Baltimore city youngsters combine art and science through Society funded program

Few things are more energizing than a classroom full of youngsters fully engaged in learning. Such was the case one Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore, MD, when third and fourth graders at the Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School (Henderson-Hopkins) were constructing decorative DNA  … Read more

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Exploring our microscopic world at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

In early April, Washington, DC, was swarming with tourists for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, but that wasn’t the only event that brought families to the nation’s capital. At the same time, the USA Science and Engineering Festival (USASEF) took place in the Walter E.  … Read more

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American Society for Cell Biology officially partners with March for Science organizers

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) recently signed an agreement officially lending its support to the national March for Science rally and teach-in in Washington, DC, scheduled for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. ASCB was among the first to uphold the event’s mission to  … Read more

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Promote Public Awareness of Science with a COMPASS Outreach Grant —Deadline Approaching!

The Outreach Subommittee of the ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS) is inviting applications for the first Outreach Grant cycle of 2017 to be submitted by February 15, 2017! COMPASS Outreach Grants provide funds to ASCB members to promote science outreach efforts, to help  … Read more

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Pursuing My Sister’s Dream through Summer Outreach

In my school days like most of my fellow students, I felt bored in science classes, which were then mostly lectures. But my elder sister, Shyamali Ghosh, who would later became an accomplished scientist, an organic and medicinal chemist, always taught me that if I could relate a  … Read more

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Celldance Mashup Video Will Rock Your Smart Phone

Give us a minute and we’ll knock your cellular socks off. Celldance Studios, a.k.a. the ASCB’s Public Information Committee (PIC), has just released a visually stunning, 56-second-long, Celldance Mashup Video of its top 2014 and 2015 films, featuring the world’s most exciting live cell imaging. See  … Read more

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How to Inspire Future Generations of Scientists Without Quitting Our Day Jobs

Every single person who ultimately decides to pursue a career in science had to develop a passion for the field at some point in their life. Some people choose science later on in their journey through school, while others decide after beginning a career in  … Read more

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Showing Science OUT, Bringing Money IN: Science outreach as a vital tool to promoting research funding

Society’s perception of science and scientists is quite complex. While the prestige of scientists is second only to firefighters, there are stark differences in opinion between many scientists and the general population regarding issues such as vaccination, genetically modified foods, and climate change. More clearly:  … Read more

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Cell Biology Day at Einstein: Introducing Kids to Research

February 25, 2015 was a special day at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY. For the first time ever, a group of 30 eighth graders from P.S. 89, a neighboring public school in the Bronx, visited the campus for “Cell Biology Day at Einstein.” I  … Read more

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Science Fair Judgment or How I Learned to Stop Moping and Find the Love

A few months ago on a whim I signed up to judge a local school district science fair. But as soon as I did, memories of composting heaps and potting soil, popsicle sticks and paste, paper mâché and trebuchets, all came flooding back. These remembrances  … Read more

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