, and I have a paper on LGBTQ scientists due in December. I'd love to be able to cite your results :) 
How many people working in scientific and technical careers identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, or queer? What fields do we study? How have our careers proceeded, compared to our straight colleagues? How have our iden...
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I'm working on the analysis for the next post this weekend! That one will start to get at some more substantive questions about the experiences people reported—specifically, what affects how "out" participants said they are at work. It should be ready to go up sometime next week.
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Today is the 43rd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots - the start of the modern LGBT rights movement and reason we all gather for Pride every June. All you gay folk out there, have a drink tonight in honour of them, and thank them for standing up for our rights.
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Another great post from KookyScience. I'm really enjoying this blog :)
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  • Spitzer Science Center / IPAC
    Education and Outreach Scientist, 2009 - present
  • NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI) / IPAC
    Staff Scientist, Science Affairs, 2010 - present
  • Spitzer Science Center / IPAC
    Staff Scientist (Science User Support), 2007 - 2010
  • Spitzer Science Center / IPAC
    Postdoc, 2005 - 2007
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Pasadena, CA
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Coventry, UK - Leicester, UK - Voorschoten, Netherlands - Southampton, UK
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Astronomer born in the UK, now living in Pasadena. I am the Education and Outreach Scientist for the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, covering the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Herschel Space Observatory, WISE, GALEX and TMT. I also work in Science Affairs for the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI).
Education
  • Claremont Graduate University
    MA in Education, 2011 - present
  • University of Southampton, UK
    PhD Astrophysics, 2001 - 2005
  • University of Leicester, UK
    Physics with Astrophysics, 1997 - 2001
  • British School in the Netherlands
    A levels, 1995 - 1997
  • Bablake School, Coventry, UK
    1991 - 1995
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