One of the newest organizations we’re excited about, the mission of 500 Women Scientists
is to promote a diverse and inclusive scientific community that brings progressive science-based solutions to local and global challenges.
What we love especially are their values, many that we share. We list theirs here and are working on ours (coming soon!):
- Recognizing that science touches the lives of every person on this planet;
- Advocating for a strong role of science in society;
- Identifying and acknowledging structural inequities and biases in science;
- Pushing for equality and standing up to inequality, discrimination, and aggression;
- Pushing to develop and strengthen access for traditionally underrepresented groups to fully participate in and become leaders in science;
- Supporting the education and careers of all scientists;
- Enhancing scientific mentorship and encouraging an atmosphere of collaboration;
- Stepping outside of our research disciplines to communicate our science and engage with the public;
- Using the language and wonder of science to bridge the divides that separate societies and to enhance global diplomacy.
Check out the interview with Maryam Zaringhalam, a molecular biologist who describes herself as “floating at the intersection of art x science x society x advocacy x STEMinism”. She talks about her various interests and activities, and her insights as an Iranian-American on the recent travel ban. Great read!
The 2nd edition of EarthFest will be at Marina Barrage with lots to do!
Every year millions of tons of plastics end up in our oceans, the same waters that we fish from. Microplastics have been found in the seafood sold for human consumption, and you can learn more about this problem at EarthFest at a screening of A Plastic Ocean (320 to 520pm). If you missed the film at last year’s SGEFF, here’s another chance to catch it! Get your tickets at: http://plasticocean.peatix.com
In remembrance of the contribution of late Dr. Navjot Sodhi to tropical conservation science, ATBC provides a cash award of 500 USD for a student from a developing country each year. Details at: http://tropcialbiology.org/navjot-sodhi-award.
Eligibility: ATBC student members who are nationals of a tropical developing country, conducting research that directly contributes to biodiversity conservation within the tropics.
1) A cover-letter as the main body of an e-mail, with name, nationality, current academic status, project title, and project location.
2) A single-page (400-800 words) document as an attachment, describing the research project, accomplishments to date (including any publication from the research), and specifically how the award will be used. (pdf file attachment)
3) A letter of recommendation by the major academic advisor of the nominee, verifying the eligibility and explaining the significance of the nominee’s academic accomplishment and research potential (pdf file attachment or a separate e-mail directly submitted)
4) A curriculum vitae (pef attachment)
Please submit application materials as e-mail to email@example.com by December 31.
Symposia are accepted, and ATBC is now open for abstract submission. Please check our Keynotes and Symposia page!
Abstract submission and registration opened on December 1st and will run until January 15th. Abstracts can either be submitted to an existing symposium or to an appropriate one of our four conference themes, where they will be grouped with similar presentations to form symposia after abstract submission closes.
Register now to receive regular updates on conference activities.
Registration is now open!
Please register prior to submitting an abstract (the option to submit an abstract will be made available upon registering). All abstracts will be accepted as either a poster or an oral presentation. If, for any exceptional reason, your abstract is rejected by the committee, registration fees will be fully reimbursed. Registration fees can be paid in either dollars or RMB. Development status should be the status of your affiliation.
Members wanting to check their ATBC membership number please email Alice Hughes: firstname.lastname@example.org
This festival is FREE and open from 1030am to 7pm, Fri Nov 10 to Sun Nov 13.
Full program is available here: SGEFF 2016 Program
The festival has been powered by volunteers so please be patient with us! Also, volunteers still needed for this year’s fest and also next years. If you’re interested, contact email@example.com.
Hope to see you there!