AAAS Fellow William R. Dickinson dead at 83 Wednesday, July 29, 2015 William R. Dickinson, the University of Arizona geoscientist who integrated the fields of plate tectonics and sedimentology and also helped trace the migration of humans through the Pacific, died in his sleep on July 21 while on an archaeological field trip in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. He was 83. Dickinson was a AAAS Fellow and National Academy of Sciences member. 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. Enter the 2015 Green Talents Competition Enter the 2015 Green Talents Competition Monday, May 18, 2015 The Green Talents Competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is searching for up-and-coming scientists in the field of sustainable development. Selected as one of the 25 awardees you are invited to visit the hot spots of German sustainability research and establish a unique network with peers and experts. The 2015 award includes: VIDEO: Living on Mars Video March 19, 2015 When humans eventually explore Mars, they will need specialized equipment to conduct research—suits that supply ample oxygen and allow astronauts to move with agility, rovers for long-distance travel, and a home base equipped to house humans for 36 months at a time. Pascal Lee is a planetary scientist at the SETI Institute and co-founder of the Mars Institute, who is testing prototye equipment that someday could be used to explore Mars. At the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California, Lee showed attendees NASA-protypes of Mars space suits and RVs. VIDEO: Writing to get published Video March 16, 2015 Do you know the three C's of crafting a manuscript? According to Raeka Aiyar, communications and engagement manager at Genetics Society of America, they are: centralize, conceptualize and criticize. While getting her Ph.D. in genetics, Aiyar, helped many scientists in her lab prepare manuscripts for publication. Subsequently, she was hired by the lab to continue in this role, where she developed an excellent set of do's and don'ts aimed at increasing a researcher’s odds of getting published. Robert Yeats sounds the alarm on Northwest earthquakes Robert Yeats sounds the alarm on Northwest earthquakes Member Spotlight September 11, 2014 Just off the Pacific Northwest coast there’s a sleeping giant, the Cascadia subduction zone, a fault line capable of massive—magnitude 9.0 or greater—earthquakes. Geologists warn the fault could slip at any moment. Yet towns and cities from Northern California to Vancouver Island remain woefully unprepared for what follows: the catastrophic destruction of infrastructure, an economic tailspin, and the death of thousands. AAAS member Charles Swithinbank dies at 87 AAAS member Charles Swithinbank dies at 87 Thursday, June 26, 2014 AAAS member Charles Swithinbank, a glaciologist and polar specialist, died May 27, he was 87 years-old. Swithinbank's achievements at the poles spanned six decades and earned him the distinct honor of "having seen more of Antarctica than any living person," according to The American Polar Society's website. 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.  AAAS members needed for educational videos Monday, January 13, 2014 Want to be featured in a major media outlet's new batch of educational videos? They are creating 100 3-minute science videos for high schoolers on advanced science topics, aimed at above-average high school science students. The videos will be incorporated into the media outlet's online educational assets and distributed to schools and educators via their websites and outreach. Topic areas include physics, chemistry and earth science. Your chance to be featured in Science Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Answer this question: If you had 5 extra hours per week to devote to advocacy for science, how would you use that time? at Make sure to enter by the 14th February.  A selection of the best responses will be published in the April 4th issue of Science. See results from the last survey at