Photo contest: Share your human-dog bond
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!
USAID water for food program seeks interns
The USAID’s Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development program is currently seeking research and communications interns.
NextGen VOICES survey: Is the idea of the postdoc position obsolete in today's scientific landscape?
Don’t miss the new NextGen survey, specifically on postdocs! Is the idea of the postdoc position obsolete in today's scientific landscape? If so, what should replace it? If not, what one change would you make to improve it?
A selection of the best responses will be published in the 3 July 2015 issue of Science. Please submit your response by 15 May.
Take our Science Careers annual top employers survey
In the past few weeks we sent you an invitation to participate in this survey designed to identify the best employers in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Over 3,000 individuals have already participated. But frankly, the more respondents, the more meaningful the results can be for you. And you can help by completing our survey.
Discover everything Science Advances has to offer
Science Advances, the bold, new open-access journal from AAAS, is now available online. The next generation in the Science family of journals, Science Advances features high quality, peer-reviewed research across the sciences—in an open access, digital-only format.
Science Advances welcomes research from all disciplines, providing top-tier peer review, expert editing, and rapid publication—all for one low fee.
Apply for the 2015 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology
The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology acknowledges the increasingly active and important role of neurobiology in advancing our understanding of the functioning of the brain and the nervous system -- a quest that seems destined for dramatic expansion in the coming decades. This international prize, established in 2002, encourages the work of promising young neurobiologists by providing support in the early stages of their careers.
Cancer research award application deadline March 15
Attention young cancer researchers: the application deadline for the prestigious 2015 AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award has been extended to 15 March, 2015.
AAAS member Arthur Upton, expert in radiation effects on human health, dead at 91
AAAS member Dr. Arthur Canfield Upton died on February 14. He was 91. Upton was internationally recognized for his research on the health effects of ionizing radiation and other hazardous environmental agents.
Call for committee nominations for a study of brucellosis in Yellowstone
The National Research Council is calling for nominations of committee members to serve on a study of brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA). The study will evaluate available information on the prevalence and spread of the disease and examine the feasibility, time-frame, and cost-effectiveness of options to contain or suppress it. Brucellosis, which is caused by a bacteria, can spread from wildlife to cattle that graze on land in or adjacent to it and can be transmitted by cattle to other species, including humans. Expertise is needed in all areas related to the issue.
Connect with NRC study on genetically engineered crops
The National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences is currently conducting an study of the purported benefits and risks of GE crops, based on current evidence. A report will be issued in 2016. The public is invited to connect with the study and learn more about the topic now by:
Watching this video about the study.