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For nearly three decades, Angela Wandinger-Ness has worked to increase the diversity of students pursuing doctoral studies in pathology.

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.

J. Marshall Shepherd writes a regular column for Forbes, hosts a Weather Channel podcast, and more.

Ten years of spending caps have taken their toll on research dollars.

The 2020 Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science went to John Drazan, who has combined his biomechanics research with efforts to get young people interested in science.

A tight fiscal environment meant modest increases for research funding in annual appropriations.

Last February, the annual AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize went to an international team of scientists for the development of a promising tool in the fight against malaria.

In 2020, the Philip Hauge Abelson Prize went to Chad Mirkin, one of the world’s most cited chemists, for his contributions to the fields of chemistry and nanoscience.

Although the pandemic took much of AAAS’ work online, the association fostered virtual connections all year long to carry out its mission.

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