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Goals of Christian Women in Science (CWIS)

Posted By Alice C. Linsley, Saturday, November 30, 2013
Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013

Goals of CWIS

Women earn fewer than a third of the PhDs in computer sciences, earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences; mathematics and statistics; physical sciences; and engineering. Many of the women with PhDs in science and engineering leave the workforce or academia soon after they begin employment.

The extent of this problem is described in Rosser, S.V., Taylor, M. Z. "Why Are We Still Worried about Women in Science?” in Academe, magazine for the American Association of University Professors, May-June 2009. CWIS exists to help correct this problem. Here are our goals:

• Encourage more Christian women to go into science, technology, engineering, or math and to remain active in their careers

• Encourage more women in the sciences to be bolder in sharing their faith or to seek Christ for the first time

• Help more Christian women move into leadership or management positions in science

• Grow ASA by outreach to Christian women in science, increasing gender diversity of ASA membership and leadership

• Provide connections, encouragement, information, and role models for pre-career and early-career women in science

• Support mid-career women with work/life problems related to being a Christian, a woman, and a scientist

• Provide opportunities for our established leaders to make a difference in the lives and careers of other Christian women in science, to share their wisdom and experience, and to be recognized for their service

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Faith Tucker on CWIS for Students and Early Career Women

Posted By Alice C. Linsley, Thursday, November 28, 2013
Faith Tucker

As a young organization, the CWIS Board has spent a lot of time thinking about our goals and aims. We seek to be a home to women from a broad range of scientific disciplines, professional positions, and faith backgrounds where we can share of love of science and of Christ together as part of a rich, diverse community. As a current graduate student myself and the youngest member of the CWIS Board, it is my responsibility and pleasure to help provide support and engage the student and early career contingent of our growing community. 

Students and early-career scientists are a vital part of the CWIS community for myriad reasons. It is these younger members who are the future of their disciplines and of the expanding place of women, and particularly Christian women, in the scientific community. The academic and professional environments we experience today have been in large part shaped by the women that proceeded us, just as we have the opportunity to affect change for those who come after us. On a personal level, the choices we make today as students, post-docs, and young faculty will likely influence the trajectory of our careers, our personal lives, and the ways in which we serve God through our science. These early days certainly have many unique challenges and thrills of their own. 

One of the great benefits of CWIS is that we include many women who have walked before us through choosing a school to attend, finding an advisor, conducting research, searching for a position, and balancing work-life responsibilities. Most importantly, these women have navigated this jungle with a desire to see our Lord Jesus honored and served in all areas of their lives. This is no easy task, and the women of CWIS are a valuable resource. We hope that through this community we can build inter-generational relationships that support, encourage and inspire women of all ages.

So without any further ado, here are some of the CWIS programs you can be looking forward to as a student or early-career scientist:
  • CWIS Mentorship Program pairing students and early-career scientists with established Christian women in their discipline
  • Role Model Stories on the blog profiling the women of CWIS who blazed the trail before us
  • Virtual (and hopefully at times physical) community and support of other women in the same stage of their schooling or career
  • A platform to request answers to specific questions regarding school, research, career, family, faith, or anything else
  • And more!
If you're a student or early career scientist interested in getting involved or an established scientist willing to serve as a resource, email me at

   Student/Early-Career Webpage

Welcome to the CWIS Student and Early-Career page! Whether you're a high school student, a post-doc, or a junior faculty, this button will take you to current information about all CWIS resources for younger members. You will be able to connect with peers and mentors regarding the student and early-career experience. Watch for news about our upcoming programs and resources and check the CWIS website regularly to learn more.

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INDEX of Topics

Posted By Alice C. Linsley, Sunday, November 17, 2013
Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013


INDEX (Current as of 20 May 2014)



Gender Gap in Biblical Archaeology


Articles by CWIS Members

Lynn Billman: CWIS is Launched!

About the CWIS Logo
Lynn Billman, CWIS and ASA: Place to Connect

Lin Allen Shares a Vision for CWIS

Gayle Ermer: Balancing Profession and Family

Faith Tucker: CWIS for Students and Early Career Women

Lynn Billman: A Leader With a Cause

Lynn Billman's First Huff Blog Post

Ruth Bancewicz, Laughter is Good Medicine

Alice C. Linsley, Good Science Blogs
How Emily Ruppel Came Into the Science-Faith Arena



Focus on Jennifer Wiseman

A Quaker Astronomer Reflects by Ruth Bancewicz

Bronwen Todd: Future Astronomer?


