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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 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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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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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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Feb
15
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Advocacy vs. Lobbying

Until 2017, the number of registered lobbyists had dropped for each of the past 10 years. From a record 14,827 lobbyists in 2007, to a 20-year low of 11,169 in 2016, there’s now some indication that this trend is starting to reverse.

But the rise in “education and advocacy” is accounting for some of the decline in what’s occasionally referred to as the world’s second oldest profession.

So what’s the difference between advocacy and lobbying, where are the grey areas, and why should you care? Find out in our next webinar, where we'll cover how these two key aspects of government relations differ — and where there's overlap. 

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Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Perspectives on Enhancing Rigor and Transparency in Scientific Research

At NIH, Dr. Lauer has been instrumental in formulating the NIH's new policy on human subjects research, which reportedly requires that all such studies be registered as a clinical trial. This policy is controversial as many believe that it creates an undue burden for those who conduct basic, non-translational research on human subjects. Dr. Lauer has promised to take lots of questions and will be receptive to discussions about this and any other topic that may be of interest. Please mark your calendars to attend what promises to be an interesting and lively conversation.

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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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AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting: Human Rights in STEM Education
Jan
25
8:30 AM08:30

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

Coalition meetings convene scientists, engineers, and health professionals with human rights leaders and policy makers to discuss emerging issues at the nexus of science and human rights. The Coalition serves as a catalyst for the increased involvement of scientific, engineering, and health associations and their members in human rights-related activities.

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Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Explore Zooniverse’s Project Builder

  • 1200 New York Ave NW Washington, Dc 20005 (map)
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Please join us to learn about how citizen science is revolutionizing the way we turn data into discovery with the Zooniverse Project Builder. The talk will be followed by an optional demo for anyone who wants to try their hand at project building. Please see the first comment for a more detailed description.

Bring a laptop if you want to explore Zooniverse’s project builder afterwards.

Snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a dinner to eat during the presentation.

 

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Jan
17
12:00 PM12:00

Advanced Manufacturing: The New American Innovation Policies

Bill Bonvillian, a leading expert in US innovation policy with extensive experience on the Senate staff and at MIT, will discuss the future of US manufacturing and how innovation policies must evolve to reinvigorate this key sector of the economy.  He will discuss key points from his new book, Advanced Manufacturing – The New American Innovation Policies, co-authored with Peter L. Singer.  His talk will cover the context of the decline in American manufacturing and the social disruption it led to, including the difficulty of bringing innovation into a complex, established “legacy” economic sector like manufacturing.

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AAAS January Colloquium Citizen Science
Jan
9
4:00 PM16:00

AAAS January Colloquium Citizen Science

Over a million citizen scientists in the U.S. volunteer to assist in research, such as through collecting environmental samples, compiling and analyzing data, reporting medical symptoms, and making other observations that help professional scientists make major advancements. At the January AAAS Colloquium, we will explore the role citizen scientists play in advancing scientific discoveries. 

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Dec
7
1:30 PM13:30

AAAS Facebook Live Chat: "I'm an undocumented scientist fighting for my Dream"

In "I'm an undocumented scientist fighting for my Dream," a AAAS Facebook live broadcast, Evelyn Valdez-ward   discusses her experience as a scientist in the United States with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. She'll talk more in depth about her experiences and those of others in her position with Chloe McPherson of AAAS and Lizbet Boroughs, the Associate Vice President for Federal Relations at the Association of American Universities (AAU).

We hope you'll join us for that conversation and for the Q&A to follow. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments section of the Facebook post.

Read her Science Careers article

 

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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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