The fund was established by a donation from Sessler’s children to support the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law program. Sessler was a longtime leading public advocate for human rights and intellectual freedom. More>
Borrill will lead all technical and administrative aspects of the center, including engaging in scientific program development, and serving as principle investigator for proposals and projects. He formerly co-led C3 with Peter Nugent, who was promoted to Division Deputy for Scientific Engagement earlier this year. More>
From organizing monthly swaps of backyard produce to advocating for preservation or restoration of natural settings, grass roots local activism by Howdy Goudey and Robin Mitchell is becoming an important influence in shaping a vision of a greener future for the city. More>
Had it not been for an inspiring female chemistry professor in college 70 years ago, Darleane Hoffman may never have gone on to become a widely acclaimed nuclear chemist. Hoffman spoke last week at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Francisco about the dramatic changes she has seen in the status of women in science. More>
From cake and coffee to Richard Feynman’s bongos, scientists at the Foundry’s Inorganic Nanostructures Facility answer the question “what inspires you?” in classic science fashion…a white board. Check out photos of their responses on the Lab’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
Patty Giuntoli is the new leader of ESnet’s Networking Engineering Group, taking over for Mike Bennett, who retired earlier this year. … More»
Group seeks to increase philanthropic funding for basic science by $1 billion over the next five years. More>
This manager of undergraduate research internships lists Jay Keasling as her science hero, loves learning new languages, and enjoys celebrating the Persian holiday Nowruz with her family. Go here to check out the rest of Coté’s answers.
Article on Lab energy efficiency pioneer Art Rosenfeld looks at his efforts to promote cool roofs as a way to combat urban heat, reduce smog, and cut greenhouse gases. More>