CWIS Board

2013 CWIS Board


CWIS Charter

Charter: Christian Women in Science


CWIS Facebook



Engineering Job Opening at Messiah College
Women Underrepresented in Science and Engineering

Embryo Selection: Some Ethical Concerns

Faith and Science
Dorothy Boorse on Interplay of Faith and Science
Lynn Billman, Faith and Science Communities in Conflict?


Arden Wells, Geologist-to-be, "On Dirt”



Christian Women in Science, Technology and Engineering

More Christian Women in Science and Math


How to Benefit From having a Mentor

Jennifer Wiseman on How to Help Young Christians in Science

Lynn Billman: Do We Really Need CWIS?

Kim Tweten: Drawing our Daughters into the Sciences


New York Times: Article on Women in STEM

Girls Reticent About Excelling in Science

New York Times: Girls Missing From Science Classes

International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences Accused of Sexism

Christian Women in STEM Are Not to Be Labeled
Science Education for Christian Children
This is What Inspires Girls in STEM


Liberating Women from the Three Stone Fire


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Charter: Christian Women in Science

Posted By Alice C. Linsley, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Revised August 12, 2013

Christian Women in Science is a fellowship of women in science and related disciplines who share a common fidelity to the Christian faith and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science. Christian Women in Science was founded in July, 2013. 


The mission of Christian Women in Science[1] is two-fold:

· To encourage Christian women of all ages to pursue, sustain, and grow in a career in science, technology, engineering or math, and 

· To encourage women in these endeavors to pursue, sustain, and grow in the Christian faith.


Stakeholder Communities

Our community of stakeholders includes:

· We strive to serve those women involved or interested in science[2] in high school or college or just starting their careers, those in the middle of their careers, and those who are established leaders in their careers.

· We strive to benefit and support the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA[3]), of which we are an affiliate.

· We strive to bring special benefits to women who formally join our fellowship.

· We strive to serve the public with information and insight.


We have many specific goals related to our mission. The highest priority goals at any point in time will depend on the individuals that are available to help pursue those goals. 

· Encourage more Christian women to get into science and engineering

· Encourage more women in science to be bolder in sharing their faith or to seek Christ for the first time

· Encourage Christian women in science to remain active in their careers and in their faith

· Help more Christian women move into leadership or management positions in science and engineering 

· Grow ASA membership by reaching out to Christian women in science 

· Bring more gender diversity to ASA membership and leadership

· Provide connections, encouragement, information, and role models for pre-career and early-career women in science

· Support mid-career women with work/life problems related to being a Christian, a woman, and a scientist

· Provide opportunities for our established leaders to make a difference in the lives and careers of other Christian women in science, to share their wisdom and experience, and to be recognized for their service


As an affiliate of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), we support the ASA’s statement of faith and policies: [4]

· We accept the divine inspiration, trustworthiness and authority of the Bible in matters of faith and conduct.

· We confess the Triune God affirmed in the Nicene and Apostles' creeds, which we accept as brief, faithful statements of Christian doctrine based upon Scripture.

· We believe that in creating and preserving the universe God has endowed it with contingent order and intelligibility, the basis of scientific investigation.

· We recognize our responsibility, as stewards of God's creation, to use science and technology for the good of humanity and the whole world.


The general public will benefit from the work of CWIS through information provided on its public website, and specific activities that the Board makes available to the general public.

· CWIS members will become members by first joining ASA and then joining the CWIS affiliate. The ASA has several categories of membership, including Regular, Associate, Student, Friend, and Fellow.[5] ASA/CWIS members in any of these categories (except Friend, by definition) will sign the ASA statement of faith as given above under "Beliefs.” ASA/CWIS members will receive special incentives, such as being able to access the CWIS affiliate membership directory, participating in special activities open only to CWIS members, or other member-only privileges.

