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  • February 25, 2015

    Lynn Cominsky is dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of scientists. Her group has helped to train over 65,000 teachers in innovative ways to teach astrophysics. When she’s not working, she enjoys caring for a menagerie of animals at her ranch and launching rockets in the desert.  

  • February 4, 2015

    AAAS Fellow William Catterall wants to unravel the mysteries of autism. To do this, he’s examining a debilitating form of the disorder that causes seizures and sometimes death in young children. His key suspects: a genetic mutation and tiny bioelectrical circuits called ion channels. »

  • January 22, 2015

    When AAAS Fellow and neurologist Scott Grafton wanted to set up a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner dedicated solely to research at Dartmouth College everyone said he was crazy. Hospitals and medical schools operate MRI scanners, not psychology departments.

    "Everybody told me we needed an army of physicists to run this machine," Grafton said, adding: "It was totally successful from day one." »

  • January 9, 2015

    Long before there were workshops and conferences about science communication, there was Julia Moore.

    The AAAS Fellow and communication expert has spent a long and distinguished career in Washington, D.C., working on a variety of science and public health issues from nuclear arms to nanotechnology.

    Along the way, Moore developed a few theories about policy and communication that have proven true for her again and again. They go like this:


  • December 31, 2014

    It’s a challenge keeping up with the thoughts of Peter Hancock, a pioneering researcher in cognitive engineering and human performance. His work combines philosophy, invention, and the study of human factors to help improve everything from highway construction to customer service. »