Member Spotlight

Each month, we highlight a AAAS member who is a force for science. To find out how you can be a force for science, visit

Brian Finn teaches physics at Wellesley High School in Wellesley, Massachusetts, at levels from an introductory course for the 9th grade through Advanced Placement Physics C.

What are you most proud of in your work?

Boredom as a professional engineer led Anthony Fasano, who teaches seven courses for the AAAS Career Development Center, to his current vocation as a career coach for engineers.

Hanna Shohfi teaches biology at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, California.

If you’re looking to make a change, Scott Nichols may be able to help.

AAAS Fellow Lynn Conway, professor emerita at the University of Michigan and a vastly influential pioneer of the digital age, sees the outsize role she played in the development of computer technologies as the product, for the most part, of the sense of wonder she's maintained her whole life.

Blowing in from the coast, the gale stirs the meager flames into a roaring conflagration that descends on the small resort town, killing 14 people and 90,000 laboratory mice.

Read any good books lately? Maria Sosa wants to know.

Loree Griffin Burns starts most mornings with a haiku. Reading or crafting the three-line poems with just 17 syllables verges on spiritual practice for the biochemist-turned-author.