VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Leadership Lessons from Confronting Crises Video May 24, 2016 Leadership skills are often honed in the crucible of crisis, for issues ranging from a budget meltdown to a natural disaster. Science Editor-in-Chief and president-elect, National Academy of Sciences, Marcia McNutt is no stranger to crisis management—during her years helming the USGS, she was known as the "master of disaster." In this AAAS Colloquium Talk, she gives examples of lessons she has gained from her career of fighting oil spills, responding to earthquakes, reinventing institutions, and even combating scientific misconduct. The climate for teachable moments The climate for teachable moments Driving Force April 5, 2016 On March 30, 2016, USA Today ran this headline on its comment page: “Students must learn to toughen up.”  The Emory University incident in which “Trump 2016” was chalked on campus sidewalks, causing students “pain” and prompting the university president’s promise to discipline the responsible parties, inspired the following comment: “Students have been using chalk on campuses for years. What makes this one so bad? These are spoiled students ... What will these children do if Donald Trump is nominated, object to every car on campus with a Trump sticker? I intensely dislike Trump, but these students need to learn a lot more than math or engineering.” VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals Video March 29, 2016 Last September, the United Nations member countries approved 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) as their 2030 Agenda for guiding the world over the next 15 years. In January, AAAS Fellow E. March 2016 issue of SB&F March 2016 issue of SB&F Download March 17, 2016 To recognize Women’s History Month, SB&F’s March issue reprises our evolving list of books about Women in Science. Our list contains books for all ages and we endeavor to select titles that reflect a broad range of topics. Some of the books are traditional biographies while others are narrative nonfiction stories that highlight women scientists conducting their scientific research in settings ranging from the field to the lab. Women in STEM under siege? Women in STEM under siege? Driving Force March 22, 2016 The revelations brought to light earlier this year by Scientific American could lead to the conclusion that STEM may be bad for your health—if you are a woman. The magazine wrote: “The problem is not only outright sexual harassment—it is a culture of exclusion and unconscious bias that leaves many women feeling demoralized, marginalized and unsure.” AAAS's Shirley Malcom to receive public service award AAAS's Shirley Malcom to receive public service award Wednesday, March 16, 2016 The American Educational Research Association (AERA), the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning, has awarded Shirley Malcom, head of Education and Human Resources Programs at AAAS, with the 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award.  This award is granted annually by AERA in recognition of an individual who has worked to enact or implement policies that are well-grounded in education research, and someone who has been at the forefront of efforts to increase recognition and support for education research. Malcom will be honored at AERA's awards luncheon on April 10 in Washington, D.C. VIDEO: Review AAAS Sphere presentations from the 2016 Annual Meeting Video March 31, 2016 These thought-provoking talks were apart of AAAS's 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. They cover a range of topics, career development, education, science policy and more. VIDEO: Advice from AAAS lifetime mentor honoree Saundra Yancy McGuire Video February 24, 2016 Each year, AAAS honors individuals who, during their careers, demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. One of those individuals is Saundra Yancy McGuire, recipient of the 2015 AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement. McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: The History of AAAS and Diversity Video January 22, 2016 Science imposes the discipline of having to find the best ideas among varied teams of people. This gives scientists and engineers the opportunity to be at the forefront of change. For diversity to be effective, the working environment must be right. For an individual, it takes conscious effort to overcome unconscious biases. For an organization like AAAS, it takes processes, procedures and a culture of acceptance. In this video, Shirley M. Malcom, head of Education and Human Resources Programs at AAAS, discusses AAAS and its history as a pioneer in cultural change. Science relaunches website Science relaunches website Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Sciencemag.org, 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.