Videos

  • June 2, 2014

    Post-traumatic stress (PTS) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can afflict individuals after a trauma or life-threatening event. It affects more than 5 million adults per year, according to the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, and is a particular concern for the military. AAAS and the DANA foundation co-sponsored an event in Washington, D.C., for lawmakers about how PTS/PTSD affects service members and veterans and how researchers are treating PTS through different styles of therapy. »

  • June 2, 2014

    Post-traumatic stress (PTS) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can afflict individuals after a trauma or life-threatening event. It affects more than 5 million adults per year, according to the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs, and is a particular concern for the military. AAAS and the DANA foundation co-sponsored an event in Washington, D.C. for lawmakers about how PTS/PTSD affects service members and veterans and how researchers are treating PTS through different styles of therapy. »

  • June 2, 2014

    Don Rea, the AAAS/SSE program leader, kicked off the 2014 AAAS/SSE STEM Volunteer Program Annual Meeting by announcing that it was the 10th anniversary of the program, which he founded back in 2004, together with colleagues Dave Weiss and Dave Richman, both of whom are still actively involved in the program. »

  • June 2, 2014

    Heidi Schweingruber, deputy director of the National Research Council’s (NRC) Board on Science Education, talks about a two-year study and report published by a combined National Academy of Engineering/NRC Committee (NAE/NRC), entitled “STEM Integration in K-12 Education,” as the guest speaker for the 2014 AAAS/SSE STEM Volunteer Program Annual Meeting. »

  • June 2, 2014

    The 2014 AAAS/SSE STEM Volunteer Program Annual Meeting concluded with a panel of five STEM volunteers and their teachers talking about their collaborations in the classroom. The partnerships represented two elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools located throughout Fairfax, Arlington, and Montgomery Counties. The discussion covered a range of  educational disciplines and teaching strategies outlined in the NAE/NRC report, including problem-based learning, Project Lead The Way, applications of knowledge in real-world environments, and active engagement of students in scientifically meaningful tasks. The pairs talked about their classroom activities, which centered on topics such as environmental issues, marine science, engineering design processes and industrial chemistry. »

  • May 13, 2014

    This video features a talk by O. Roger Anderson, a professor of natural sciences at Columbia University Teachers College, and a senior research scientist in biology and paleoecology at Columbia University. Anderson's research areas include microbial ecology in the oceans, estuaries and Arctic tundra. He has published widely on radiolaria—microscopic protozoans that are now migrating from the tropics into Arctic waters—as the oceans warm. »

  • May 13, 2014

    Janet Jansson is a senior staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Earth Sciences Division and adjunct professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at University of California, Berkeley. Jansson's research focuses on understanding key functions carried out by microorganisms in complex microbial communities, such as those residing in soil, sediment and the human gut. »

  • May 13, 2014

    Scientists are collaborating with artists, journalists and others to widen the circle of public communication about climate change. This panel discussion, from the lecture event, "Cutting Edge: Art & Science of Climate Change," consisted of moderator, Lisa Friedman, deputy editor of ClimateWire, an online publication that reports on keys issues surrounding the climate change debate, Courtney Mattison, an artist and ocean advocate known for her large, ceramic coral sculptures, H. »

  • April 24, 2014

    Tremendous numbers and diverse species of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa exist in the air, in water systems, and on surfaces, forming microbial communities or “microbiomes.” All of the environments we build contain microbiomes: houses, offices, stores, hospitals, modes of transportation, and more. »

  • April 24, 2014

    Tremendous numbers and diverse species of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa exist in the air, in water systems, and on surfaces, forming microbial communities or “microbiomes.” All of the environments we build contain microbiomes: houses, offices, stores, hospitals, modes of transportation, and more.

    AAAS recently invited legislators to learn about microbiomes at an event held on Capitol Hill. In this video, Amy Pruden, professor of civil and environmental engineering, Virginia Tech, discusses how they travel through our water supply and build resistance to antibiotics. »