[ASA] WIA Chapter of the ASA: Nominations for SC close today.
john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Fri Feb 28 00:24:09 AEDT 2014
Dear ASA Members,
The Women in Astronomy Chapter of the ASA is inviting WIA Chapter Members to nominate for three full representatives and one student representative to the Chapter Steering Committee.
***A friendly reminder that the nomination period ends tomorrow. If you are considering nominating for the SC, please send us an email to WIA-elections at mso.anu.edu.au******
We encourage both women and men to consider nominating for one of these positions. If you are not a Chapter member yet, please consider registering for the Chapter and contributing to its worthy goals. Please find information below.
Women in Astronomy Chapter of the ASA - Steering Committee Elections.
The Women in Astronomy Chapter of the ASA aims to promote and assist the career development of women in the Australian astronomy community. The primary goal of the Chapter is to monitor the status of women working in astronomy, recommend actions that will improve their working environment, and collect relevant statistics.
The WIA Chapter has been active for over three years. Over that period it has organised activities that have been beneficial to both men and women working in astronomy, including:
- Organised three highly successful national workshops for Women in Astronomy
- Conducted special sessions at the ASA Annual Science Meetings
- Organised ‘Meet-a-Mentor’ sessions at the ASA Annual Science Meetings
- Collated statistics on women in astronomy, and
- Lobbied for best practice for organisations in STEM
The WIA Chapter is run by a Steering Committee who play a leading role in devising and implementing initiatives to fulfil the Chapter’s goals. The Committee consists of a Chair, six Steering Committee members, a student representative and an ASA Council representative. Terms are held for two years (full representatives) and one year (student representative) .
We are now inviting nominations for three full representatives and one student representative. These positions are open to all Chapter members and we encourage both women and men to consider nominating for one of these positions. Existing Steering Committee members can renominate if they wish.
The election schedule is as follows:
- call for nominations: 10 - 28 February
- election period: 3 - 14 March
- results announced: 19 March
- new positions commence: 24 March
Please email your nomination to WIA-elections at mso.anu.edu.au, Returning Officer, Céline d’Orgeville. Each nomination must include a brief paragraph summarising your interest in the position and how you envisage to contribute to the broad goals of the Chapter. Please note that this information will be made available to voters.
Raquel Salmeron - WIA Chapter Secretary
Céline d’Orgeville - Returning Officer
On behalf of the Steering Committee: Lisa Harvey Smith (Chair), Bryan Gaensler, Sarah Brough, Stuart Ryder, Virginia Kilborn, Tanya Hill, Andrew Hopkins, Louise Howes (Student representative), Raquel Salmeron (Secretary).
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