AAS Education Task Force Needs You to Weigh In by 12 May
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.
AAS Education Task Force Begins Its Work
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!
AAS Education Task Force: Call for White Papers
20 Apr 2016
The AAS Education Task Force invites the submission of white papers on education, professional development, and public outreach and the Society's role in these areas.
Future Innovators Scholarship Opportunity from StudySoup
StudySoup, an online peer-to-peer learning marketplace, has launched a new scholarship program open to high school seniors through graduate students. Deadline for fall 2016 semester scholarship: 1 October 2016
President Obama to Host Sixth White House Science Fair 13 April
President Obama hosted the first ever White House Science Fair six years ago and will host the final fair of his administration on Wednesday, 13 April. Watch online at wh.gov/science-fair.
New K-12 Education Law Passed by Congress & Signed by President
The Every Student Succeeds Act reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, rewrites No Child Left Behind, and aims to strengthen education in science, technology, engineering, and math.
President's Column: Rethinking the Role of the GRE
Data show only a weak correlation between Graduate Record Exam scores and success in grad school. Worse, there are stronger correlations of score with gender and race.
Help Us Update Our List of Astronomy-Related Degree Programs
The AAS seeks information from department chairs to make our "College Departments Offering Astronomy Related Degrees" page more complete and up to date.
New Resource Seeks Input to Help Grow Undergrad Research
If you have successfully integrated meaningful research experiences into your undergraduate curriculum, a new website from the Council on Undergraduate Research wants to share your story with the broader community.
Engaging First-Year College Students in Scientific Research
Are you bringing research experiences into introductory classes on your campus? Please share your thoughts, comments, stories, and experiences with the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.