Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Jun
26
9:00 AM09:00

Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Discussion and Response to the Report
Irvine, CA
 

How can academic institutions and other industries improve in the #MeToo era? Join us on June 26, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:15 pm PT, for a second discussion of our new report, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. At this event, leaders in higher education and contributors from entertainment, technology, medicine, and politics, will engage in a discussion of the report and what actions can be taken to prevent sexual harassment.  

Confirmed speakers and panelists:

  • Ana Mari Cauce, President of the University of Washington

  • Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District 

  • Deborah Krakow, Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA

  • Kirsten Quanbeck, Associate Chancellor, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, UC Irvine

  • Anita Hill, Chair of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, and University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandies University

  • Melissa Melendez, California State Assemblywoman representing the 67th district

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Drones in Education Workshop for K-12 Educators
Jul
10
to Jul 12

Drones in Education Workshop for K-12 Educators

Oregon State University, Oregon Department of Aviation, and Oregon Department of Education are partnering to offer a 3-day training on using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in the classroom. This training is designed for educators who are currently using drones or who are interested in learning more about how to incorporate drones into the classroom.

The drone training will be held onsite at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. Learn from experts in the industry, including OSU faculty, on the current best practices and cutting edge uses in the field of drones.

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Higher Education and Human Rights
Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

Higher Education and Human Rights

Universities and colleges are institutions with influence and power in their communities, nationally and worldwide, and thus have responsibilities to respect, protect and promote human rights. Join the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition for a symposium where we will explore the human rights responsibilities of academic institutions, how these obligations frame important issues such as inclusion, academic freedom, accountability, and community relationships, and ways the scientific community can help address these critical concerns.

Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution,” in which he highlighted land grant colleges as a tool of systemic discrimination, we ask: What can colleges and universities do to advance human rights? What should they do? What must they do? Participants will explore the connections between human rights, particularly the human right to science, and issues many academic institutions are now tackling: academic freedom, freedom of speech on campus, student participation in administrative governance, gender discrimination and sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion, and redress for past violations of human rights. We will examine these issues through the human rights principles of access, participation, informed consent, and justice.

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STEMM Equality Congress 2018
Oct
11
to Oct 12

STEMM Equality Congress 2018

The STEMM Equality Congress 2018 (www.stemmequality.com) will offer delegates an opportunity to hear from and interact with thought leaders in equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, policy and practice in STEMM worldwide.

All proceedings, presentations and posters from the congress are published online on both the event website (view 2017 presentations here) and via the IngentaConnect library and are completely open access. All presentations are deposited in Portico and published under a Creative Commons licence to give delegates a valuable resource to utilise following the congress.

The 2017 Congress was attended by over 220 delegates from 31 countries across 5 continents.

Building on some of the key themes and issues presented during the 2017 congress, 2018 will focus on inter-sectionality, sharing success stories from around the world, practical measures that are working for other organisations, local challenges that organisations are facing, the tools they are using to address these challenges and how these tools can be applied in other countries and regions. in 2018 special attention will be given to presentations from emerging countries and the latest themes.

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Forum on Science & Technology Policy
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Forum on Science & Technology Policy

Join forces with over 500 industry professionals when you attend the AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy. This is your opportunity to engage with the nation’s top S&T policy experts, strengthen existing relationships, and create new ones. The Forum is the major public meeting in the U.S. on S&T policy issues. It provides dedicated networking time with top policymakers and the chance to connect and learn from the innovative ideas at work. The Forum brings together the science and policy communities to exchange ideas and discuss the future of science and technology.

Register for this exciting event and contribute to valuable peer exchanges that will make a difference in science and technology policy.

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The Return on Investment Initiative: Unleashing American Innovation
Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00

The Return on Investment Initiative: Unleashing American Innovation

As part of the President’s Management Agenda, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) are co-leading the Lab-to-Market cross agency priority (CAP) goal. To carry out these efforts, NIST has launched the Return on Investment (ROI) Initiative at an event in May 2018 titled "Unleashing American Innovation" to streamline and accelerate the transfer of technology from Federal Laboratories and federally-funded R&D at universities. The ROI Initiative seeks input from all stakeholders to unleash American innovation in ways that will maximize the transfer of federal investment in science and technology into value for the Nation by promoting innovation, U.S. economic growth, and national security through the creation of innovative products, processes, services, as well as new businesses and industries.

