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AAAS Efforts Toward Educating Future Generations. World Science Forum 2005 Session 6. What is AAAS?. World’s largest general scientific society (serving 10 million worldwide) International in membership and scope Publisher of Science magazine (circulation reaches over 1 million)

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AAAS Efforts Toward Educating Future Generations

World Science Forum 2005

Session 6


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What is AAAS?

  • World’s largest general scientific society (serving 10 million worldwide)

  • International in membership and scope

  • Publisher of Science magazine (circulation reaches over 1 million)

  • Annual meeting draws nearly 10,000 participants, 1,000 journalists

    www.aaas.org


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AAAS Mission To advance science and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people


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AAAS Programs

  • Science and public policy

  • Human rights

  • Public engagement

  • Science education

  • Career development

  • International initiatives


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AAAS Educational Goals - Lifelong Learning for All People

  • Improving science literacy

  • Turning kids on early and sustaining their interest

  • Shaping career pathways

    • Ensuring a future workforce

  • Communicating science for lifelong engagement


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Working Worldwide

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Improving public science literacy

  • Overall educational system reform

  • “Informal” science education – museums, media

  • Benchmarks for what young people need to know


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Project 2061

“…single most visible attempt at science education reform in American history”

(OECD, 1996)


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On-Line Resources

Science NetLinks

www.sciencenetlinks.com

Science Books and Films

www.sbfonline.com/bestlists.htm

Science On-Line

scienceonline.org

Kinetic City

www.kineticcity.com


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AAAS Center for Careers in Science and Engineering

  • Increase the talent pool and its effectiveness

  • Provide resources and advice across the entire career span

  • Provide job finding help


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Career Development Programs

  • Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP): increasing minority Ph.D. graduatesCanon National Parks Science Scholars: conservation scholarships Commission on Professionals in Science & Technology: education and trainingENTRY POINT!: internships for students with disabilitiesGlobal Alliance for Diversifying the Science & Engineering Workforce: for women worldwideMass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program: in newsrooms across the countryMerck/AAAS Research Program: supports interaction between biology and chemistry departmentsMinority Scientists Network: a collaborative effort with Science's Next WaveRoadmaps & Rampways: profiles of students with disabilitiesScience, Tech & Disability: internships for students with disabilities


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Communicating science

  • Improve accessibility of science

  • Engage the public


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