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Travel Grants to Women Researchers Led to International Scientific Collaborations and Research Produ

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Travel Grants to Women Researchers Led to International Scientific Collaborations and Research Productivity

From 2001-2003, 193 U.S. women scientists and engineers received small grants to nurture international research collaborations. The grants, funded by the National Science Foundation and administered by AAAS, allowed their recipients to establish international research partnerships in more than 60 countries.


By AAAS, USA.


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For Peter Agre, “the People’s Laureate” and AAAS President, Civic Engagement is Essentia

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For Peter Agre, “the People’s Laureate” and AAAS President, Civic Engagement is Essentia

If there is a stereotype in the public's mind of what a Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry is like, the odds are strong that Peter Agre does not fit it.. Where some might expect him to inhabit a rarefied world of equations and white lab coats, he is down-to-earth, plain-spoken, and self-effacing. Though he knows some of the world's most accomplished scientists and advised President Barack Obama during last fall's campaign, he is eager to talk about the teachers and clergy who were influential as he grew up in small-town Minnesota. And though his biomedical research solved one of the enduring mysteries of how cells work, he got a D in chemistry during his senior year of high school because, he says now, he was preoccupied with skiing and girls.


By AAAS, USA.


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