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Women in Science Program

Welcome to the Women in Science Program

WiSP is an informal organization to support women in the sciences at Arizona State University. It is run by graduate students in the School of Earth and Space Exploration for female-identifying graduate students, undergraduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.

We encourage feedback on the Program's Events and Funding Opportunities listed below. Please send comments and suggestions to the two co-chairs.

WiSP Co-Chairs (2017-18)

Hannah Kerner
PhD Candidate, Exploration Systems Design
hkerner@asu.edu

Sierra Ferguson
PhD Candidate, Geoscience

snfergu1@asu.edu

Events for the Fall 2018 Semester

Date

Time

Location

Description

22 Aug 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ISTB4-240

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Kanani Lee (Yale University)

5 Sep 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ISTB4-240

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Tasker (JAXA)

12 Sep 2018

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ISTB4-240

11:00-11:30: Q&A with colloquium speaker Dr. Jenny Suckale (Stanford)

18 Sep 2018

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Emily Garhart’s house - address in email!

Fall Kickoff Potluck! Sign up to bring something

20 Sep 2018

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ISTB4-783

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Missy Eppes (UNCC)

28 Sep 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Einstein's (Armstrong)

Coffee & Conversation – Open to all genders! Topic: Improving diversity of professional awards

1 Oct 2018

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Spokes on Southern

Team Trivia! (WiSP does first Monday of every month)

3 Oct 2018

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ISTB4-783

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Estella Atekwana (U of Delaware)

10 Oct 2018

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ISTB4-636

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Jayne Belnap (USGS-Moab)

12 Oct 2018

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Einstein's (Armstrong)

Coffee & Conversation - Open to all genders! Topic: TBD

24 Oct 20181:00 pm - 2:00 pmISTB4-783Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz (Adler Planetarium)

26 Oct 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

TBD

Coffee & Conversation - Open to all genders! Topic: TBD

1 Nov 2018

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ISTB4-783

Q&A with colloquium speaker: Dr. Kiri Wagstaff (NASA JPL)

9 Nov 2018

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

TBD

Coffee & Conversation - Open to all genders! Topic: TBD

12 Nov 20186:30 pm – 8:30 pmSpokes on SouthernTeam Trivia! (WiSP does first Monday of every month)

3 Dec 2018

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Spokes on Southern

Team Trivia! (WiSP does first Monday of every month)

 

Funding Opportunities

This is a list of funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students both for women only and for all genders.

If you know of a funding opportunity to add, or would like to contact a previous WiSP awardee, or are a previous awardee and wish to add your name, please contact the WiSP co-chairs.

Opportunity

Who’s Eligible

Purpose

Deadline

Amount

Previous WiSP awardees

Zonta Foundation Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Female PhD students pursuing aerospace-related science or engineering degree

School-related expenses

Nov 15

$10,000

Julie Mitchell, Tanya Harrison

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)

Graduate students in Astrophysics, Earth Sciences, Planetary Sciences, and Heliophysics

Support of graduate students in their tuition, stipend, travel, publishing costs

New solicitation posted Nov 1st

Feb 1st (Expected) Internal may vary

Max of $45,000 up to three years

Aleisha Johnson, Soumya Ray, Chuhong Mai, Emilie Dunham, Heather Meyer

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP)

Senior Undergraduate Students,1st and 2nd year grad students

Support Graduate student stipends and expenses.

Oct 22nd (Geosciences)

Oct 26th (Physics, Astronomy, Math)

$34,000 Stipend, $12,000 Tuition

Emily Garhart, Wanda Feng, Lorrie Carnes, Kara Brugman

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF)

Graduate students pursuing (or planning to pursue) degrees relevant to space technology

Support of graduate students in their tuition, stipend, travel, publishing costs

Nov 2 (Expected) Internal may vary

$75,000

 

JPL Strategic University Research Partnership (SURP)

Undergraduate or graduate students

Joint projects with JPL researchers (requires JPL PI & ASU Co-I)

