Volunteer to assist K-12 STEM teachers Friday, April 1, 2016 The American Association for the Advancement of Science needs scientists, engineers, mathematicians and physicians to assist K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teachers in the Washington D.C. metro area during the 2016-17 school year. Teacher of the Month: J-Petrina McCarty-Puhl Teacher of the Month: J-Petrina McCarty-Puhl Member Spotlight April 5, 2016 J-Petrina McCarty-PuhlTeacher, Robert McQueen High School, Reno, Nevada Background: McCarty-Puhl teaches Advanced Placement biology and forensic science. She has been a teacher for 26 years and holds a Bachelor's degree in Geology, and two Master's degrees, one in curriculum and instruction and the other in forensic investigation. She has been nationally board-certified since 2001, and has received several national, state, and local awards including the Presidential Excellence Award for Secondary Science Teaching, Nevada State Teacher of the Year Award, and the Nevada Excellence in Environmental Education Award. 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. 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. Revere High School Teacher David Eatough Teacher of the Month: David Eatough Member Spotlight March 2, 2016 David EatoughTeacher, Revere High School in Revere, Massachusetts Background: David Eatough teaches Advanced Placement Biology, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, and Anatomy/Physiology. He’s blessed to have wonderful, hardworking students, and says the diversity of his school’s student population is their greatest strength, and that the world would benefit from witnessing how they work together. 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. February 2016 issue of SB&F February 2016 issue of SB&F Download February 18, 2016 In the February issue of SB&F we showcase two national events of interest and offer some reading suggestions to coincide with each theme. The first is World Read Aloud Day, sponsored by LitWorld. January 2016 issue of SB&F January 2016 issue of SB&F Download February 18, 2016 In this issue of SB&F  we announce the winners of the 2016 AAAS/Subaru S&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books.  We are also introducing two new features. The first is called Read-Around-A-Theme and it highlights books for children and adults, plus related resources and discussion questions all based on an interesting or topical theme. We begin the series with octopuses, inspired by author Sy Montgomery’s two excellent 2015 titles on those amazing animals. 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. STEM funding and research opportunities on PathwaysToScience.org Wednesday, November 18, 2015 The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is a nonprofit funded by the National Science Foundation.  Our website, http://www.PathwaysToScience.org is a great one-stop-shop portal resource for finding paid summer research, graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships, and professional development materials for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.