Meghan Groome is Senior Vice President of Education at the New York Academy of Sciences where manages a strategic portfolio of global education programs than spans primary school through early stage faculty education programs. She is an adjunct assistant professor at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry and has been the principal investigator and co-investigator on several National Science Foundation grants. Previously she was at the School of the New York Times and has held positions in education, policy and government relations at the American Museum of Natural History, NYC FIRST and the National Governors Association. She graduated from Colorado College where she majored in biology and theater, earned her Ph.D.in science education at Teachers College Columbia University and is a certified science teacher. Meghan lives in Brooklyn where she is a mom to two science-loving kids and is the Co-President of their school’s Parents Association.
Events by TopicMay 9 - May 11, 2022
Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy 2022More
This three-day meeting will convene immuno-oncology experts across academia and industry to share cutting-edge discoveries and to advance the development of novel cancer immunotherapies.May 3-4, 2022
Advances in PainMore
Researchers are opening up new avenues in our understanding of pain. This symposium will explore dissection of central pain circuits, genetics, biomarkers, emerging therapies, neuro-immune and auto-immune mechanisms, sex and ethnic differences, and innovations in the identification and development of new therapeutic targets for pain.May 2, 2022
Webinar: Lyceum Society May 2022 MeetingMore
The Lyceum Society is a collegial association of NYAS members, serving primarily those who are retired or semi-retired. Meetings are open to all. Programs include lectures by guest experts and presentations by members.
This month’s presentations include: Age Later: Translational Geroscience and Crystallography and the Nobel Prizes
Career Exploration Resources
Resources for EducatorsEureka Moments that Changed ScienceFebruary 11 - July 27, 2022More
Join the New York Academy of Sciences and Johnson & Johnson for a series of engaging and insightful webinars with extraordinary scientists whose discoveries have made a profound impact on human health.Sustainable Solutions for the World's Dinner TableMore
A look at challenges and opportunities in food and nutrition science research.Grantsmanship and the Transition to Research IndependenceMore
As university budgets shrink and external funding sources becoming more competitive, the ability to write successful research grants is more important than ever. In this eBriefing, learn strategies for effective grant writing, specifically applied to fellowship applications in biomedical fields.
Now more than ever, it's clear that being able to collaborate across fields and borders is crucial for the advancement of science. Find out how our Members across sectors have built innovative cross-disciplinary teams.More
It is understood that human milk provides benefits to babies as they develop, particularly in its ability to help protect babies from a variety of infections. But what is the mechanism that does the work to help keep babies healthy? Find out in this interview with Academy Member and Vanderbilt University Professor Steven Townsend.More
When three scientists working across different disciplines, universities, and continents teamed up as part of the Interstellar Initiative—an international mentorship program for early-career investigators—their first task was finding common ground. Find out how they did it and how their work might contribute to the study of aging.
The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists celebrate the achievements of extraordinary young scientists and engineers and accelerate innovation through unrestricted funding.More
The Junior Academy introduces exceptional students to an online community where they gain access to best-in-class STEM resources and work together to solve real-world problems. STEM professionals mentor student teams during 60-day innovation challenges sponsored by industry-leading companies via Launchpad, our interactive challenge platform. Students and mentors can participate from anywhere in the world and have multiple challenges a year to choose from. Accepted students and mentors receive free membership to the New York Academy of Sciences!More
Available exclusively to our Member community, Member-to-Member Mentoring is a self-directed mentoring program that matches early career scientists and engineers with experienced STEM professionals for advice and coaching.
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For the PressAnnouncing the Winners of the 2022 Innovators in Science Award in Gastroenterology!More
The Innovators in Science Award recognizes a promising Early-Career Scientist's and an outstanding Senior Scientist's contributions to science in the therapeutic areas of Neuroscience, Regenerative Medicine, Rare Diseases, Gastroenterology, and Oncology, and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research.Volume 1509More
This volume of Ann NY Acad Sci contains a perspective article on emergency preservation and resuscitation for cardiac arrest from trauma; two reviews, including one on calcium supplementation during pregnancy and maternal and offspring bone health; and eight original research articles, including one on individuality and function of chemical signals during conflict resolution of a mammal, and another on the priming effects of empathy on neural processing associated with firsthand pain perception.A Tribute to a Sister who is a Super Hero in STEMMore
A young Canadian pays tribute to her older sibling, a nursing student who exemplifies STEM in service to others
Contact UsOur Mission: Science for the Public GoodMore
As the New York Academy of Sciences continues into its third century, Nicholas Dirks is at the helm of an extraordinary organization with a talented staff, a global community of more than 20,000 Members, and a network of top-echelon leaders in science, industry, academia, government and public policy. Bringing all these people together, the Academy is taking on COVID-19 and other world-wide challenges with the best solutions that science, technology, and bright minds can offer.