On December 7, 2012, AAAS and over one hundred other scientific societies sent a letter to the White House and Congress, urging them to avoid the sequestration.
To the President and Leadership of the U.S. Congress:
Arash Alaei and his brother Kamiar earned recognition and acclaim from the World Health Organization, the Asia Society, the Global Health Council, and other organizations for programs they started in Iran to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Unfortunately, they also caught the attention of Iranian authorities.
Patricia Wallace, one of the people behind a Web site that connects, informs, and helps mentor gifted math and science students, sees the online resource as a way to nurture this country’s next generation of innovators.