March 4, 2014

Early in my career, I struggled to explain myself to my blue-collar parents, neither of whom had a college education. Although they were happy that I enjoyed my position as an assistant professor, they weren't really sure what this entailed. Although they could understand teaching classes, conducting research eluded them, try as they might to grasp it. Their befuddlement was captured in the plaintive question "But what do you do all day?"

One might ask the same question about AIBS, which is an association of scientific societies and individual biologists that serves the life science community. But what, precisely, does this mean? What does AIBS do all day? For the full editorial, click here.

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