What does it mean for a citizen to be "literate" in astronomy? The International Astronomical Union and collaborators have drafted an answer and are inviting the community to help refine it.
The AAS Board of Trustees urges every physics and astronomy department to provide its majors and potential majors with opportunities to engage in meaningful and appropriate research experiences.
At the January 2017 AAS meeting in Texas, the AAS Council (now the AAS Board of Trustees) approved the creation of a Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy Graduate Education, which has now published its final report.
The National Academies report that minority-serving colleges and universities could serve as a greater resource for meeting US STEM workforce needs, but only with increased attention and investments.
In partnership with several other professional associations of physical scientists, the American Astronomical Society has received funding from the National Science Foundation to strengthen US science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by broadening the participation of underrepresented groups.
LCO invites applications for organized and structured astronomy-education programs with well-defined target audiences. Partners will observe with LCO telescopes and use the data in their educational activities.
Proposals are invited from US-based AAS members for small grants to provide education-related mentoring and professional-development experiences for fellow members. Deadline: Sunday, 5 August.
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes that graduate programs in the sciences need to put more emphasis on teaching and mentoring.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science needs science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals to assist K-12 teachers in the DC metro area during the 2018-19 school year.
The AAS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in Graduate Astronomy Education is holding a Special Session at the 232nd AAS meeting in Denver on 4 June and looks forward to hearing your ideas.
Please help a high-school student in Illinois by taking his survey to investigate people's interests in pursuing careers in astronomy. Deadline: Friday, 2 March.
The number of astronomy and physics bachelor’s degrees and the number of astronomy PhDs awarded to the class of 2016 represent all-time highs.
Proposals are invited from US-based AAS members for small grants to provide education-related mentoring and professional-development experiences for fellow members. Deadline: 18 June.
The nonprofit EnCorps STEM Teachers Program is recruiting professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math into new careers in education. Application deadline: 15 May.
In 2016, the AAS Council created an Education Task Force, which has now published a final report as well as a collection of white papers submitted by members of the astronomy community.
Are you interested in an easy way to inspire the next generation of astronomers? Volunteer through Nepris to engage with K-12 classrooms virtually.
Join us at the 229th AAS meeting in Texas to learn what others are doing in anticipation of next August's coast-to-coast solar eclipse and to share information about your own plans with your peers.
The AAS Education Task Force asks you to participate in a short survey about the education, outreach, and/or mentoring activities in which you are involved. Both AAS members and nonmembers are welcome to participate.
Submit your white papers on education, professional development, and public outreach, and the Society's role in these areas, to the AAS Education Task Force by 12 May.
The AAS Council has created a task force to provide the AAS with a data-driven, well-considered path for the future of the Society’s educational philosophy and activities. Your input is requested!