· People interested in CWIS but not interested in ASA membership can become ASA/CWIS Followers. A follower will provide email and other information about himself/herself, and does not need to sign the statement of faith, but will not have access to the CWIS member directory or other member privileges.

Organization and Management

Christian Women in Science will operate under the rules and requirements for affiliates of the ASA listed in the ASA By-Laws.

The affairs of Christian Women in Science will be led and managed by the Board. The duties of the Board are to:

· Set policy and direction of Christian Women in Science. 

· Determine the proposed activities for the next year that Christian Women in Science will initiate and sustain to achieve its mission and goals for its stakeholder communities. 

· Recruit, select, train, motivate, and guide volunteers to implement these activities as needed. 

· Respond to suggestions for new or additional activities as they are offered by the membership or others.

· As necessary, review official communications (blogs, newsletters, website material, etc) of Christian Women in Science before publication or dissemination. 

· Report periodically on activities to the membership and to the ASA leadership.

The Board will consist of at least three and no more than ten CWIS members, who are also officially members of ASA. The perpetuation of the Board will be decided at a later date. Also, any other structure of the Board (such as President, Vice President, Secretary, etc) will be decided at a later date.

The Board will conduct its business through email, teleconferences, and other electronic means as needed, and will meet in person at the ASA national meeting each summer to the extent possible. 

Directors receive no compensation for their services. Decisions about CWIS requiring dues of members, or some other type of financial transactions or funding, will be decided at a later date.

[2] References in this document to science, or to science and engineering, should be assumed to refer to all four areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Focus on Jennifer Wiseman

Posted By Alice C. Linsley, Sunday, November 17, 2013


Jennifer J. Wiseman is an astronomer and a Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation. She holds a bachelor's degree in physics from MIT and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard. After research fellowships at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Johns Hopkins University, she joined NASA in 2003.

Dr. Wiseman discovered periodic comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff while working as a research assistant in January 1987. It was discovered on two photographic plates that had been taken on December 28, 1986, by Brian A. Skiff of Lowell Observatory. Wiseman and Skiff confirmed the comet on January 19, 1987. Comet 114P/Wiseman–Skiff is believed to have been the parent body of the first meteor photographed from Mars.

Jennifer Wiseman is chief of the ExoPlanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory in the Astrophysics Science Division at NASA Goddard Space.

Jennifer Wiseman's affection for astronomy began with late-night stargazing walks with her parents on their Arkansas farm. Besides working as an astrophysicist, Jennifer is a public speaker and one of the country's top leaders on science policy. She has written here about how ASA members can help young Christians in the sciences. 

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Dr. Lin Allen Shares a Vision for CWIS

Posted By Alice C. Linsley, Tuesday, November 05, 2013

 Alice C. Linsley

One of the members of Christian Women in Science (CWIS) is also on the Rocky Mountain Board of the American Scientific affiliation. Dr. Lin Suzanne Allen is in the Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Northern Colorado. Her research includes court case analyses that address scientific questions. The research focuses on language and images in court argument and the construction of heroic imagination in public memory.

Lin holds a B.A. degree in Speech and Drama from Idaho State University; an M.A. in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of Oregon.

Lin has served as Director of Forensics and Debate for Idaho State University and taught in the Greenspun School of Communication at the University of NevadaLas Vegas

Allen volunteers as a lector at St. Peter Roman Catholic Parish in Greeley and is a Parish Council Member. Other volunteer work includes CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), and Presidency of the Colorado Chapter of PARTNERS of the AMERICAS.

Lin is indeed a very busy woman! In additional to all the above, she is Minor Advisor for Communication Studies, an advisor for Law Club, and a Faculty in Residence at Harrison Hall on the University of Northern Colorado campus.

She has been traveling a great deal also. Her first college credits were earned in an overseas European program the summer after high school graduation, studying Comparative Cultures and Governments. At the time of this interview she was in PhuketThailand. She has led a Study Abroad course in Athens on Classical Rhetoric in Greece. She studied cultural narratives of the New China in Beijing and presented research in TokyoSingapore, and Brazil. At home, she has delivered presentations in TexasChicagoAlaskaWashingtonD.C., and San Francisco.

What follows is a brief interview with Dr. Allen.

CWIS: What drew you to the Christian Women in Science organization?

Dr. Lin Allen
ALLEN: Lynn Billman's extraordinary gift of inspiring ASA members to view our world from a spirit of wonder and gratitude. Lynn is faith personified. 

CWIS: What are your hopes for CWIS's future?

ALLEN:  That there will be an openness to learn how faith, science and the humanities intersect and enrich one another. 

CWIS: Please share your thoughts on ways CWIS can edify Christian women in science and technology.

ALLEN: By providing a creative forum for charting how the mythos of science and faith inform and influence our research questions and inspire directions for discovery. Human life is a mystery that becomes richer and deeper as we explore our scientific pilgrimage. 

CWIS: In your view, how might CWIS serve to build and strengthen the greater Body of Christ?

ALLEN: An article by Pichaya Svasti published in the October 24, 2013, Bangkok Post provides a guiding illustration of how we create our lives via exploration. Titled "Diving into the past," the interview features Pornnatcha SankhasprasitThailand's first female underwater archaeologist:

"With her love for solving mysteries, she was a volunteer assistant to underwater archaeologists since she was 19, after attending a summer camp at the Fine Arts Department's Office of Underwater Archaeology in Chanthaburi ....

Pornnatcha has undertaken a dangerous task in her hopes of better understanding the past, especially through recovery of artifacts from the Ayutthaya Era, a Siamese kingdom that existed from 1351 to 1767. Has she ever wondered what it would be like to live during that time?  In keeping with Buddhist narrative, she says, "I think everyone was reborn from one point.”  

For Pornnatcha science and religious belief go hand-in-hand. The two enrich each other. She illustrates how the archaeology of faith and the faith of archaeology can be a guiding vision. Likewise, CWIS can help to bring a renaissance of the science-faith, faith-science narrative.

CWIS: Tell us more about some of the cases you have worked on.

ALLEN: Some of my cases include Venice’s METAMORPH, the Lincoln Museum, the JFK memorial site, Memphis’ Graceland, and the narrative published by Mark Owen (pseudonym for Matt Bissonnette), a Navy SEAL who took part in the raid that ended the life of Osama Bin Laden.

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2013 Board of Christian Women in Science

Posted By Alice C. Linsley, Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lynn Billman, CWIS Board Chair

The first CWIS Board was assembled during our opening months of operation. Given that this is a brand new organization, we relied on the Holy Spirit for guidance, and the ASA Executive Council for feedback, and came up with several criteria. We wanted women who have demonstrated support for the ASA overall, who had shown a strong interest in the mission of CWIS, and who thought they would have enough time to participate on the Board. As to the best number, we were finally led to try the biblical number of seven. Diversity on the Board seemed an important criteria for us to be able to successfully serve our desired audience, and we managed to put together a good group for our initial Board:

· Some Board members are professionally associated with secular institutions, some from Christian institutions, and some with professional experience in both.

· We are university professors, government research managers, one person with consulting experience, and one student.

· We include a chemist, mechanical engineer, plant scientist, energy analyst, integrative biologist, science educator, and aerospace engineer.

· We range in age from graduate student to retiree.

· Our Board calls are convened across all four time zones in the United States.

As we agreed in our Charter, the duties of the Board are to:

· Set policy and direction of Christian Women in Science.

· Determine the proposed activities for the next year that Christian Women in Science will initiate and sustain to achieve its mission and goals for its stakeholder communities.

· Recruit, select, train, motivate, and guide volunteers to implement these activities as needed.

· Respond to suggestions for new or additional activities as they are offered by the membership or others.

· As necessary, review official communications (blogs, newsletters, website material, etc) of Christian Women in Science before publication or dissemination.

· Report periodically on activities to the membership and to the ASA leadership.

Please feel free to contact any of the Board members with questions or ideas. We need your active participation to let us know what you need, what you want, and how we are doing! Thanks for your support.

