Resources from/for PAW

PAW Constitution: As PAW is an official university club, we have our own constitution.

Career Planning for Women: Workshop given by Career Services on February 28 2014 that was specifically put together for PAW.

“Gender Issues in Physics: Unconscious Bias, Stereotype Threat, and Imposter Syndrome”: A presentation given by Joan Schmelz during CUWiP 2014 at PSU.

Getting into Graduate Schoool Presentation: A presentation given by members of PAW at an SPS meeting for undergraduates to explain what goes into an application for physics graduate school as well as tips/advice for boosting your application.

Presentation on Getting Into Research as an Undergraduate: A presentation given by members of PAW at the Astronomy Club meeting on how to get involved in research as an undergrad. It has links to many helpful blog posts about writing personal statements for summer research programs, along with some tips for undergrads hoping to get into physics and astronomy research here at Penn State.


Penn State Specific Resources

Center For Women Students

Penn State Commission for Women

Useful website for Penn State graduate students, covering various topics such as how to get free software and the best ways to travel to/from State College

A list of science career exposure events and seminars on campus created by the Huck Insitutes of the Life Sciences. Great Opportunities!


Facebook Groups

Equity and Inclusion in Physics and Astronomy: A very active Facebook group that often has interesting links posted to it.

Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy



AAS Committee on the Status of Women in Astronomy (CSWA)

APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP)

APS Women in Physics website

Women in Astronomy Blog

Ohio State Women in Physics Blog

AstroBetter: Not specifically for women in Astronomy, but still cool.


Arxiv Papers

A Case Study of Gender Bias at the Postdoctoral Level, and its Resulting Impact on the Academic Career Advancement of Females

Gender and Sexual Diversity Issues in Physics: The Audience Speaks

Studying Gender in Conference Talks — data from the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society


Good Reads/Interesting Articles

Girls Lead in Science Exam, but Not in the United States

The Awesomest 7 Year Postdoc, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure Track-Faculty Life

The Last Word on Nothing Guest Post: Oh, I Thought You Were a Guy

“Impostors” Downshift Career Goals

Afraid of Being ‘Found Out?’ Overcome Impostor Syndrome

Solve This Math Problem: The Gender Gap

Other Equity-related Groups

AAS Working Group on Accessibility and Disability

American Institute of Physics Diversity Initatives

APS Bridge Program info

APS Minorities in Physics

LGBT+ Physicists

National Society of Black Physicists 

National Society of Hispanic Physicists 

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) at Penn State

Physics Allies (AAPT)