AAAS CEO Rush Holt speaks to members at the AAAS Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. | Peggy Mihelich/AAAS
AAAS CEO Rush Holt met with AAAS members, donors, and others in Atlanta, Georgia to seek input on how the association can better serve society and become a more effective advocate for the scientific community.
He talked with members about AAAS programs intended to support excellence in science journalism, engage scientists in the developing world, promote a high standard of scientific ethics, dispatch scientists and engineers to Capitol Hill, and enhance science communication, particularly in emerging fields such as synthetic biology. (Read more about Holt's visit to Atlanta)
Some members spoke about the need for better science literacy among media outlets, others were concerned with the politicization of scientific topics, like climate change and evolution.
Holt also held a similar meeting in Los Angeles, California this fall. He plans to travel to more U.S. cities in 2016. Please check our events calender, as he may be coming to your city!