Christian Women in Science

Board of Directors, 2013

Ms. Lynn Billman grew up in Chicago, and earned a BS in Chemistry and a Phi Beta Kappa key from University of California Berkeley in 1975. After several years at Chevron as an analytical chemist and operations analyst, she began a 26-year-career at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, where she served as a senior energy analyst, institutional planner, science writer, and manager, for many different energy-related projects, until her retirement in Sept 2013. Her husband of 34 years passed away in late 2012, but she has four grown children, three spouses, and three grandchildren in the Denver area. She became involved in ASA in 2003, and was blessed with being elected to the ASA National Council to serve 2013-2017. Lynn is excited to able to help encourage more women to become involved in ASA, and to help other women scientists realize that Christians are not the enemy. Lynn was elected an ASA Fellow in 2009.

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Dr. Gayle Ermer serves as a professor of engineering at Calvin College, where she has taught mechanical engineering courses since 1994. Her educational experience includes degrees from Calvin College (B.S. Engineering – Mechanical Concentration), the University of Wisconsin – Madison (M.S. Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and Michigan State University (Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering). Her technical specialties include machine/system dynamics and manufacturing system quality. She has also written papers on engineering ethics, women in engineering, and Christian perspectives on technology, many of which have been contributions to the Christian Engineering Education Conference (CEEC) and to ASA, where she was recently elected a fellow. She is an active member of Jamestown Christian Reformed Church in Hudsonville, MI, where she regularly leads worship and sings on a praise team. Gayle was elected an ASA Fellow in 2013.

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Dr. Beth Kroa is a native of northwest Ohio. Beth majored in chemistry at Bowling Green State University for her bachelor’s degree and studied at The University of Toledo for a doctorate in organic and biochemistry. Inthe fall of 1983, her freshman year of college, she became a follower of Christ after reading the book of Romans in a New Testament she received from the Gideons. She worked in the chemistry field as a high school chemistry teacher, a research scientist, and university faculty member. She and her husband David have been married since 1986 and have one son, James, who has lived in his room in heaven since 2010. Beth is currently an assistant professor of chemistry at Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN, and she and David reside on a small farm in nearby Niles, MI with two dogs, a cat, and several chickens. She is involved in mentoring, discipleship groups, and music ministry at her college and home church and is often found at Gideon conventions and banquets as a testimony speaker.   

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Dr. Ann Marie Thro has served since 2001 as a National Program Leader in the areas of plant breeding and genetic resources, in USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture. During 2011/12, "on loan” to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, she worked with counterparts in the Ministry of Agriculture in Afghanistan. Her previous positions include service as Commissioner of the USDA Plant Variety Protection Office (1999-2001); Coordinator, Cassava Biotechnology Network, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia; Technical Advisor, National Grain Legume Program, Gandajika, Zaire (now D.R. Congo) (1991-92), and Associate Professor of Agronomy, Louisiana State University (1982-1992). Ann Marie earned a PhD and MS in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Iowa State University; a BS in Agronomy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a BS in History from Bryn Mawr College.

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Dr. Kristen Tolson is a postdoctoral research fellow at UC San Diego, studying the regulation of pubertal development and the interface of reproduction and metabolism. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Biological Sciences (BS) and World Cultures and Religions (BA) from California Lutheran University in 2004, and her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2009. Kristen is dedicated to both research and education, using her research experience to inform her teaching and bring relevance to abstract concepts. She works to remain active in the larger community through volunteer opportunities, especially in programs designed to increase scientific interest in disadvantaged and minority populations, and also recently began teaching Microbiology of Infectious Diseases at Point Loma Nazarene University.

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Ms. Faith Tucker is the youngest member of the board and an educator by training. She brings her passion for students and early career scientists to the CWIS board. Her interest in the intersection between faith and science was sparked while double majoring in Astronomy and Religion at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. Since graduating, she has spent time working in astronomy education at NASA, teaching high school astronomy and physics, and managing communications for the Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in science education from Stanford University.

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Dr. Leslie Wickman directs the Center for Research in Science at Azusa Pacific University (APU), where she stimulates the dialog on science and theology by bringing in renowned speakers, and a full professor at APU, teaching Astronomy and related classes. Leslie has a PhD from Stanford University in Human Factors and Biomechanics, and an MS in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from Stanford, and a BS in political science from Willamette University, Oregon. She worked for Lockheed Martin and NASA Ames Research Center before coming to APU, and continues to consult for NASA, the Air Force, and other clients Her current projects include research on global climate change and national security issues, assessment of current and future space mission technologies and applications, human factors issues in extreme environments, and sustainable water reclamation systems. Leslie was elected an ASA Fellow in 2013.

