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1 January 2006 AIBSnews

Graduate Students: Apply Now for the AIBS 2006 Emerging Public Policy Leader Award

AIBS is now accepting applications for the 2006 Emerging Public Policy Leader Award, an opportunity for graduate students in the biological sciences to receive firsthand experience in the policy arena.

AIBS will pay travel costs and expenses for the award recipient to attend a Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition Congressional Visits Day (CVD) in Washington, DC, 22–23 March 2006. CVD participants will attend briefings by key government officials, as well as receptions honoring federal legislators for their work on behalf of biology; they will also participate in meetings with members of Congress and their staff.

The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, 3 February 2006. For more details and application materials, please visit

Recent Articles Online at

Lesson for classroom activities

  • “From Genomes of Species,” written by R. Brian Watts, biology professor, Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles, Gaspe, QC, Canada, to accompany the article “Species: Comparing Their Genome,” adapted from a Howard Hughes Medical Institute report

Spanish translations of previously posted articles

  • “Cuestiones Éticas de la Ingeniería Genética y la Transgénica” [Ethical Issues in Genetic Engineering and Transgenics], by Linda MacDonald Glenn, a health care ethics educator and consultant

  • “Importancia de la Evolución para la Sociedad” [Evolution's Importance to Society], interview with Massimo Pigliucci, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook

Recent Education Reports Online at

  • Two new evolution teaching resources

  • Career resources from AIBS

  • AIBS diversity programs seek applications and nominations

  • Call for mentors from MentorNet

  • Summer internships in Germany for undergraduates

  • Call for proposals from NCEAS

  • ASM Scholars-in-Residence Program

  • Commission on the Future of Higher Education

  • Upcoming conferences

Recent Public Policy Reports Online at

Public Policy Report for 5 December 2005

  • Funding still in limbo for Labor–HHS–Education programs

  • Please thank Congress for NSF budget boost

  • Graduate student opportunity: Apply for the 2006 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leader Award

  • Graduate student policy internship in the AIBS Public Policy Office

  • Vatican officials clarify views on ID

  • Biophysical Society issues statement in support of evolution

  • New in BioScience: “Will Stem Cell Policy Evolve?”

  • From the Federal Register

Public Policy Report for 21 November 2005

  • Appropriations update

  • House passes budget bill with spending cuts

  • Democrats promote new innovation agenda

  • Evolution in the news

  • Senator Santorum and Pope Benedict XVI weigh in on intelligent design

  • Science policy internship opportunity

  • New in BioScience: “Does the President's Science Adviser Have an Audience?”

  • From the Federal Register

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Published: 1 January 2006

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