The following resources (in PDF format) are available for personal use. They include: white and position papers, AAAS Annual Reports, essays and collection booklets of specially selected Science papers focused on a specific discipline (e.g. Astronomy) or theme (e.g. Climate Change).

  • Friday, June 20, 2014
    AAAS Annual Report 2013

    Reflecting the theme of the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting, the annual report highlights both the “beauty and benefits” of science and technology. Scientific discovery enhances the intellectual richness of society while also giving rise to practical advances—from new medical therapies and environmental solutions, to job growth and economic progress. »

  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    June SB&F

    The June issue of SB&F contains a special feature on combatting the summer learning loss experienced by K-12 students. »

  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    May SB&F

    The May issue of SB&F features stories about two recent and exciting AAAS education and outreach activities! »

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    April SB&F

    The April issue of SB&F features a special look at the new "Cosmos" series featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, and a look back at the original "Cosmos" with Carl Sagan. »

  • Friday, April 18, 2014
    Describing and Measuring STEM Teaching Practices

    This new book "Describing and Measuring STEM Teaching Practices," is the result of a AAAS/NSF meeting that drew participants from nearly 50 institutions to identify tools and techniques that can be used in describing teaching practices.

    It discusses five techniques that individuals or organizations can use to measure STEM teaching: faculty and student surveys, interviews, classroom observations and teaching portfolios. The best descriptions of STEM teaching typically involve the use of multiple techniques, the book concludes. »

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    March SB&F

    The March issue of SB&F has a special bibliography of books celebrating women in science. »

  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    February SB&F

    The February issue of SB&F features the winners of the 2014 AAAS/Suburu SB&F Prize. »

  • Monday, February 10, 2014
    AAAS MemberCentral: Every Scientist Has a Story

    Each of the AAAS scientists profiled in this publication has a personal story of scientific discovery. A moment when their curiosity compelled them to pursue new knowledge about the world around us. We invite you to read about these AAAS member scientists and policymakers who are on the frontlines of science and society.

  • Friday, January 31, 2014
    Telling Your Story: A How-To Guide

    This interactive guide on science communication provides highly nuanced information on everything from how to prepare for a talk to handling the Q&A period. This digital booklet also includes advice from AAAS members who share their wisdom earned through years of speaking in front of peers, colleagues, and audiences outside of the sciences. »

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2014
    January SB&F

    In the January 2014 issue of SB&F we present our list of the best books and AV materials reviewed in 2013. Enjoy! »