Being a scientist is about pursuing knowledge. But is there also a responsibility upon scientists to communicate or apply that knowledge in a way that contributes positively to society? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to confront this question head on.
AAAS, in partnership with EducationCounsel, has released new and updated resources for higher education institutions to guide them as they seek to boost diversity and equity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) while adhering to standards in a shifting and challenging legal landscape.
Six entries dealing with aspects of the continuing global COVID-19 pandemic are among the winners of the 2021 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. Other winners dealt with important issues of equity and ethics in the conduct of science.
Dr. Andrew Peter Dobson, Dr. Xiang-Jin Meng and Dr. James A. Roth speak on zoonotic diseases and the role of agricultural research in preventing future pandemic during the 2021 Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Lecture.
Ardem Patapoutian, a neuroscientist based at Scripps Research and elected Fellow of AAAS, has received the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with colleague David Julius for uncovering the receptors that enable human beings to feel touch and temperature.