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AAAS Meetings with UK, Irish Science Leaders Yield New Ideas for Collaboration

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AAAS Meetings with UK, Irish Science Leaders Yield New Ideas for Collaboration

A whirlwind trip to the United Kingdom and Ireland, led by AAAS President James J. McCarthy, reaffirmed old ties and produced new ideas for future cooperative ventures.The three-day visit, from 8-10 July, took McCarthy and AAAS Director for International Cooperation Tom Wang to Cambridge, London, and Dublin for a series of meetings with top officials in research, science education, government, and other science and engineering fields. McCarthy described the reception as gracious and the talks as wide-ranging.


By AAAS , USA.


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Science Supervisors Say Well-Designed Curricula Drive Science Literacy

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Science Supervisors Say Well-Designed Curricula Drive Science Literacy

With state and local school officials placing increased emphasis on helping their students improve their performance in science, 11 top state education officials met at a AAAS Project 2061 workshop in an effort to develop new ways to promote broad scientific-literacy.During a three-day workshop at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., the participants—all members of the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS), an organization of leaders who direct statewide efforts to improve science education—heard from colleagues about the challenges they face on the front lines.


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS Opens New Center for Science Diplomacy to "Promote International Understanding and Prosperity"

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AAAS Opens New Center for Science Diplomacy to "Promote International Understanding and Prosperity"

In the 1960s and '70s, during the most difficult years of the Cold War, U.S. scientists and engineers continued to work with colleagues in the Soviet Union, helping both countries maintain lines of communication and a baseline of trust. Today's conflicts are different, but with U.S. S&T organizations again seeing promise in such outreach, AAAS has opened a new Center for Science Diplomacy.


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner Calls for Global Science Enterprise, Science Diplomacy

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AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner Calls for Global Science Enterprise, Science Diplomacy

AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner joined top science policy leaders on Capitol Hill calling for a period of profound renewal in U.S. efforts to use science and technology to build relationships with other nations, even ones where the official relationship is limited.Collaboration among scientists serves a clear diplomatic purpose, Leshner said before a House Science and Technology subcommittee, by acting as a catalyst to help developing nations integrate into the global science enterprise, allowing them to "better reap the benefits of science for their societies."


By AAAS , USA.


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