Two AAAS members awarded Kavli Prize Friday, June 1, 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. Mark Frankel Using technology to move human rights forward Member Spotlight July 12, 2016 Advocating for prisoners of conscience; using satellite photos to help investigate war crimes; reuniting families of “disappeared” dissidents: It sounds like a list of extraordinary goals. But for AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights & Law Program experts, it’s all part of the job. The program helped pioneer the use of research to document everything from the killings of political prisoners by military regimes in South America to the destruction of antiquities in the ongoing Syrian civil war. It’s brought hope to researchers jailed by dictatorial regimes and helped put some of those tormentors on trial. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Leadership Lessons from Confronting Crises Video May 24, 2016 Leadership skills are often honed in the crucible of crisis, for issues ranging from a budget meltdown to a natural disaster. Science Editor-in-Chief and president-elect, National Academy of Sciences, Marcia McNutt is no stranger to crisis management—during her years helming the USGS, she was known as the "master of disaster." In this AAAS Colloquium Talk, she gives examples of lessons she has gained from her career of fighting oil spills, responding to earthquakes, reinventing institutions, and even combating scientific misconduct. 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. AAAS seeks volunteers for USA Science and Engineering Festival Wednesday, March 9, 2016 AAAS seeks members to participate in the Meet the Scientists & Engineers program, as part of the Career Pavilion at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo (USASEF). The program will be on Saturday, April 16 from 4:00 – 4:50 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 from 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. ET, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Science announces new short-form video competition Science announces new short-form video competition Friday, February 26, 2016 Wow us with your best data! And when we say “wow,” we mean just that: Make us laugh, make us cry, make us gasp with delight at the stunning discoveries and probing insights you can bring to life with data visualization. All entries should be in video format, and all videos should last no more than 90 seconds. Other than that, no holds barred. You can narrate, animate, or even act out your data points to tell us your bigger story. 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. AAAS hosts Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon AAAS hosts Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Scientists and Wikipedian wordsmiths teamed up at the recent Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, D.C. to bridge the knowledge gaps that exist on the free encyclopedia in four Wikipedia “Edit-a-Thons.” Q&A with AAAS Director of Meetings and Public Engagement, Tiffany Lohwater Q&A with AAAS Director of Meetings and Public Engagement, Tiffany Lohwater Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Each year, AAAS brings together thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists to discuss recent developments in science and technology at its Annual Meeting. The latest meeting was held in Northwest Washington, D.C., from February 11-16. STEM professonals attended symposia, plenary and topical lectures, specialized seminars, poster sessions, an international Exhibit Hall, and the free community science showcase, Family Science Days. 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.