In this installment from the AAS Career Profiles series, cosponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy and the Committee on Employment, Dr. Cara Rakowski describes her transition from astronomer to examiner in the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) low-frequency radio telescope in Western Australia invites shared-risk observing proposals for the period 1 January 2014 through 30 June 2014. Deadline: 15 October 2013.
AASWomen is the weekly electronic publication of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA). It consists of news, advice, and job postings relevant to women in astronomy.
The National Science Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Waterman Award in recognition of the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. The Waterman Award is NSF's highest honor for promising early-career researchers. Deadline: 25 October 2013.
The Golden Goose Award celebrates scientists whose federally funded research seemed odd or obscure but turned out to have a significant, positive impact on society. The latest recipients are the researchers behind an algorithm used to match kidney donors to recipients and the discoverers of a bacterium that helped launch the biotech industry.
The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Western Australia has announced the creation of a new and unique fellowship aimed at providing senior female astronomers with the opportunity to visit ICRAR and interact with researchers and graduate students.
The AAS is reaching out to its emeritus members and those who have belonged to the Society for at least 40 years to recognize them for their long-term support and to explore how better to serve them.
The AAS Executive Office seeks volunteers to judge posters for the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards at the 223rd AAS meeting in Washington, DC, in January 2014. You can sign up when you register or submit your own abstract for the meeting.
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory invites observing proposals for the period 1 February - 31 July 2014. Time is available on telescopes at Kitt Peak, Cerro Tololo, Mauna Kea, and other observatories. Deadline: 26 September 2013.
The American Physical Society and American Institute of Physics will jointly sponsor a science policy fellowship at the US Dept. of Education. The selected fellow will spend up to two years working on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education policy and programs. Deadline: 20 September.
The AIP Statistical Research Center's latest publication shows that the representation of women among physics faculty members continues to grow, reaching 14% in 2010. In astronomy-only departments, women account for 19% of faculty.
The National Science Board seeks nominations for its 2014 awards honoring exemplary science leadership and public service. Deadline: 30 October 2013.
NASA invites observing proposals for the Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, for the 2014A semester. Deadline: 1 October 2013.
With Executive Officer Kevin Marvel on sabbatical, other managers on the AAS staff are taking turns writing this column. In this installment, Kim Earle, Director of Meeting Services, reports on the inaugural events in the new AAS Topical Conference Series.
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, invites applications from undergraduates and graduate students for grants up to $5,000. Deadline: 15 October 2013.
The Long Wavelength Array invites applications for observing time between 1 March and 1 December 2014. Deadline: 1 November 2013.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy seeks applications for its Spring 2014 Internship Program from college and university students who are U.S. citizens. Deadline: 4 October 2013.
Ed Guinan and Kathie Bailey-Mathae review highlights from the triennial IAU General Assembly held in Beijing, China, in August 2012. The next such gathering will be in Honolulu, Hawaii, in August 2015.