DPS Women in Planetary Science Discussion Hour 2018 - Knoxville, TN

This event is an informal meeting for all interested parties. This means you do not have to be a woman to support women in science or be interested in learning some professional development tips - for yourself, or to share with others :).

The main topic for this year is Diversity and Inclusion. We will present an introduction to intersectionality, cultural climate, and race in STEM. We'll start by presenting some statistics about gender, race and ethnicity in astronomy to help us determine if there is a lack of representation of white and non-white women as well as non-white men. We will also present the results from a study at a large mid-Atlantic university investigating the effects of cultural climate on the academic and social experiences of students' of color. We will open up the discussion focusing on active steps, large and small, we can take to start to be better allies and work to increase inclusion of many people in Astronomy.

A BIG Thanks!! to Aura and the DPS commitee for sponsoring this event again this year!
You can learn more about Aura here: http://www.aura-astronomy.org/
And more about DPS here: https://dps.aas.org/

Date: Tuesday, Oct 23rd
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm (lunchtime!)
Place: TBD

12:00-12:15 - Pick up lunches and networking
12:15 Opening remarks and announcements of relevant information or opportunities (feel free to send relevant info ahead to Kelsi.singer@gmail.com)
~12:30 Presentation and Discussion - led by Maggie McAdams and Cristina Thomas

We will plan to end about 10 minutes before sessions start (1:20), but feel free to leave early or come late as needed. Lunches that are not claimed by 12:30 will be given away unless you specifically tell me to hold yours :).

**Registration Deadline is August 30th** This is the catering deadline. All are welcome but pre-registration is requested to be ensured a lunch (available for the first ~100 people who register). Please register even if you are bringing your own lunch so we can balance the attendance size vs room size :). If you register and find you cannot attend let Kelsi (e-mail below) know and I will pass your lunch on to someone on the wait list.

How do you know if you are registered and whether you are guaranteed a lunch? You will receive an automate e-mail from google forms confirming you have filled out the form - but you will also receive an e-mail from kelsi.singer (at) gmail.com sometime before the meeting stating whether you are guaranteed a lunch (if you are one of the first ~100 people to register). The e-mail title will be: "Confirmation - DPS Women in Planetary Science Discussion Hour 2018".

The link to this page for reference is: http://bit.ly/DPS_WIPS_2018.

We look forward to seeing you there!

~Kelsi Singer, Maggie McAdams, and The Professional Development Committee of the DPS

Please contact me with questions or with issues with the form. kelsi (dot) singer (at) gmail.com

A big thanks to continued sponsorship from:
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Boxed Lunch Selection
We will be providing boxed lunches for those who request one below. The options for the lunch are listed. Unfortunately no specific or special requests can be accommodated.

1. Italian Hoagie
Roasted Turkey, Ham & Salami with Provolone & Cheddar Cheese on a Honey Wheat Hoagie

2. Grilled Chicken
Lettuce, Roasted Red Peppers & Havarti Cheese with Pesto Aioli on Focaccia

3. Roasted Portabella Sandwich
Roasted Portabella, Squash & Mixed Bell Peppers with Roasted Wild Mushroom Goat Cheese Spread & Arugula on Ciabatta

4. Grilled Caprese Sandwich
Grilled Tomatoes with Buffalo Mozzarella, House Grown Basil Aioli & Balsamic Glaze on Focaccia

5. Gluten free option (TBD - The caterers say they can do this but they haven't provided me with the details yet)

6. Vegan option (TBD - The caterers say they can do this but they haven't provided me with the details yet)

All lunches come with: a drink (water or soft drink) and dessert.

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Bring a guest!
Invite a friend or colleague who has never been to a WIPS lunch but might be interested to come with you. We are hoping this will make a wider crowd feel welcome attending. Most of the topics we discuss are of a general professional development nature, but of course we also have a focus on supporting female scientists. As always, you don’t have to be a female scientist to support female scientists :). (Please have them RSVP as well though, so we know to order them a lunch!) http://bit.ly/DPS_WIPS_2018
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