ASU seeks nominations for Origins Project Postdoctoral Award Lectureship
The Origins Project at Arizona State University is pleased to open nominations for the Origins Project Postdoctoral Award Lectureship. This award, the largest of its kind in the world, is awarded annually to an outstanding junior scholar chosen from all countries, from any field of study relevant to The Origins Project, and consists of a $10,000 award, coach travel to/from Tempe, Arizona, and accommodations during a week-long visit.
Two AAAS members awarded 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar "for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information. Their work has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions and is, for instance, used for the development of new cancer treatments," according to the official annoucement on the Nobel website. Both Lindahl and Modrich are members of AAAS.
AAAS member Satoshi Omura awarded 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was awarded jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria. Omura is a professor emeritus at Kitasato University, Japan and member of AAAS.
AAAS Town Hall Meeting seeks input on how association can better serve society
AAAS CEO Rush Holt recently met with AAAS members, donors, and others in Atlanta, Georgia to seek input on how the association can better serve society and become a more effective advocate for the scientific community.
Nominations open for AAAS early career award, deadline Oct. 15
Nominations are now open for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. This award recognizes early career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their research careers as well as in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.
Leshner Institute seeks nominations for mid-career climate researchers
Nominations are open now through November 1 for the inaugural cohort of the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute, focused on climate change. This program convenes mid-career scientists who demonstrate leadership and excellence in their research careers, and interest in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society.
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: