Holdren Outlines Ways to ‘Restore Science to Its Rightful Place’

Holdren Outlines Ways to ‘Restore Science to Its Rightful Place’

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.

Scientific Groups Vow to Carry On the Spirit of the March for Science

Scientific Groups Vow to Carry On the Spirit of the 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.

Science Makes Its Voice Heard In Washington and Beyond

Science Makes Its Voice Heard In Washington and Beyond

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.”

"THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS" Screening

"THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS" Screening

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!

AAAS to Leaders of Congress: March Is To Applaud the Value of Science

AAAS to Leaders of Congress: March Is To Applaud the Value of Science

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.

Time to Focus on the Power of Science Locally and Beyond, Experts Say

Time to Focus on the Power of Science Locally and Beyond, Experts Say

Communicating the value of science is a vital undertaking that will continue long after the March for Science brings together friends and supporters worldwide, said several experts at the 2017 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Forum.

Science Magazine: "On Eve of Science March, Planners Look Ahead"

Science Magazine: "On Eve of Science March, Planners Look Ahead"

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. 

Engaging in Science Policy Course

Engaging in Science Policy Course

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.

Letter to Congress: Act on Current Spending, Reject Proposed R&D Cuts

Letter to Congress: Act on Current Spending, Reject Proposed R&D Cuts

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.

AAAS Science NetLinks Launches "Science in My Life" Education Initiative

AAAS Science NetLinks Launches "Science in My Life" Education Initiative

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.

AAAS to provide communication and policy workshops, online advocacy toolkit, host march rally and science teach-in tent

AAAS to provide communication and policy workshops, online advocacy toolkit, host march rally and science teach-in tent

The American Association for the Advancement of Science unveiled on April 4 a series of events and activities intended to promote the importance of science and its vital place in the nation’s policymaking process as part of AAAS’ role in the upcoming March for Science.

Publicly-funded Research Lays Critical Foundation for Private Sector

Publicly-funded Research Lays Critical Foundation for Private Sector

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.