Human Rights in STEM Education - AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Human Rights in STEM Education - AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting

A growing number of STEM educators are finding that integrating human rights into their teaching sparks their students’ interest in applying research theories and methods, engages them in research on issues of relevance to their community or society more broadly, and gives practical context to scholarly debates around ethical responsibilities, and the roles of stakeholders. Can a broader adoption of these experimental approaches improve STEM education, including learning outcomes, retention, and diversity? What resources can be drawn from the human rights education movement’s practices and pedagogies? What are the opportunities for collaboration across disciplines to strengthen these efforts? Meeting participants will learn from case examples and contribute to discussions aimed at identifying key challenges, considering potential models for integrating human rights into STEM education, and articulating needs and opportunities for mentoring and other types of support. Register here.

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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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 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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The Science of Science Communication III
Nov
16
to Nov 17

The Science of Science Communication III

Climate intervention…fracking… vaccines…human genome editing…artificial intelligence… with so many complex, important, and sometimes uncertain scientific issues facing our society, there has never been a more critical time to communicate effectively. The challenges facing scientists, professional communicators, and the interested public have resulted in a growing area of research—the science of science communication. The National Academy of Sciences is hosting its third Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on this topic to advance a national dialogue.

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ESEP Webinar: Working with your State Legislature
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

ESEP Webinar: Working with your State Legislature

Chris Rothfuss, Senate Minority Leader at Wyoming State Legislature, Debra Cooper, Principal Consultant for the California State Senate, and Melanie Roberts, consultant for the Washington State Legislature will discuss experiences working from the inside and outside of the State Legislature to support evidence-informed state policy. They will share tips about how to engage in state policy and thought on pursing a career in state policy.

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AAAS Leadership Seminar in S&T Policy
Nov
13
to Nov 17

AAAS Leadership Seminar in S&T Policy

Registration for the 2017 AAAS Leadership Seminar in Science & Technology Policy is now open. The Leadership Seminar is a “crash course" in science and technology (S&T) policy that spans over 4 ½ days, designed for those who need or want to know how S&T policy works.

REGISTER BY OCTOBER 15, 2017

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AAAS Kavli Series: The Art of Science Television
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

AAAS Kavli Series: The Art of Science Television

  • Erb Memorial Union, Redwood Auditorium (map)
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Lecturer: Paula S. Apsell, senior executive producer at NOVA-PBS

Using clips from the internationally acclaimed NOVA-PBS science series, Paula Apsell will discuss how topics are chosen, how to make difficult or controversial material not only accessible but compelling to a wide range of viewers, and how to address the challenges ­–– and opportunities –– science journalists face as they compete for the public’s attention in an increasingly fractured and crowded media landscape.

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FB Live Event: The state of science in Puerto Rico and what you can do to help
Nov
6
1:00 PM13:00

FB Live Event: The state of science in Puerto Rico and what you can do to help

Hurricane Maria damaged not only Puerto Rico itself, but also the island’s scientific infrastructure. Some researchers are moving to U.S. mainland laboratories that have offered laboratory space to help avert further setbacks to ongoing research. Federal agencies also are considering offering extensions on research deadlines to ease the impact. On Monday, 6 November at 1 PM US ET, join Juan S. Ramirez-Lugo, president of the Caribbean Division, and Giovanna Guerrero, Executive Director of Ciencia Puerto Rico, for a Facebook live event discussing the state of science in Puerto Rico and what you can do to help.

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Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program
Nov
5
to Nov 17

Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program

The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma’s (HPRT) Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program is seeking applicants. The training program offers a cultural and scientific learning experience to address the needs of traumatized persons or communities worldwide. The course involves a two-week learning program in Italy followed by five months of collaborative online learning. Certificates of completion are awarded by HPRT and the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education.

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AAAS Kavli Lecture Series: Bad Science, Good Science: Covering Medical Research
Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

AAAS Kavli Lecture Series: Bad Science, Good Science: Covering Medical Research

  • Belo Center for New Media Auditorium (map)
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Lecturer: Richard Harris, science correspondent at NPR

It is not enough for science journalists to faithfully describe research results. It is becoming increasingly clear that in many cases, initial results do not stand the test of time. Harris will discuss how he has changed the way he communicates science, mindful that many results are not reproducible.

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ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC
Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC

ESEP hosts regional happy hours for individuals interested in or already engaged in science policy. ESEP's happy hours are informal networking and engagement opportunities for professionals, students, academics and enthusiasts - at all career levels - who share an interest in science policy or science communication. 

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ESEP Webinar: A Perspective from the Inside: House Science, Space, and Technology Committee
Oct
25
3:00 PM15:00

ESEP Webinar: A Perspective from the Inside: House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) is hosting a webinar entitled, “A Perspective from the Inside: House Science, Space, and Technology Committee“. Dahlia Sokolov, Staff Director, House Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology will be giving an insiders perspective and answering some of your questions.

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Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research

The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing its landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar notable for producing significant research related to equality in education is invited to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C.

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The 2017 National Diversity in STEM Conference
Oct
19
to Oct 21

The 2017 National Diversity in STEM Conference

  • Salt Palace Convention Center (map)
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2017 SACNAS is a conference like no other. Equal parts science, culture, and community, 2017 SACNAS is the largest diversity in STEM conference in the country. We invite you to join us this October for three days of cutting-edge science, training, mentoring, and cultural activities for scientists at all levels and disciplines. You won’t be disappointed.

