The first LPL Women's lunch [date] had an impressive turnout of 36 women, representing alumnae, faculty, staff, and grad students, and many people who are combinations thereof.
We came from the Kuiper, Sonett, and Drake buildings as well as JHUAPL, BYU, and Caltech (thanks to the Titan meeting for bringing the out-of-towners).
As a result of the lunch, our email discussion list has grown from less than twenty members to over fifty.
- The personalized tour of HiRISE science operations for Drake Building people after the Staff Colloquium was a joint effort organized by women who made
contact at the event. We intend to continue the tradition across the LPL buildings whenever possible
- Because there is demonstrated interest in continuing group events, a mini-grant proposal to the university's Committee on the Status of Women has been
submitted for funding to support future meetings
- A number of LPL Women are now connected to Steward Observatory's Women in Science Forum and vice-versa, a trend we are actively promoting