Q?rius — National Museum of Natural History
Jun
10
Oct 1

Q?rius — National Museum of Natural History

  • National Museum of Natural History

Q?rius (pronounced curious) is a new way for teens and tweens - and their families and educators - to connect science with everyday experiences. A first-of-its-kind interactive and experimental learning space, Q?rius brings the unique assets of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - the science, researchers, and collections - out from behind the scenes. Visitors are invited to be an active and contributing part of this dynamic and engaging community.

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting: The Right to Science
Jul
27
Jul 28

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting: The Right to Science

  • AAAS Headquarters

Throughout the first day, participants will discuss the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications. Sessions will highlight briefings on research recently completed by AAAS and members of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, examples of ways in which scientists are using Article 15 to frame their research, and the "sticky questions" the right rasies on its own and in relation to other, more fully articulated and widely codified human rights.

Op-Ed Project: Building a Better Society Through Science
Jul
28
1:00 pm13:00

Op-Ed Project: Building a Better Society Through Science

Most people appreciate that the purpose of defense spending is to keep us safe. However, fewer people recognize that non-defense spending supports all of the programs that build a better society, including funding the science and basic research that enriches our local communities and improves our lives.

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC
Aug
3
5:30 pm17:30

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC

  • Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

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.

Workshop: Bringing primary literature to the science classroom
Aug
4
5:00 pm17:00

Workshop: Bringing primary literature to the science classroom

  • AAAS Headquarters

Science in the Classroom (SitC) is hosting a teacher professional development workshop at AAAS Headquarters in Washington, DC. The goal of this workshop is to familiarize pre-service and current educators with annotated primary literature, strengthen their understanding of the nature of science, and discuss promising practices for using annotated primary literature in the classroom.

How Virtual Reality Is Changing Medicine
Aug
17
6:45 pm18:45

How Virtual Reality Is Changing Medicine

  • 1100 Jefferson Drive Southwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States

Learn about the cutting-edge science and technology of this emerging area of medicine with Susan Persky, director of the Immersive Virtual Environment Testing Area at the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health.

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC
Sep
7
5:30 pm17:30

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC

  • Penn Social

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. 

Science Diplomacy & Leadership Workshop 2017
Sep
10
Sep 16

Science Diplomacy & Leadership Workshop 2017

  • AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy

This first-of-its-kind course is designed as an immersion experience in the science diplomacy ecosystem of Washington D.C., combining academic lectures, field visits, professional development workshops, networking opportunities and leadership training. Alumni will join a global network of young leaders and innovators reaching across borders to address societal challenges and become agents of change in their countries and sectors. 

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC
Oct
5
5:30 pm17:30

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC

  • Front Page

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. 

2017 California Science Education Conference
Oct
13
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. 

10th Imagine Science Film Festival
Oct
13
Oct 20

10th Imagine Science Film Festival

  • New York USA

Our mission is to bridge the gap between art and science through film, thereby transforming the way science is communicated to the public and encouraging collaboration across disciplines.

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC
Nov
2
5:30 pm17:30

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC

  • Policy

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. 


The Story Collider - stories about science under pressure
Jul
27
7:30 pm19:30

The Story Collider - stories about science under pressure

  • Busboys and Poets

Deadlines. Competition. Emergencies. From a high-tech rescue mission, to a rare flower that's a late bloomer, to a pride-on-the-line dance competition, when the unexpected happens in science, we feel the pressure. This month in DC, we present true, personal stories about science under pressure. 

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning
Jul
27
3:00 pm15:00

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning

How do you know if students are with you at the beginning, middle, and end of a lesson? Can formative assessment offer a key to better teaching and learning during instruction? Brent Duckor and Carrie Holmberg, authors of Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning, invite you on the journey to becoming a formative assessor, in part by focusing on seven research-based, high-leverage formative assessment "moves": priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning.

