Astronomy Colloquium for 2018-09-12

Series: Astronomy Colloquium
Date: Wednesday 12-Sep-2018
Time: 15:30-16:30 (3:30-4:30 pm) NOTE THE TIME CHANGE.
Location: ATL 2400
Speaker: EDI Panel: Dr. Carrie Anderson (GSFC), Marcia Segura (UMD), and Dr. Amy Simon (GSFC)
Title: Harassment, Bias, and Bullying in Astronomy and Planetary Science


The Astronomy Department Equity/Diversity/Inclusion committee presents the first colloquium of the semester - a panel discussion about harassment, bias, and bullying in science. Join Dr. Carrie Anderson (GSFC), Marcia Segura (UMD), and Dr. Amy Simon (GSFC), as they discuss their personal experiences over the course of their academic and professional careers. We will also discuss audience examples and questions and how these situations can be handled. Join the dialogue on Wednesday, September 12 at 3:30 pm (note the time change)


Dr. Anderson is a planetary astronomer at GSFC as a civil servant since 2009. Her research focuses on the remote sensing of planetary atmospheres. Dr. Anderson is currently involved in future mission and instrument concept studies including serving as the Deputy Principal Investigator (DPI) on a submillimeter hetero-dyne spectrometer, aimed at a mission proposal concept to Enceladus.

Ms. Segura is a principal faculty specialist with UMD. Her career in mission planning and operations has spanned 4 decades. She has been involved with three NASA flagship missions - Voyager. She has received the NASA award for Technical Excellence and NASA's Exceptional Public Service Medal for her efforts on the Galileo and Cassini missions.

Dr. Simon is a Senior Scientist studying planetary atmospheres at GSFC, where she's been a civil servant since 2001. She was an organizer of the 2003 and 2009 Women in Astronomy conferences and was a member of the AAS Committee on the Status of Women for 6 years.

Colloquia are usually preceded by espresso and ice cream at 1:45 pm outside room PSC 1150 and are followed by an informal reception at 5:15 pm in that room. Anyone interested in talking with the speaker, or being added to the colloquium announcement email list, should contact the colloquium organizer. Lunch will normally be reserved for the speaker to talk to graduate students.

Colloquium Organizer: Prof. Richard Mushotzky


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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