AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 71. Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy
Special Session Oral, Tuesday, January 8, 2002, 10:00-11:30am, Georgetown West

## [71.01] Session Overview

K.G. Stassun (Univ. Wisconsin - Madison), AAS Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy Team

The purpose of this session is to enhance the visibility of, and participation in, the CSMA by informing the Society about the CSMA's mission, goals, and activities. We will summarize the CSMA's accomplishments to date, outline the Committee's short- and long-term agenda, and solicit ideas on (a) relevant issues, (b) effective methods and strategies for achieving the CSMA's mission, and (c) effective methods and strategies for engaging the broader community of the AAS membership. All AAS members are invited.

Presentations will include:

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\item An Introduction to the CSMA: Members and Mission" --- Chick Woodward

\item The Role of the CSMA: Council's Perspective" --- AAS Council Representative

\item Numbers and Trends: Minority Representation in Astronomy" --- Chick Woodward (see below)

\item SPECTRUM: The CSMA Newsletter" --- Keivan Stassun

\item The CSMA Website: An Online Resource for AAS Members" --- Keivan Stassun

\item Your Turn: Feedback, Questions, and Concerns from AAS Members" --- Panel Discussion

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