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Scenes from the AAAS Annual Meeting

Child with safety gloves

It’s never too soon to learn lab safety. Family Science Days at the AAAS annual meeting in Austin, Texas (A. Kotok)

18 February 2018. Science & Enterprise is reporting this weekend from some of the key sessions at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Austin, Texas. But there’s more going on at the meeting than papers and presentations, including Family Science Days, always a big hit with kids of all ages. Of particular note, AAAS is encouraging researchers to better explain their science to audiences outside the lab, including help with a professional head shot photo for their resumes and web pages.

Science & Enterprise returns to its regular posting on Tuesday, 20 February.


Shooting video

Share Your Science, a program for scientists to prepare and record 2-minute pitches about their work. (A. Kotok)


Make up for photos

You need to look your best in a photo on your resume or web page. AAAS expects to shoot some 120 professional photos at this year’s meeting. (A. Kotok)


Pixel Profundo app

Family Science Days: Pixel Profundo is an augmented reality app that teaches about science and nature around Austin, Texas. (A. Kotok)


Iowa Neuroscience Institute

Family Science Days: The University of Iowa Neuroscience Institute demonstrates involuntary movements in the nervous system. (A. Kotok)


Rose Research Group

Family Science Days: The Rose Research Group at the University of Texas chemistry department shows how hydrogen is split from water. (A. Kotok)


Building circuits

Family Science Days: Thinkery, a children’s science museum in Austin helps kids build circuits. (A. Kotok)



Family Science Days: National Human Genome Research Institute helps kids learn the fine points of operating a pipette. (A. Kotok)

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