Sally Walker wonders where have all the fossils gone? Sally Walker wonders where have all the fossils gone? Member Spotlight February 13, 2014 Even though Sally Walker’s first science experiment was technically a success, it did not get great reviews. Your chance to be featured in Science Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Answer this question: If you had 5 extra hours per week to devote to advocacy for science, how would you use that time? at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NextGen10mc Make sure to enter by the 14th February.  A selection of the best responses will be published in the April 4th issue of Science. See results from the last survey at http://scim.ag/NextGen9Results Council elects 388 new AAAS Fellows Council elects 388 new AAAS Fellows Monday, November 25, 2013 The AAAS Council has elected 388 members as Fellows of AAAS for the year 2013. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology during the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago, which will take place February 13 to 17. Learn more about this exciting new class on AAAS's website. Obama picks new chiefs for NSF, NOAA and OSTP Capitol Connection August 8, 2013 President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate France Córdova to be Director of National Science Foundation. Córdova served as the president of Purdue University from 2007 to 2012 and as chancellor of the University of California at Riverside before that. She served as NASA's Chief Scientist from 1993 to 1996, and is a member of the National Science Board. AAAS Annual Report 2012 AAAS Annual Report 2012 Monday, June 24, 2013 The latest AAAS Annual Report is now available online at http://annualreport.aaas.org/. VIDEO: A grand scientific voyage Video June 14, 2013 Long before the U.S. raced to put humans into space, it participated in another race between nations -- a maritime race. Large-scale naval enterprises of the 17th through 19th centuries often are associated with the European powers that dominated the time, England, Portugal, Spain and France. But there was also a grand U.S. naval voyage which sought to cement the young nation as a formidable maritime power. Winners of 2013 AAAS Student Poster Competition Tuesday, April 30, 2013 The 2013 Student Poster Competition took place at the AAAS Annual Meeting In Boston February 14-18. The student winners' work displayed originality and understanding that set them apart from their peers. The AAAS Poster Sessions provide individuals with an opportunity to present their research, offering an excellent venue for extended informal discussion with meeting attendees. All posters are peer-reviewed, and accepted posters are listed in the AAAS Annual Meeting Poster Book. Abstracts appear on the Annual Meeting Abstract CD, within the Program Book. OSTP seeks nominations for presidential mentoring award OSTP seeks nominations for presidential mentoring award Capitol Connection April 8, 2013 The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are now accepting nominations for PAESMEM, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. OSTP/NSF seeks individuals and organizations that have demonstrated at least five years of excellence in mentoring students, trainees, and/or early career scientists and engineers from groups that are underrepresented in STEM. Marcia McNutt appointed new Editor-in-Chief of Science Marcia McNutt appointed new Editor-in-Chief of Science Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Marcia McNutt, most recently Director of the US Geological Survey, has been appointed the new, full-time Editor-in-Chief of Science. She will begin her tenure at Science on June 1. McNutt will take over the position from Bruce Alberts who decided to step down at the end of his five-year term. Alex Worden Alexandra Worden and the eukaryote tree of life Member Spotlight July 19, 2013 There are trillions of tiny, single-celled organisms in the ocean that biologists know virtually nothing about. It drives AAAS member Alexandra Worden crazy. The marine microbiologist is particularly intrigued by picoeukaryotes—supersmall microbes she suspects play a much larger role in the climate change equation than they get credit for.