Dec 11 (Expected; Phase I)

$60,000 per year for up to 2 years

 

Google Women Techmakers

Female undergraduate or graduate students in computer science or related field

School-related expenses

Fall

$10,000

Hannah Kerner, Vera Nyarige

GPSA Individual Travel Grant

Graduate students

Travel and accommodations to conferences or meetings

1st of each month

$950

Hannah Kerner, Alyssa Sherry

GPSA Interview Grant

Graduate students

Travel to/from interviews

Oct 1

$550

 

GPSA Internship Grant

Graduate students

Travel to/from internships local and out of state

Nov 1, Mar 1, Jul 1

$500

 

GPSA Career Development Grant

Graduate students

Travel to/from workshops or trainings, non-academic presentations

Nov 1, Mar 1, Jul 1

$550

 

Grad College Travel Grant

Graduate students

Airfare and/or registration

Quarterly (apply through dept)

$500

Jessica Noviello, Kara Brugman, Hannah Kerner

GPSA Outstanding Mentor Award

Graduate students

Not specified

Mar 2

$500

Hannah Kerner

CLAS Doctoral Fellowship for First-Generation College Graduates

Graduate students who are the first in their family to go to college

School-related expenses

Mar 9 (apply through department)

$4500

Hannah Kerner, Sierra Ferguson

Grad College Fellowship

Graduate students

School-related expenses

Feb 23

Up to $5000 per semester

Sierra Ferguson, Hannah Shamloo, Hannah Bercovici

PEO Scholar Awards

Female graduate students within 2 years of PhD completion

School-related expenses

Oct 12

$15,000

 

AGU Student Travel Grant

Undergraduate or graduate students

Expenses for attending AGU Fall Meeting

Aug 8

$500

 

LPI Career Development Award

Graduate students who have submitted a first-author abstract to LPSC

Travel to LPSC, a few hours of volunteering during the week is expected

Usually LPSC abstract deadline

$1,000

 

AWG Takken Student Research Presentation Travel Award

Women geoscience students

Present research (poster or oral) at a conference other than the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America

Feb. 10 and Aug. 10

$500 + 1 year membership to Association for Women Geoscientists

 

AWG Sand Student Research Presentation Travel Award

Women geoscience students

Present research (poster or oral) at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America

Aug. 10

$500 + 1 year membership to Association for Women Geoscientists

 

Gaius Charles Bolin Dissertation and Post-MFA Fellowships

Underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, those who are first-generation college graduates, women in predominantly male fields, or disabled scholars; U.S. citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue a professorial career in the U.S. Ph.D. candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year.

Completion of dissertation while gaining teaching experience

Nov 15

$50,000/yr with health + dental benefits, relocation & housing assistance, computer funding, and $4,000 in research expenses

 

Brooke Owens Fellowship

Undergraduate female students

Mentorship, connections,and internship experience

Nov 6

Paid 12-week summer internship

 

Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship

Juniors, seniors, and graduate students

Mentorship, connections,and internship experience

Nov 29

Paid 12-week summer internship

 

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D

Female non-tenured assistant professors or faculty members

Fuel the research passion of the awarded women and inspire career paths

Sep 25

$50,000 per year for 3 years

 

Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS)

Graduate students who demonstrate financial need

 

Sep 28 (via email from department)

$8500

 

 

Outreach Opportunities

OpportunityDescription/WebsiteDay/TimeContact Person
Letters to a Pre-Scientisthttp://www.prescientist.orgYear-round: 2 letters in Fall, 2 in SpringSierra Ferguson
Girls Who CodeTeaching coding to 6-8th grade students at Maie B. Heard ElementaryMondays, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmHannah Kerner
Prison Education Program (Adults)Teaching Intro to Exploration to incarcerated adults at Eyman State PrisonFridaysHannah Bercovici, Grace Carlson
Prison Education Program (Juveniles)Tutoring math, computer science, etc. at Adobe Mountain SchoolTuesdays, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmHannah Kerner