Archive | September, 2009

Dragon*Con Retrospective

Last week I had the opportunity to go to Dragon*Con, where I slept too little and ran real hard. It was good, but I have to admit it is all a blur of images and emotions. When I try to think of those 4 days in Atlanta, my brain responds with flickering fragments of moments. […]

See you in San Francisco at Astronomical Society of the Pacific?

Another day and yet another plane. This time I’m on my way to the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s annual meeting in San Francisco, California. I’ll be part of three different presentations: Panel: The Spectrum of Citizen Science Projects in Astronomy and Space Science (Mon. Sep 14, 3:30pm-5:00pm) Panel: International Year of Astronomy 2009 Cornerstone […]

Physics & Astronomy Women by the Numbers

Just pulling stuff into one place. I’m just going to let the numbers speak for themselves. From “Fighting the Gender Gap“: In 1994-1995, female students typically scored 50 points lower on Physics SAT II In 1994 Women typically scored 150 points lower on Physics GRE, even when comparing male and female students who otherwise perform […]