Philip Shapira Philip Shapira motivates manufacturers for a new century Member Spotlight July 11, 2016 As a teenager in London, Philip Shapira watched manufacturing evolve from the shop floor of Semnat Glass Works, a company that employed his father, grandfather, and uncles for decades. “There was a little bit of automation in the factory, but it was not comprehensive and it was not integrated. Looking back now, I see that there are so many things they might have done that they didn't,” Shapira said. 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. Larry V. McIntire, Georgia Tech Larry McIntire helping ensure scientists have 'voice' in Washington Member Spotlight May 17, 2016 For Larry McIntire, biomedical engineering is where new discoveries get turned into products that help people. Mary Lidstrom in her lab Mary Lidstrom wants to turn methane into something useful Member Spotlight June 6, 2016 Back in the 1970s, Mary Lidstrom was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, getting ready to work with a professor who focused on bacteria that cause plant tumors. Instead, he talked her into joining his newer research with microbes that live on single-carbon compounds. Science announces two new high-impact research journals Science announces two new high-impact research journals Thursday, February 18, 2016 What do immunology and robotics have in common? They’ve inspired new online journals from AAAS: Science Immunology and Science Robotics. Both will launch this year. Liyuan Liang uncovers mercury's secrets Liyuan Liang uncovers mercury's secrets Member Spotlight February 8, 2016 Mercury, in liquid form, was once widely used in thermometers, dental fillings, and electronics. But the recognition that it can cause damage to the brain, immune system and developing embryos, has greatly reduced its use in most consumer products. Yet it remains a serious threat to human health because of the release of high levels of mercury into the environment by industry during the past 100 years. Franklin Institute seeks candidates for 2017 Bower Award Franklin Institute seeks candidates for 2017 Bower Award Wednesday, January 20, 2016 The Franklin Institute seeks candidates for the 2017 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science. This award is presented annually by institute to an outstanding member of the international scientific community for outstanding work in the basic, applied, or engineering sciences. A gold medal and $250,000 cash prize are bestowed upon the individual selected to receive this distinguished award. The Markup: The omnibus spending bill for FY 2016 Podcast January 11, 2016 - 1:00pm - 1:16pm Back in December, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law. It was good news for research and development appropriations as most science agencies saw their funding boosted back to pre-sequestration budget levels, even adjusted for inflation. In the latest edition of The Markup with Matt Hourihan, AAAS’s lead R&D budget analyst reviews expenditures for FY 2016 and highlights some of the big winners; NASA, NIH, and more! 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. Profile: AAAS Fellow Taft Broome Taft Broome takes hero journeys in engineering Member Spotlight January 6, 2016 Taft Broome remembers his first day as a field engineer. It was the summer of 1966 and he'd just graduated from Howard University. A half-hour after his fellow engineers left him alone in the job site trailer, a fleet of concrete trucks arrived and a driver demanded Broome instruct him where to pour the cement. With barely an hour of experience in the “field,” he was flustered.