Two AAAS members awarded Kavli Prize Thursday, May 31, 2012 Every two years the Kavli Prize is awarded to scientists who work in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. In 2012 seven scientists were awarded the prize, including two members of AAAS: Ann M. Graybiel (neuroscience prize) and Mildred S. Dresselhaus (nanoscience prize) of M.I.T. NextGen VOICES survey NextGen VOICES survey: How do political priorities affect your ability to do or communicate science? Thursday, October 22, 2015 Answer our latest NextGen VOICES survey and get featured in Science: How do political priorities (or political sensitivities to particular groups) affect your ability to do or communicate science? AAAS CEO Rush Holt at the AAAS Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta AAAS Town Hall Meeting seeks input on how association can better serve society Thursday, October 1, 2015 AAAS CEO Rush Holt recently met with AAAS members, donors, and others in Atlanta, Georgia to seek input on how the association can better serve society and become a more effective advocate for the scientific community. Nominations open for AAAS early career award, deadline Oct. 15 Nominations open for AAAS early career award, deadline Oct. 15 Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Nominations are now open for the AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. This award recognizes early career scientists who demonstrate excellence in their research careers as well as in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The Leshner Leadership Institute webinar, call for nominations Podcast September 9, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm This informational webinar from AAAS discusses the importance of public engagement and how the Leshner Leadership Institute is preparing mid-career scientists to serve as public engagement leaders in their communities. How can I impact science outreach besides becoming a professor? Ask A Member July 15, 2015 Q: AAAS member Brian Abraham, of Cambridge, Mass., asks: Does someone wanting to significantly impact science communication need to be an active professor? The current funding environment is nasty, and looks only to get worse. Is it possible for a new professor to make significant impacts in outreach or will there inevitably be a decision made between research and outreach? 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. Astronomer Lynn Cominsky 5 Things About Me: Astronomer Lynn Cominsky Member Spotlight February 25, 2015 Lynn Cominsky is dedicated to educating and inspiring the next generation of scientists. Her group has helped to train over 65,000 teachers in innovative ways to teach astrophysics. When she’s not working, she enjoys caring for a menagerie of animals at her ranch and launching rockets in the desert.   Will a name change make NIH research center less controversial? Capitol Connection February 19, 2015 A controversial National Institutes of Health center has a new name. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is now the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Could a name change help give the center more credibility? 5 Things About Me: Biologist Ruth Welti 5 Things About Me: Biologist Ruth Welti Member Spotlight December 2, 2014 Biologist and coffee lover Ruth Welti enjoys spending time with plants in the lab where she studies their stress responses—and in her garden where she goes to relax. Be sure to check out her daughter’s amazing rap video on water bears!