Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses Powerpoint Link


Hey guys! So this is the link my powerpoint presentation slide for the AWHONN Organization. Here you can find information about the AWHONN and if Kathryn D. Sullivan or me would join it.

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Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses


Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal

 When was this Organization Formed?

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses also known as AWHONN was
founded in 1969 as the Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics
and Gynecology. The organization AWHONN is a stem formed in 1993 which is
non-profit and separate from the original Nurses Association made in 1969.

Is it still in Existence Today?

Yes it still exists today. They have their very own website, they host conventions such as
the one that is coming soon at Washington, DC Area, they have webinars/courses
online, and more.
“There are 52 sections (one for each state, plus one that represents Canada, and one that
represents members in the US Armed Forces). Within each section, there are
local chapters.”

Primary Mission

The primary mission of the AWHONN is to promote the health of women and newborns.

AWHONN publishes Standards for Professional Nursing Practice in the Care of Women
and Newborns
. These standards define the roles, functions and competencies
of nurses caring for women and newborns and delineate the various roles and
behaviors for which the professional nurse is accountable

How to become a part of it?

To become a part of the association you just have to make an account and sign up on their

Member Composition

President: Kathleen A. Hale,

President-Elect: Rose L. Horton,

Secretary-Treasurer: Mary McMahon,

They have many committees and advisory panels such

Finance Committee

Nominating Committee

Policy Committee
Annual Convention Program Committee
Focus Area Advisory Panels
2011 Research Advisory Panel
2011 Childbearing & Newborn Advisory Panel

Though it didn’t say the actual composition of women & men in the group I assume there is more
females who are involved in this group then men.

Does UMW have a chapter of this organization?
The University of Mary Washington does not have a chapter of this organization, however any
student interested in the organization could start a group if they wanted to.

Would Kathryn D. Sullivan become a part of
this Organization?

I don’t think Kathryn D. Sullivan would be a part of this organization, even though it deals
with science, women, and more. It deals with the medical field which is not
what she is usually involved in. The associations she is a part of are the ones
she got awards from or that deal with her field of study in geology and Space.

Connecting Sullivan and the Association

Projects involving NASA/ Geology would most likely interest Sullivan to the
organization. Since the mission of the AWHONN is to promote health of women and
newborns something that revolves around: The health of women in space & the
effect of having a baby in space and why it can’t be done.

Would I consider joining this Organization?

Yes it is a field of study that interest me along with the fact that I am a woman and I not now
but in the future I want to have my own kids someday. I find it an interesting
organization that seeks to help out and inform women and nurses. It is a way to
keep everything up in high standards which is what I like about it.


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Happy Birthday Marie Curie :)

Haha well Marie Curie isn’t my scientist but I thought I would give her a mention since its her 144th birthday!

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Both Scientists in Comparison

Crippen   vs.   Sullivan

(Crippen left & Sullivan right)

•Crew Men to Women Ratio:  5 :2
•Award Ratio:  23 :8
•First Publications: 1973: 1986
• NASA Space Flight Medal: 1981: 1990,1984
• NASA Exceptional Service Medal: 1972: 1988
•Started working for NASA: 1969:1978
•Hours Spent in Space:  Over 565 : Over 532

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Robert L. Crippen & Kathryn D. Sullivan Bibliography


“Astronaut Bio: Robert L. Crippen (072001).” NASA
– Johnson Space Center
. Web. 24 Oct. 2011.

“Crippen, Robert L. [].”
The World’s Largest Library Catalog
. Web. 24 Oct. 2011.

“International Space Hall of Fame :: New Mexico
Museum of Space History :: Inductee Profile.” New Mexico Museum of
Space History » Alamogordo, New Mexico » Celebrating the Significant Role the
State of New Mexico Has Played in the Development of the U.S. Space Program
Web. 24 Oct. 2011.

“NASA – Biography of Robert L. Crippen.” NASA.
Web. 24 Oct. 2011. <>.

PROJECT.” Johnson Space Center NASA. Web. 24 Oct. 2011.

“Kathryn D. Sullivan Oral History.”
NASA – Johnson Space Center. National Aeronautics and Space
Administration. Web. 10 Sept. 2011.

“JSC Oral
History Project.” NASA – Johnson Space Center. Web. 24 Oct. 2011.

Bio: Robert L. Crippen (Captain, USN).” Space Acts Web Site. Web.
25 Oct. 2011.

Photography Cited

Robert L. Crippen, Former Astronaut.
Photograph. Robert L. Crippen Recounts Space Mission Highs, Lows to PB
Business Group
. Web. 24 Oct. 2011.

Robert L. Crippen. Photograph. NASA
Biographical Data
. Web. 24 Oct. 2011.

Robert L. Crippen. Photograph. Web. 24 Oct.

Robert L. Crippen. Photograph. Web. 24 Oct.
2011. <>.

Sally Ride and the Crew of STS-7 – Official Portrait.
Photograph. About Women’s History. Web. 24 Oct. 2011.

Space Shuttle’s 1st Pilot: Q&A With Former NASA
Astronaut Bob Crippen
. Photograph. NASA. Web. 24 Oct. 2011.

STS-1 Shuttle Mission Imagery. Photograph. NASA.
Web. 24 Oct. 2011.

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All about Robert L. Crippen

Here is the outline attached all about Robert L. Crippen in addition to the powerpoint also which can be found in the other post….

Robert L. Crippin Outline



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Robert L. Crippen vs. Kathryn D. Sullivan

The opposing scientist of Kathryn D. Sullivan in which I chose was Robert L. Crippen. I chose him because he was also on the same crew as Sullivan during some of their space flight missions for NASA.  Both Crippen and Sullivan were astronauts, however Crippen was the man in charge as he was the commander. I feel as though gender influenced both of the careers of these two scientists. Sullivan spent a lot of her life studying and in school in attempt to gain further knowledge towards her major/career. However, Crippen jumped straight into what he wanted to do and that was learn to be a pilot and on from there. He got to the top of his career through hands on experience as she spent most of her career in school. In an interview it states how Kathryn was not viewed as the typical female astronaut as the media portrayed. The media showed a girly, flirty, blond, and of course beautiful female; this was not how she viewed herself as. As for Crippen the media saw him as the typical American/astronaut, which he already was making him more media friendly/well-known.

Quote from an Interview with Crippen…

“Well, it’s kind of hard to explain if you’re not a
pilot or inclined in that direction. I guess test pilots—[people] that want to
be test pilots want to push the envelope, and pushing the envelope means doing
something for the first time.”

(I will cite the source for this in the next post under it will be name bibliography for Crippen)

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Robert L. Crippen

Robert L. Crippin Power Point

The link shown above conists of a powerpoint I made for class on Robert L. Crippin. The points bulleted are rather brief, as it is just an outline.

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Where is Kathryn D. Sullivan now?

 Kathryn D. Sullivan is currently working as assistant secretary of commerce for the enviromental observation and prediction & deputy administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( all under the U.S Department of Commerce).

Here is a section of a statement in explaining what she is doing under the administration: “Providing operational earth and solar observations are imperative to helping protect life and property. NOAA is poised to continue and accelerate the activities in order to meet this mission and provide critically important observations, including through its core satellite programs and partnering with domestic and international entities.”

For full context go to this website for her written statement:

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Basic Outline on Kathryn D. Sullivan

  1. Introduction
    1. Kathryn D. Sullivan. She is famous for being known as the first American woman to walk in space.
    2. You will learn about her life, education, accomplishments, and more as a woman in science. I believe she
      makes a great role model for women of all ages pursuing science
  2. Background Information of her Life
    1. Sullivanwas born on October 3, 1951 in Paterson, New Jersey.
    2. As a little kid she was intrigued by aircrafts, boats, and the concept of how
      things worked and what made it work rather than dolls as any other little
      girl was into.
    3. She followed up on all the stories revolving around NASA, space flight, John
      Glenn and Alan Shepard’s flights.
  3. Education
    1. Graduating from high school she decided to pursue to be a language major.
    2. She chose to go to the University of California in Santa Cruz because of the
      Russian program that was being offered at the time.
    3. Her professor John Hummel one of the reasons as to why she changed her major;
      he advised her on what science course she should take.
    4.  In 1973 Sullivan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Earth Science from the
      University of California.
    5. In 1978 she received her Ph.D. in Geology in Dalhousie University.
    6. In 1985 she received her Honorary Doctorate in Dalhousie University; along with receiving her Honorary Degree in the State University of New York in 1991.
  4. Work Experience
    1. Military

i. She worked in the military as a
Commander in the U.S Naval Reserve.

    1. NASA

ii. From 1978 to 1992 Sullivan was involved with working for NASA at Johnson Space
Center in Houston, Texas as an astronaut in the flight crew operations

3. Post NASA

i. After working for NASA in 1985 Sullivan became an adjunct professor at Rice
University at Houston, Texas.
ii. She then moved on to working as “Chief Scientist for the United States Commerce
Department under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in
Washington, D.C during 1993 to 1996” (Johnson Space Center).
iii. 1996 to 1999 Sullivan then started working as “President and Chief Executive
Officer, Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio” (Johnson Space
iv. And lastly, she worked at John Glenn School of Public Affairs for the Ohio State
University in Columbus.

V.Professional & Honorary Societies

  1. Some of the
    societies in which Sullivan was involved in included Woods Hole Oceanographic
    Institution, The National Academy of Sciences’ Committee: On Earth and
    Environmental Sciences, and Board of Directors for The Planetary Society.

i. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is known for
being one of the “largest private non-profit oceanographic institutions in the
world and is dedicated to research and higher education at the frontiers of ocean science” (WHOI
ii. The Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences for the National Academy of
Sciences, “is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in
scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science
and technology and to their use for the general welfare” (NAS).
iii. As head board of director for the Planetary Society, the operation goals is to
conduct methods in which the public may interact and have active roles in space
exploration. In the society they “develop innovative
, like the first solar sail spacecraftfund astronomers hunting for hazardous asteroids and planets orbiting other stars, they also support radio and optical searches for extraterrestrial life, and they influence decision makers , ensuring the future of space exploration” (Planetary Society).

  1. Awards & Citations

A. National Air and Space Museum Trophy, Smithsonian Institution, 1985
B. Jaycees International Ten Outstanding Young Americans
Award, 1987

 C. NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 1988
D. NASA Space Flight Medal, 1984, 1990
E. AIAA Haley Apace Flight Award, 1991
F. AAS Space Flight Achievement Award, 1991
G. Lone Sailor Award, U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
H. “First Woman” Award, National First Ladies’ Library
and Smithsonian Institution, 2000

        7. Why I Believe she is a Role Model

  A. I feel like Kathryn D. Sullivan would be comfortable playing a role model towards
women and young girls in society to influence them in selecting careers in the
field of science, because she has accomplished so much throughout her life.

  1. Conclusion
    1. Kathryn
      Sullivan is an exceptional character in the field of science; as she has
      been involved in science almost all her life. She has been recognized by
      many associations and societies for her contributions. Even though she is
      now retired from NASA she had logged in over 532 hours spent on missions
      doing what she loved and fulfilling her passion for science.

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