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. 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. AAAS mass media fellow program now accepting applications for 2016 AAAS mass media fellow program now accepting applications for 2016 Monday, December 7, 2015 The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program places science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic Society, and Scientific American. VIDEO: AAAS Colloquium Series: Cultural Heritage in Syria and Iraq Video December 01, 2015 The humanitarian crisis in Syria and Iraq includes concerns about the region's cultural heritage. With over 250,000 dead and millions displaced, all aspects of daily life have been upended. Destruction of the region’s historical sites has prompted an outpouring of international concern. Cultural heritage sites are a critical component of the physical manifestation of cultural identity. Despite many humanitarian interventions, there have been fewer efforts to protect the heritage inside both countries. 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 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.