A MMWSS Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our “mini” online version of the Maria Mitchell Women of Science Symposium.  It was sad to not be in-person for a two-day event but I believe – and people have said – that it was a wonderful experience.

A special thanks to our keynote Catalina Martinez and to our panelists: Dorene Price, Amy Bower, Serra Hoagland, and Sabine von Sengbusch.  And thank you to our MMWSS co-chairs Gwyneth Packard and Joe Santucci as well as out presenters Celia Mulcahey and Jocelyn Navarro.  And another thank you to Gwyneth Packard who also acted as our moderator.

We must not forget our sponsors who support this online effort: The American Astronomical Society, Novartis, and the Tupancy-Harris Foundation of 1986.

It was an inspiring, emotional and educational three hours and though we were spread across the country and the world (yes, the world), we were able to overcome ZOOM issues that come about with such a gathering and come together.

We hope you can join us in 2021 when we hope to meet in person September 23-25, 2021.  And shortly, we will have the recorded meeting available for everyone.

Keep your eyes on the MMWSS website at www.mmwiss.org for the recording and for more information about 2021.  Be well!

JNLF

Astronomy Program Well Represented at the 223rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Washington D.C.

Last summer’s REU students in astronomy attended the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington D.C. from January 5th-9th. The students presented results from their research projects and attended the many interesting talks. More than 3,000 astronomers attended the meeting. MMO Director, Michael West, also gave a talk about his research titled “The Spectacular Interacting Galaxy System Arp 105.”

Berkeley student and 2013 astronomy MMO REU intern Baylee Bordwell presented results of her research to more than 3000 astronomers at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington D.C.

Berkeley student and 2013 astronomy MMO REU intern Baylee Bordwell presented results of her research to more than 3000 astronomers at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington D.C.