New Data on 1st-Year Graduate Students in Physics & Astronomy in the US
9 Dec 2019
A report from the American Institute of Physics examines the demographics, educational background, financial support, teaching-assistant experience, and career goals of first-year graduate students in physics and...
Heidelberg to Host IAU Education Office
1 Dec 2019
The International Astronomical Union has selected Haus der Astronomie, an astronomy outreach center based in Heidelberg, Germany, as the location for its new Office of Astronomy for Education.
Astronomy Degree Recipients: One Year After Degree
A new report from the American Institute of Physics Statistical Research Center details the initial employment outcomes of astronomy degree recipients from the classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016 combined.
New Data on Bachelor's Degrees Earned by African Americans
A new report shows more African Americans graduating from college in many engineering and physical sciences fields but not progressing at the same rate as the general population.
Latest Update from AIP on Astronomy Degree Recipients
A new report from the American Institute of Physics details the initial employment outcomes of astronomy bachelors, masters, and PhDs from the classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016 combined.
Education Professional Development Mini-Grant Opportunity Now Open
Proposals are invited from US-based AAS members for small grants to provide education-related mentoring and professional-development experiences for fellow members. Deadline: Sunday, 4 August.
IAU Seeks Help to Define Astronomical Literacy
What does it mean for a citizen to be "literate" in astronomy? The International Astronomical Union and collaborators have drafted an answer and are inviting the community to help refine it.
AAS Board Issues Statement on Undergraduate Research
The AAS Board of Trustees urges every physics and astronomy department to provide its majors and potential majors with opportunities to engage in meaningful and appropriate research experiences.
Minority-Serving Institutions and the STEM Workforce
The National Academies report that minority-serving colleges and universities could serve as a greater resource for meeting US STEM workforce needs, but only with increased attention and investments.
Las Cumbres Observatory Seeks New Education Partners
LCO invites applications for organized and structured astronomy-education programs with well-defined target audiences. Partners will observe with LCO telescopes and use the data in their educational activities.