Application Period Open: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
Oct
16
to Jan 15

Application Period Open: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship

Submission deadline: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. They have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic, and Scientific American.

View Event →
AAAS 2019 Annual Meeting
Feb
14
to Feb 17

AAAS 2019 Annual Meeting

How can science help address the many divisions in our communities, in global society, and in science itself? Science plays a unique and important role in how people see and understand the world, and how lines and distinctions are drawn.

View Event →
Science Talk 2019
Apr
4
to Apr 5

Science Talk 2019

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.

You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook and share with your social network! https://www.facebook.com/events/1739925342751399/

View Event →

Facebook Live Event: Opportunities to Serve Human Rights
Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Facebook Live Event: Opportunities to Serve Human Rights

Are you a STEM professional looking to apply your knowledge, skills and scientific rigor to advancing and protecting human rights? Join us for a discussion with members of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition on December 10 – International Human Rights Day – at 1:00 pm EST. We will explore the connections between science and human rights and highlight opportunities for you to serve human rights right now!

View Event →
Science, A Human Right: A Global Livestream Event
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

Science, A Human Right: A Global Livestream Event

In support of World Science Day for Peace and Development and as part of the International Science Center and Science Museum Day 2018 (ISCSMD18) the Association of Science–Technology Centers is co-hosting with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) a worldwide conversation about “Science, a Human Right.”

View Event →
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.

View Event →
A Symposium on Advancing Inclusive Public Engagement with Science
Sep
28
9:30 AM09:30

A Symposium on Advancing Inclusive Public Engagement with Science

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.

Register here

View Event →
Virtual Public Engagement with Science Discussion Group: Engaging Underserved Audiences
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Virtual Public Engagement with Science Discussion Group: Engaging Underserved Audiences

On Friday September 21 at 12 PM Eastern, join us for a LIVE discussion on engaging underserved audiences in science outreach efforts. We will have appearances from the following presenters:

  • Nalini Nadkarni and Caitlin Weber, University of Utah STEM Ambassador Program

  • Emily Dawson, University College London

View Event →
Science Diplomacy 2018
Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Science Diplomacy 2018

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.

View Event →
Smart Mobility: Embracing Technological Advances to Propel Future Growth
Sep
5
11:30 AM11:30

Smart Mobility: Embracing Technological Advances to Propel Future Growth

Narrowing down to just one area of Smart Cities, Smart Mobility, we can begin to see where the true benefit of the Internet of Things society in creating efficiencies in everyday activities. Hitachi’s Dr. Chetan Gupta will explain Smart Mobility and the application it can have for businesses to embrace technological advances to propel their future growth.

RSVP here

View Event →
Making Climate Assessments Work: Learning from California and Other Subnational Climate Assessments
Aug
14
to Aug 15

Making Climate Assessments Work: Learning from California and Other Subnational Climate Assessments

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!

View Event →
NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit (AAMC Webinar)
Jul
30
1:30 PM13:30

NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit (AAMC Webinar)

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.

Read more

View Event →
First Virtual Public Engagement with Science Discussion Group: Facilitating Engagement with Policymakers
Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

First Virtual Public Engagement with Science Discussion Group: Facilitating Engagement with Policymakers

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! 

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://nasem.zoom.us/j/405397212

Or iPhone one-tap :     US: +16465588656,,405397212#  or +16699006833,,405397212#

Or Telephone:     Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):        

US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 855 880 1246 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)    Meeting ID: 405 397 212International numbers available:https://zoom.us/u/eE12dDiR6

View Event →
Science AAAS WEBINAR
Jul
17
2:30 PM14:30

Science AAAS WEBINAR

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.

View Event →
Scientific, Medical, Academic Groups Urge EPA to Drop ‘Transparency’ Rule
Jul
17
2:00 PM14:00

Scientific, Medical, Academic Groups Urge EPA to Drop ‘Transparency’ Rule

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.

Read more

View Event →
Higher Education and Human Rights Symposium
Jul
12
8:00 AM08:00

Higher Education and Human Rights Symposium

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.

View Event →
ScienceFest Returns to Los Alamos, “Where Discoveries are Made”
Jul
11
to Jul 13

ScienceFest Returns to Los Alamos, “Where Discoveries are Made”

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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →
AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award
Jul
6
to Aug 1

AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award

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.

View Event →
International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths
Jul
5
12:00 AM00:00

International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths

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.

View Event →
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

View Event →
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.

View Event →