Two AAAS members awarded Kavli Prize Friday, June 1, 2012 Every two years the Kavli Prize is awarded to scientists who work in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. In 2012 seven scientists were awarded the prize, including two members of AAAS: Ann M. Graybiel (neuroscience prize) and Mildred S. Dresselhaus (nanoscience prize) of M.I.T. VIDEO: ERN keynote speaker Paula Hammond: 'It’s the students that make what I do special' Video March 12, 2014 Paula Hammond is a David H. Koch Professor in Engineering, at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Hammond's research focuses on three major areas: creating polymers for revolutionary drug-delivery systems, energy and fuel cells, and the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies. Her lab builds very thin films that can for example, degrade and release a drug, or contain carbon nanotubes that allow her team to generate an electrochemical device. She shared her story with the nearly 1,000 participants, including approximately 650 undergraduate and graduate students in science, technology, math or engineering (STEM), who attended the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, held Feb. 22-23 in Washington D.C. Watch her keynote address and then check out the other notable speakers from this conference. AAAS members selected 'most influential' by Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Twenty-three AAAS members were amongst the scientists selected as "The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today," by, "a leading resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree," according to Wayne Downs, the site's managing editor.  AAAS members needed for educational videos Monday, January 13, 2014 Want to be featured in a major media outlet's new batch of educational videos? They are creating 100 3-minute science videos for high schoolers on advanced science topics, aimed at above-average high school science students. The videos will be incorporated into the media outlet's online educational assets and distributed to schools and educators via their websites and outreach. Topic areas include physics, chemistry and earth science. 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 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 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. U.S. Nobel Prize winners honored in D.C. U.S. Nobel Prize winners honored in D.C. Monday, November 25, 2013 Each year, the Embassy of Sweden in D.C. hosts the American Nobel Prize winners for the largest celebration of their achievements on this side of Stockholm. On November 19th, fresh from a meeting with President Barack Obama, the nine newly minted laureates shared stories of their discoveries and discussed the challenges faced by U.S. science for an attentive audience of policymakers, diplomats, academics, and the media. Two AAAS members win 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Two AAAS members win 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Congratulations to AAAS members Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel who, with Martin Karplus, were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems." Levitt is a cancer researcher at Stanford University, Warshel is a professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and Karplus is a professor (emeritus) of chemistry at Harvard University.  5 Things About Me: Physical Organic Chemist Donna Nelson [hold] 5 Things About Me: Physical Organic Chemist Donna Nelson Member Spotlight August 12, 2013 AAAS member Donna Nelson loves her work studying the building blocks of life. However, she grew up around muscle cars and still drives a speedy Dodge Viper. If she were stuck on a desert island, she would bring practical things like Duct tape, WD-40, and a Swiss Army knife. VIDEO: Science revealed through art Video June 27, 2013 Visual artists who aim to help us better understand ourselves and our world, express their understanding by means of paintings, sculpture and other media. When inspired by the world revealed by contemporary science, such works of art are capable of powerfully influencing how the public visualizes and responds to the world described by science, according to Alexandra Hart, a metals artist/designer goldsmith who spoke at the AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.