First Announcement

We are pleased to announce the Moving FORWARD in Space Workshop, to be held in the Grogan's Mill Room at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel on Sunday March 17, 2013

The primary goal of the workshop is to provide young female scientists with information and skills necessary for a successful bid for a tenured professorship in the planetary sciences.  

Workshop activities will focus on:

  • developing mentoring and networking connections 
  • techniques for more successful writing, acquiring grant funding
  • sharing of classroom ideas and materials
  • maintaining work-life balance
  • challenges for dual career couples

Invited participants include finishing doctoral students, postdocs, scientists in a career break after a PhD or postdoc, in the early stages of a tenure-track position, or employed outside academia. Though this conference is aimed specifically at maintaining female scientists in the tenure-track pipeline, we encourage all underrepresented minorities in the planetary sciences to apply. Dual career couples are encouraged to apply as well.

Applications to attend the workshop will be available in early February 2013.  Please send an e-mail to planetary<at> if you would like to receive an application when it is available or if you would like additional information about the meeting.

This conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (via the FORWARD to Professorship Program).

Limited space is available and we will be taking applicants first-come first-served.  APPLY NOW