AAAS member Nik Evitt awarded Forge Scholarship
The first spark of curiosity that leads to a career in science can come from many places. AAAS member Nik Evitt, a Stanford University undergraduate in chemical engineering, found it during high school in the bottom of a test tube.
AAAS Fellow Daniel Berg receives Siwei Cheng 'genius' award
AAAS Fellow Daniel Berg was awarded the Siwei Cheng Award in Information Technology and Quantitative Management in June for having “devoted genius efforts to applying quantitative methods and information technology to solve management problems.” AAAS MemberCentral spoke with Berg about his award, career and advice for young scientists.
AAAS policy fellow makes predictions about tomorrow today
SciCast, the largest known science and technology-focused, crowdsourced forecasting site, is helping experts around the world predict the next big thing—from the development of a 3D-manufactured organ to the start date of clinical trials for implantable cancer monitors.
NextGen VOICES survey: What is the biggest challenge to global scientific collaboration? How should it be addressed?
Answer our latest NextGen VOICES survey and get featured in Science. The questions is: In your experience, what is the biggest challenge to global scientific collaboration? How should it be addressed?
To submit, go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NG12mc
Grant opportunity for early-career women in chemical sciences
The objective of the Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences, is to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund will provide three grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Awards are for women who are starting their academic research careers. In addition to research funding, the program will provide leadership development and mentoring opportunities.
AAAS member Charles Swithinbank dies at 87
AAAS member Charles Swithinbank, a glaciologist and polar specialist, died May 27, he was 87 years-old. Swithinbank's achievements at the poles spanned six decades and earned him the distinct honor of "having seen more of Antarctica than any living person," according to The American Polar Society's website.
Remembering AAAS Fellow Lester Robert Morss
AAAS Fellow Lester Robert Morss, 1940-2014, died peacefully at home on June 14. The cause was metastatic ocular melanoma diagnosed in March 2014.
Morss began his scientific career in inorganic chemistry and radiochemistry in research on the actinide elements uranium through californium, achieving a Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley in 1969.
Remembering science communicator Alan Friedman
The scientific community lost one of its leaders in public engagement and experts in informal science education with the passing of physicist Alan Friedman from pancreatic cancer on May 4. He was 71.
Be a scientist-citizen with Climate Voices
The sooner we act, the better our chances are for stopping or even reversing human-caused climate change. In order for this to happen, the public needs to be informed about the possible ramifications of human-caused climate change and what can be done to prevent them.
A new project, Climate Voices, is dedicated to connecting scientists with the public by planning engaging conversations about these issues all across the country. AAASMC blogger Summer Allen recently interviewed Cindy Schmidt, who runs Climate Voices.
Kids flock to science experiments at White House Easter Egg Roll
It didn’t seem to matter much that the First Lady was just steps away, giving a healthy food demonstration. Or that First Dogs Bo and Sunny were lapping up attention on the South Lawn of the White House.
The kids that flocked to the Eggsperiment Zone were on a pressing mission: to build a better boat.
In a day that saw some 30,000 visitors visit the White House for the 136th annual Easter Egg Roll, AAAS’s hands-on science activity stations drew children large and small.