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  • In the ten weeks that Rose Buchmann worked at The Mayo Clinic this summer, the college junior got a chance to try out new lab techniques and learn more about what a full-time career in science looks like. The internship, arranged by AAAS' EntryPoint! program, also gave Buchmann a chance to make...
  • Scenes from the final event of the 2015 GIST TECH-I competition, in Nairobi, Kenya. [The following article appeared in the 28 August edition of Science , as part of the AAAS News & Notes column.] Late this summer, young entrepreneur Tendekayi Katsiga traveled from his home in Gaborone, Botswana...
  • Teaching and research are conducted in English at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, a leader in the effort to internationalize higher education in Japan. | OIST/Ginter From the bustling capital of Tokyo to the remote resort island of Okinawa, Japan's universities...
  • At the GS5 Gender Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, Lolita Gray and Sarah Johnson were determined to talk to as many people as they could. Sarah Johnson (right) in the studio of radio station SAfm | Courtesy Sarah Johnson "From day one, my mindset was network, network, network. When I got on the...
  • [The following article appeared in the 27 March 2015 edition of Science , as part of the AAAS News & Notes column.] Rush Holt is, by all accounts, an unfailingly nice guy. He is so considerate of others that during an interview at a restaurant he will interrupt himself to wonder how one of the...
  • [A variation of this article appeared in AAAS News & Notes in the 30 January 2015 issue of Science .] With federal R&D funding as a percentage of GDP at its lowest levels in several decades, states are doing what they can to support innovation within their own borders. Many have created...
  • Investing in technology that turns tidal energy into clean power has paid off for the state of Maine. | COURTESY OF OCEAN RENEWABLE POWER COMPANY At the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, just off the coast of Maine, a tidal power system built and operated by the Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) draws...
  • Barbara A. Schaal, Ph.D., dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been chosen as AAAS president-elect. Her three-year term as an officer and member of...
  • Trellis, the scientific community's new communications platform, will debut in 2015. | AAAS [The following article appeared in the 19 December 2014 edition of Science , as part of the AAAS News & Notes column] By Alan I. Leshner, AAAS Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher of Science,...
  • The 2014 GIST Tech-I finalists and mentors | AAAS MARRAKECH, Morocco — Every year, 6,300 Ugandan women die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth, according to Edmund Ainebyona, a young innovator participating in the GIST Tech-I international entrepreneurship competition. Twenty-five...