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Explore the most recent news about AIBS's initiatives, programs, resources, and events.

Bullet diversity, events · Jul 20, 2022

2022 AIBS Council Meeting - IDEA Conference 2.0

AIBS will be convening a series of mini-sessions that will culminate with the annual meeting of the AIBS Council of Member Societies and Organizations. The 3 mini-sessions will focus on society commitment to DEI and will explore internal structure, external communication and assessment.

Bullet events, policy · May 27, 2022

Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits

Each year, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) organizes an opportunity for scientists to inform the nation’s science policy. The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists to meet with their federal or state elected officials in their home state – not in Washington, DC – and allows policymakers to learn first-hand about the science and research facilities in their district.

Bullet events, workshops · Mar 01, 2022

Enabling Interdisciplinary and Team Science

This intensive, two-day, interactive professional development course is designed by scientists and experts on collaboration and teamwork to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to become productive and effective members of scientific teams.
Bullet events, workshops · Jan 21, 2022

AIBS Communications Boot Camp for Scientists

AIBS offers this workshop to help the science community learn how to engage and inform decision-makers and have the opportunity to become effective and engaged communicators.
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Bullet events, workshops · Jan 21, 2022

Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp for Scientists

In response to the frustration that AIBS has heard from many graduate students, we have developed a program to help scientists hone and practice the skills needed to secure employment.
Bullet events, policy · Jan 21, 2022

2022 Virtual Advocacy Event

Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences on April 25-29, 2022 for our Virtual Advocacy Event.

Bullet events · Sep 29, 2021

Integrating Environmental Data Across Spatial Scales

The Association of Ecosystem Research Centers (AERC) will hold a virtual briefing on Integrating Environmental Data Across Spatial Scales that will integrate discussions on environmental justice.
Bullet events · Dec 21, 2020

Forward-Thinking Discussion on Biological Collections

We invite the Biological Collections community at-large to join the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Natural Science Collections Alliance, and Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections for a joint discussion with the Biodiversity Collections Network and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on the future of biological collections.