Environmental Policy Professor Ann Bostrom 5 Things About Me: Environmental Policy Professor Ann Bostrom Member Spotlight March 25, 2015 Environmental policy professor Ann Bostrom studies the best ways to communicate risk—whether it be from natural disasters, vaccines, or climate change. Her work is fueled by her curiosity, a drive to help others. She has eclectic musical tastes—from Daft Punk to Bach to the Kronos Quartet—and she once had a pet tarantula. Astronomer Lynn Cominsky 5 Things About Me: Astronomer Lynn Cominsky Member Spotlight 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.   Two AAAS members selected as Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2015 Wednesday, January 14, 2015 AAAS members Steven Hallam and Heather Leslie, have been selected as Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2015. Hallam is an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Genomics in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia. Leslie is an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. They are among the 20 mid-career academic environmental researchers named as fellows this year. Andrew Fountain’s love affair with glaciers Andrew Fountain examines the inner workings of glaciers Member Spotlight December 17, 2014 When AAAS Fellow Andrew Fountain began studying glaciers more than 30 years ago, his research area was considered by many to be a bit of an oddity. These days that’s all changed. 5 Things About Me: Micropaleontologist/Paleoceanographer Ellen Thomas 5 Things About Me: Micropaleontologist/Paleoceanographer Ellen Thomas Member Spotlight December 12, 2014 Despite being told that women do not study geology, micropaleontologist Ellen Thomas did just that. She studies deep-sea fossils to reconstruct past periods of rapid global climate change—knowledge that can be used to predict how current and future climate change will impact marine ecosystems. Besides getting muddy in the field, Thomas enjoys music and books and even has a book recommendation for fellow AAAS members. AAAS BOO-LECULAR STENCIL - Dinosaurs AAAS Boo-lecular stencil - Dinosaurs 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! Francesca Grifo is shaking up the EPA Francesca Grifo, an advocate for scientific integrity Member Spotlight November 25, 2014 Last year, AAAS Fellow Francesca Grifo became the first scientific integrity officer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Tasked with a 2009 directive from the president, she is driving out the engrained political pressure that has seeped into the agency’s scientific endeavors, an issue spotlighted during the George W. Bush administration. The Union of Concerned Scientists alleged the president’s administration sought out and exploited uncertainties in climate change science, while altering EPA reports and excluding scientists from environmental policy decisions. Mark Hay is assisting coral survival [Ready for 2nd Edit] Mark Hay tracks coral health in Fijian waters Member Spotlight August 26, 2014 When people sense big trouble, they call for help. When the Pacific coral Acropora nasuta senses danger, it summons its own version of 911—an inch-long goby fish. The coral produces a compound that alerts the goby fish of the presence of poisonous seaweed that threatens the coral reefs. In response, the fish quickly gobble it up, thus protecting their own cozy reef home.  5 Things About Me: Paleontologist Rena Bonem 5 Things About Me: Paleontologist Rena Bonem Member Spotlight July 29, 2014 AAAS fellow and geology professor Rena Bonem’s love for fossils began in middle school. She’s also a certified scuba instructor and an advocate for saving coral reefs. When she’s not in the lab, classroom, or diving,  she competes in agility competitions with her rescue dogs.   Tim McClanahan works to save coral reefs using the language of science Tim McClanahan works to save coral reefs using the language of science Member Spotlight July 14, 2014 Sometimes scientific data can be used to tell both sides of a story. Sometimes it’s the very thing that bridges divided interests, offering real-world solutions that speak where words have failed. AAAS member Tim McClanahan was banking on that in 1994 when he invited a disgruntled group of traditional Kenyan fishermen to meet with him and marine resource managers to try to hash out new fisheries management practices. He was stepping into the middle of a fire storm.