UCS at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

February 16-20, 2017 | Boston

The Union of Concerned Scientists cordially invites you to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2017 Annual Meeting.

AAAS Awards Ceremony and Reception

Friday, February 17 | 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. | Sheraton Boston Hotel, Republic Ballroom

The AAAS Awards have recognized excellence in research, education, and public service on behalf of science and technology since 1823. This year, UCS co-founder Dr. Kurt Gottfried will receive the prestigious 2016 AAAS Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award.

Dr. Kurt Gottfried, professor emeritus of physics at Cornell University and a recognized leader in the scientific community on missile defense and nuclear terrorism, is being honored by AAAS “for his long and distinguished career as a ‘civic scientist,’ through his advocacy for arms control, human rights, and integrity in the use of science in public policy making.” Congratulations Dr. Gottfried on this wonderful honor!

Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, senior climate scientist and the director of climate science at UCS, is named an AAAS Fellow. Dr. Ekwurzel’s ground-breaking research attributing global average temperature to carbon majors over the past years has kept her busy and clearly been noted by her colleagues. Her skill and enthusiasm for helping scientists become better communicators and engaging non-scientists is a hallmark of her tenure at UCS and sets her apart from the rest. Congratulations Dr. Ekwurzel!


Coastal Inundation and Displacement: Policy Needs on the Sea Level Rise Front Line
Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior climate analyst
Friday, February 17 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Hynes Convention Center | Room 203

How Early Career Scientists Can Serve Science Through Policy
Paula Garcia, energy analyst
Friday, February 17 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hynes Convention Center | Room 207

Community-Scientist Partnerships: Bridging the Gap Between Communities and Science
Melissa Varga, outreach associate & Science Network community manager
Saturday, February 18 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Hynes Convention Center | Room 207

A Kaleidoscope of Public Policy Engagement
Melissa Varga, outreach associate & Science Network community manager
Saturday, February 18 | 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hynes Convention Center | Room 208

Science Communication Strategies in Academic, Government, and Non-Profit Sectors
Astrid Caldas, climate scientist
Sunday, February 19 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hynes Convention Center | Room 207


UCS Reception
Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Constitution Ballroom B
RSVP to attend the reception. (RSVP form coming soon)

Stop by our AAAS 2017 booth (101) to meet UCS experts and staff. Stay informed about our work throughout the year—join the UCS Science Network and follow us on Twitter (@UCSUSA and @SciNetUCS)

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