Member Spotlight

Brian Nelson teaches at Los Alamos Middle School in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a small, research-focused town nestled in the mountains of northern New Mexico. He primarily teaches 8th grade physical science, but has also taught science and other subjects for grades 6-8.

Marie Aloia is an alternate-route engineering teacher at Bayonne High School in Bayonne, New Jersey, where she teaches Intro to Engineering (a class in fundamentals) and Engineering (a second year portfolio class) from a curriculum she designed.

Georgia Tech robotics engineer Ayanna Howard builds robots that can handle glaciers, the rocky surface of Mars, and the sudden moves of inquisitive children.

What’s the biggest challenge?

It’s June—and it’s time for a new batch of AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors to start making the rounds.

Welcome to a new generation of scientific discovery. Grab a sign, a water bottle, and some comfortable shoes!

For some crustaceans in Antarctic waters, it’s like having an older sibling at their side to fight off bullies.

If you’ve been watching the series of live chats that AAAS has been hosting recently, you’ve seen Josh Ettinger’s baby.

Chris Spenner is in his tenth year at The Harker School, a private college prep school in San Jose, California, and currently teaches physics and science research classes for 10th through 12th grade students.