White House seeks kids ideas on science and technology
The White House has launched a website for kids from around the country to submit ideas on the science and technology issues they think are important.
Connect with members via Trellis, AAAS's new communication and collaboration platform
In an effort to become a multimedia, multiplatform science communication enterprise, rather than a print-centric publisher, AAAS recently invested in the creation of a new science communication tool known as Trellis.
The goal is to better enable the scientific community to connect across disciplines, affiliations, and geographies in order to communicate and work together more effectively.
Sections provide expertise for AAAS
When AAAS needs an expert, they turn to one of its most valuable resources—its Sections.
Sections are committees representing various scientific disciplines, 24 in total. They range from agriculture to statistics, and are identified by a letter of the alphabet. For example, Section A is Mathematics, Section B represents Physics.
AAAS launches e-learning Career Development Center
AAAS has always understood the importance that professional development plays in our members’ careers, and we continue to develop resources through Science Careers and the MemberCentral portal to address these needs.
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
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 July 1, 2016 issue of Science. Please submit your response by May 13.
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.