Programs: Education, Capacity and Careers
From kindergarten to high school, and from academic to corporate laboratories, AAAS promotes diversity and the best possible science education for all students. The Association provides networking opportunities, practical career advice, and insights to guide curriculum and textbook development.
Explore three central programs, below, or continue reading for more information.
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Strengthening and expanding the science and technology workforce is emphasized by an array of activities within AAAS Education and Human Resources programs. View the current list of activities, below, plus prior efforts.
Project 2061 is AAAS's ongoing effort to improve science literacy in America through research and development focused on K-12 curriculum, assessment, and instruction. Project 2061 staff use their expertise as teachers, researchers, and scientists to help make literacy in science, mathematics and technology a reality for all students.
Through Science Careers, AAAS provides comprehensive, freely accessible resources for job applicants, grant seekers and employers.
Current Programs Related to AAAS Education and Human Resources
An alphabetical list of currently active programs and alliances:
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Helping to increase underrepresented minorities in the sciences.
BioSciEdNet (BEN): National Science Digital Library
Resources on 77 biological sciences, for educators.
Building Mathematical and Scientific Talent in the BMENA (Broader Middle East North Africa) Region
Royal Scientific Society (RSS), AAAS, John Templeton Foundation, Jordan Conference Presentations.
Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST)
Housed at AAAS, an authoritative source of science workforce data.
Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program
AAAS helps to support this NSF effort to improve undergraduate STEM education.
Internships for aspiring scientists and engineers with disabilities..
Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12)
NSF-AAAS support for graduate students in the sciences.
Healthy People Library Project
Resources for informing the public about health research.
Historically Black Colleges & Universities-Undergraduate Program
NSF-AAAS effort to strengthen scientific and technical education.
Fun online games and other learning tools for K-12 students.
Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
Placing scientists and engineers in summer reporting positions.
MySciNet: Minority Scientists Network
Bringing scientists and engineers together on Science Careers.
National Association of Academies of Science (NAAS)
Standing AAAS committee supports information exchange.
National Postdoctoral Association
Headquartered at AAAS, independent voice for postdocs.
Public Science Day at the AAAS Annual Meeting
Engaging area school children in science through hands-on fun.
Science Books & Films (SB&F)
A critical review journal for all sciences and all ages.
The Science Inside Series
Plain-language booklets on health topics from alcohol to obesity.
Science in the Summer
Free program, helping children "grow into science."
Free, standards-aligned resources for K-12 science educators.
Award-winning science radio program from AAAS.
Senior Scientists & Engineers
Volunteers support government, education and community goals.
Previous Programmatic Contributions
Delta SEE: Science and Everyday Experiences
AAAS-Delta Sigma Theta Sorority outreach to K-8 students.
Diversifying the science and engineering workforce.
Healthy Moms and Babies
Part of the Healthy People Library Project.
Guidelines and resources for mentoring future scientists.