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The Story Collider - Oceans
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Story Collider - Oceans

Join us for our June show in DC and dive into five true, personal stories inspired by the ocean. From a hostage situation interrupting field work to being called by a family connection to the water, hear how the ocean has flowed through the lives of our storytellers.

Hosted by Shane M Hanlon and Maryam Zaringhalam.

Stories by:

  • Teresa Carey, US Coast Guard captain and Science and Social Media Fellow at PBS NewsHour

  • Ximena Escovar-Fadul, Cuba Program Manager at The Nature Conservancy

  • Kahlil Kettering, Urban Conservation Director at The Nature Conservancy

  • Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair for Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

  • Emi Okikawa, RAY Conversation Fellow at Ocean Conservancy

Doors open at 7:30pm, show begins at 8:00pm. Seating is mix of chairs and standing room, please arrive early for best seats. Register here.

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The Festival of Science & Religion
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

The Festival of Science & Religion

Description

A celebration of the ways that science and religion interact and harmonize to create more meaning, understanding, and purpose in our world. This day-long festival offers guests the opportunity to explore compelling new stories and thought provoking ideas presented by writers, thinkers, skeptics, and believers from various disciplines and denominations in a series of events that will challenge and inspire. Come for an hour, come for the day. The Festival–set in the magical Mansion on O St., near Dupont Circle—will present new ways to understand and appreciate our complicated world.

FESTIVAL LINEUP

Sounds and The City
The din of city life can induce disquiet and even pain, while ancient music from different religious traditions has a demonstrably soothing effect on our brains and bodies. Poet Catherine Fletcher will lead a brief “sonic city tour” followed by a demonstration and discussion of the therapeutic benefits of Gregorian chant by the Christopher Mueller Foundation for Polyphony & Chant. 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. | Note: Seating is limited for Sounds and The City | See registration desk at the entrance to reserve your space.

Yoga and Being

In a guided meditation, molecular biologist Prema Arasu takes participants on an internal evolutionary journey from pure primordial energy up through the chain of life, as they explore and reflect on their personal beliefs about science, religion and spirituality. 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. | Note: Seating is limited for Yoga and Being | See registration desk at the entrance to reserve your space.

Exile, Redemption, and the Refugee Experience

When people are forced from their homes and lands by weather, war, ethnic cleansing, or economic displacement, the costs to mind and spirit are great. Psychiatrist Ken Thompson will explore how the psychological and spiritual can work together to help transform the refugee experience into a hero’s journey toward healing and even redemption. 1 p.m.

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Festival of Science and Religion
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Festival of Science and Religion

A celebration of the ways that science and religion interact and harmonize to create more meaning, understanding, and purpose in our world. This day-long festival offers guests the opportunity to explore compelling new stories and thought provoking ideas presented by writers, thinkers, skeptics, and believers from various disciplines and denominations in a series of events that will challenge and inspire. Come for an hour, come for the day. The Festival–set in the magical Mansion on O St., near Dupont Circle—will present new ways to understand and appreciate our complicated world.

Hosted by Arizona State University

Free but register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-festival-of-science-religion-tickets-45982114743

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NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources Webinar
Jun
14
1:00 PM13:00

NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources Webinar

NSF Program Officers and Staff will highlight current funding opportunities available at NSF targeting underrepresented groups in STEM and Minority Serving Institutions. Funding opportunities for programs like NSF INCLUDES, ADVANCE, LifeSTEM, IUSE, ITEST, GRFP and many others will be highlighted. Representatives from all four divisions in EHR will be represented.

 

 

In addition, Q & A opportunities with Program Officers will be provided during the webinar.

 

Administrators, faculty, researchers, evaluators, and other STEM education leaders working to broaden participation in STEM in formal and or informal contexts are encouraged to attend.

 

Please register here as soon as possible.

 

Once you have registered, help spread the word about the webinar by forwarding this email and or the attached flyer to your STEM & broadening participation in STEM networks.

