From The CEO: Answer the key scientific questions around the Iran deal
AAAS has always advocated for evidence-based policymaking. When policies are complicated and have high stakes, it is even more important that the science and technology behind the policy is sound and adequately communicated. AAAS has a role to play in ensuring that science is integrated with policy.
AAAS Fellow William R. Dickinson dead at 83
William R. Dickinson, the University of Arizona geoscientist who integrated the fields of plate tectonics and sedimentology and also helped trace the migration of humans through the Pacific, died in his sleep on July 21 while on an archaeological field trip in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. He was 83. Dickinson was a AAAS Fellow and National Academy of Sciences member.
NextGen VOICES survey: What unexplored scientific endeavor would you research with unlimited funding?
Answer our latest NextGen VOICES survey and get featured in Science. The questions is: Imagine that there is unlimited funding available for one currently unexplored scientific endeavor. Describe the project you would propose to get the funding. How would your project revolutionize your field or the scientific system as a whole?
To submit, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NG16ot
Speak up to defend scientific conferences
Since 2012, members of our community who are employees and contractors for U.S. science agencies have been subject to burdensome federal regulations and approval processes for attending scientific and technical conferences. Government investigative offices have tracked the results of these restrictions and found a significant reduction in conference participation among scientists, educators and program officers—to the detriment of science as a whole.
AAAS and its partner societies have sent letters and talked with policymakers, urging them to recognize the importance of conferences to the progress of science and technology. Today we're asking you to join the conversation.
Nominate science diplomats for the AAAS award on science diplomacy
Many scientists and engineers contribute valuable time away from the established career paths of research, teaching, and publishing to foster activities and develop programs that both address key science questions and build important societal links. AAAS seeks to recognize an individual or a limited number of individuals working together in the scientific or engineering community for making an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy. The AAAS Science Diplomacy award is presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting.Award winners receive:
AAAS Annual Report 2014 now available for reading
The latest AAAS annual report is now available online at: http://annualreport.aaas.org.
Die Jung-Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Hamburg
Die Jung-Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Hamburg,verleiht in 2016 den
Ernst Jung-Karriere-Förderpreis für medizinische Forschungin Höhe von Euro 210.000
Die Ausschreibung richtet sich an erfolgreiche Mediziner/innen unter 35 Jahren, die nach mindestens zweijähriger wissenschaftlicher Forschungsarbeit, bevorzugt im Ausland, an einer deutschen Klinik tätig sein wollen, um vertieft wissenschaftlich zu arbeiten und gleichzeitig eine klinische Ausbildung zum Facharzt anstreben.
Call for nominations: ARCHES Awards 2015
Call for Nominations: ARCHES Awards 2015
For German-Israeli Cooperation in the Field of Life SciencesDeadline for Nominations: 12 June 2015
ARCHEs is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and administered by Minerva, a subsidiary of the Max Planck SocietyProgramme Information: http://www.minerva.mpg.de/arches/
Enter the 2015 Green Talents Competition
The Green Talents Competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is searching for up-and-coming scientists in the field of sustainable development. Selected as one of the 25 awardees you are invited to visit the hot spots of German sustainability research and establish a unique network with peers and experts.
The 2015 award includes:
Photo contest: Share your human-dog bond
Notice: This contest has now closed. Thank you for your particpation!
AAAS has gone to the dogs! In honor of the April 17 edition of Science, which explores the human-dog bond, we are asking AAAS members to send us photos of themselves and their dog/dogs—playing together, cuddling or just hanging out. Please include a short description of the photo and tell us how you bond with your dog/dogs.
Selected photos will be presented in a photo gallery on AAAS MemberCentral the week of May 4.
Those whose photos are selected for the gallery will be sent a doggy goody-bag courtesy of AAAS MemberCentral!