EMBL-Wellcome Genome Campus conferences
Through the tremendous advances in the technology of mass spectrometry-based proteomics and its applications, the research has expanded to most areas of biology that deal with proteins. This conference will focus on the application of proteomics to cell biology and unraveling disease mechanisms by addressing conceptually novel ways to study long-standing questions in these fields.
AAAS climate change resources for STEM professionals, public
April 22 marks another Earth Day in the shadow of knowledge that our planet is undergoing some increasingly visible changes.
With a record El Niño stacked on top of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions, 2015 smashed all previous temperature records by a blowout margin. Global average temperatures for the year were 0.9°C over the 20th century average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—the fourth time in this young century that a new high mark has been set.
Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Awards 2016, Call for nominations
Sanofi and the Institut Pasteur are pleased to announce the Sanofi-Institut Pasteur 2016 Awards. These Awards will honor four scientists, whose outstanding research in the life sciences is contributing to progress in global public health, specifically in the following fields:
Topical and Neglected Diseases
Drug Resistance Neuroscience
NextGen VOICES survey: Use six words to create a story about the life of a scientist in your field
Answer our latest NextGen VOICES survey, Science’s quarterly survey for young scientists, and get featured in Science: Use exactly six words to create a story about the life of a scientist in your field.
A selection of the best responses will be published in the 1 July 2016 issue of Science. Please submit your response by 13 May.
Volunteer to assist K-12 STEM teachers
The American Association for the Advancement of Science needs scientists, engineers, mathematicians and physicians to assist K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers in the Washington D.C. metro area during the 2016-17 school year.
Q&A with AAAS Chief Membership Officer Beth Bush
AAAS is in the midst of transforming itself into a more digitally savvy, member-focused association. It's an initiative that was launched in April 2014 with the goal of positioning the organization to maximize its usefulness to the scientific community and the broader society throughout the 21st century. Since the announcement, AAAS has adopted a "digital first" mindset, having launched the online-only, open-access journal Science Advances, with plans to soon launch online-only Science Immunology and Science Robotics journals, as well as a full-redesign of its flagship journal Science online. In addition, AAAS has developed a new science communication platform, Trellis, available to the scientific community.
On the membership side, work is well underway to grow AAAS membership, starting with scientists and engineers in both the academic and private sectors, and eventually reaching out to the general science-interested public. Leading this effort is Beth Bush, AAAS's new Chief Membership Officer. She provided MemberCentral with an update on the progress she's made since joining AAAS in April 2015, and what members have to look forward to in the months ahead.
AAAS's Shirley Malcom to receive public service award
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning, has awarded Shirley Malcom, head of Education and Human Resources Programs at AAAS, with the 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award. This award is granted annually by AERA in recognition of an individual who has worked to enact or implement policies that are well-grounded in education research, and someone who has been at the forefront of efforts to increase recognition and support for education research. Malcom will be honored at AERA's awards luncheon on April 10 in Washington, D.C.
AAAS e-learning courses to bridge professional gaps
For many STEM professionals, there comes a time when they realize that getting the Ph.D. was actually the easy part. They soon find out that building a career is the real challenge.
AAAS is stepping up to help in this area with a new career development initiative for members. The effort is part of AAAS’s transition toward being a member-focused, digitally oriented organization. The program is being lead by Alex Torres, director of professional development and career services, who works in AAAS’s new Office of Membership Development and Engagement.
Networking opportunity for members near Butte, Montana
Beverly Karplus Hartline, Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Montana Tech, seeks to network with AAAS members in the Butte, Montana.
For more details, contact: Beverly Karplus Hartline firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAAS seeks volunteers for USA Science and Engineering Festival
AAAS seeks members to participate in the Meet the Scientists & Engineers program, as part of the Career Pavilion at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo (USASEF). The program will be on Saturday, April 16 from 4:00 – 4:50 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 from 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. ET, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.