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AAAS releases “How We Respond” report that shows how 18 U.S. communities are leveraging science to develop local, innovative projects to address the impacts of climate change across the United States.

For the 47th year, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows came to Washington, D.C., to immerse themselves in science policy and to apply their scientific expertise throughout the federal government, beginning with a two-week orientation.

Five scientists were recognized for incredible discoveries with humble origins during an annual ceremony at the Library of Congress on Tuesday evening, an honor AAAS has bestowed since 2012.

The AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science is seeking active researchers in the field of artificial intelligence for the fifth cohort of the Leshner Leadership Institute fellowship program. The application period is from August 1 to October 1, 2019. The program convenes a group of mid-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence and leadership in their research careers and in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The selected AAAS Leshner Fellows will gather in June 2020 for a week of orientation and training at AAAS Headquarters in Washington, DC and then continue their activities while at their home institutions during the fellowship year. This includes developing and implementing high-impact public engagement related to artificial intelligence, training and mentoring other scientists in their communities, and promoting public engagement within their institutions.

AAAS IF/THEN® Ambassadors Program and Lyda Hill Philanthropies select an inaugural group of 125 women trailblazers to serve as role models for middle-age school girls to spark their interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Globally, around 4 billion people are faced with a severe water shortage for at least one month of the year. Wendy Jepson, a 2018-19 AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement Fellow, is working toward solutions to address this massive issue. Jepson, University Professor of Geography at Texas A&M University,  also leads the Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) Research Coordination Network, which brings together researchers and practitioners to better understand the causes and consequences of water insecurity at the household-level.

Scientists reflect on their experiences working in fast-paced newsrooms as 2019 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows.

AAAS has pioneered efforts to spread the global reach of science and technology by engaging in scientific leadership initiatives through international exchanges and scientific partnerships.

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