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Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks aims to: Advance conservation science and provide science that informs stewardship of natural and cultural resources by expanding scientific research programs in parks; Strengthen and broaden public understanding of the value of parks for science and science for parks and society by building on the positive public perception of national parks; Enhance science understanding and appreciation among the public by leveraging park science for education and public outreach.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Pitts Family Foundation is proud to offer a summer internship program for minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing. Experience what it’s like to cover the scientific and technological issues that shape our global community.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science will hold its 43rd annual Forum on Science & Technology Policy on June 21-22 in Washington, D.C. Members of the science and policy communities will gather under the banner of “U.S. Science, Innovation and Competitiveness: Current Status and Future Imperative.”
Leaders of the China Association for Science and Technology met May 16 with AAAS counterparts to explore ways to build on longstanding collaborations.
Haley Oliver conducts research on food contamination, and applied for the AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellowship in part because she wants to the public to be able to make better decisions to protect themselves from foodborne illness, and be able to differentiate between food safety and food quality – a confusion she says results in a significant waste problem.
The Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2018 in Rwanda featured African research and explored how to accelerate the continent’s innovation capacity.
Panelists and audience members exchanged perspectives from both research and experience about different audiences, messaging tactics, and cultural change The Communicating Science Seminar at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting offered the audience of approximately 500 scientists, science communicators, evaluators, and students a chance to hear from and ask questions of speakers with diverse backgrounds and expertise in practicing, researching, and facilitating public engagement. The day included three panels, the first on expanding and diversifying the types of audiences that scientists and others engage with, the second on using narrative as a tool for conveying scientific information, and the third on increasing support for public engagement within scientific institutions and cultures.