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AAAS is an international non-profit organization that seeks to advance science, engineering and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.

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AAAS believes in the free exchange of ideas and encourages all visitors to its social media properties to engage in spirited conversation. We anticipate differences in opinions and perspectives, but expect a civil discourse and reserve the right to protect our status as a non-partisan organization. To that end, all posts and co

07/17/2024

Last week, our board chair, Sudip Parikh, PhD, AAAS - The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and board member, Keith Yamamoto, PhD, UCSF, hand-delivered the 2024 Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy to the co-recipients, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). They were both honored for their extraordinary contributions to strengthening our nation’s research capabilities and advancing medical progress!

07/16/2024

Congratulations to Jane Maienschein, who was awarded the 2024 History of Science Society Sarton Medal! Maienschein received this honor for her lifetime of scholarly achievement, which exemplifies rigorous historical investigations that illuminate current science and public health issues.

07/12/2024

The Chevron deference has been overturned. What does that mean for the scientific enterprise? AAAS CEO Sudip Parikh sits down with Theresa Harris, director of the AAAS Center for Scientific Responsibility and Justice, to discuss how scientific policymaking and evidence in the courts move forward following the recent ruling.

07/11/2024

Last month, AAAS and and TWAS - The World Academy of Sciences convened the 11th AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy. The course uniquely pairs early-career scientist with policy makers to address some of the most pressing, cross-border challenges that the world is facing today. https://brnw.ch/21wLf9A

07/02/2024

Worried that leaders are ignoring algorithmic justice & bias in AI? Register today for the on AI!

We need your voice, not just your ears - the forum is a chance to participate in networking & breakout sessions to actively engage in crafting ideas and solutions. Register now: https://brnw.ch/21wL5gI

06/28/2024

⏰ LAST CALL: The 2024 AAAS Awards are accepting nominations through Sunday! Get those submissions in by June 30, 2024: https://brnw.ch/21wL1Ai

06/28/2024

⏰ LAST CALL: The 2024 AAAS Awards are accepting nominations through Sunday! Get those submissions in by June 30, 2024: https://brnw.ch/21wL1zT

06/28/2024

❗Alert: The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Chevron doctrine.

This decision will shift the balance of power to the courts and fundamentally change how scientific information can be used in federal decision-making.

Read our statement to learn why this ruling creates an urgent need to dramatically scale scientific evidence and experts across the legal system: https://brnw.ch/21wL1n9

AAAS has more than a century of expertise at the intersection of science, policy and the law and is poised to meet this new era for the judiciary.

06/28/2024

Don’t miss your chance to see Dr. Darío Gil speak live at the renowned Carey Lecture during the 48th annual Science & Technology Policy Forum. Join us on July 12 to hear Gil, IBM Senior Vice President & Director of Research, share his insider view on AI innovation. The lecture & reception are FREE to the public. Register today: https://whova.com/portal/registration/aaasj_202407/

AAAS Home | American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 06/26/2024

Students, postdocs and S&T fellows – we need your voice!

Registration for the 2024 on AI is closing soon. Join us to learn about and contribute your innovative ideas to the AI policy and landscape. Register by JULY 10: https://engage.aaas.org/3KOMMTv

AAAS Home | American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Read the Latest Issue of Science More Submit nominations for AAAS awards by June 30 More Register today for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Forum: July 12 in Washington, D.C. More The 2025 AAAS Annual Meeting will take place in Boston, MA, February 13-15. Learn more about the meeting and join u...

06/25/2024

Know an author of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of Science? Nominations are closing soon for the 2025 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize. Submit your nominations now: https://brnw.ch/21wKXqT

An interdisciplinary team of more than 80 researchers led by Indigenous scholars received the 2024 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize for an article that showcased findings about the rapid spread of horses through Indigenous societies in North America. Their paper, “Early dispersal of domestic horses into the Great Plains and Northern Rockies” was published in the March 31, 2023 issue of Science.

The AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, supported by The Fodor Family Trust, was established in 1923 and is awarded annually to the author or authors of an outstanding paper published in the Research Articles or Reports sections of Science. Recipients of the award, the oldest awarded by AAAS, collectively receive $25,000.

