Take our science communication training program survey! Thursday, November 19, 2015 The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is conducting a survey of key decision-makers to better understand the demand for science communication training programs in the academic, society, government, and non-profit communities. We hope to gather feedback on what the community would find most valuable. The multiple-choice survey will take approximately 10 minutes. We also have an open field for your feedback. AAAS CEO Rush Holt at the AAAS Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta AAAS Town Hall Meeting seeks input on how association can better serve society Thursday, October 1, 2015 AAAS CEO Rush Holt recently met with AAAS members, donors, and others in Atlanta, Georgia to seek input on how the association can better serve society and become a more effective advocate for the scientific community. Coping with campus controversy: A guideline for scientists Driving Force July 30, 2015 The recent spate of campus controversies involving scientists’ public conduct—behavior and language—has triggered demands for organizational actions that punish swiftly. Whether it’s the deceit of fabricated research data, lingering How can I impact science outreach besides becoming a professor? Ask A Member July 15, 2015 Q: AAAS member Brian Abraham, of Cambridge, Mass., asks: Does someone wanting to significantly impact science communication need to be an active professor? The current funding environment is nasty, and looks only to get worse. Is it possible for a new professor to make significant impacts in outreach or will there inevitably be a decision made between research and outreach? David Voorhees champions community-college science David Voorhees champions community-college science Member Spotlight June 12, 2015 Most of the thousands of earth-science students geologist David Voorhees has taught over the years haven’t majored in his discipline, or earned degrees in science at all. Nonetheless, he considers them to be his rock-solid success stories. Steven Sasson Podcast Steven Sasson Podcast Podcast May 12, 2015 Inventor Steven Sasson reveals the creative process and engineering technology that went into inventing the digital camera. He offers insights on the mind of an inventor and shares his enjoyment of—and techniques for—taking digital photographs. “Photographers are fundamentally storytellers,” he says. “Maybe I was lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time to be able to provide the storyteller with a new pen or something.” 
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. Pat Marsteller takes hands-on STEM mentoring to new heights Pat Marsteller takes hands-on STEM mentoring to new heights Member Spotlight March 2, 2015 Emory University biology professor Patricia Marsteller makes it clear to students of all ages that they can change the world at any time. And it doesn’t have to be a big gesture. Will a name change make NIH research center less controversial? Capitol Connection February 19, 2015 A controversial National Institutes of Health center has a new name. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is now the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Could a name change help give the center more credibility? Julia Moore champions scientists as communicators Julia Moore champions scientists as communicators Member Spotlight 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: