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. Engineering student wonders how to prepare for a future in technology policy Ask A Member March 13, 2015 Q: AAAS member Marc Canellas of the Georgia Institute of Technology asks: I'm a Ph.D. student in aerospace engineering. How can I best prepare for a future in technology policy and what careers are available? A: AAAS Fellow Fred E. Saalfeld, Board of Regents and Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, responds: If I were just getting my Ph.D. and wanted to be in policy, I would hitch my star to a congressperson in my technical areas and on one of the congressional committees that funds the aerospace industry and S&T. VIDEO: James Kakalios uses comic superheros to teach science Video March 10, 2015 University of Minnesota physics professor James Kakalios grew up reading comic books. He was a fan of The Flash, Spiderman and The Fantastic Four, among others. In 2001, he taught a freshman seminar that focused on the physics of superheroes as a way to motivate students. The course was wildly popular and lead to his authoring two books on the subject, The Physics of Superheroes and The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics. Peter Hancock is in tune with technology Peter Hancock is in tune with technology Member Spotlight December 31, 2014 It’s a challenge keeping up with the thoughts of Peter Hancock, a pioneering researcher in cognitive engineering and human performance. His work combines philosophy, invention, and the study of human factors to help improve everything from highway construction to customer service. Vivian Weil, a thinker among techies Vivian Weil, a thinker among techies Member Spotlight November 21, 2014 Engineers were at the heart of the recent scandal at General Motors (GM) over a defective ignition switch that may have caused more than 30 deaths. Engineers developed the switch, realized it was faulty, approved it anyway, then apparently replaced it with an upgraded switch without recording the change, making its use difficult to track. Exploring Careers at the Intersection of Science, Law & Business Podcast January 00, 1970 Do you have strong analytical skills and an understanding of complex technologies and their applications? Are you interested in a career that doesn’t limit you to working in a research lab? Then this webinar is for you! VIDEO: Microbes eating away nation's sewer systems Video April 23, 2014 Tremendous numbers and diverse species of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa exist in the air, in water systems, and on surfaces, forming microbial communities or “microbiomes.” All of the environments we build contain microbiomes: houses, offices, stores, hospitals, modes of transportation, and more. AAAS members selected 'most influential' by TheBestSchools.org Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Twenty-three AAAS members were amongst the scientists selected as "The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today," by TheBestSchools.org, "a leading resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree," according to Wayne Downs, the site's managing editor.  Luis Nunes Amaral's world of networks Luis Nunes Amaral's world of networks Member Spotlight January 24, 2014 Physicist Luis Nunes Amaral thinks nothing of jumping the fence from his own field to work in others—biology, engineering, and computer science, to name a few.“Throughout my career, people have told me to focus,” he says, adding, “Recently, though, they have stopped.” Hydrogen: The slow slog to zero emission energy Hydrogen: The slow slog to zero emission energy In Depth January 28, 2014 Around three years ago, a doctoral student, somewhat by accident, made a small discovery that could one day change the entire energy economy: a unique thermal reaction between two compounds.