Join the Smithsonian team for a free public event as scientists and public health workers share their experiences unraveling and stopping the 2015 Zika pandemic.
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Join the Smithsonian team for a free public event as scientists and public health workers share their experiences unraveling and stopping the 2015 Zika pandemic.
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The conference will also include time for networking during coffee breaks, lunch, poster session, and a reception, which will also include a special session of the 10-year anniversary of the Center for Science Diplomacy. Please have a look at the agenda and register soon. Early-bird rates are vaild through July 31, and space is limited.
Hosted by the University of Rhode Island’s Metcalf Institute in partnership with the Rhode Island Consortium for Coastal Ecology Assessment, Innovation, and Modeling, the symposium will address four themes central to advancing the national conversation on inclusive public engagement: frameworks, challenges, media, and strategies.
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.
SCIENCE TALK '1 will unite scientists, science communicators, journalists, policymakers, and students for two exciting days of learning to better talk about science. It will feature presentations, workshops, expert panels, and more. Come network with other like-minded individuals and learn new ways to tackle some of the impediments scientists face every day.
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This virtual session, hosted by Kishore Hari, will feature a discussion with public health researchers about their approach to community engagement that leads to behavioral shifts.
Join this 2-day workshop to engage with people involved in all aspects of the California assessment (Day 1) as well as those involved in assessment efforts in other states (Day 2). What are the key elements of success? What challenges do decision makers face in implementing proposed interventions? What strategies are most effective in engaging utilities and other key stakeholders? Sponsored by the California Energy Commission and the Electric Power Research Institute, this event is free and open to the public. Register today to attend in person or online!
Join us for a live chat August 1, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. ET — the only Facebook Live chat in this five-part series. Hear directly from fellows and fellowship staff to learn about the impact policy fellows have been making for over 45 years.
Ask questions live or in advance.
The main focus of the webinar will be the NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit, a free, downloadable, interactive resource institutions can use to help advance their own faculty diversity and inclusion. The toolkit guides users through evidence-based interrelated activities that SWD is currently using to foster an inclusive culture that unleashes the power of diversity to achieve research and institutional excellence.
For more information, please contact the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program.
The first meeting (via Zoom) will include a moderated discussion about facilitating scientists’ engagement with policymakers, especially how researchers and practitioners of public engagement are working together on this, followed by a discussion of future topics and leaders for the group. We hope you’ll join us and share your thoughts!
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Join us for the next installment in our 2018 chat series, “Why Science Policy? Why You? Why Now?,” and hear directly from fellows and fellowship staff about what it’s like to be a AAAS Science & Technology Policy fellow.
Join us for a live chat July 18, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. — one in a five-part series . ET. Hear directly from fellows and fellowship staff to learn about the impact policy fellows have been making for over 45 years.
Ask questions live or in advance and find out What's it like to be a policy fellow?
The Science webinar - Put talent first: Practical steps to eliminate gender bias in science panel, uses the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report, Sexual Harassment of Women Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as a foundation for the discussion on practical steps to eliminate gender bias in science.
Moderated by Shirley Malcom , the panel shared solutions and methods to help institutions move towards the creation of safe STEM work spaces free of gender bias.
Sixty-nine prominent, multidisciplinary scientific, medical and academic organizations are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposed rule that would deny the agency tasked with protecting human health and the environment access to “the best available science in its policymaking,” according to a statement issued on July 16.
The Coalition's business meetings, including meetings of the Executive Directors Circle, project teams, students, and Council, will take place on Friday, July 13. The agenda will be posted soon. When you register for the July 12 symposium, please indicate your plans to attend these business meetings.
Universities and colleges are institutions with significant influence and power in their communities, nationally and worldwide, and thus play a vital role in ensuring respect for and promotion of human rights. 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?
Speakers will address issues many academic institutions are now tackling: protecting scientific and academic freedom on globally connected campuses; supporting the diaspora of scientists, engineers, and health professionals displaced by conflict; prioritizing community involvement in scientific research that addresses local human rights concerns; providing equal and inclusive access to STEM education and careers; ensuring that academic governance structures protect human rights on campus; and understanding, acknowledging, and addressing universities’ legacies of slavery and oppression. We will examine these issues through the human rights principles of access, participation, informed consent, and justice.
2018 marks ScienceFest’s 11th year and will take place from July 11–15 with a “Science Rules in Los Alamos” theme.
“ScienceFest is a must-attend, five-day festival complete with live music, interactive and family-friendly events for all ages and out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities,” said Kelly Stewart, Marketing Manager for Los Alamos County.
ScienceFest events are focused on celebrating past and present scientific accomplishments and fostering an interest in science for future generations.
The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards program welcomes Nsikan Akpan, digital science producer for the PBS NewsHour, for a presentation of his award-winning work and a discussion of video science journalism.
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.
The types of actions worthy of this award include acting to protect the public's health, safety or welfare; focusing public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or providing an exemplary model in carrying out the social responsibilities of scientists, engineers or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.
Some awardees have risked their freedom and even physical safety by their actions, while others have been honored for their advocacy and their leadership. Some have been recognized for a life-time of service and devotion to the values honored by the scientific community, and others for a particular act or instance in which they fostered scientific freedom and responsibility. Although some award winners are distinguished scientists or scholars, this is not a requirement for award selection.
LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) continue to struggle to openly be themselves We believe that a day of recognition could go a long way in helping raise awareness and increase support. We want this to be a new and important component of the global push to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM.
Discussion and Response to the Report
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
#LeshnerAMA: Ask our @aaas #LeshnerFellows anything about #FoodSecurity, #WaterSecurity, their research and #SciEngage activities, and more. Follow @MeetAScientist to join the conversation. You can also search the hashtag #LeshnerAMA
What do climate change, culture, and technology have to do with safe and reliable food and water supplies? Join AAAS Leshner Fellows for a #AAASLive Facebook Live chat about food and water security and how they are engaging with a variety of audiences around these topics. The chat will be broadcast live on the AAAS Facebook page.
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.
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.
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