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Mentoring a New Generation of Minority Astronomers: AAS CSMA Luncheon

AAS Meeting, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 12:45-1:45PM
Long Beach, CA


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Mentoring New Generations of Minority Astronomers

“The numbers of under-represented minorities in the field of Astronomy remain low. Mentoring of ALL young researchers early in their careers is essential to retain them as active members of the astronomical community. This is particularly important for minority scientists who often face additional barriers to their success in science.

The Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy (CSMA) is hosting a special session luncheon as part of the January 2009 AAS meeting in Long Beach to discuss the important role mentoring can play in increasing the numbers of astronomers with minority backgrounds. The luncheon will also provide an opportunity for members and potential members of the CSMA to meet the broader community. Those with interests in minority issues and/or mentoring are encouraged to attend. We hope that this and future CSMA activities will help build and strengthen connections within our community.”

Organizers: Dara Norman, Lou Strolger

Support from: AAS, AURA, AUI, NOAO


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