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. 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. VIDEO: Advice from AAAS lifetime mentor honoree Saundra Yancy McGuire Video February 24, 2016 Each year, AAAS honors individuals who, during their careers, demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. One of those individuals is Saundra Yancy McGuire, recipient of the 2015 AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement. McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. Science relaunches website Science relaunches website Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Sciencemag.org, 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. 2016 Tech-I Competition seeks entrepreneurs, apply today 2016 Tech-I Competition seeks entrepreneurs, apply today Thursday, December 10, 2015 The AAAS Research Competitiveness Program is implementing a competition as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative (GISTNetwork.org). STEM funding and research opportunities on PathwaysToScience.org Wednesday, November 18, 2015 The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is a nonprofit funded by the National Science Foundation.  Our website, http://www.PathwaysToScience.org is a great one-stop-shop portal resource for finding paid summer research, graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships, and professional development materials for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Funding the STEM Intern Driving Force November 3, 2015 A new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Economy on the preponderance of college students active in the U.S. workforce prompted me to reflect on a vivid memory of my science policy students who participated in Cornell University’s semester-long Washington, D.C., program. The program’s purpose was to expose undergraduates to public policy through the classroom and an internship, which would help them determine whether this was an attractive application of the baccalaureate degree they expected to earn in a STEM field.   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 Friday, October 2, 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. How can a math undergrad get his career on track? Ask A Member August 31, 2015 Q: AAAS Member Brad Halibert of Lethbridge, Canada writes: Where is the industry going, and where should I focus my studies to be ahead of it? I graduated last year with a B.S. in mathematics and am finding it extremely challenging even finding entry level/junior positions to get my career on track. I'm looking into other possibilities, such as becoming fluent in some programming languages to help my employability, and possibly finishing a computer science degree. Anyone with any insight or ideas or even just someone to talk to would be greatly appreciated.