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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 


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.

Log in to Trellis to learn more.

If you do not already have a Trellis account, you can request to join by entering your email here.

Eighth Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

Eighth Annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall

  • Across from the National Museum of African American History & Culture

This free public stargazing event is organized by Dr. Donald Lubowich, Coordinator of Astronomy Outreach at Hofstra University.  The Astronomy Festival on the National Mall (AFNM) will feature solar, optical, and radio telescope observations of the Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn; hands-on activities, demonstrations, hand-outs, posters, banners, and videos; a planetarium show with a portable blow-up dome, speakers from scientific and educational organization, and a chance to mingle with astronomers.

Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities
Jun
2
9:00 am09:00

Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities

Join the Board on Science Education on June 2nd in Washington, DC for a public event to discuss the recent report Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities. The event will feature invited presentations and moderated panel discussions on how to build institutional capacity for undergraduate research experiences and how to build evidence of student learning.

Attend a Town Hall Meeting
May
29
Jun 5

Attend a Town Hall Meeting

Attend a town hall meeting during the Congressional recess and speak up for science!  Meet your neighbors and influence your policymakers!

PRI's Science Friday: Digesting The White House’s ‘Devastating’ Cuts To Science Funding
May
26
2:00 pm14:00

PRI's Science Friday: Digesting The White House’s ‘Devastating’ Cuts To Science Funding

The numbers have some scientists worried. If Congress passes the budget as it’s written, the National Institutes of Health would lose $7.7 billion, or 22 percent of its entire budget. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science would lose 17 percent of its funding for research into nuclear physics, environmental and biological science, and other programs. And the Department of Agriculture, which funds agricultural research, would lose up to 11 percent of a budget that is already far too small, according to Rush Holt, the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Ecosystem Services: From Concept to Policy
May
19
9:00 am09:00

Ecosystem Services: From Concept to Policy

  • AAAS Headquarters

How can policy decision-making at the national and international levels make better use of our scientific understanding of the services provided to human societies by nature (ecosystem services)? Through a variety of formats, aimed at both theory and practice, this symposium will promote discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of placing monetary value on biodiversity and developing and applying the associated valuation tools.

Evaluation 101 for Human Rights Organizations: Designing Evaluation Studies
May
15
2:00 pm14:00

Evaluation 101 for Human Rights Organizations: Designing Evaluation Studies

  • AAAS Headquarters, Revelle Conference Room

Learn about the key elements of designing a program evaluation.  The presenters will share: how to define the purpose and utility of the evaluation; the relationship between evaluation questions and evaluation designs; and their experience designing and implementing evaluations using an array of approaches. These will include: participatory evaluations using photo-elicitation, mixed methods experimental designs; pre-post tests; social network analysis of rights coalitions; retrospective evaluations, developmental evaluation and case study designs. The presenters will share the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.

Water Diplomacy: Can Global Cooperation Safeguard Our Most Fundamental Resource?
May
12
8:30 am08:30

Water Diplomacy: Can Global Cooperation Safeguard Our Most Fundamental Resource?

  • AAAS Headquarters

Humanity’s ability to adapt to climate change and live sustainably on our planet will largely depend on how well we cooperatively manage our water resources including groundwater, surface water, and oceans. In this symposium, we will explore global water issues that fall under four main themes: resilience, security and cooperation, development, and interconnectivity.

May AAAS Colloquium
May
11
5:00 pm17:00

May AAAS Colloquium

  • AAAS Headquarters

Please join us for the latest installment of the AAAS Colloquium Series: Digital Innovation Through International Research Collaboration: Prospects for U.S.-Japan Research Collaboration.

Neuroscience and Society: The Opioid Epidemic
May
10
5:30 pm17:30

Neuroscience and Society: The Opioid Epidemic

  • AAAS Headquarters, Auditorium

Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with overdoses and deaths caused by prescribed and “street” drugs on the rise. The accelerating abuse of opioids includes not only painkillers that have legitimate uses, but heroin and the synthetic opioid fentanyl as well. The epidemic is not limited to inner city pockets of poverty; small-town America is also overcome by a tsunami of opioid addiction, putting strains on state and local social services and criminal justice systems. Join us for an event that will address the demographics and sociology of the opioid epidemic, the science of opioid addiction, and treatment options. 

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" Screening
Apr
22
6:30 pm18:30

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" Screening

  • AAAS Headquarters

Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne star in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortaI human cell line. Join AAAS for a special screening before the HBO premiere.

March for Science
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

March for Science

  • National Mall

Co-hosted with the Earth Day Network, the rally will be a call for politicians to implement science based policies, as well as a public celebration of science and the enormous public service it provides in our democracy, our economy, and in all our daily lives.