April 2017 Newsletter

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Demystifying the NSF Process

Anita Guerrini has received four National Science Foundation grants over the years and has been a grant reviewer for the NSF and other granting agencies.  She gives her insights to demystify the process from her perspective, having been involved at both ends of the process.

AAAS Sarton Memorial Lecture: “The Rise of the Genome: Genetics after the Bomb”

Susan Lindee (University of Pennsylvania) delivered the 2017 George Sarton Memorial Lecture in the History and Philosophy of Science at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this past February.


Naomi Oreskes Delivers Plenary Lecture plus the History of Science in the AAAS Exhibit Hall.

RNA Splicing at 40: Reflections on Scientific Progress, Policy, and Social Justice”; Lessons from our session at AAAS-2017

The discovery of RNA splicing (1977), a  landmark in the history of molecular biology and just as important as the announcement of DNA’s structure (1953) and messenger-RNA function (1961), marks its 40th anniversary this year. The discovery poses major challenges for historians of science, as the session’s sub-title suggests, on the interaction of scientific progress, social justice, and science policy.

Member News

In Memoriam: Michele La Clergue Aldrich

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