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Now more than ever, we must demonstrate the importance of science to policymakers and the public. Here you can stay up-to-date on the issues, understand the role that science plays in policy, follow AAAS advocacy activities, and learn about ways to take action.
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The Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today’s headlines, while sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. The Fellowship experience broadens the participant’s career path while increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology.
How can science help address the many divisions in our communities, in global society, and in science itself? Science plays a unique and important role in how people see and understand the world, and how lines and distinctions are drawn. At this Annual Meeting, we look for ways science is bringing together people, ideas, and solutions from across real and artificial borders, disciplines, sectors, ideologies, and traditions.
Through On-call Scientists, the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program (SRHRL) seeks to encourage greater engagement of scientists, engineers, and health professionals in human rights efforts and to raise greater awareness within the human rights community of the specific tools, expertise, and other resources that these experts can bring to their work.
A major goal of the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program is to grow a network of scientists, public communicators, organizations and faith communities who are interested in constructive dialogue and engagement on science and society topics.
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Now is the time to become part of the global force of scientists, engineers and advocates dedicated to scientific inquiry.
What we're doing
AAAS is taking action—from leading workshops to testifying on the hill, AAAS remains a force for public discussion and evidence-based policy:
As the world's largest general scientific society, AAAS has a commitment to strengthening science, technology, mathematics, engineering (STEM) ecosystems. The Research Competitiveness Program (RCP) has worked for more than twenty years to provide strategic assessment, peer review, training, and programs for innovation and entrepreneurship for governments, universities, foundations, and other STEM organizations.
Anna Rothschild, our 2016 Children’s Science News Gold Award winner, answers your questions about science on her new show at The Washington Post. We visit Anna at her studio where she dives into inspiration for episodes, her lifelong love of science and the importance of science news for kids.
For over 25 years, AAAS has produced a day of science in conjunction with the AAAS Annual Meeting. We work with the local community— including informal educators, teachers and scientists— to leave strengthened connections to groups that don’t get needed exposure to science or scientists.