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The AAAS-IUSE Summer Labs is a series of virtual sessions and workshops throughout June that provide sharing and learning opportunities under the banner of “Catalyzing Inclusive, Transformative Undergraduate STEM Education.”

Writers and illustrators of science books for children use their creative skills – powerful writing and beautiful illustration – to capture young readers and illuminate their understanding of science.

"As international comparisons aim at measuring competences to meet real-life challenges, behavioral aspects related to how well these challenges can be met should be included," said study author Steffi Pohl.

The authors and illustrators of four books for children and young adults have received the 2021 prizes.

In 2020, the Mentor Award went to X. Nancy Xu for her work to recruit women, underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students to chemistry, biochemistry and biomedical sciences and engineering and to support their retention, inclusion and advancement.

The new charter members are Arizona State University; the University of California, Irvine; the University of Florida; and Westfield State University.