High School Student Vikrant Sharma 5 Things About Me: High school sophomore Vikrant Sharma Member Spotlight August 18, 2015 Vikrant Sharma will be a high school sophomore in a few weeks, but he’s already making big strides in computer science. He developed a novel machine learning algorithm and presented this work at the AAAS Pacific meeting. Read on to learn what he thinks about artificial intelligence, global warming, and Richard Feynman.  Mark G. Jackson is a champion of discoveries yet to come Mark G. Jackson is a champion of discoveries yet to come Member Spotlight July 7, 2015 Physicists Neil deGrasse Tyson and Brian Greene, well-known for their efforts to bring physics to the masses via television and new media, may soon have another “popularizer” amongst their ranks. Meet theoretical physicist and AAAS member Mark G. Jackson, who recently traded in equations and theorems to devote himself to promoting physics and research on a global scale. VIDEO: Living on Mars Video March 19, 2015 When humans eventually explore Mars, they will need specialized equipment to conduct research—suits that supply ample oxygen and allow astronauts to move with agility, rovers for long-distance travel, and a home base equipped to house humans for 36 months at a time. Pascal Lee is a planetary scientist at the SETI Institute and co-founder of the Mars Institute, who is testing prototye equipment that someday could be used to explore Mars. At the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, California, Lee showed attendees NASA-protypes of Mars space suits and RVs. 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. 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. VIDEO: Shane Bergin talks physics with Dublin commuters Video March 10, 2015 Shane Bergin is a physics professor at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He wanted to expose the average Dubliner to physics in a playful, non-intimidating way, so he and his students came up with a billboard campaign for DART, the city's mass-transit system, which promped commuters to ponder intriguing questions about physical phenomena. For this effort, Bergin was awarded the 2014 AAAS Early Career Award–outreach/public engagement, which honors a researcher for engaging the public in science through innovative methods that bring science into the daily lives of a local community. AAAS BOO-LECULAR STENCIL - Lightbulb AAAS Boo-lecular stencil - Lightbulb Download October 30, 2014 IT'S PUMPKIN CARVING TIME!This Halloween, show your love for Science with a AAAS pumpkin carving stencil.Free to download now! Exploring Careers at the Intersection of Science, Law & Business Podcast 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! Physicist Elizabeth Simmons 5 Things About Me: Physicist Elizabeth Simmons Member Spotlight July 23, 2014 Particle theorist Elizabeth Simmons discovered her passion for physics as a high schooler in a summer astronomy program. Simmons enjoys fencing, baking bread, and appreciating great art—when she’s not working as a scholar, educator or dean. Patricia Burchat Stanford's Patricia Burchat merges engineering and physics to create new major Member Spotlight June 12, 2014 If there is one thing Stanford University professor Patricia Burchat loves more than physics, it's teaching physics. In high school, the subject came naturally and she often found herself imagining how she would explain scientific or math concepts to her classmates. "I was always thinking, 'I think they would understand it if it was explained this way,'" she said.