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Symposium: Community-driven Citizen Science for Health and the Environment
Jun
14
8:00 AM08:00

Symposium: Community-driven Citizen Science for Health and the Environment

The democratization of science and technology represents a tremendous opportunity to empower communities to address issues of local concern and to expand scientific knowledge used in policymaking in both the environment and the health sectors. Citizen science presents a tangible opportunity for the general public to connect with research and science policy by creating opportunities for real, needs-based engagement. However, without intentional processes and design, it is possible to exacerbate existing inequalities. This symposium will address the intersection of two complementary approaches: community-driven research and citizen science.

At its core, community-driven research involves the impacted community into research question and hypothesis generation. Once identified, the research questions may combine traditional and citizen science approaches in data collection and analysis. In contrast,  many citizen science projects are conceived and initiated by scientists to answer research questions and leverage non-professionals as a means to crowdsource data collection and/or analysis. This symposium seeks to focus on questions and techniques developed outside of the traditional scientific community to engage communities in both participation and co-creation.This symposium will begin with a keynote address presenting a common understanding of community-driven research and citizen science. Related policies, projects, issues, and strategies will then be addressed in a series of three panels that focus on different aspects of community-driven citizen science.

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 AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting
Jun
11
to Jun 15

AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting

The Pacific Division of AAAS is pleased to announce its 99th annual meeting, to be held on the campus of the California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona), Pomona, California, 11 – 15 June 2018. Membership in AAAS or its affiliated societies is not required to participate in or present research at the meeting.

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AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture Does Agriculture have a Parallel Science Problem?
Jun
5
4:00 PM16:00

AAAS Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture Does Agriculture have a Parallel Science Problem?

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam. Immediately following the lecture, Dr. Van Eenennaam will join a panel discussion with noted leaders from the international research community, agribusiness, and other stakeholders including Dr. Jay Akridge and Dr. Rattan Lal. The discussion will be led by Lowell W. Randel.

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Ocean Plastics Lab is Coming to the National Mall
Jun
4
to Jun 17

Ocean Plastics Lab is Coming to the National Mall

While people are the cause of plastic marine pollution, they can also be the solution. The Ocean Plastics Lab is an international outdoor travelling exhibition, showcasing the contribution of science to understand and combat the problem of plastics in the ocean. After Paris, Turin and Brussels, the Ocean Plastics Lab opens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from June 4 through 17. Admission is free. Visitors of all ages are invited to enter four shipping containers to gain an insight into current international research on marine pollution, and are encouraged to engage on scientific work in progress around the world. The exhibit brings attention to the global problem of ocean plastic pollution and highlights science-based solution

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Wiki Edit-a-Thon @ Rockville Library Studio i MakerSpace
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Wiki Edit-a-Thon @ Rockville Library Studio i MakerSpace

Emerging Technologies Wikipedia Workshop with Capital Area Biospace, MoCoMakers, and Rockville Science Center

This workshop will bring together DIY biologists and makers from across the DC area with experienced Wikipedians. Learn about emerging technologies like synthetic biology, nanotechnology, robotics, and more! Afterwards, we'll teach you how to improve Wikipedia articles on science and engineering topics of your choice.

As the web’s most visited reference site, Wikipedia is a starting point for both scientists and non-scientists to learn about technology topics. Wikipedia is openly editable, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. During this training, you will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia articles, and practice these skills with experienced Wikipedians.

Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan; you can reserve one by emailing info@wikimediadc.org.

Lunch will be provided!

**PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE**

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-area-biospace-emerging-technologies-edit-a-thon-tickets-45774755526

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Escape Velocity
May
25
to May 27

Escape Velocity

A 3-day event featuring over-the-horizon technology and panels on hard science and pop culture. Hands-on STEAM activities for kids. Amazing costumes and evening events for adults. Screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey, film festival, astronauts, authors, artists, gaming, and much more!

