American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2018 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX

 

Dear Faculty, Post-docs, and Graduate Students,

 

Will you be attending the 2018 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) which will take place in Austin on February 15-18?  If you will or might attend, please read on:

You are cordially invited to attend a pre-meeting on February 9, 2018, at 4:30 VIDI 102 to talk about how to make the most of your time at the AAAS conference.  Refreshments will be provided.

AAAS is a great meeting for those interested in multidisciplinary science, science advocacy, science policy, and popular communication of science.  It is also an opportunity to become an active member and perhaps eventually a Fellow, which is a prestigious honorific.  This is an excellent opportunity for us at TAMU.  It’s practical, low cost, an easy drive from College Station, and a good professional development opportunity.

Graduate students and post-docs are particularly encouraged to attend this pre-meeting.  Any faculty who can come as mentors would be very much appreciated.

At the pre-meeting, a panel will discuss:

  • Why the AAAS is interesting and can be important for your career;
  • How to join one of the 24 specialty sections and eventually qualify to become a fellow.

Discounted early-bird registration rates for the AAAS conference are available through January 24, 2018.  Non-members can also take advantage of a discounted rate to become AAAS members and to register for the meeting.  Visit https://www.aaas.org/.  Please RSVP to robert.spann@tamu.edu to confirm your attendance and help us plan for the February event here on campus.

 

Yours truly,

Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

Professor and Assistant Provost

Office of External Faculty Recognition

Texas A&M University