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AAAS is taking action—from leading workshops to testifying on the hill, AAAS remains a force for public discussion and evidence-based policy:
“We are very concerned with recent news reports that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has sent a proposed rule to the White House to soon end the use of scientific studies that have underlying data that is not publicly available…”
When scientists deliver talks to middle and high school students for AAAS’ Classroom Science Days, everyone learns something, students and scientists alike.
This year’s event, which took place in Texas in February in conjunction with the AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, brought 32 scientists into middle and high school classrooms across Austin, Dallas and Houston reaching more than 5,000 students – a significant jump from the 20 scientists who participated in Boston in 2017.
The goals of the 25-year-old program are multi-faceted, said AAAS Project Director Rebekah Corlew. One aspect of Classroom Science Days is to connect underserved students with practicing scientists. Meeting scientists – and learning about their successes and struggles – can help students see themselves as future scientists, Corlew said.
Science enthusiasts gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, April 14th, joined by supporters at some 230 satellite rallies in towns and cities across the globe for what was an endorsement of scientific evidence and a celebration of its discoveries.
“The scientific community is over the moon with the bipartisan omnibus bill in Congress that significantly increases funding for research and development.
While our nation considers how to address gun violence, it is important to remember that scientific research can help us understand risk factors and the impacts of gun policy interventions at federal, state and local levels,” said Rush Holt, chief executive officer of AAAS, in a March 13 letter sent to President Donald Trump and congressional leadership.
AAAS released a series of statements in support of the use of a paper ballot system on March 9, 2018.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science took another step toward clarifying the meaning of the human right “to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications” and assisting in the eventual implementation of a right that the AAAAS Board of Directors has endorsed as central to its mission.
We welcome the bipartisan budget agreement to raise defense and non-defense discretionary spending caps for two years.... - Rush Holt , chief executive officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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