#DESTEMChat on Twitter - Global Girls in STEM
Jul
26
6:00 pm18:00

#DESTEMChat on Twitter - Global Girls in STEM

In 102 countries, only 14% of girls (while 39% boys) pursue STEM fields. STEMettes is an award-winning social enterprise working across the UK & Ireland and beyond to change these numbers. They hope to inspire and support young women into STEM by showcasing amazing female scientists via a series of panel events, hackathons, exhibitions, and mentoring programs.

The Breath of History: How Gases Connect Us to Our Planet and Past
Jul
25
6:45 pm18:45

The Breath of History: How Gases Connect Us to Our Planet and Past

  • 1100 Jefferson Drive Southwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States

For author Sam Kean, every inhale and exhale we take directly connects us to our planet's atmosphere and to humanity's past itself. Drawing on his most recent book, Ceasar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us (Little, Brown and Company), Kean takes a closer look at the gases we breathe as he tells the story of their origins, their significance, and their context in history.

Op-Ed Project: Building a Better Society Through Science
Jul
24
8:00 pm20:00

Op-Ed Project: Building a Better Society Through Science

Most people appreciate that the purpose of defense spending is to keep us safe. However, fewer people recognize that non-defense spending supports all of the programs that build a better society, including funding the science and basic research that enriches our local communities and improves our lives.

Sandra Starkweather (NOAA, U.S. AON): The US Arctic Observing Network – Mobilizing Interagency Observing Actions in an Era of Rapid Change
Jul
21
12:00 pm12:00

Sandra Starkweather (NOAA, U.S. AON): The US Arctic Observing Network – Mobilizing Interagency Observing Actions in an Era of Rapid Change

  • ARCUS DC Office

This talk will describe the capabilities of the new US AON initiative and how those capabilities are being mobilized towards both the “backward” and “forward” problems of Arctic observing. Both approaches have their own unique benefits and constraints which will be explored during this presentation.

Nat Geo Nights: Sharks
Jul
20
5:30 pm17:30

Nat Geo Nights: Sharks

Discover the incredible world of our ocean’s top predator with marine conservationist JESS CRAMP, oceanographer CAMRIN BRAUN, and National Geographic Pristine Seas International Policy Manager DAN MYERS, as they share how their work has brought them daringly close to this exceptional creature. Find out why such a formidable predator is also so vulnerable, and what we can all do to help protect them.

Discover SisterMentors
Jul
18
6:30 pm18:30

Discover SisterMentors

  • Union of Concerned Scientists

SisterMentors is celebrating 20 years of work mentoring and advancing women of color in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields.

The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to an information session to learn more about the work SisterMentors does and find out how you can get involved.

FIRST.Global STEM Robotics Event at DAR Constitution Hall
Jul
16
Jul 18

FIRST.Global STEM Robotics Event at DAR Constitution Hall

  • DAR Constitution Hall

FIRST Global is launching the world’s first international robot olympics for high school students, with nearly 160 nations each committed to sending one team to represent their country. It is through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics that the growing minds of tomorrow can address the world’s most pressing matters to secure prosperous livelihoods for all nations.

Science-A-Thon
Jul
13
12:00 am00:00

Science-A-Thon

Science-a-thon is a one-day celebration of science and scientists - from the lab to the field, from learning to teaching, from routine tasks to major discoveries! Participating scientists will share 12 photos over 12 hours. With science-a-thon, scientists will take you along for a day at work! Science-a-thon will raise money for the Earth Science Women's Network, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to supporting scientists of today and welcoming the scientists of tomorrow.

The Rise of Women in Science: 250 Years of Trailblazers
Jul
10
6:45 pm18:45

The Rise of Women in Science: 250 Years of Trailblazers

  • 1100 Jefferson Drive Southwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States

Marsha Richmond, a science historian at Wayne State University, tells the stories of influential women who have been celebrated as scientific trailblazers, as well as those whose opportunities and work were denied and repressed.

