Welfare of Scientists
The scientific community has a long history of working to defend and protect the human rights of colleagues around the world and in the United States. The following organizations have programs or projects devoted to this important work.
Nancy B. Jackson, past president of the American Chemical Society (2011) and manager of the International Chemical Threat Reduction Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been chosen by AAAS to receive the 2012 Award for Science Diplomacy.
GUANAJUATO, Mexico—Emanuel Perez, a junior in high school and the son of two Mexican immigrants, has not always found it easy to position himself in the world of higher mathematics. He said that growing up in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood of Chicago, some of his Latino peers mocked, or at least questioned, his love of math. Although he is on a math team at the Whitney M. Young Magnet School, he is the only minority student on the team. “You try to fit into both worlds, and you don’t fit into either,” Perez said.