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Leshner Leadership Institute Fellows Use Public Interactions for Mutual Learning
Leaders of the China Association for Science and Technology met May 16 with AAAS counterparts to explore ways to build on longstanding collaborations.
Mildred Dresselhaus, a renowned physicist and celebrated Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who earned the title “Queen of Carbon” for deepening the world’s understanding of the atomic properties of carbon and the electronic properties of materials, died on 20 February following a brief illness. She was 86.

In the wake of the presidential election, AAAS CEO Rush Holt acknowledged the concerns of young scientists and engineers in an op-ed calling on them to “Speak up, keep calm and carry on.”

Regional big data hubs aim to foster partnerships and strategies to tackle local and national challenges.
Learn what it's like to work in science with our series of interviews with STEM professionals. Today's subject: epidemiologist Livia Navon.
From March 3rd to 8th 2014, the AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy (CSTSP) hosted five early-career scientists from the broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region in a new AAAS BMENA Mentoring Program, funded by the Department of State and held at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.