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Physical sciences/Earth sciences/Climatology

20–21 April 2006 Washington DC,
Washington Court Hotel

Click on the links below to view or download the speaker presentations from the 2006 Forum (PDF format). More presentations will be added shortly. The final attendee list is also available. For AAAS news coverage of the Forum, click here.

Alice M. Agogino has been honored by AAAS for her efforts to significantly increase the number of women and African- and Hispanic-American doctorates in mechanical engineering.

Agogino—who serves as the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley—will receive the 2012 AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement during a 15 February ceremony at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

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EurekAlert!, the global science news service operated by AAAS and its sister site, EurekAlert! Chinese, have selected five recipients for the 2012 AAAS-EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters.

A new style of scientific research called convergence holds great promise in biomedicine, but adequate funding and some changes in how science is organized will be required for the new approach to prosper, says a report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled at a AAAS-hosted forum.

With holiday shopping in full swing, AAAS has announced four winners in the annual AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books awards, which include science books for young children up to young adults. The books are examples of great science writing that encourages a better understanding of science topics.

The 2010 winners are:

Children’s Science Picture Book: The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge, by Joanna Cole, illustrated by Bruce Degen.

With holiday shopping in full swing, AAAS has announced four winners in the annual AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books awards, which include science books for young children up to young adults. The books are examples of great science writing that encourages a better understanding of science topics.

The 2010 winners are:

Children’s Science Picture Book: The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge, by Joanna Cole, illustrated by Bruce Degen.

Jennifer Wiseman

Jennifer Wiseman

Jennifer Wiseman, a NASA astrophysicist, has joined AAAS as director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion.

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The martian surface and thin atmosphere as seen from the Viking 1 orbiter [Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech]