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  • Laureen Summers is Program Associate for the Project on Science, Technology and Disability at AAAS and has been associated with the Project since 1991. Since 1996, she has been on the lead staff for the Entry Point! internship program for college students with disabilities. Summers has studied...
  • On May 8, 2014, nine high school students from Ivymount School in Rockville, Maryland and three students from Friendship School in South East Washington, DC spent a morning at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) listening to presentations about the various efforts of AAAS...
  • Through a grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers at AAAS Project 2061 have been exploring opportunities to engage middle school students in learning about energy and sustainability in the context of green school buildings. As part of that effort, they have developed an outline for...
  • Computer-enhanced science testing is becoming more popular as a way to assess knowledge and skills that ordinary paper and pencil tests cannot measure, but research on the actual effectiveness of online testing is limited. Now, in a new study organized by AAAS and WestEd, a research and development...
  • At the recent USA Science & Engineering Festival , hands-on science exhibits, stage presentations and informal "ask-the-scientist" sessions were made possible by some 75 volunteers, including 34 non-staff members. Steven Munger, who offered a brief, accessible talk on smell, taste and flavor as...
  • An ambitious new AAAS program will put science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals into K-12 classrooms, to help educators prepare their students to meet new science standards. A pilot of the AAAS National STEM Volunteer Program has awarded seven grants of approximately $12,000...
  • The Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science Creativity (KOFAC) has just published a translation of Volumes 1 and 2 of Project 2061’s popular Atlas of Science Literacy . Supported by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, KOFAC is active throughout the country in...
  • At the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll, AAAS volunteers helped children make and test hypotheses about whether household objects would sink or float in water. | AAAS/Carla Schaffer Volunteers from AAAS joined the First Family, Cookie Monster, Miss America and more than 30,000 people on 21 April...
  • Here's a look back at our 1998 review of one of Stephen Jay Gould's most popular books. Gould, Stephen Jay. Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms: Essays on Natural History . (Illus.) NY Harmony 1998. 422pp. 98-11500. ISBN 0-609-60141-5. Index; C.I.P. Rating : Highly Recommended Level...