Richmond is joined by Grace Costantino of Smithsonian Libraries’ Biodiversity Heritage Library, who highlights featured works by women scientists in the library’s collection.

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC
Jul
6
5:30 pm17:30

ESEP Science Policy Happy Hours - Washington, DC

  • Rocket Bar

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. 

Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) webinar “Impacting Congress Beyond Phone Calls and Emails: Engaging on Policy”
Jun
29
2:30 pm14:30

Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) webinar “Impacting Congress Beyond Phone Calls and Emails: Engaging on Policy”

Daniel Pomeroy, Managing Director and Senior Policy Advisor, International Policy Lab, MIT will participate in a webinar moderated by Toby Smith, Vice President for Policy, AAU on June 29, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. EDT. During the webinar, Dan will discuss effective ways to interact with Members of Congress beyond the typical means of phone calls, letters, emails, and Hill visits. Please comment on the Trellis discussion with questions you would like Dan to answer during the webinar.

Please note, if you are not yet on Trellis you can join ESEP on Trellis.

Cell analysis: Time for a change?
Jun
28
9:00 am09:00

Cell analysis: Time for a change?

The traditional techniques of standard microscopy and flow cytometry have been the stalwart of cell analysis for many years. But times have changed—scientific breakthroughs, grant applications, and publications wait for no one—and there are now a host of new technologies that complement these traditional modalities. Our panelists will explain how applying the latest cutting-edge technologies, such as high-content analysis and superresolution microscopy, as well as other advances in flow cytometry and microscopy, can lead to new discoveries while saving time and making your lab more efficient and productive.

Video Chat: Engineers/Computer Scientists/Mathematicians in STPF
Jun
22
2:00 pm14:00

Video Chat: Engineers/Computer Scientists/Mathematicians in STPF

Seeking to gain hands-on policy experience and apply your STEM training to address societal challenges? Are you an engineer, computational scientist and/or mathematician wondering if a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) is right for you? Policy fellows with a background in engineering/computational sciences/mathematics have much to contribute and gain from the fellowship experience. 

FASEB and NIGMS Workshop on Responsible Communication of Basic Biomedical Research: Enhancing Awareness and Avoiding Hype
Jun
22
9:00 am09:00

FASEB and NIGMS Workshop on Responsible Communication of Basic Biomedical Research: Enhancing Awareness and Avoiding Hype

Because research findings and scientific concepts inform public policy and individual lifestyle choices, they must be communicated clearly and accurately. To promote a constructive dialogue on the responsible communication of basic biomedical research, FASEB will hold a roundtable workshop on<strong> June 22, 2017, from 9 a.m.

Transitioning into a Non-academic Career
Jun
20
12:00 pm12:00

Transitioning into a Non-academic Career

This workshop explores the skills and best practices for transitioning from an academic environment to one of many non-academic career paths. It introduces strategies for career planning, emphasizing an ongoing process for professional development throughout your career.

We’ll see you at at Awesome Con
Jun
16
Jun 18

We’ll see you at at Awesome Con

Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con. It is a place for fans of popular culture. At its heart, Awesome Con is a comic-con that embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids.

Lecture: Joining Forces to Protect the Future of Agriculture and the Planet
Jun
15
4:00 pm16:00

Lecture: Joining Forces to Protect the Future of Agriculture and the Planet

  • AAAS Headquarters

Please join us for the 2017 Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Monsanto. Dr. Fraley will address the need for collaboration and disruptive innovation to meet the world’s food security and environmental challenges, with a collective push for increased R&D funding and better communication with society about science-related issues.

Live Trellis Discussion: Understanding the “Science Budget”
Jun
9
1:00 pm13:00

Live Trellis Discussion: Understanding the “Science Budget”

Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) is excited to announce our first live discussion with Matt Hourihan, Josh Shiode, and David Parkes from the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program! We will be chatting with them about the federal R&D budget and they will answer our questions.

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