Member Spotlight

Darren Dressen is a teacher at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California. His classes include honors-level Chemistry and a course on Advanced Science Investigations.

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Each month, we highlight a AAAS member who is a force for science. To find out how you can be a force for science, visit www.forceforscience.org.

There’s not much that can give you a new outlook on Earth like looking down at it from space.

Ellen Ochoa has done that four times.

Sherri Rukes teaches at Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois. For several years she taught a combination of regular chemistry, honors chemistry, and physics, and for the past decade she has been the school’s AP chemistry teacher.

When an outbreak of plague is suspected at a national park, National Park Service Veterinary Epidemiologist Danielle Buttke kicks into gear. Buttke, a 2017-2018 Leshner Fellow, is one of only two NPS epidemiologists. She is in charge of zoonotic diseases—infections that can be transmitted from animals to humans—and must respond to emergent public health issues in more than 400 national parks.

Each month, we highlight a AAAS member who is a force for science. To find out how you can be a force for science, visit www.forceforscience.org.

It’s the year 2100. The carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted since the industrial revolution continues to hang out in the atmosphere like some invisible ne’er-do-well. It will trap the sun’s energy for thousands of years to come. Sea levels are climbing under the gas’s influence.

Melody Starya Mobley, the United States’ first black female forester and a volunteer with AAAS’ STEM Volunteer Program, had her first experience in nature growing up in Louisville, Kentucky.