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  • 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...
  • Check out these webinars, Twitter chats, video hangouts, and other online events pertaining to STEM and STEM education happening in the next two weeks. Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter ( @sciencenetlinks ) about any events that we're missing! Monday, April 7 Webinar: An Introduction...
  • Martin M. Fernandez joined AAAS Project 2061 in the Fall of 2013 as a research assistant. His current function is the evaluation and development of curriculum and assessment materials related to the life sciences. Prior to joining AAAS, he engaged in human biological research concerning public...
  • Women's History Month , celebrated in March of each year, is a time to reflect on and spread awareness of women's achievements. In STEM, for instance, groundbreaking female scientists—such as Rosalind Franklin, Ada Lovelace, and Maria Mitchell—who had been erased by history are finally gaining the...