06/24/2024

Know an early-career scientist or engineer who demonstrates excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science? Nominations are closing soon for the 2025 AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science. Submit your nominations now: https://brnw.ch/21wKWbq

In 2018, Ana Maria Porras found a way to combine her interests in art and science: crocheting stuffed microbes. She shared her work on Instagram, launching and later . Through her crafting and social media engagement, Porras has reached groups historically underrepresented in microbiology—women and U.S.-based Spanish speakers. For her work, Ana Maria Porras received the 2024 AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with science, which recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their activities that engage the public with science.

06/24/2024

There’s still time to register for our members-only event tomorrow: “Engage with AAAS: AI’s Role in Serving Society”! Explore how artificial intelligence impacts the scientific enterprise and learn about career-advancing opportunities.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with leaders from AAAS programs: AAAS Center for Scientific Responsibility and Justice, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues, Office of Government Relations, and AAAS Sections.

Register through the link in your email or on AAAS Member Community:
https://members.aaas.org/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=7934217f-cf3e-434c-b075-018fdf3aa307&CommunityKey=83fd34bc-bdce-4995-9a10-35bef46166e4&Home=%2fevents%2fcalendar&adobe_mc=MCMID%3D31796416052421309661168890847657081515%7CMCORGID%3D242B6472541199F70A4C98A6%2540AdobeOrg%7CTS%3D1717437315

Laser mapping reveals hidden structures in Amazon—with hints at thousands more 06/22/2024

What can lasers tell us about the rainforest? Quite a lot, it turns out.

A 2023 laser mapping and modeling study of the Amazon rainforest suggested there could be thousands of undiscovered human archeological sites underneath the rainforest canopy.

The study's data supports what archaeologists working in the Amazon have argued for decades, says archaeologist Eduardo Neves of the University of São Paulo, who was not involved in the research. “The Amazon is not a pristine forest,” he says. “It has been transformed by Indigenous people over millennia.”

Laser mapping reveals hidden structures in Amazon—with hints at thousands more Model predicts where ancient people built ditches, wells, and geoglyphs throughout the rainforest region

06/21/2024

Know someone who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers? Nominations are closing soon for the 2025 AAAS Mentor Awards. Submit your nominations now: https://brnw.ch/21wKSTn

The AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award honors an individual with more than 25 years of experience who has mentored significant numbers of underrepresented students. This year's recipient is chemist Luis A. Colón in recognition of his work to recruit students from his undergraduate alma mater – the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey – to conduct research at the University at Buffalo. By building relationships with Hispanic-serving institutions, hosting recruitment visits, tailoring research projects to students’ own interests and a deep level of personal mentoring, Colón has created a diverse research community in a department that previously had no Hispanic representation.

Actionable Insights: Seeding Our Way Forward in AI hosted on Whova 06/20/2024

Not just another AI event…we’re moving beyond “awareness” & digging into the real work of developing tangible pathways to policymaking at the 2024 AAAS S&T Policy Forum on AI.

The will feature experts including Dr. Darío Gil (IBM), Elham Tabassi (NIST), & Dr. Nicol Turner Lee (Brookings) – but this interactive event needs your voice, too! Join the conversation about topics like trust, security, algorithmic bias, & inclusive participation.

Register by July 1!

Actionable Insights: Seeding Our Way Forward in AI hosted on Whova July 12, 2024, Washington, DC

06/20/2024

Know a scientist or engineer who demonstrates excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science? Nominations are closing soon for the 2025 AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science. Submit your nominations now: https://brnw.ch/21wKRyZ

“Starting our conversation with what we have in common is the most important thing we can do,” Katharine Hayhoe told AAAS in 2020. Hayhoe, whose research focuses on the development and application of climate projections to evaluate the future impacts of climate change, has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to communicating the topic. In particular her work focuses on collaborating with religious communities, and on encouraging other scientists to engage in dialogue with their own communities. For her work, she received the 2024 AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science.

06/18/2024

Know someone whose exemplary actions have demonstrated scientific freedom and/or responsibility in challenging circumstances? Nominations are closing soon for the 2025 AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility. Submit your nominations now: https://brnw.ch/21wKP77

Eric Stover uses forensic investigation to hold perpetrators of mass human rights violations accountable and advance justice for their victims. For his work, he received the 2024 AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, which honors scientists, engineers or organization who have demonstrated scientific freedom or responsibility in challenging circumstances.

06/17/2024

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Science is US are continuing to collaborate to provide educational programming to thought leaders in the state.

