Two AAAS members awarded Kavli Prize Thursday, May 31, 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. NIH prize challenges innovators to 'Follow That Cell' NIH prize challenges innovators to 'Follow That Cell' Wednesday, November 5, 2014 The National Institutes of Health is challenging science innovators to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000, by developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell Challenge seeks tools that would, for example, monitor a cell in the process of becoming cancerous, detect changes due to a disease-causing virus, or track how a cell responds to treatment. 5 Things About Me: Chemist Cecil Dybowski 5 Things About Me: Chemist Cecil Dybowski Member Spotlight December 19, 2014 As a survivor of childhood cancer, Cecil Dybowski found himself drawn to scientific pursuits. And as both a musician and a music aficionado, he has a deep appreciation for music and art. Both of his interests interconnect in his current work: He uses spectroscopy to study how different materials interact, including the chemical reactions that are destroying famous works of art. AAAS BOO-LECULAR STENCIL – Test Tubes AAAS boo-lecular stencil – Test Tubes Download October 30, 2014 IT'S PUMPKIN CARVING TIME! This Halloween, show your love for Science with a AAAS pumpkin carving stencil. Free to download now! AAAS Fellow William E. Moerner awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry AAAS Fellow William E. Moerner awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Tuesday, October 7, 2014 AAAS Fellow William E. Moerner of Stanford University is one of three scientists awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, in recognition of his groundbreaking contributions in bringing “optical microscopy into the nanodimension.” Grant opportunity for early-career women in chemical sciences Monday, June 30, 2014 The objective of the Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences, is to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund will provide three grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Awards are for women who are starting their academic research careers. In addition to research funding, the program will provide leadership development and mentoring opportunities.  Lester Robert Morss Remembering AAAS Fellow Lester Robert Morss Tuesday, June 24, 2014 AAAS Fellow Lester Robert Morss, 1940-2014, died peacefully at home on June 14.  The cause was metastatic ocular melanoma diagnosed in March 2014. Morss began his scientific career in inorganic chemistry and radiochemistry in research on the actinide elements uranium through californium, achieving a Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley in 1969.   VIDEO: Microbes eating away nation's sewer systems Video April 23, 2014 Tremendous numbers and diverse species of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa exist in the air, in water systems, and on surfaces, forming microbial communities or “microbiomes.” All of the environments we build contain microbiomes: houses, offices, stores, hospitals, modes of transportation, and more. 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.