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.
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.
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences cordially invites you to a program at the Carnegie Institution for Science on Communicating Science in an Age of Disbelief in Experts
Join Rush Holt, AAAS CEO, for a reddit Ask Me Anything.
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.
Join us for a post-March happy hour celebration.
Unplug with a chair massage while plugging in your mobile device.
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.
Walk with us from AAAS headquarters to join science supporters on the mall to show solidarity.
The National Math Festival brings together some of the most influential mathematicians of our time to inspire and challenge participants to see math in new and exciting ways. Through a day of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more, we bring out unexpected sides of mathematics for everyone, from toddlers to adults of all ages.
The National Math Festival is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. There are also events at dozens of science museums around the U.S. and More Math! games and resources online.
Stop by the AAAS tent on the National Mall for educational presentations, science-themed activities, and more!
Speakers from participating scientific societies describe why we march, how we will march, and that we are here to serve science and the scientific community. Continental breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m.
AAAS is pleased to host a Science Comedy Night. Join us for an evening of science related humor
Join AAAS and other science enthusiasts on the eve of the March for Science for cocktails and pre-March conversations.
Dr. John P. Holdren is the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Kennedy School of Government and Professor of Environmental Science and Policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.
The AAAS Communicating Science Workshop is specifically designed to address the needs of scientists and engineers to communicate scientific or technical information.
The Summit will commence on Friday morning, April 21, with a plenary opening welcome by Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton. It will include key speakers – led by Stanford’s Gretchen Daily – who will tell stories about the value of nature for humanity across an array of systems (valuation, nature’s impact on human health, nature and human well-being).
The Catalyzing Advocacy for Science & Engineering Workshop is for individuals interested in learning about the role of science in policymaking.
Free Webinar: After you’ve marched for science, how can you continue advocating for science? On Wednesday, April 19 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time, a diverse group of experts will explain how you can get involved in different avenues of science advocacy.
In the past year we’ve seen how science and diplomacy are inextricably connected. We encountered the Zika virus, a global health threat that governments must address with concerted international policies. We signed the Paris Agreement and agreed to a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals that will require collaboration across continents. We saw an Executive Order from the new United States administration disrupt the mobility of scientists and the free flow of ideas across the globe.
At this one-day conference, scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and students from all over the world will come together to grapple with these and other emerging questions of science diplomacy. Join us.
The annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy is the conference for people interested in public policy issues facing the science, engineering, and higher education communities. Since 1976, it has been the place where insiders go to learn what is happening and what is likely to happen in the coming year on the federal budget and the growing number of policy issues that affect researchers and their institutions. Come to the Forum, learn about the future of S&T policy, and meet the people who will shape it.
What Does the President's Budget Proposal Mean for Science? AAAS Live Chat, Wednesday, 3/22, 1 p.m. EDT
Join the next AAAS live chat this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. EDT, where experts from the AAAS Office of Government Relations will discuss what President Trump's budget request means for science, what comes next, and answer your questions related to the budget process.
- Joanne Carney, Director of Government Relations, AAAS
- Matt Hourihan, Director of the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program
In the meantime, you can follow AAAS efforts to stand up for science at www.forceforscience.org.
Last week, AAAS CEO Rush Holt participated in an online live chat, where he discussed how AAAS is being a force for science, why we have partnered with the March for Science and the role of science in this era of “alternative-facts.”
Please join the next AAAS live chat this Wednesday at 1pm EDT, where a group of science communication experts will explain why it’s important that scientists engage the public on science, how to engage local, national and international policymakers, and answer any of your other questions related to science communication.
The panel will include:
- Emily Therese Cloyd, AAAS
- Shane Hanlon, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
- Melissa Kenney, University of Maryland (AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow)
- Karen Lips, University of Maryland (AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow)
The live chat will begin at 1 p.m. EDT on the AAAS Facebook and Twitter accounts. Feel free to post questions in advance with the following hashtag on Twitter: #AAASLive.
In the meantime, you can follow AAAS efforts to stand up for science at www.forceforscience.org.
Join AAAS CEO Rush Holt for our first weekly Science Policy Live Chat this Wednesday, March 8, at 1:00 PM EST. Rush will discuss how AAAS is being a force for science and answer your questions related to science policy. The live chat will appear at 1PM EST on the AAAS Facebook and Twitter accounts. Feel free to post questions in advance with the following hashtag on Twitter: #SciPolQA
The live chat will continue every Wednesday at 1:00 PM EST and feature a diverse group of experts who will discuss an array of important topics related to science policy.
S. James Gates Jr.
John S. Toll Professor of Physics
University of Maryland
Scientific Reproducibility and Social Responsibility
The Paris Agreement and Leveraging Religious Support for Climate Policy | Annual Meeting 2017 Session
In recent years, there has been a growing chorus of religious voices framing climate change as a moral issue, with an associated moral imperative for action.
Professor and Department Head of Entomology
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Public Attitudes About Polarized Science: Evolution, Climate Change, Zika, and GMOs | Annual Meeting 2017 Session
Many positive societal outcomes depend on the public’s ability to incorporate the best available scientific evidence into their decision-making. However, this positive role for science in public life is often affected by complex relationships between societal norms, cultural values, and science literacy.
Science-Based Forensic Evidence: Getting the Science Right in Criminal Investigations | Annual Meeting 2017 Session
Science and the Law
Valid and reliable forensic science is crucial for apprehending suspected criminals and helping to determine guilt or innocence at trial. However, there have long been assertions that many of the forensic sciences are neither valid nor reliable.
The historic 2015 Paris agreement (COP21) created a greenhouse gas control framework for nations to reduce emissions and contain global warming.
Professor of the History of Science
The Ethics of Gene Editing: Should Concerns Beyond Safety Matter in Science Policy? | Annual Meeting 2017 Session
Gene Editing: Science and Policy Implications