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Astrophysicist Keivan Stassun Wins 2018 AAAS Mentor Award

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Astrophysicist Keivan Stassun Wins 2018 AAAS Mentor Award

Keivan Stassun, the Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and senior associate dean for graduate education and research at Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science, has been chosen as the winner of the 2018 AAAS Mentor Award. Stassun was selected for personally mentoring dozens of underrepresented minority students and for building “innovative mentoring models that bridge critical attrition points in the development of underrepresented minority physicists and astronomers.”


By AAAS, USA.


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Former AAAS President Wins Prestigious Environmental Prize

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Former AAAS President Wins Prestigious Environmental Prize

Former AAAS President James McCarthy is one of two recipients of the renowned 2018 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for his work to understand and communicate the effects of climate change.McCarthy, the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University, shares the 2018 prize with Paul Falkowski, professor of geological and marine science at Rutgers University.


By AAAS, USA.


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Integrating Human Rights with STEM Education Inspires Students

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Integrating Human Rights with STEM Education Inspires Students

A smart phone application to de-escalate tensions during traffic stops, a voting machine to give the disabled an accessible way to cast a ballot and a community-based research project to test the impact of mining on the Hopi Navajo Reservation’s groundwater provide snapshots of practicing science through the lens of human rights, presentations at an American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting showed.


By AAAS, USA.


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