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(Webinar) Making Sense of Refugee Support: Using Narratives to Evaluate a Program to Protect and Integrate Refugees in Ecuador
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

(Webinar) Making Sense of Refugee Support: Using Narratives to Evaluate a Program to Protect and Integrate Refugees in Ecuador

Join the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition for a one-hour webinar with Maria Veronica Gottret, Nicole Kast and David Leege of Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Their presentation will focus on their use of SenseMaker™ in evaluating a refugee support project aimed at filling critical gaps in the humanitarian response and integration of Colombian and Venezuelan refugees in Ecuador, as well as assisting vulnerable Ecuadorians.

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Panel Discussion on Ethics in Data Science Research and Education
May
14
5:30 PM17:30

Panel Discussion on Ethics in Data Science Research and Education

With the ubiquity of data and its use for research and education, an increasing number of questions are emerging around the ethical considerations of analyzing personal data. Federal and state agencies are having discussions centered around fairness, accountability, and transparency. From a consumer perspective, companies are considering how customer data can be monetized, while consumers are fighting for their privacy and many others are unaware of the implications of sharing their data. Privacy for single-source datasets, particularly those with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) has been explored through policies such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).

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Webinar: When is science newsworthy?
May
10
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: When is science newsworthy?

What makes a good science news story? How do science reporters choose stories to write about? How can scientists work with reporters when they have a newsworthy story? In this webinar, AGU’s Sharing Science program along with reporters Carolyn Gramling of Science News and Ben Guarino of The Washington Post will demystify what reporters are looking for in a news story and how science makes it from a research paper to the front page.

Register Today!

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Branches from the Same Tree Report Release
May
7
10:30 AM10:30

Branches from the Same Tree Report Release

Please join us for the release of the new National Academies report, The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree, which analyzes the benefits of undergraduate and graduate experiences that effectively integrate STEM, Arts, and Humanities. The report is the culmination of a two-year study that examined the evidence behind the assertion that more integrated educational experiences can better prepare graduates for life and work.

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Concerns about the Economic and Social Impacts of AI and the Future of Work
May
2
4:00 PM16:00

Concerns about the Economic and Social Impacts of AI and the Future of Work

AAAS cordially invites you to the May 2018 AAAS Colloquium: 

Some commentators fear that we are in the midst of a Fourth Industrial Revolution where artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, and robots are replacing workers at staggering rates. Others worry about AI-fueled intelligent machines overpowering human control. In this session, Rob Atkinson explores these impacts and concerns and the implications for education. He concludes that instead of fretting about tech killing jobs, we should be worrying about how to boost record-low productivity growth—the only sustainable way to increase living standards.

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Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Lecture
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day Lecture

NHGRI will host its annual National DNA Day Speaker with special guest speaker Olivier Noel, M.D., Ph.D., DNAsimple CEO and recent contestant on ABC’s Shark Tank.

 

Dr. Noel’s discussion topic is entrepreneurship and startups in science. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 from 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium (Bldg. 38A). Light refreshments will be provided after talk and Q&A.

 

Getting onto NIH's Campus can be a little tricky, please bring a government-issued Photo ID, and see the NIH Visitor Information Website for details. 

To Register, Please go to our Eventbrite page. 

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Mis-communicating Science
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Mis-communicating Science

Media are powerful agents of communication, enabling the rapid dissemination of news and information – but they can also spread misinformation. This public program will address the role of media and news in spreading misinformation about science, which can affect the public’s attitudes and behaviors about topics such as climate change and the environment, health and medicine, and more.

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Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

On Call Scientists Hotline Webinar

Call the Hotline! AAAS Offers New Service, Real-Time Science and Technical Support for Human Rights

Are you a human rights professional whose work could benefit from scientific or technical support?

Are you a scientist, engineer, or health professional interested in learning more about how you can volunteer your time and expertise to support human rights projects?

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, March 22, 2018, noon to 1:00 p.m. Eastern, to learn about the new On-call Scientists Hotline. In addition to an overview of the On-call Scientists volunteer service and how its new Hotline works, Hotline members will share examples of the successful impacts of science applied in the service of human rights. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the webinar: Register Now!

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SCIENCE TALK '18
Mar
1
12:00 AM00:00

SCIENCE TALK '18

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to a non-scientist? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media and used in policy? Have you wondered just what they’re teaching about science these days? Join us at our annual conference and find out! 

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