Astia's 2012 Call for Applications Are Now Open

The Astia Global Entrepreneur Program has announced their 2012 Call for Applications, open now through February 4, 2012. 

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Edith Widder on "Illuminating the Perils of Pollution, Nature’s Way"

Edith Widder, PhD, CEO, President and Senior Scientist at the Ocean Research and Conservation Association and RFS Board Member, was featured in The New York Times this week in a lead Science Times article "Illuminating the Perils of Pollution, Nature's Way."

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Jo Handelsman on "The Practice of Mentoring"

Jo Handelsman, PhD, President of the Rosalind Franklin Society, Professor at Yale University, and HHMI Professor, is featured in the November 2011 online issue of iBioMagazine. In her video, Dr. Handelsman "describes guidelines that she and her colleagues have developed to help scientists become better mentors. These include listening, asking questions, stating expectations and building independence. Good advice for scientists at all stages of their careers."

Please watch the video and share with your colleagues. 

2011 Winners of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology

TEENS CLAIM TOP PRIZES IN 2011 SIEMENS COMPETITION IN MATH, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FOR DESIGNING NANOPARTICLE TO FIGHT CANCER AND APPLYING GAMING TECHNOLOGY TO HUMAN HEALTH

$100,000 Winners of Nation's Premier Science Research Competition for High School Students Announced at The George Washington University

Angela Zhang of Cupertino, California, Wins $100,000 Individual Prize; Ziyuan Liu and Cassee Cain of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Win $100,000 Team Prize

WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2011 – The year's highest science honor for high school students was awarded today to biochemistry research on cancer stem cells and an innovative use of gaming technology in the area of leg injuries and prosthetics in the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, America's premier science research competition for high school students.

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Nominations Are Now Open for the 2012 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award

Nominations Are Now Open for the 2012 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award! 

The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award is awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to any area of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM in their host institution and/or field of expertise in the UK.

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