Gender equity issues in astronomy: facts, fiction… - Event Details

UH Hilo Home > News & Events

This event has concluded and is no longer current.

Gender equity issues in astronomy: facts, fiction…

Location: Sciences and Technology Building (STB), Room 226

Monday September 21 12:30pm STB-226

Title:
Gender equity issues in astronomy: facts, fiction, and what the Adaptive Optics community can do to close the gap

Author:
Celine d'Orgeville, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University

Abstract:
In March 2013, Nature published a special issue dedicated to "Women in Science", exploring why, in spite of significant progress in the last few decades, "women scientists are still paid less, promoted less frequently, win fewer grants and are more likely to leave research than similarly qualified men." (www.nature.com/news/specials/women/index.html#editorial).

Indeed the gender gap looms large in most, if not all scientific and engineering fields, and astronomy is no exception to this state of affairs. In our field, "Women in Astronomy" chapters of national associations such as the American Astronomical Society and the Astronomical Society of Australia bring gender equity issues closer to home by actively gathering data about the astronomical gender gap (pun intended), informing the astronomical community about gender equity issues, exploring and promoting solutions at the individual as well as institutional levels.

This presentation brings the discussion to the Adaptive Optics community doorstep. Its aim is three-fold: (1) Raising awareness about the gender gap in science and astronomy in general, and in Adaptive Optics in particular; (2) Providing a snapshot of real and/or perceived causes for the gender gap existing in science and engineering; and (3) Presenting a range of practical solutions which have been or are being implemented at various institutions in order to bridge this gap and increase female participation at all levels of the scientific entreprise.

For more information, contact: jconey@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7187

Tags: Gender equity issues in astronomy adaptive optics community Astronomy UH Hilo Physics and Astronomy Program

What's also happening?

Week of September 20, 2015 calendar with events listings
Week of September 20, 2015Next →
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat

TBD Men's Golf

TBD Men's Golf

Gender equity issues in astronomy: facts, fiction…

Adobe Photoshop Elements (3-Day Workshop)

TCBES Seminar

Film Showing: The Hunting Ground

TBD Men's Golf

English Brown Bag Lecture Series

Apple Mac - Introduction (2-day workshop)

Mindful Movement and Meditation

Resume Writing Workshop

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Wkshp for Students

Hawaiʻi Island 72 Hour Film Festival

1st Annual Fitness Day Fair

30 Minute Stress Management Drop-In

Resume Writing Workshop

UH Hilo Mentorship Program Information Session

Cross Country

Women's Soccer

Men's Soccer

Women's Volleyball

Women's Volleyball

Announcements

Call for Submissions - Hohonu
Hohonu, UH Hilo's Journal for Academic Writing is currently accepting submissions for its Spring 2020 publication. The final deadline is January 24th. For more information please contact Hohonu at hohonu@hawaii. ...
Open Positions for the Board of Student Publications!
The Board of Student Publications (BOSP) is currently seeking students who are interested in making a difference by getting involved in their campus community; forging sustainable relationships with students, faculty, and staff at UH Hilo; and ...
Call for Volunteers 25th Annual UH Hilo Ho`olaule`a
Aloha Vulcans! The UH Hilo Ho`olaule`a committee is seeking volunteers to help with our 25th annual event. All those interested in volunteering are asked to fill out this form: https://forms. ...
Submissions for Kanilehua Are Now Open
Kanilehua is now accepting submissions of visual art (photography, drawing, painting, sculpture) and literature (short story, poetry, flash fiction, plays) for its Spring 2020 issue. ...
Volunteers Needed for Science Olympiad Tournament
Aloha kākou, The Center for Community Engagement & the Office of Research and Community Partnerships are hosting the 2020 Science Olympiad Hawaiʻi Island regional tournament for middle and high school students on February 8, 2020. ...
Summer Study Abroad Programs
Why not spend your summer abroad in Europe, Asia or South America? UH Hilo has opportunities available with Univesities in Brazil, China, France, Hungary, Japan, Scotland, and South Korea. ...
2020-21 UH Common Scholarship App Available October 1st
The 2020-21 UH System Common Scholarship Application will be available online as of October 1, 2019. Complete the application to apply for over 100 different scholarships available to students attending UH Hilo in Fall 2020! Deadline for ...
UH Hilo Relay for Life Committee Positions Open
The UH Hilo Relay for Life Planning Committee is currently seeking dedicated students who are interested in volunteering to help plan the 2020 Relay for Life event as well as multiple awareness events over this school year. ...
2019-2020 RISO Registration Open
Aloha Vulcans! If you are interested in starting a club for the 2019-2020 academic year, please visit the Registered Independent Student Organization (RISO) web page at: ...
2020-21 FAFSA Available October 1st
Effective October 1, 2019, students can complete their 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. To receive priority consideration, complete your FAFSA by February 1, 2020. ...
Walk-in Wednesdays
Counseling services will now be offering 30 minutes walk-in sessions, every Wednesday from 1-4 pm. We know things happen and you may need to talk with someone immediately. This service is open to all UH Hilo students. ...

Disclaimer: The University of Hawaii at Hilo is not responsible for the contents, links and/or materials presented in any web site listed above that is not of the “hilo.hawaii.edu” or “.uhh.hawaii.edu” domains. All comments, complaints and grievances should be filed with the author, host and/or owner of said site.