Apply now for the Innovations in American Government Award
Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Awards. Offered by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is the nation’s premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best.
AAAS launches PRE (Peer Review Evaluation) across the Science family of journals
Peer review is at the heart of scholarly communication. All Science journals now feature the PRE (Peer Review Evaluation) badge which shares peer review data with researchers at the article level. By clicking the badge, authors and readers can quickly see detailed information about the rigor of the peer-review process and evaluate the quality of the scholarly content.
PRE will provide readers with greater confidence in the integrity of the publishing process, and new insights into the peer- review of the articles they read, share, and cite.
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists now accepting entries
We believe that excellent young researchers deserve a little extra attention and endorsement. If you are a recent Ph.D. graduate, you could be the next winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.
Submissions are now open for 2016 entries. Doctoral graduates may submit an essay based on their thesis work. Four winners, in different categories, will be selected for this international award. Application deadline: August 1, 2016.
Science announces new short-form video competition
Wow us with your best data! And when we say “wow,” we mean just that: Make us laugh, make us cry, make us gasp with delight at the stunning discoveries and probing insights you can bring to life with data visualization. All entries should be in video format, and all videos should last no more than 90 seconds. Other than that, no holds barred. You can narrate, animate, or even act out your data points to tell us your bigger story.
Q&A with AAAS Director of Meetings and Public Engagement, Tiffany Lohwater
Each year, AAAS brings together thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists to discuss recent developments in science and technology at its Annual Meeting. The latest meeting was held in Northwest Washington, D.C., from February 11-16. STEM professonals attended symposia, plenary and topical lectures, specialized seminars, poster sessions, an international Exhibit Hall, and the free community science showcase, Family Science Days.
AAAS hosts Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Scientists and Wikipedian wordsmiths teamed up at the recent Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, D.C. to bridge the knowledge gaps that exist on the free encyclopedia in four Wikipedia “Edit-a-Thons.”
Science announces two new high-impact research journals
What do immunology and robotics have in common? They’ve inspired new online journals from AAAS: Science Immunology and Science Robotics. Both will launch this year.
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AAAS Fellow William Colglazier appointed to new UN advisory committee
AAAS Fellow William Colglazier has been appointed to a new United Nations advisory committee, the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM). The 10-member group will support the creation and use of innovative technologies for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which seeks to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.
Seeking scientists to engage the public on synthetic biology
Interested in engaging the public and getting communication skill support? In the summer of 2016, 200 science museums and other sites across the U.S. will be conducting hands-on activities and forum conversations to engage the public with synthetic biology.
Funded by NSF, the Building with Biology project seeks to encourage information sharing between scientists and members of the public. If you're a student or practicing scientist in synthetic biology or a related field, sign up today to express your interest in participating at a location near you!