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Communicating Science to the Public: Follow the Science
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Communicating Science to the Public: Follow the Science

Public understanding of science benefits both the public and the scientific enterprise. However, communicating science to the public is an acquired, not innate, skill, and it is particularly difficult and complex in domains like complementary and integrative health. Fortunately, there is a growing body of scientific evidence about what works and does not that can be used to increase the effectiveness of science communication efforts. Dr. Leshner will speak both about the needs for engaging with the public about science and some of the lessons learned, especially in controversial or contentious areas.

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DC Science Café: Extreme seeing and other sensory wonders
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

DC Science Café: Extreme seeing and other sensory wonders

Our eyes gift us with access to the colors, shapes, textures, motions, and spatial contexts of our world. Yet the human visual system is just one among many that have evolved under different environmental and ecological pressures. Join sensory physiologist Tom Cronin of the University of Maryland Baltimore County for a discussion about some of biology's most amazing and capable visual systems. Cronin and his colleagues have studied the visual systems of squids, butterflies, fiddler crabs, cuttlefish, primates, dolphins, orioles, reef fishes, sponges, poison-dart frogs, fireflies, octopus, deep-sea crabs, whooping cranes, and mantis shrimp—wondrous and often comedic crustaceans—that rely on their world-record 16 different light receptors (we have four) to make visual sense of their water world. 

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National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit
Oct
16
to Oct 17

National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit

Nationally there has been incredible progress in the areas of STEM and STEM education over the past decade. This event is designed as a forum for STEM education researchers, as well as those enacting best practice in STEM education K-20 to come together and share their collective knowledge and experiences. 

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2017 California Science Education Conference
Oct
13
to Oct 15

2017 California Science Education Conference

The California Science Education Conference is hosted and organized by the California Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Over 1,800 science educators from around the state are expected to attend this year's conference. The CSTA Conference is well-known by science educators as the place to make connections, generate new ideas, energize their teaching, and learn, and grow as professionals. 

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AAAS Kavli Lecture Series: Science Reporting in the Age of Fake News
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

AAAS Kavli Lecture Series: Science Reporting in the Age of Fake News

Lecturer: Carl Zimmer, columnist at The New York Times and national correspondent at STAT

Are humans causing the planet to get hotter? Do vaccines cause autism? Did our species evolve 300,000 years ago? Scientists have come to firm answers about these questions (yes, no, yes). Yet these subjects and many others are now fiercely contested — in some cases by government officials. These challenges have dogged science reporters for decades, but the state of 21st-century journalism and politics has brought a new sense of urgency to the profession. Zimmer’s talk will explore the current state of science reporting, including some hopeful innovations that may bring more understanding to the public about how the world works.

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ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC
Oct
5
5:30 PM17:30

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC

ESEP hosts regional happy hours for individuals interested in or already engaged in science policy. ESEP's happy hours are informal networking and engagement opportunities for professionals, students, academics and enthusiasts - at all career levels - who share an interest in science policy or science communication. 

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SUMMIT
Sep
30
8:30 AM08:30

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SUMMIT

Educating the next generation of AI Technologists, Innovators and Leaders

Artificial Intelligence is the future-- and has the potential to influence every aspect of our lives. Learn how to harness this technology at the Summit. From researchers to business trailblazers, the Summit is a unique opportunity to interact with the leaders in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

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ARCUS D.C. Arctic Research Seminar Series
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

ARCUS D.C. Arctic Research Seminar Series

The Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) is pleased to announce our next Arctic Research Seminar featuring Dr. Betsy Baker, Executive Director of the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB). The presentation will discuss current research supporting fisheries and integrated ecosystem information needs in the Arctic, Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.

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Human Rights and the Arctic
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Human Rights and the Arctic

The seventh Human Rights and Science Symposium, hosted by the Council of Finnish Academies, will discuss the human rights dimension in Arctic studies. The focal themes revolve around the rights of indigenous peoples, preconditions of scientific research in the Arctic, and the human rights perspectives in research and utilization of natural resources. While the program on September 28 is only for European science academy representatives, the event on September 29 is open to the public.

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2017 Annual Hitachi Lectureship at AAAS
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

2017 Annual Hitachi Lectureship at AAAS

Societies are now faced with the challenges of a declining population and shrinking workforce due to the emerging demographic trends of falling birthrates and aging societies.  These social issues need to be addressed in order to maintain or improve our quality of life in the years ahead. Under these circumstances, Human Symbiotic Robot and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, which support improvement in productivity, services, and life in the human environment, are proposed as a potential solution. Building upon the history of research and development of these technologies, Dr. Osone will explore the advancement in Human Symbiotic Robot and AI technologies as a necessary part of our future society.

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Symposium: Ethical and Inspiring Mentorship in STEM
Sep
21
8:00 AM08:00

Symposium: Ethical and Inspiring Mentorship in STEM

Join us to discuss ethical, effective, and inspiring mentorship

The symposium has four goals:

  1. To recognize and discuss the issues surrounding mentoring in STEM fields.
  2. To discuss effective mentorship and advocacy techniques at all levels: PhD, Postdoc, Faculty
  3. To provide a platform to connect like-minded young scientists who wish to effect change at their own institutions at the grassroots level.
  4. To inspire participants to practice effective mentorship practices and promote these skillsets to their peers and colleagues at their own institutions.
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