Erik Shold Teacher of the Month: Erik Shold Member Spotlight June 8, 2016 Erik SholdTeacher, Landmark High School, New York Background: Shold works at Landmark High School, a small public school in Manhattan. He teaches a neuroscience course that is focused on having kids independently design, research, and carry out their own experiments. He also teaches French and bicycle repair. White House seeks kids ideas on science and technology Friday, May 27, 2016 The White House has launched a website for kids from around the country to submit ideas on the science and technology issues they think are important. April 2016 Issue of SB&F April 2016 Issue of SB&F Download April 25, 2016 To honor National Poetry Month and Earth Day, our April issue includes a story on W.S. Merwin: To Plant a Tree, a film that examines the life and work of the poet laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and environmental activist. We also include an interview with author Sy Montgomery, author of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize winning book The Octopus Scientists and a fun look back at the classic science fiction films of the 1950s. Teacher of the Month: Melissa Brown Teacher of the Month: Melissa Brown Member Spotlight May 2, 2016 Melissa BrownTeacher, Albemarle High School, near Charlottesville, Virginia Background: Brown teaches Honors Anatomy & Physiology and AP Biology II. She has been teaching for 19 years, all at AHS, and developed the Anatomy & Physiology curriculum. Prior to switching careers, she was a Registered Medical Technologist.  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.