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  • In March 1967, Norman P. Neureiter arrived in Poland with his wife Georgine and their two young boys to serve as the first science attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. During the next two years, Neureiter would develop many cooperative research projects bringing U.S. and Polish scientists...
  • Hefty federal deficits in Canada and the United States pose a significant threat to fundamental, basic research as some policymakers seem to value near-term, industry-focused science more highly. That's short-sighted and will likely have damaging consequences for both countries, AAAS CEO Alan I...
  • In March 1967, Norman P. Neureiter arrived in Poland with his wife Georgine and their two young boys to serve as the first science attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. During the next two years, Neureiter would develop many cooperative research projects bringing U.S. and Polish scientists...
  • AAAS Fellows who are current members of the association are invited to nominate members for election as Fellows. A Fellow is defined as a member “whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.” A nomination must be sponsored...
  • Support for science might be expected to suffer in a year of election-driven partisanship and a tough fiscal environment. But as he prepares to assume the presidency of AAAS, William Press sees some positive aspects: bipartisan agreement on key U.S. science policy goals, a renewed national focus on...
  • With the U.S. presidential election shifting to high gear, AAAS has debuted a Web site that offers a detailed look at the candidates and their positions on science-related issues. The site— http://elections.aaas.org/2012/ —will focus on five areas: competitiveness and innovation; science,...
  • In the late 1990s, science and engineering leaders were deeply concerned that the U.S. State Department lacked the scientific expertise that would be needed for the 21st century. Now, after a sustained effort, State has built significant scientific and technical strength and a promising capacity...
  • Many of the statistics about stroke are troubling. The disorder is the third leading cause of death in the world. And, because stroke risk rises sharply after age 60, countries with large "boomer" populations, such as the United States, are on course for a substantial increase in stroke prevalence...
  • Following are the results of the 2011 election. Terms began on 20 February 2012. General Election President : Phillip A. Sharp Board of Directors : Bonnie L. Bassler; May R. Berenbaum Committee on Nominations : Mary-Claire King; Barbara J. Meyer; Cherry A. Murray; Keith R. Yamamoto Section on...
  • The numbers tell a troubling story: Between 9th and 10th grades, about 25% of African American and Hispanic young men drop out of school. Among those who enroll in college and study science-related fields, nearly one-fifth work 20 or more hours a week to make ends meet. Perhaps it is no surprise,...