Opportunities to get involved in citizen science are everywhere, including your own backyard, according to speakers at the AAAS teach-in tent that was part of the March for Science festivities in Washington, D.C. on April 22.
The scientific community needs to more effectively speak out about the necessity of evidence-based policies, scientific integrity protections and public access to research to defend the role of science, said John Holdren, former White House science adviser, in a speech on the eve of the April 22nd March for Science.
The nation’s leading scientific organizations vowed to build on the momentum generated by the March for Science by continuing to reach out to the public and policymakers at all levels to promote sound scientific policies that advance discovery and benefit society, according to a joint statement issued on April 24.
Thousands of science enthusiasts braved a driving rain on Saturday to participate in the March for Science in Washington, D.C., joining crowds at hundreds of other satellite events across the globe to celebrate what the head of the American Association for the Advancement of Science called “civilization’s best friend.”
Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortaI human cell line. Join AAAS for a special screening ahead of the HBO premiere!
The American Association for the Advancement of Science underscored in an April 17 letter to House and Senate leaders that its role as a partner in the upcoming March for Science is grounded in a desire to celebrate the contributions of science, not to protest any particular policy prescription or person.
This past January, just days after millions of people marched on behalf of women—and in reaction to the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump—Caroline Weinberg, a health writer and educator in New York City, began dreaming of a similar march on behalf of science. “Seems like it would be pretty easy” to organize, she texted a friend. “Just reach out to academics at local universities.” Now, on the eve of the 22 April March for Science in Washington, D.C., and some 400 sister marches around the world, Weinberg concedes that organizing the sprawling event has been anything but easy.
This course introduces several options for engaging in policy and explains how to pursue those options to affect change. The instructor discusses the importance for scientists to be engaged in the policymaking process and various levels of possible engagement, from what can be done in an hour to what can be done in a year or more. Engaging in Science Policy highlights several key venues and aspects of policy engagement with AAAS specialist interviews covering topics including: policy fellowships, communicating science, working with Congress and understanding the federal budget.
Hundreds of leading business, science and engineering, medical and health and higher education organizations are urging House and Senate leaders to quickly complete action on the fiscal 2017 spending bills and to reject the steep spending cuts the Trump administration has proposed for scientific research programs and agencies for fiscal 2018.
These resources will help kids explore the ways in which science can impact their daily lives from when they wake up in the morning to when they go to bed. In the process, students will come to understand that science is all around them.
Visit the Science in My Life initiative to learn more and and to encourage kids be a force for science.
Nearly 10% of the National Institutes of Health's research grants directly generate a patent and more than 30% generate research papers that are then cited by patents, a new study reveals. The results , published in the 31 March issue of Science, emphasize the critical service provided by research funded by the NIH, an institution facing a cut of nearly 20% under a discretionary budget proposed by the Trump administration.
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins delivered an upbeat assessment of what lies in store for the world’s largest supporter of biomedical research, projecting advances in battling genetic disorders such as sickle cell disease and the development of an atlas of human cells to expand knowledge about human tissues.