Get to know your fellow AAAS members through profiles, special features and our 5 Things About Me series.

  • November 18, 2015

    When AAAS Fellow Karin Rodland pilots her Cessna 182 Skylane, she gains both altitude and perspective, using patterns on the landscape for orientation in the immense, empty sky. Back in her lab, Rodland’s research is also guided by patterns. Her goal is to survey the big biological picture and zero in on cancer before it spreads. »

  • November 6, 2015

    The family room of Bernd Kuhn’s childhood home has all the hallmarks of a natural history museum.

    Its walls are lined with glass cases and drawers full of fossils he and his father dug up in the hills of southern Germany. They have thousands of specimens, ranging from small plants, fish, and corals to parts of massive mammals, including wooly mammoth and prehistoric rhino. »

  • October 27, 2015

    As a geographer, David López-Carr explores the relationships between humans and their environments. He has studied migration and deforestation in Guatemala and Ecuador, climate change and malnutrition in Mali, the behavior of lobster fishermen in California and Mexico, perceptions of environmental change in Mexico and French Polynesia, and several other fascinating topics. Read on to discover the book that inspired his research interests and what he would do if he were president for a day. 

  • October 9, 2015
    Science historian Alan Rocke started off as a “science kid” growing up near Chicago. Now he is an expert on the history of chemistry. Rocke shares his love of science with his students by presenting the societal context in which scientific discoveries were made. While on vacation, he likes to do research for a course he teaches on the history of food.   
  • October 6, 2015

    When you sit down to talk with an astronomer, you might expect to learn about galaxies, gravity, quasars or spectroscopy. George Djorgovski could certainly talk about all those topics.

    But Djorgovski, a professor of astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, would prefer to talk about data. »