Wednesday, December 16, 2009

AAAS Benefits from AAAS Annual Meeting, February 18-22

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the journal Science, holds its 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego, 18-22 February. You can advance your organization's mission and goals in many other ways through this event.

Judges for the Student Poster Competition
We are seeking scientists, engineers, and other professionals to serve as judges for the Student Poster Competition. Poster judges receive a deeply discounted meeting registration rate and have the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the nation and around the world. Moreover, they can help mentor the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Student Session Aides
Undergraduate and graduate students can volunteer to ensure the meeting runs smoothly. Those who volunteer for 8 hours receive free meeting registration; those who volunteer for 16 hours also receive a one-year subscription to ScienceOnline. Whenever possible, aides are assigned to support sessions of particular interest to them. They have the opportunity to assist, listen to, and meet a range of interesting people, including leading scientists, Nobel Laureates, popular authors, government leaders, and media personalities.

Family Science Days
This community science showcase -- featuring hands-on demonstrations and other family and kid-friendly activities -- will occur on Saturday and Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center. It features a broad range of formal and informal science educators who promote an interest in science among the general public.
For more information, contact Tiffany Lohwater, (202) 326-8737

Career-Building Workshops
Career-related workshops are offered for free and designed for students and professionals at all educational and career levels. For example, Learn how to get published in Science.

Free Activities Open to All
A major goal of AAAS is to connect with a broad range of local communities. These activities are free to all attendees and open to the public: plenary and topical lectures, opening ceremony, career development workshops, Family Science Days, and International Exhibit Hall.

Learn more about the 2010 Meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Jill C. Perla at (202) 326-6736.

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