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.
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Are you looking to gain teaching experience and learn how to develop your teaching philosophy. Look no further "Scientists Teaching Science" is the course for you. You will learn how to structure your curriculum and build an engaging classroom.June 8, 2023
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What is consciousness? Why are humans seemingly wired for these transcendent and meaning-making experiences? What happens to consciousness upon physical death? Are there common features in the variety of altered states of consciousness? This special one-day event features a notable group of international experts in neuroscience and resuscitation medicine, psychedelics, mystical and near-death experience research, the history of comparative religion and mythology, along with a first-hand account of a near-death experience.
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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.
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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.
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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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Sponsored by the Clifford Chance Cornerstone Initiative, the Spring 2022 competition tasked students aged 13-17 from Kigali, the country’s capital, to use micro-gardening techniques to broaden access to nutritious food sources.Marking Two Years, and Heading Toward 2050 — A Letter From Our PresidentMore
Professor Nicholas Dirks marks his two-year anniversary with a look at how the Academy is fulfilling its mission in new ways.Innovators in Science AwardMore
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.
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