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Liberating Women from the Curse of the Three-Stone Fire

Posted By Alice C. Linsley, Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Paul Arveson has been a member of ASA since 1974. He has a background in research physics and computer system management. Since 2008 Paul has served as a Director on the board of a local nonprofit called Solar Household Energy, Inc. Louise Meyer is co-founder of this organization and has been an international advocate and trainer for solar cooking projects in many countries.

By Paul Arveson

In some African wedding ceremonies, a woman is not considered married until she goes out in the desert and collects three large stones to make a hearth.  She is literally married to her three-stone fire for the rest of her life.  This is a cooking method that is still used by billions, and is the cause of health problems due to indoor smoke, deforestation, CO2, black carbon emissions, and simply the poverty exacerbated by fuel costs1. Women and children bear the brunt of the health effects, and they typically spend many hours per week gathering firewood for cooking, which has risks of its own.


This is a photo of a Haitian woman in her kitchen, where she will stir the pot, holding a child, as they breathe the smoke of the indoor cooking fire for hours a day.  What's wrong with this picture?  You can see that outside the sun is shining brightly.  Many regions of the world are rich in one resource: a solar irradiance of about 1 kilowatt per square meter that is going unused.

Researchers at organizations like Solar Household Energy, Inc. have designed efficient solar cookers that can replace fuel-based cookstoves on sunny days.  Solar cookers simply use reflectors to concentrate sunlight enough to cook a large pot of food in a couple of hours.  However, the labor time is minimal because food does not need to be stirred – like a crock pot in an American kitchen.  This frees up time to care for children, tend a garden or do other profitable activities.  There is less need for gathering, chopping and carrying firewood (except for use on cloudy days).  There is no smoke inside the house (respiratory diseases are a major cause of illness and death according to WHO1).  The solar cooker can complement a fuel-efficient stove to further reduce the labor, emissions and costs involved with fuels.

Despite the simplicity, health benefits, labor saving, fuel saving, forest saving, and other benefits of solar cookers, this technology has gone largely unrecognized and there are no significant programs to promote or distribute solar cookers by USAID, the UN, the Gates Foundation or any other major funding source.  There are plenty of projects to distribute food and clean water, but little effort has been focused on how to cook the food, or pasteurize the water.  That is why I decided to focus my efforts on this concept2.


This photo shows a solar box cooker.  A small number of these were distributed in Haiti by Solar Household Energy, Inc. in a partnership with The Nature Conservancy.

Research is needed for matching product designs to the requirements of specific regions, and this research is complex and interdisciplinary.  We need the help of anthropologists, economists, climate scientists and physicists, as well as ample feedback from the end users of various stove designs, to optimize them for long-term acceptance and use.   Despite the huge potential benefits of solar cookers and fuel-efficient stoves, so far there has been limited awareness and demand for these innovative products. 

A Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) has been established to encourage governments and other potential sponsors to recognize the opportunities these products offer to help solve many economic and environmental problems3.  The GACC has recently initiated work toward a set of testing protocols for all types of cookstoves, including solar cookers.  I am a participant in the development of this standard, and I would be delighted to engage other interested women scientists in this effort. 


Paul Arveson, Physicist

Louise Meyer, Solar Cooking Consultant

Solar Household Energy, Inc.

Washington, DC





3.      Igniting Change: A Strategy for Universal Adoption of Clean Cookstoves and Fuels, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves,

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NY Times article on Women in STEM

Posted By Ruth D. Miller, Monday, October 07, 2013

My father brought this (rather long) article to my attention.  It is discouraging, frightening and hopeful all at the same time.  Comments welcome.  It ran in print on 6 October.

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Engineering job opening: Messiah College

Posted By Ruth D. Miller, Monday, October 07, 2013

CWiS colleagues:

Messiah College is looking for an engineering professor, preferably (but not absolutely) in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, and they really really want to hire a woman.  The job listing is here:

 Ted Davis is one well-known ASA member at Messiah and would probably be happy to answer questions.  Please forward this on to whomever you think would be a good fit.

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