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2014 AAAS Annual Meeting: A Preview

The 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting begins in Chicago on February 12—less than a week away! This year's theme is Meeting Global Challenges: Discovery and Innovation, a topic that focuses on science policy, new interdisciplinary STEM fields such as sustainability, and the practical applications of STEM.

Science NetLinks and other programs from AAAS Education and Human Resources will be busy running a variety of events for both meeting attendees and for the public. Here's a preview:

  • Exhibit Hall: Education and Human Resources (including Science NetLinks!) and Science Books & Films will each have booths in the Exhibit Hall. Come by for more information about our programs and for free materials for you to take home.
  • Mapping the Unseen: Science Film Showcase: Join us at the University of Chicago for an evening of viewing a series of science films and hearing commentary from a panel of experts.
  • Public Science Day: Public Science Day (PSD) programs will engage underserved Chicago-area students in events just for them at local science instutions and museums. PSD is a fantastic program that allows AAAS to serve the needs of the community in which each Annual Meeting is located.
  • AAAS/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books Reception: Celebrate the 2014 winners of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize and SB&F's 50th anniversary!
  • Family Science Day (and Day Two): Family Science Day is free, open to the public, and created especially for middle- and high-school students. Families can meet practicing scientists, attend science demonstrations, and learn about science careers.
  • Education and Human Resources Symposia: Throughout the Annual Meeting, there will be a variety of speaker sessions dedicated to science education and related topics.
Our Twitter and Facebook pages are where we'll share updates throughout the meeting, so be sure to follow along with us there. We hope to see you in Chicago!

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