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The AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassadors program furthers women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers.

Five early-career science journalists have won the 2019 EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters, as the program celebrates its 15th anniversary and the contributions of its alumni to science journalism.

Covering conservation and the environment can be quite depressing at times, writer Hillary Rosner told students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism recently, but stories about climate change, endangered species, disappearing rain forests and other topics demand astute and sustained attention.

Stories on the long-sought pill for male contraception, the complicated legacy of a sexually proficient panda, and the environmental hazards posed by toxic algae and invasive mussels are among the winners of the 2018 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.

Marginalized audiences have important stories to tell, and their presence can contribute significantly to scientific understanding, documentary filmmaker Llewellyn Smith said during a Nov. 1 lecture at Howard University.

The AAAS Mass Media Fellows program pairs scientists and engineers like Davenport with media outlets in the U.S., giving the researchers a chance to report and write news stories for ten weeks each summer. Now in its 44 th year, the program has supported more than 750 fellows, including highly regarded scientists and journalists.

For the second year, the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards program will sponsor a trio of fall lectures on college campuses by distinguished winners of the journalism award.

The governing body of the American Association for the Advancement of Science voted Saturday to enact a policy under which an elected AAAS Fellow’s lifetime honor can be revoked for proven scientific misconduct or serious breaches of professional ethics.