Their new webinar series will take lessons learned from last year’s “Economics of Climate Change” series and apply them to evidence-based strategies. On June 20, experts across various sectors will discuss building climate resiliency in Maine.

Register now: https://brnw.ch/21wKNsA

06/17/2024

🚨 The 2025 AAAS Awards nomination cycle is OPEN!

Want to recognize a scientist, engineer, author, journalist, or public servant for significant contributions to science or the public’s understanding of science? Submit your nominations by June 30: https://brnw.ch/21wKNk5

06/13/2024

We are excited to welcome Stephanie Rodriguez to AAAS as the inaugural director of the STEMM Opportunity Alliance. Rodriguez brings a focus on systemic change and a wealth of experience at the intersection of education, workforce development, equity and policy advancement to SOA.

Read more about the new director of SOA: https://brnw.ch/21wKIuL

06/12/2024

In 2023, AAAS celebrated our 175th anniversary, providing us not only with the opportunity to reflect on our past, but to refocus and reimagine how we can effectively move science forward for the benefit of all.

We made great strides in our goal of realizing a boldly inclusive, mobilized and global scientific community by focusing our work around four strategic goals.

Check out the 2023 AAAS Annual Report to learn more: https://brnw.ch/21wKH9U

06/12/2024

Congratulations to Sara Seager for being awarded The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics! Seager and David Charbonneau were selected for their groundbreaking work on the discovery and characterization of extra-solar planets and their atmospheres. Read more about their work: https://brnw.ch/21wKGQx

06/11/2024

AAAS Members, are you looking to explore how artificial intelligence impacts the scientific enterprise, learn about career-advancing opportunities, and connect with our programs? Join us for our members-only webinar, “Engage with AAAS: AI’s Role in Serving Society,” on June 25 at 3 p.m. ET. Check your email or AAAS Member Community to register: https://bit.ly/4ci1GgK

06/03/2024

A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on two cases that could limit or overturn 40 years of judicial deference to scientific expertise is imminent. In our most recent Sit Down with the CEO, AAAS CEO Sudip Parikh takes us through recent federal updates and discusses how this decision could change the role scientific evidence plays in the judicial system.

05/30/2024

State legislatures across the country have introduced bills targeting data privacy, bias and discrimination, facial recognition technology and deepfakes while awaiting federal action. Science is US has developed a new factsheet to help policymakers better understand the : https://brnw.ch/21wKhQx

05/29/2024

Today is the last day to submit nominations and self-nominations for new leaders in AAAS Sections!

Serving in a Section provides a platform to connect, network, and engage with others in the scientific community, ensuring that the voices of all AAAS members are valued. AAAS is deeply committed to nurturing diversity, equity and inclusion across the scientific enterprise, especially within leadership positions such as Section leaders.

Contribute to the scientific community by submitting a nomination today!

https://brnw.ch/21wKfcp

04/30/2024

Want to share your research and connect with fellow STEMM leaders? The 2025 AAAS Annual Meeting is your chance to do just that! Propose a session or workshop by May 6. We are looking for proposals for the following:

Scientific Sessions: Engage in focused discussions on "Science Shaping Tomorrow" with multi-disciplinary panels.

Workshops: Present valuable career development tools and network with professionals in STEMM fields.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and showcase your groundbreaking work!
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In 2023, Science Magazine named GLP-1 drugs as the Breakthrough of the Year. On Friday, we honored Lotte Bjerre Knudsen and Richard DiMarchi, whose persistence and perseverance in advancing our understanding of this class of drugs as a treatment option for obesity-related health effects earned them the Mani L. Bhaumik Breakthrough of the Year award.

Through the generosity of physicist Dr. Mani L. Bhaumik, this award honors the scientists and/or engineers whose work best exemplifies the research related to the Science Breakthrough of the Year. You can watch the fireside chat here: https://brnw.ch/21wJkkJ

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The AAAS seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." To fulfill this mission, the AAAS Board has set the following broad goals:

• Enhance communication among scientists, engineers, and the public;
• Promote and defend the integrity of science and its use;
• Strengthen support for the science and technology enterprise;
• Provide a voice for science on societal issues;
• Promote the responsible use of science in public policy;
• Strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce;
• Foster education in science and technology for everyone;
• Increase public engagement with science and technology; and
• Advance international cooperation in science.

Read more about AAAS here: http://www.aaas.org/about/mission-and-history


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2024 AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award Winner
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