Summer 2014

Summer 2014
Summer 2014 Issue
Published two times per year, The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine reports on the activities of the Academy and its Members, and features cover stories, profiles and book excerpts that illuminate cutting-edge issues in science and examine challenges facing the global scientific community.

Table of Contents

Cover Story

Dispatches From the Democratization of Science

Reported by

Gina Masullo

A look at the history and future of two groundbreaking bastions of knowledge dissemination.
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Knowledge Sharing at the Speed of Science

Letter from the President
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and eBriefings provide robust scientific dissemination.

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The Science, and Art, of Mentoring

Reported by

Giovanna Collu and Jonathan Isaac Schneiderman

Teaching an afterschool forensics course was about more than imparting knowledge of DNA; we aimed to teach students the value of asking questions and seeking answers.
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Academy on the Radio

Reported by

Jennifer Henry

Presenting science updates on Australian public radio helps to bridge the gap between continents, and spark scientific interest among people half a world away.
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The Little Magazine that Could

Reported by

Peter G. Brown

The Sciences, published by the Academy for 40 years, became one of the most honored science magazines in America. The contents of the entire run of issues is now available for members to enjoy online.
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Ready, Set: Robots!

Reported by

Caitlin Johnson

Middle school students tackle "Nature's Fury" through teamwork, persistence, and robots at an Academy event.
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Remembering Herbert Kayden

Reported by

Hallie Kapner

The former Academy president jump-started a long-lasting focus on collaboration, setting the organization on a path to success.
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