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  • Manu Platt | Sarah Zielinski In a plenary speech that earned him a standing ovation at a Washington D.C. conference, a scientist who studies HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease challenged hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students to think about what kind of impact they would like to have in...
  • The new February 2015 issue of Project 2061's electronic newsletter for the science education community is now available online. The issue includes updates on the WeatherSchool@AAAS website, a new evolution curriculum development effort, recent publications, and upcoming workshops.
  • Black History Month is celebrated every February to commemorate the history of the black community. It's an excellent opportunity to discuss issues of race, genetics, culture, and civil rights with your students, and Science NetLinks has plenty of resources to help. Broaching the topic of race and...
  • Calling all readers in the Bay Area: Science NetLinks will be at the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose! Join us, Science Books & Films , and other programs from AAAS Education and Human Resources for a few fun-filled days at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center . The exhibition area and...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated every January in the United States to commemorate the birthday of this important African American civil rights leader. He received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating segregation and Jim Crow laws in the 1950s and 60s. Dr. King organized some of the most...
  • January is National Blood Donor Month , which recognizes the contributions of volunteer blood donors in healthcare. You may have seen blood drives asking for donors in your community, or even given blood yourself. But what happens after a blood bank takes a donation? A supply of donated human blood...
  • AAAS Project 2061 is developing assessment items to measure late elementary, middle, and high school students’ understanding of ideas about energy. We are recruiting elementary, middle, and high school science teachers willing to field test our multiple-choice test items with their students in...
  • Project 2061, AAAS's long-term science literacy initiative, has launched WeatherSchool @ AAAS , a free online resource designed to help middle- and high-school students grasp key concepts related to weather and climate. "In order for students to understand the big-picture climate change stories in...
  • Do participants have the option to select the organization they will work with? No, placement is an iterative processes between the host sites, funding agencies, and AAAS. We place individuals where we think they would be best fit. Because of the already complex nature of placement, if you have...