Member Spotlight

Ready to march? Scientists and science boosters worldwide are taking to the streets in support of science education and the use of scientific evidence in public policy.

It was just a little thing—a single slide in an otherwise busy presentation—but it would alter the course of her career, change forever how climate change was reported in the media, and ultimately lead to attacks and counterattacks.

Christian Reilly works at the Santa Catalina School, a small, all-girls, independent school in Monterey, California. He currently teaches a three-year research course called the Marine Ecology Research (MER) Program, as well as a senior level course in Marine Science.

Don Wuebbles’ career has taken him from academia to the corridors of the White House and the United Nations. But he always ends up in Illinois.

Dr. Peter Gleick sat in his office at the Pacific Institute, a research institute he cofounded in 1987, monitoring recent news about the Oroville Dam in northern California.

Witters teaches College Biology and College/AP Environmental Science at Olathe South High School in Olathe, Kansas. He also teaches Field and Lab Biology for Emporia State University’s satellite campus at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

The U.S. government spends about $4 trillion a year. To put that in astronomical terms, if you laid all that out in singles, it would stretch from the Earth to the Sun four times. In meteorological terms, you could really make it rain.

Some fatherly advice helped prepare economist Kaye Husbands Fealing for a broad variety of challenges. Humphrey Husbands, who taught economics at Montclair State College in New Jersey, told her, “Professors take you seriously if you sit in the front row.”

AAAS Fellow William Walden recalls a handful of moments in his career as a basic scientist when he realized that he and his co-investigators knew something important that no one else knew.

Anthropologist Yolanda Moses is dragging the world kicking and screaming out of the 19th century.