AAAS Fellow William Colglazier appointed to new UN advisory committee AAAS Fellow William Colglazier appointed to new UN advisory committee Thursday, January 28, 2016 AAAS Fellow William Colglazier has been appointed to a new United Nations advisory committee, the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM). The 10-member group will support the creation and use of innovative technologies for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, which seeks to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years. 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. U.S.-Polish scientific cooperation award seeks nominations U.S.-Polish scientific cooperation award seeks nominations Thursday, December 10, 2015 The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) are pleased to announce an opening call for nominations in the second edition of the Poland – U.S. Science Award. The award addresses outstanding scientific achievements in any field of science accomplished in American-Polish scientific cooperation and is granted jointly to two researchers on the basis of a competition. The Award amounts to $5,000 for each of the researchers. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq Video December 01, 2015 The humanitarian crisis in Syria and Iraq includes concerns about the region's cultural heritage. With over 250,000 dead and millions displaced, all aspects of daily life have been upended. Destruction of the region’s historical sites has prompted an outpouring of international concern. Cultural heritage sites are a critical component of the physical manifestation of cultural identity. Despite many humanitarian interventions, there have been fewer efforts to protect the heritage inside both countries. Networking for Successful International Research Collaborations Podcast September 24, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Female faculty/STEM researchers affiliated with minority-serving institutions, who attended the gender summit 6 (GS6) in Korea in August, 2015, discuss their networking efforts to find potential collaborators interested in developing jointly international research projects. Nominate science diplomats for the AAAS award on science diplomacy Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Many scientists and engineers contribute valuable time away from the established career paths of research, teaching, and publishing to foster activities and develop programs that both address key science questions and build important societal links. AAAS seeks to recognize an individual or a limited number of individuals working together in the scientific or engineering community for making an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy. The AAAS Science Diplomacy award is presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting.Award winners receive: Is U.S. involvement in the ISS changing? Following comments from Russian official, is U.S. involvement in the ISS changing? Capitol Connection June 4, 2014 Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin caused quite a stir earlier this month when he made statements implying that Russia would not continue using the International Space Station (ISS) beyond 2020. The comments are widely thought to be fallout from U.S. sanctions against Russia and prominent Russian officials, including Rogozin, in the wake of Russia's actions in the Ukraine. The comments brought into question whether the 13-year U.S. and Russian ISS partnership, which historically has been spared from political conflict, could be in jeopardy. 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 Rebuilding science at USAID Rebuilding science at USAID Capitol Connection January 7, 2014 Friday, December 13th proved especially unlucky this year at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It was Alex Dehgan’s last day as chief scientist, and marked the end of a four-year tenure at the agency during which he made extraordinary progress in reestablishing the role of science within foreign policy and foreign assistance. Embedding scientists in embassies Embedding scientists in embassies Driving Force December 20, 2013 Sometimes a scientific adventure takes place outside of the lab. Imagine being dropped into a U.S. embassy in a distant land with a few months to solve a technical problem, working with local counterparts to implement the solution, and then being whisked back home. This is the experience of dozens of federally employed scientists each year who are awarded an Embassy Science Fellowship (ESF).