Seeking scientists to engage the public on synthetic biology Seeking scientists to engage the public on synthetic biology Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Interested in engaging the public and getting communication skill support? In the summer of 2016, 200 science museums and other sites across the U.S. will be conducting hands-on activities and forum conversations to engage the public with synthetic biology. Funded by NSF, the Building with Biology project seeks to encourage information sharing between scientists and members of the public. If you're a student or practicing scientist in synthetic biology or a related field, sign up today to express your interest in participating at a location near you! Science relaunches website Science relaunches website Tuesday, January 12, 2016, AAAS's online flagship journal, Science, has a brand new look that incorporates many new features as well as existing online elements from the more recent journals in the Science family. The site rolled over on Tuesday, around 1:00 p.m. Applications now open for minority science writers internship Applications now open for minority science writers internship Monday, December 14, 2015 The AAAS Pitts Family Foundation Minority Science Writers Internship is for undergraduates who are interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. In addition to improving their skills, the program seeks to make a dent in the demographics of the profession: Although science is a global activity, the journalists who cover it don’t reflect that diversity. Take our science communication training program survey! Thursday, November 19, 2015 The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s  (AAAS) Center for Public Engagement with Science 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 to improve and expand the Communicating Science program. The multiple-choice survey will take approximately 10 minutes. We also have an open field for your feedback. NextGen VOICES survey NextGen VOICES survey: How do political priorities affect your ability to do or communicate science? Thursday, October 22, 2015 Answer our latest NextGen VOICES survey and get featured in Science: How do political priorities (or political sensitivities to particular groups) affect your ability to do or communicate science? 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 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.”